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Convention 2011 SU! Video

I cannot believe Stampin'Up! has this on YouTube already but WOW! am I so glad they do!


We are home...

Exhausted, tired, and glad to be home...  :)

BUT we had a fabulous time!
I came down with a head cold on Friday so I haven't posted for a bit. I plan to download pictures tomorrow and (hopefully) post in the evening.
BUT to give you a heads up - Stephanie won Prize Patrol on Friday! That means Geneva won on Wednesday night, I won on Thursday, and Stephanie won on Friday! ALL THREE OF US WON PRIZE PATROL!  :)  That has just never happened for us! One year, there were something like seven or eight of us between upline, sideline, and friends - and only two or three won that year. This year - all three of us! Isn't Stampin'Up! just the greatest company?
AND they gave to EACH demonstrator the new Hostess set from the Holiday Mini (did I mention they gave EACH demonstrator an ENTIRE package of Hostess Minis?), along with an MDS (My Digital Studio) CD. Both are still packed but I have mounted the Hostess set. Cannot wait to play with those!
AND because the Make-and-Takes were just fab…

My Downline's Post :)

One of the wonderful ladies I am rooming with is my friend and co-worker and downline member, Stephanie Gibson. Last night we ordered pizza and had leftovers. But the pizza box was too big for the hotel room frig.

So what does any good crafter do? Well, one crafter (that would be me) used my scissors and sticky strip (although I did try the SNAIL adhesive first) and I altered the box to fit! And what do the other two crafters do (that would be Steph and Geneva)? They both take pictures! Click here to see the pictures on Stephanie's blog. It's near to the end of that post.

And yes, feel free to laugh! We did!  :)

I'll be posting tonight too...

Today at Convention...

Today was a GREAT day! Here's us as we began our day:

Then onto classes. We learned LOTS and had LOTS of fun! During one of the classes, it was announced that there was going to be a new item in Memento Mall for a new product. Here's the item from Memento Mall:
And when I was leaving Memento Mall, I saw the display booth for the Ronald McDonald House. As many of you may know, I am now the Lead for the Columbus, Ohio Ronald McDonald House. At Stampin'Up, they have a Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Coordinator. I have spoken with her via telephone and email and she is always so nice. Well, guess who was at the booth? The lovely Lana! She's on the left in this picture.

Geneva and I even saw a fellow demonstrator from New Hampshire that we had met TWO YEARS ago! (See this post here). How many other fun conventions have YOU been to that you've met someone two years previous and can pick up the conversation like those two years had never lapsed? Stamping is such fu…

More Pictures, People, and Geneva won Prize Patrol!

Here is Gwen Edelman, the wonderful woman who transferred her Leadership ticket to me in January. The picture just doesn't do her justice. How come the really tall people are also so pretty and so nice? (Can you tell I'm a little jealous of tall people? Not really, we each are made perfectly in His way...)

And, since one in my downline (Hi Nina!) really likes sunflowers, this picture is for her:

And the highlight of the evening was Prize Patrol - Geneva won! And the stamp set was on her Wish List. She just saved money!  :)

Hope to update more tomorrow evening. Remember we are on Mountain Time, which is two hours behind Eastern Time...

Convention, Memento Mall, and People I've Met!

This will be a LONG post - grab your favorite cup of coffee, cocoa, soda, or your choice and enjoy!
First, we arrived yesterday. Stephanie's plane was delayed (of course), but Geneva and I got here right on time. The hotel courtesy van was there within 20 minutes or so and we were on our way.
You will NEVER guess who was on our shuttle - Amy Celona (Amy is the one referenced in this posting. Although you wouldn't recognize her on my blog, you should know that hers are some of the buttons on the side. She is just as nice in person as she is in the techno-world!
We ate dinner out and then came back to the room. We were SOOOO tired! I think we all fell asleep as soon as our heads hit those pillows! But before we did, Stephanie gave Geneva and me each a wonderful lanyard that she made for us. This one is mine. Isn't she so sweet? (Disregard the red/white swirly paper - that is my "color" for the Prize Patrol!)
This morning, we had our complimentary breakfast and hea…


Well, in case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit behind in posting pictures of cards and techniques. Those will just have to wait until after Convention. Geneva, Stephanie, and I are headed to the airport this week for Convention!
We all had said we didn't think we had time to do swap cards and guess what all three of us are now doing? You got it! Hope to receive some FABULOUS cards in return... For those of you at the Christmas in July class on Saturday, I decided to do the Snowglobe card for my swaps. That one seemed to be popular with the group on Saturday - hope the people I'm swapping with like it just as much!
Ok, starting to pack and make sure I have everything ready to go.

Décor Elements

Aren't friends just wonderful? I have this friend (Teresa Jane) who is one of my dearest friends. Don't get me wrong - if we ever had to live together, we'd kill each other - we're that different! BUT if either of us ever needed anything, it would be given without hesitation. I'm very blessed - I have many friends who are wonderful!
The other day I mentioned to Tracy that I was looking for a table about so high and so wide, and guess who had something like what I was looking for? She was going to have her parents sell it for her at their garage sale this weekend.
Well, the boy and I stopped over there tonight. And, after petting the attack puppy dog (all 5 pounds of him!), we were allowed into the home and were able to bring home this great table!
So I have now added my Décor Elements to my wall with this GREAT table to set it off! Doesn't it look nice?

Now I just have to add my Joshua 24:15 Décor Elements and that wall will be done. I mean, what's the rush, r…

FREE template from SU - sample!

I have really GOT to stop playing with this My Digital Studio. You'd think I have a new toy (well, I kinda do, but...).
This is the template that is the FREE download from SU! and I've played around with it a little bit.
Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy! Enjoy!

My Digital Studio Downloads!

Check this out! Stampin'Up! has announced FOUR My Digital Studio (MDS) DVDs!

Here's the link: 2011/2012 MDS Catalog DVDs

If you are interested, go to my demo website and order any (or all!) of them! Just type in the item numbers and the download will come through!

AND SU! is offering a FREE download (I'm not sure how long this will last, so go NOW!) for the Fruit & Flowers Designer Greeting Card Template.  (Click anywhere on this sentence to go directly to the link!)

Enjoy! and make sure you tell Stampin'Up! "THANK YOU!!!!" (You can thank them by calling them at 1-800-STAMPUP or via email to: - either way works!

It's Official - I'm going to Convention!

Like I really had a doubt, huh?  :)
Look what came in the mail today: Some of the classes are "Bloom Where You're Planted", "Planting Seeds", "Filling Your Garden", and "Stocking Your Garden Shed". There are a few others, I just really liked those titles!
I'm guessing Stephanie and Geneva received theirs today also (ok, I received an email from Geneva - she has hers!). It is a week from TODAY that we leave! I know our families will miss us just terribly... but they are happy that we have this hobby/business to enjoy (or cult, as my husband calls it - jokingly, of course!).
Remember to check my blog next week; I'm taking the netbook and plan on posting throughout the week. I just LOVE Convention and all the GREAT stuff I get to learn!

So, What Do You Think?

Thanks to the wonderful computer geekesses (Amy, Michelle, and Heather) who post fabulous buttons for those of us who are technologically challenged, I have updated my blog buttons (along with some help from my geek husband!). I've also changed my background and hope to work on my banner in the next couple of weeks.
What do you think?

OH - and did you notice? I've added the "follow by email". All you need to do is to add your email address and when I update this blog (however frequently or infrequently) you will receive an email! You don't have to follow any other way!


Card Classes updated

Crafters -
I have updated the "Classes" page through August. I start my MBA classes again on August 15th, so the listed classes will be the last classes for a while...
Of course, you can always schedule a workshop and make cards that way too - and you can earn GREAT hostess benefits by hostessing the workshop!
NOTE: I am planning a workshop at my home during October or November (during my break from MBA classes). Let me know if you want invited to that one and I'll add you to the list!

$99 Starter Kit
During July, you can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products: Easy Events Clear-Mount Set* Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set* Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper* Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon* Note Cards (20) Clear-Mount Block C Blender Pen (1) SNAIL Adhesive Business supplies*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!
Plus, if join in July, you get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! This special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.
Join Stampin' Up! in July and receive brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Download the starter paperwork now!
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