One of the big highlights of convention is swapping. I joined three organized swaps and this was one card that I made. I finally figured out that an assembly line was the best way to get the cards completed. I used the stamp set Flower Fest. I stamped the flower with Versamark on Pretty in Pink cardstock and then used white embossing powder. I punched the flower out with our 2 3/8 scallop punch. I used my Big Shot a lot for this card – I love my Big Shot.

Wait until you see what great products for the Big Shot are going to be in the HOLIDAY MINI! We were given a copy of the Holiday Mini at Convention and saw first hand many of the new products! I am so excited!! If you are a SU! demonstrator you can preorder items from the Holiday Mini on August 1st. I can’t wait. If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. When I thought about joining I had a ton of questions. I joined just for the discount but have found that I love sharing the products with others and making projects with my friends. If you become a member of my Stampin’ Up! team, we can enjoy convention together next year!!! Stampin’ Up! is a great company to work for!

Convention Pictures

Aren’t these flowers CUTE??? There were many displays around the convention and this one really caught my eye. Who knew you could make something so adorable with buttons!

This next picture shows Main Stage. The word GROW would continually change and be a different color. It was huge and very striking. This is where we would go for General Sessions with all of the demonstrators. The theme this year is GROW and many of the displays show gardening tools, plants, flowers, etc.

This last picture is of Dawn Griffith (my upline) and I. I met Dawn and her very nice husband on the first day of convention (we live in different parts of the US).
Thanks for stopping by! I will post more pictures tomorrow!

Convention 2011

I just returned from attending my first Stampin’ Up! convention in Utah! What a wonderful, exciting experience! I can’t wait to go again next year! Each first year attendee received this green pin. The convention was a fun, filled four days. I took many pictures and I will post some in the next few days. I also participated in three swaps and I will post some of those as well. I made 180 cards and boy, was it a bit stressful making that many but I wish I had made more! Everyone was swapping cards right and left. I felt pretty good about making as many as I did but at the airport one gal told me she made NINE HUNDRED. Oh my.

Stampin’ Up! really knows how to put on a good convention. I received many free stamp sets and so many great ideas. I am off to download all of my pictures (at least a thousand) to my computer! Thanks for stopping by!


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