Friday, August 7, 2009

Convention Day 1

-This is Tonic-Sol-Fa , they were the acapella group that sang tonight at the end of the Award Ceremony. they are based out of St. Cloud and I think that is soo cool! We bought a CD and got it signed. And as you can see, we got to talk to them and get our pictures taken with them. 3 women to the . During their session of entertainment, they started picking on one of Shelli's son-in-laws. He was a good sport about it. Then they picked on him again. Then they practically dared him to lead a congo line around the room, and he did it! Much to their surprise, and they even went up on the stage.

Ok, Day 1 of Convention is over, Woo-hoo! Met lots of people, swapped lots of cards, am totally exhausted! This is Shelli Gardner, our fearless leader and the co-founder of the Stampin' Up! company. She gave the opening address and was very sweet! I hope I get a chance to get a picture with her tomorrow :)

And this is Brent Steele with GIANT Hershey's bar. He said chocolate is his inspiration, lol! He gave a fantastic preview of the new My Digital w cool Studio that will be for sale sometime this fall. It is sooo cool! You all are going to love it! Lots of click and drag, stamp images that you can "stamp" in any of the Stampin Up colors, even the retired In-Colors! How cool is that? There are also embellishments, punches and designer series papers to use on this digital photo editing/scrapbooking/card making/paper crafting software. It is all really easy to use and they will continue to have updates on stamp sets, embellishments, and designer series paper. You will be amazed at all the stuff you can do and all the things I left out!

This is one of several young ladies from the Los Angeles dance school. They were all sooo flexible and gracious and energetic! I was a joy to watch.

And check out this super cute hat I saw someone wearing. It you know who made this, please let me know so I can give them the credit they deserve!

This is my new little friend. She is a brand new demo and she really wants to meet all of you and share the projects that she plays a very special part in :) This was a surprise item in the Momento Mall and we were only allowed to buy one today. She is a promo item for us to promote the new Build-A-Bear Workshop products that we will start selling on September 1. She is wearing a Stampin Up apron and it even says Stampin Up on the bottom of her foot. Isn't she adorable?!
Between convention activities and the Award Ceremony, we went to a little local market that sells over 100 different kinds of chocolate, and wonderful gourmet cheeses. We will be going back there before we leave so we can bring some of that wonderful stuff home.
Now it is after 12:45 am and I am literally falling asleep as I type this, so I need to go to bed to be ready for more fun tomorrow!

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