Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I know it has been way too long since my last post. I had intended to update the blog long ago and time slipped away from me as I was preparing for Convention 2013! Well, I am back now and have so much to share!

The first day and it was a blast! We traded swaps...and all 100 of my cards are gone! I was so surprised at how fast they went. I thought it would take longer, but now I see why people make 400 or more.
We (my friend Joyce and I) started the day off with a bus ride to Riverton for a tour of the SU facilities.

It is an amazing place to work. Lots of fun and very efficient. They have a museum that houses a ton of stamped cards, gifts, and home decor.

We toured the whole building and saw where our oders are packed. Joyce and I posed for a picture at the rock out front and boarded the bus back.

We visited some of my friends from Sac, had a yummy lunch at the Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant, and then back to the convention center for the Opening Ceremony.
The opening session was great with a fun trip down memory lane as Stampin'Up! Celebrates it's 25th anniversary. They talked about how far they'd come, visited with Ronald McDonald about the charity stamp set SU sells, and passed out the coveted Convention Bag! Everyone was singing and dancing throughout and we were all excited for the stamp give-a-ways.

The After Party was so crowded it was difficult to move around or to see the demonstrations that were going on however, we were able to help pack up birthday kits for the children's hospital here in SLC. We participated in the Guiness book of World Records event of having the most hand stamped cards mailed from one location. So many samples and so much going on, I couldn't possibly post it all. So, I'll be back and share with you more pictures from the week. Until then...
Happy Stamping!