One of my favorite rooms at our Stampin’ Up! facility is the Ideas Room—a large room that is divided into two parts. The front part of the room has a couple of couches, some huge bean-bag chairs, a corner with stamping supplies, a piano, a ping pong table, an air hockey table, and a foosball game. The back half of the room is a meeting place with white-board walls from floor to ceiling.
For the last couple of years, demonstrators who have toured our Stampin’ Up! facility during convention have covered the walls in the Ideas Room with comments, many directed to me. I enjoy reading these comments, and this year was no exception.
Many of the comments this year included requests for new products, including dozens of ideas for stamp images. I won’t even start naming them—the list is long! You can rest assured, however, that every suggestion is being passed on to the appropriate departments.
There were also several requests for different programs, services, etc. Those too will be passed on to the appropriate departments. We appreciate these suggestions; we love to hear from you!
The rest of the comments are the ones that make my heart smile—they are words of encouragement, support, and thanks from so many of our demonstrators. Several of you mentioned the great working environment (a couple of you volunteered to become full-time employees!), our wonderful DS agents, and your gratitude for Stampin’ Up! One man wrote that he was at convention with his wife and that he’d rather be riding his motorcycle, but he did like our working environment. (smile)
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, ideas, and gratitude with me. I don’t know if you realize how even small expressions of your gratitude encourage and sustain me when I sometimes feel overwhelmed and overbusy! I hope you know that the feeling is mutual, and that I am so thankful for each of you and all that you do for Stampin’ Up!