My third day in San Antonio and the official start of the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference.  It was Thursday and we started with everyone in the Theater for the opening general session.  Our theme this year is MY WAY.

Stampin’ Up! CEO and cofounder, Shelli Gardner, welcomed everyone.  One of the first announcements was about a re-design of the Stampin’ Success Magazine – an exclusive magazine just for demonstrators.  All of the changes that I saw look really exciting and the March issue will be the first one.  There was a leadership march on stage for anyone that had a promotion during the last year.  So I got to walk for my Manager promotion.

Donna Griffith made an announcement of a brand new product that will be available in March – a Diagonal Score Plate accessory for the Simply Scored Tool.  It will be easy to create your own envelopes and here is a cute little card idea that she showed us –

Something everyone looks forward to at Stampin’ Up! Events is the Prize Patrol and my friend Michele was one of the lucky winners of a Diagonal Score Plate –

Michele Diagonal Score Plate Prize Patrol

This years Leadership had a large number of All-attendee prize patrol give-a ways – that meant we all got a prize – one included a brand new stamp set from the next catalog – along with a package of the large pearls from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Monika & Linda - prize patrol

The morning was full of more announcements including changes to our Catalog program.  Our current Idea Book & Catalog will be ending May 31st with a brand new annual catalog starting on June 1, 2012.  That is one month early than past years.  We will also be switching to two seasonal catalogs instead of the 3 mini catalogs.  Each seasonal catalog will run for 5 months with the Holiday catalog starting in August.  There won’t be a summer mini this year.  And the seasonal catalogs will be bigger too.

Lunch at leadership is always a nice affair with service by waiters, nice linen table cloths and napkins and a fancy dessert – yummy cheese cake today.

There was so much going on that I’ll have to finish the day in another post! I’ll be  back tomorrow with more.