Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Convention

Ok, so I took over 200 pictures at the convention and that was with my batteries being dead for a whole day. Luckily I met a new friend who is going to share her pics with me. I just thought I would share a few pictures with you. It would take entirely too long to blog all 200. Can I just say that Stampin'Up is awesome. They have awesome staff who put together a fabulous convention. Not to mention the AWESOME new products and catalog that they are coming out with. On Wednesday I did a whole lot of swapping and then went on the tour of the home office in Riverton. They have an awesome building. Here are a few pictures. This is me by the waterfall/scenery which is in the lunchroom. Yes, the lunchroom.
This is the legacy room. You may recognize this from the picture out of the decor elements brochure. Isn't it so cute? Notice the vinyl Decor Elements boat and the dots on the border.
This is me outside the facility.
Here are the new ginormous flowers decor elements available in another week....
And these are the Nursery Necessities Decor Elements. I am trying to think of how I could fit at least some of these in the house decor because I think they are so gosh darn cute.
This picture is a room display they had set up at convention. It is so cute isn't it? Notice the stamping on the walls and the Decor Elements on the table and chair.
If you are familiar with Stampin'Up you will know that every year they design an exclusive stamp set every year to help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities. When you purchase the select set, $2.00 from the sell of each goes to the charity. This picture above is when Shelli was giving the check to Ronald. They give $100,000.00 every year plus the 2.00 per set. The check for the year and 1 quarter was just over $126,000.00. Lucky for us demonstrators, UPS donated the Say It with Scallops stamp set to us (yeah for free stamps). It is so cute and goes great with the new scallop square punch. I hope everyone who stamps owns this set before the end of the year.
This was my first convention and I stepped out of my comfort zone and went ALONE. Totally alone. I have no upline and have yet to recruit any of my own downline. So I got on the forums and found a group of girls that I could room with. We rented a really nice house in SLC. Here is our group picture. They were awesome and there was never a dull moment. As you can see, the only time we were all together was right before going to bed, so if we look like we had a long day, it is because we had! So, meet my 12 new friends.

I also ran into another fellow blogger. You can see her blog here. I was so excited to meet her. I was watching for others, but with a group of 6,000 stampers, it is like finding a needle in a haystack. Nice to meet Dawn though.Convention was awesome and I will plan on going back every year. Especially with it in SLC...not too far from home, how can I resist? I hope I have a recruit or 2 of my own to take with me next year. Hint Hint.

Ok, so just remember that the new catalog launches on August 11 (7 days and counting). Be sure to call me today to reserve your date for your workshop. You will definitely want to do that because there is just too much to buy, you are definitely going to want to earn it free. The new Big Shot die cut machine and exclusive SU dies are literally a must have. I will be getting one and will show some samples at a later date.

1 comment:

Sharla said...

I definitely think I'm going to have to go next year! How fun! And all of your swaps were adorable!