Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TAC Seminar; Exhilaration, Fellowship, New Products!!

Talk about an "Angel" floating on cloud nine!! I almost didn't go to TAC's Seminar...and am so glad I didn't miss it. Upon arrival, I met up with friends. When I went to get the ribbons to hang on my name badge I was in 7th Heaven...I had "Top Sales," "ClubMed" AND "Catalogue Designer." Woo Hoo - I finally knew my artwork made it into TAC's catalog (a dream & goal since attending my first TAC Seminar in 2004).

Thursday luncheon was for ClubMed (Managers, Executives & Directors only) - there I got to see a catalog and found 4 of my creations!!

The rest of Seminar went quickly with make & takes, projects and friends. Then came Saturday evening - the Banquet & Awards Ceremony. As a Catalog Designer - I got to walk across stage and received a certificate for $50 in FREE stamps. Shortly after that, I walked across stage again for my promotion to Executive and received a special pin. I was quite happy & excited and expected to remain in my seat for the rest of the evening. Imagine my surprise/excitement/and tears when my name was the first call for the "Rising Star" Award!! I went on stage for the 3rd time and received a gift, a pin, a certificate AND A TIARA!!! I think I floated back to my seat!!

TAC's definition (in an e-mail to me): The Rising Star is awarded to our Top Angels that may not have had top sales but none the less recognizes them for their outstanding sale and recruiting efforts!!

Shortly after returning to my hotel room - we heard weird noises, thinking it was thunder, we looked outside and realized it was fireworks. My roomie & I took off downstairs in time to watch the rest of the fireworks across the river at the stadium. I just love them!! With my wonderful evening, it felt like they were for ME.

I came home with a bunch of trades, at least 5 new stamp sets and wonderful memories.

Top picture is of myself (left) and Diana Maldonado - my wonderful friend who lives in Pueto Rico. She is one of the sweetest people you could ever meet - I am so blessed to have her in my life. Of course, I'd look much better in this picture if I had uglier & fatter friends!!! Love Ya anyway Diana!! LOL

The card front is one of the trades/swaps I made for Seminar. I love horses and realistic images...so this set really speaks to me. More later...it's past my bedtime.
TAC supplies used: Happy Trails stamp set; Rustic Chic paper pack; Scarlet, Brown and Kraft cardstocks; Versamark and Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor inks; Scor-Pal; and eyelets from the Crop-A-Dile case.

13 comments:

Lisadwb said...

Congrats on all of your accomplishments!! Hard work is rewarded.

"Jany" said...

What a nice pic! It is wonderful! I'm so glad you met Diana. She's a dear friend of mine in a very short time and I know how much it was for her to go there and meet all of you. I know she loves seminars. That pic looks gorgeous without the fatter people.

Think that the tiaras get all the attention and not the fat. lol. That's all I could focus on. lol.

Barb said...

Congratulations, Ginger!!! It was so nice seeing you walk acoss that stage...

nic_d said...

Congrats on all of your accomplishments with TAC this year. It was fun meeting you!

louise said...

Well done an your achievements at your TAC seminar! the Tiara is grand!

Diana said...

OH my gosh!! I love this picture!!! THANKS so much for being so SPECIAL with me!! I am so HAPPY for your achievements! I know you desserves it so much! I was so excited at the Banquet!! I screamed like crazy when they said your name, it was like a dream come true! THANKS for being so supportive with me, even do you're not my angel mommy! You're my inspiration!! Thanks for always be there! I'm so blessed to have you in my life and to spend time with you at Seminar was FANTASTICAL!!

Love,
Diana

PS you make me cry with what you said about me! because I feel the same way about you!! YOU'RE SPECIAL! but then you made me laugh with the other part!! you are so funny dear! Love ya back!

Kylie...Perth, Western Australia said...

Congratulations ... its been clear from your posts in the last few months how much effort you have been putting in so its lovely to see its been recognised and rewarded. Well done Kylie

Kylie...Perth, Western Australia said...

Congratulations ... its been clear from your posts in the last few months how much effort you have been putting in so its lovely to see its been recognised and rewarded. Well done Kylie

Angela K said...

Congratulations, what a wonderful night for you!!

Joy said...

Congratulations and well deserved after all your hard work xx

Becky said...

Well done on so many awards! Looks and sounds like a great night!
Love Becky xx

*Sally* said...

This is lovely. Congrats on the Princessness!!

Sonia said...

Nice picture! both look fabulous!!!Diana is my Upline. :)

**Sony**