Friday, August 1, 2008

Convention Day 2 & 3

Yesterday started with a general session where Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up! CEO) announced what to expect with the Decor Elements line. There will be several new things and MORE COLORS!!!

When we grabbed our lunches my sis noticed the line to meet Shelli wasn't very long (yet) so we jumped in. She is such a genuinely sweet and down to earth person. I am really proud to be a part of all of this.

It was also the first day we got to do make and takes. The only downside was lugging all three stamp sets with us since we didn't know what we'd be doing first. The projects were all cute, and we were scrambling to finish what we could before we had to pack up and zoom down the hall for our two motivational classes. We also had to hustle back to the hotel for a quick bite. It's crazy how much rushing around we've been doing.

It was Award Night, so we got ourselves dressed up and headed back for the festivities. The ceremony took about 2 hours and we were wiped, but after all the awards Shelli introduced the most fun and unusual entertainment! A band called Tonic Sol Fa. They were so funny and really awesome too!!! It was a fantastic day...actually the first "real" day.

Today we again had a general session first thing in the AM. My upline Debbie won a pack of Designer Series Paper, and package of rub ons, ribbon and a new In Color stamp pad!!! There was also a new product announcement...

Stampin' Up! is partnering with Sizzix to bring us the Big Shot. We will have some exclusive dies and embossing folders. Check out this brochure. They will become available on Sept 1, 2008. It was so exciting and I can't wait to pre-order mine!!!

We had the final make & takes after lunch again, and then our classes. I really laughed when I saw these...

I tried so hard to take a "self portrait" of the three of us, between the classes. Barbara tried too, fortunately, sensing our frustration at the outtakes, another demo came to our rescue! :)

I would say the highlight of this day (other than Debbie's good fortune) was our tour of the Stampin' Up! home office. It was incredible!!!

The warehouse is AMAZING. We were all three amazed by all the boxes traveling on the conveyor belts. It was really cool, and the facility is beautiful!


Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! I have cruised some blogs and have seen a lot of cool stuff! I am so sad I am not there with you guys! Sniffle*** Especially since you met Shelly! I can't wait to see and hear everything! Miss you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

You lucky girl!! :) Sorry I missed all the fun, but I'm so excited about all the news!! Glad you had a great time!!

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