Hello from Salt Lake City!

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.

The back.....

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!!

Stamped Blessings,


  1. Way to go! That cake is awesome!! Can't wait to see what else you've created. Thanks for posting for all of us stuck here at home this year :) HUGS!!


  2. What a beautiful cake!!! But I'm curious what the initials M & K stand for... Congrats again for being chosen as a Display Stamper!!! Your creations are AMAZING!!!

  3. Michelle,
    I am getting choked up for you, it is so EXCITING! Well deserved my friend, well deserved! Your work is amazing!!

  4. Wow continue to share. Its almostlike we are there with you. Don't forget about us in the morning. Can't wait to see what else you have in store for us along with the Beautiful Cake!!!

  5. This cake is over-the-top gorgeous!!! You do awesome work! Love it!
    Would you mind sharing what size boxes you used?

  6. Fabulous design, simply beautiful...! And even more fun to see it in person at Convention...my first one! All of your projects are wonderful...TFS!

  7. You girls are SO awesome! Thank you so much for all the kind words. I was seriously in awe of all the projects the girls came up with and feel incredibly honored to have been asked to join them.

  8. 46 hours ? you amazing! ...love your work!


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