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Monday, July 26, 2010

Convention 2010: Flower Power Party (Wed, 7/21)

Hi everyone!  I'm back from Convention 2010!

I flew into Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 21.  Dinh - who was one of my roommates from college - picked me up from the airport!  I was so excited to see her because we don't get to visit very often.  We went out for a sushi lunch and tried sablefish nigiri for the first time - - and it was amazing!  Dinh is not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, but I took her to the public gathering area for a few minutes just so she could experience a little bit of the stamping craziness (and maybe she will join us next year, hee hee).

Later in the afternoon when the rest of the members of my team arrived, we picked up our bags with our free stamp sets!  The design of the Convention bag is different every year - this year we received an orange polka-dot messenger bag with tons of handy pockets for organization.  The outside of the bag is made of vinyl so it is easy to wipe clean!

I don't know if I have mentioned this before, but I am part of the Sparkly Stampers team which is based in Kansas.  My upline Sally used to live here in California, but she moved to Kansas in 2007.  So everyone she has recruited since 2007 lives in Kansas and I finally got to meet almost everyone in person for the first time!

Sally made us adorable team T-shirts using My Digital Studio and iron-on transfers.  She also spoiled us with matching Vera Bradley floral tote bags and notebooks, In Color card stock, antique brads, and the new rhinestone jewels! 

Wednesday night was the Flower Power Party!  I watched product demonstrations and walked through aisle after aisle of project displays. I felt so inspired and motivated after seeing so many beautiful things!

Paisley Prints is a stamp set that will be available for purchase on September 1.  This versatile set works for so many occasions - the images consist of a Christmas tree, a leaf, a pumpkin, a large heart, and a tiny heart!

We also met up with other members of Team Chic 'N Scratch, which I am also a part of!  Angie gave us all these super cute team gifts, as well as a gift certificate for Stampin' Up! product!

At the Flower Power party, I met Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin' Up! She congratulated me on attending my first convention and asked, "So what do you think of all these nutty people?"  To which I replied, "Well, I'm just as nutty as everyone else here!"  We laughed and then smiled for this picture.

What a wonderful day!  Keep coming back this week for more Convention photos and stories!


Dinh-er said...

Eek!!! The wind was not kind to my hair! I look like a mess in that picture! :P haha...