Hey there Peeps!!!
I can't believe I'm here and it's even more amazing than I dreamed it would be. No lie!
I was up and out the door this morning at 3:45 a.m. with Mike heading to the airport to catch my 6:00 a.m. flight. I am SO blessed to have my very good friend and fellow stamper, Rose-Ellen, with me. We actually ended up booking the same flights both ways.....without even knowing it! Woot! We are rooming with another stamper (whose name is Michelle too!) and we are all so happy to be here and even more excited that our big opening "General Session" is tomorrow morning. Let me just tell you that NO ONE throws a party like Stampin' Up! But....more on that later.
Right now I've been up for.....well....a LOT of hours with little to no sleep and I can't wait to turn off the light and snoooooooze!
But....before I do I just HAD to log on and post a blog entry that I've been just itching to post for the last month!!!! As you know I was asked to be a Display Stamper for this year's convention and I wasn't allowed to share any of the projects with anyone until now. Convention has begun and people have their cameras out all day long photographing away. There are lots of amazing stampers here and I'm excited to see their work and get my creative juices flowing.
Ok....I just couldn't go to sleep tonight without showing you my favorite piece that I created for the displays..... This one project took me 46 hours to complete. Whew! I can honestly say though that today when I saw it sitting there in the Convention hall on display that it was worth every single second! Now....I have lots more pics to share but this project will be the sneak peek for today. I hope you like it.
This is a "cake" created from all Stampin' Up! card stock and accessories. All the flowers were handmade by me.
I had a lot of fun creating all 26 projects for this event and I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to see all of them on display today when I arrived. Here are a couple of smiles from when Rose-Ellen and I went over to see the displays....
Next to the cake...on the right....there are eight "place cards" I created to coordinate with the cake.
This is me with a beautiful stamper named, Susan McQuiston from Colorado. She asked if she could have a photo taken with me and my cake!!!! WOW!
Ok...I have to tell you that when I came around the corner and saw this sign I got a little choked up. I'm really overwhelmed.
We also rode out to tour the Stampin' Up! Riverton Campus and Offices. Here are a couple of smiles from there....
This is the gorgeous atrium inside the front of Stampin' Up! Corporate Offices in Riverton, Utah
Ok....I have SO much more to share but the clock just struck midnight here in SLC and my body is telling me that it's 2 a.m.back home in VA!! I'd better catch a few hours sleep before all the excitement begins in the morning.
Wishing you a very MAGICAL DAY!!