Sunday, August 31, 2008

Not So Simple Birthday Thanks...

I LOVED LOVED the set "Simple Birthday Thanks" the first time I saw it in the catalog. A big fatty cupcake....who couldn't love it?! :) And I also envisioned a card the first time I saw it as well. I just haven't had the chance to sit down and try. Well.....I finally did! I'm not sure it's exactly what I pictured, but I do like it. It just took a lot longer than I envisioned. :) Here is the card....
Stamps: Simple Birthday Thanks, Think Happy Thoughts
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Kraft (the card base that all the other cupcake pieces are mounted on)
Accessories: Georgia Peach DSP, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Glassy Glaze embossing powder, Fresh Favorites buttons, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

What I first did was stamp the whole cupcake on a standard size Kraft card, with the cupcake frosting slightly overlapping the fold line on the card. Then I cut it all out. With the frosting overlapping on the fold line, it creates the place for the card to be able to open up. Then I just stamped the cupcake on several different DSP and card stock layers and cut out the individual pieces. I glued the cupcake base directly on the Kraft card, and then the frosting and cherry is up on dimensionals. So it really does have a lot of dimension. Here's a picture that hopefully helps see that...

Then also what I did, before I mounted any of these pieces, was do a little embossing. The frosting I embossed with iridescent ice emboss powder. Then the cherry I embossed with Glassy Glaze emboss powder to give it a fabulous glow. :) Here's a pic that hopefully helps you see that better....

I know this was a long post, but it was a time consuming card to make so it deserves a longer than normal post! :) I hope you enjoy! (Although it might not look like it was...all that cutting took some time! :) )

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Color Inspiration #20

I wasn't able to do the last color inspiration, and when I saw this one I thought, "Oh boy! I have to go get that chair now...that's BEAUTIFUL and PERFECT!!!" And then of course I thought, "I HAVE to do this color inspiration because I LOVE these colors together!" Thanks a lot, Kristina! :) I really did enjoy this one though! So joking aside...thanks for picking my colors! :)

I took inspiration from the canvas bags I posted about earlier HERE. (***Note about the bags: I've gotten a lot of email requests wanting to know how I did the bags, where I got the bags, etc. far as where I got them....I can't really remember. I have had them in my closet forever. I remember looking at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Robert's, and Michael's for them. I just can't remember the final place I bought them at. Then as far as how I adhered everything...I used a tacky craft glue. Can't remember the name, but it's gold. And I know some people have sewn them, so you could always do that route. I'm just not too handy of a seamstress. :) So for the lack of specifics! )

Anyway: this card comes from the design of those bags. I can't say it came out just like I pictured, but it is what it is. :) I hope you enjoy!
Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Priceless
Ink: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Felt Flowers Too, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery brads
I LOVE RIBBON! :) (I just had to declare that at least after this card. :) )

Sunday, August 24, 2008

More cute boxes..

So I fell in love with these boxes when I made them for one of our club projects this month. (See THIS POST to know what I'm talking about.) So of course I had to make some with the FABULOUS new Designer Series Paper I got. This one is Georgia Peach. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! (Did I mention that I LOVE it?! :) ) I also use the set we got at convention for FREE from UPS! :) That was a fun surprise and bonus that we got for attending. However, given that it was the 20th anniversary celebration, I kinda figured/hoped they would give us a little something extra as a surprise. :) Anyway: I put some bath salts in a little baggie in this box. I LOVE these! They are fun to make and I suggest you give one a try! Enjoy!

Canvas Bags...

As a Stampin' Up demo...we get a magazine filled with ideas sent to us. They also have a spot where they showcase winners of contests and their projects. One lady decorated a canvas bag with ribbon and felt flowers. I fell in love with it however didn't do anything about it. Then I saw my friend, Michelle's, and she gave me further inspiration to give them a try! So these are a few I made to sell at our Farmer's Market booth...

Aren't they too cute! The supplies are: Canvas Bag, Lots of SU' ribbon!, Felt Flowers Accents and Elements, and assorted Stampin' Up! buttons. They are fun to make and I think really fun to see the outcome. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Can you believe this Designer Series Paper?!

Oh my goodness...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL the Designer Series Paper in the new catalog. Seriously...LOVE it. I had the hardest time deciding what papers to get RIGHT NOW...because I know I have to have them all eventually. :) Anyway: here are some SUPER quick 3 x 3 cards that I made using some of the new paper, Hawaiian Papaya. I love that name. :) Anyway: these are so easy. I just cut the DSP to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and stamped the greeting on there. (The greetings are from the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set that is ON SALE until Sept. 30th! LOVE this set!!!) I actually stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink so I could emboss using Crystal Clear emboss powder. So I embossed it, then mounted it on Tangerine Tangy card stock. I then tied Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around the card. And VOILA! Finished! So quick and easy and I actually really love it. I wanted to make something that showcased the paper. I think it works. (Note: I'll be selling these at the Farmer's Market this Saturday so if you are the area and want to come and see them in person...come on over! :) ) Hope you enjoyed them, get some inspiration from them, like them, etc! (Sorry for the bad pictures...took them at night!) Here is one more pic...I wanted to give you an up close picture of one so you could see the embossing.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Explosion Box Scrapbook Class...

It's time for another class! :) The next class being held is an Explosion Box Scrapbook using a FABULOUS NEW stamp set from the new catalog as well as FABULOUS new Designer Series Paper.

This class is being offered two different times. If you are nearby any of these locations and would like to come, just let me know!! Would love to have you come!
Thursday August 28th-Kaysville
7:00 pm

Friday August 29th - Salt Lake City
6:30 PM

Stamp Camp Registration : $15
RSVP by Friday August 22nd to ensure your spot!

You will receive :
All supplies for the amazing projects, Snacks, Door Prizes, Great Special Deals for Attendees Only.

Bring your own adhesive.
If you don't live nearby but are really wanting to be here...I can help in a small way. :) You may purchase this class as a "Class on the Go" kit. It will come with all the supplies needed for the projects. The price for this kit to go is $20.00. (Please add $5.00 if you need it shipped.)

Please let me know if you have any further questions! Look forward to seeing you at one of these classes!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Altered Notebooks...

So...I know you're hoping for some new samples with new stuff from the new catalog...however...I don't have any just yet. Busy weekend. I know...I'm a loser. I'll work on that for tomorrow! I haven't posted these yet at least you get something new, right?! :) Here are some altered notebooks I have done for the Farmer's Market this weekend. Anyone in Salt Lake this weekend? Feel free to come to our booth and see us! (My friend and I do's a blast!) Since I didn't have my new DSP when I made these....this paper is all retired! Sorry it's not current stuff!!! Hope you enjoy and get some sort of inspiration from anyway! (And the sets are current! And HEY! Some sets are new ones from the new catalog...we got them at convention. So that's something! :) )

Saturday, August 16, 2008


YIP-YIP-YIPPEEE! My box of new catalog goodies came yesterday. I know you might not really care that I got new stuff, but you should! :) This new stuff helps me bring cute projects to YOU! :) As you can see...I have even mounted some of stamps already. Thanks Stampin' Up! for die-cutting the stamps. :) Anyway: I've taken some stuff out of the box already, but I got stamp sets, all the new ribbons, new DSP, the BIG SHOT!!!!!! with some dies, the new punches, card stock, etc, etc. I'M SO EXCITED TO START PLAYING! It's been a busy weekend so I haven't really yet. (It's been killing me!) So wish me luck in getting time to play! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Great projects...

I wanted to share some great projects with you. These are NOT my creations. :) I may have done the stamping, but they aren't designed by me in any way. :)

This is a project we did at convention. Some of you have probably seen it...and made it! It's a great scrapbook page. I love it. I am going to turn it into a 12x12 page and add photos of my darling daughter. :) Love this.
This was a WOW! project that we did at the shoebox swap my upline held during convention. The water on the bottom is done with a rubbing alcohol and re-inker technique. You soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, drop a few drops of whatever re-inker colors you want, and then dab on glossy card stock. So cute. Then we put the front wave piece up on dimensionals. It's so cute. It's actually a 6x6 opens up. What a fun super special invite this could be to a pool party! :)

This is one of the cards at the shoebox swap that we made. (Well...those that were in my group. :) We were divided into 3 groups because there were SIXTY people at this event! It was great!) This card actually won first place in our group of cards we were making. There are little micro beads on the elephants cute is this?! I love this card, color combo, everything!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Club Gals!!!!

Hey there club gals! I hope you are all ready for this month's club! :) It's tomorrow! :) Wanted to share with you and all of blog world what we are making! Hope you enjoy!
This first card was inspired by one I saw on THIS BLOG. I just LOVED the colors and what she did with the FABULOUS new stamp set, Eastern Blooms. (This is actually on sale this month...15% off!!!) I loved the card, so of course I had to use it as inspiration to make my own. The three bigger flowers I stamped and cut out, and then put over the ones I stamped in the background with dimensionals. I liked the dimension that gave the card.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Card Stock: Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, White gel pen, Scallop Edge Punch

The second project is a great...a no adhesive box! At least the bottom portion of the box. :) The designer series paper sleeve that the box slides into has a little bit. :) But I got the directions on THIS BLOG. (Thanks for creating the directions and sharing them!!!) I just loved it and had to make one. could I NOT use the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper?!?!? I have to use it in CELEBRATION that it MADE IT to the new catalog!!! I knew if I kept using it and acted like it was still current product, it would make a come back! :) I am SO SO SO excited! :) Just thought I'd share. Back to the project....
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write marker, Basic Black Classic Ink
Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Summer Picnic DSP, 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Monday, August 11, 2008


Today is THE DAY!!!! The NEW Fall Winter Catalog is AVAILABLE!!!! I'm so excited and of course...already put in my first order. :) Now I just have to wait to get to my house. it here yet?! Is it here yet?! :) Going to be a long wait! :) But wanted to share the catalog with all of you. Here is the link....

Let me know if you have any questions on anything! Also let me know if there is anything you want to order. Stampin' Up!, for the first time, is offering 15% off a select number of NEW stamp sets! It's from now until September 30th. So if any of them are on your wish list, make sure you order them by then! Just send me an email with your order ( and I'd be happy to have it shipped right to your door! Here is the list of stamp sets that are available at a discount...

Hope you are all having a great day!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Wild About this card...

I know...more stuff from convention. What can I say? It was DAYS of inspiration for me! I really loved every second. It was awesome. Anyway: this card is SO CUTE! It's using the new In Colors and just SO FABULOUS! I love it! It was done by an AMAZING stamper in my group, Mandy. (Have a blog or anything, Mandy?! If not...GET ONE if you're reading this!!! :) ) This was a wow project that we did at a shoebox swap my upline held. I LOVE this card. It's one of the pop-up cards like I did before in THIS POST. Anyway: enjoy!

Here's another view of the you can kinda see how it's done. Plus...see the alligator and lion peeking out from around the main card? Great idea and so cute. This set is awesome!! (It's Wild About You, by the way.) It's using the new In Colors. It's going to be another great year with these In Colors! I love them!

Another Convention Make and Take... I've kinda fallen behind with what I had already planned on sharing with you about convention. :) But I definitely wanted to show you this...HOW CUTE is this BOX?!?! That ribbon is made with the NEW 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon! AHHHH! We can start ordering at NOON tomorrow! So yes...that is what I will be doing at this time tomorrow. Ordering my FIRST STUFF from the NEW CATTY! I can't wait. :) Anyway: to make this rosette, you simply make stitches every 1/4" or so down one edge of the ribbon (we used the Linen Thread but I am sure you could use whatever thread). Then when you have gone the whole way, you just pull one end which gathers it all together. It is SO CUTE and my new fave trick with ribbon. :) Give it a try! Then to get that glittery edge...just put a line of Crystal Effects around and then pour chunky glitter on it. SO CUTE! :) Anyway: had to make sure I shared this with you! Enjoy!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Convention Swap...

I forgot I haven't posted this yet. This was one of the swaps I did for convention. Just wanted to share this!

Stamps: Wow Flowers, Happy Thoughts
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Silver Brad, Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, August 7, 2008

NEW!!! Stampin' Up! card kits available...

Do you love having card stock pre-cut for you? Then this is for you!

It's time for a NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog, and a NEW service I'm offering YOU! I'm going to be offering a "Card Kit of the Month" each and every month. It will give you the opportunity to have easy cards to make each month and to try new colors/accessories/etc. I will be featuring both a Stamp Set of the Month as well as an Accessory of the Month. This month's card kit items are listed below, and the price of the Card Kit is $15. This kit includes all of the consumable supplies you will need to create 12 cards, with the exception of the Flower Fusions Accents. Shown above is just 1 example of a card you can make with your kit. Purchase the kit, and receive 3 additional full color samples for "alternative" cards you can make with the contents of your kit! In addition, you'll receive detailed, step by step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 card designs.

Already have the ink pads and stamp set needed to make the cards in this kit? Just buy the Card Kit! Don't have some (or any) of these items?
See the "Add-on Products" list to pick out and order what you need to complete the cards. Just want the Card Kit to make your own designs? Go for it!

Orders for the Card Kits must be received by August 15th. You will receive your kits by the end of the month.

Special Offer for August! Purchase the Card Kit and receive the Coordinating Set, "Simply Said" and the Coordinating Accessory, "Flower Fusion Accents & Elements" at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($15) Includes:
--12 Pieces of 6" x 6" Rose Red Card stock
--12 Pieces of 3" x 2 ¼" Old Olive Card stock
--12 Pieces of 3" x 2 ¼" Chocolate Chip Card stock
--12 Pieces of 2 ¾" x 2" Whisper White Card stock
-- 12 – 9" Pieces of Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
--84 – Silver Brads
-- 12 – Whisper White Envelopes
-- Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

Add-on Products:
--Chocolate Chip Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
-- Old Olive Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
-- Rose Red Classic Ink pad ($5.25)
--Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
-- Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker ($3.25)
-- Simply Said Stamp Set ($25.95) $20.76 with the purchase of the Card Kit
-- Flower Fusion Accents & Elements ($14.95) $11.96 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:
-- 1/16" Hole Punch ($8.95)
-- Stampin' Dimensionals ($3.95)

Please Note: If you live far away from me you can still participate! I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Feel free to invite any friend(s) that you think might be interested. All are invited to participate!!!

Contact me today to order your Card Kit and see how quick and easy card making can be right in the comforts of your home!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kristina's Color Inspiration #18!

So I am about to head to bed and what do I decide to do?! Check Kristina's blog. (Now that we are on a first name basis after meeting at convention! :) ) And of course, her Color Inspiration is up. So what do I do instead of head to bed?! Why STAMP, of course! :) It's late, so this might not be the best time to have inspiration. But something popped into my head, so I had to try! :) This is what came out...
Stamps: Pretty Petals Background Stamp, Hugs and Wishes
Ink: VersaMark
Card Stock: Basic Black, Green Galore
Accessories: Flower Fusion, White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Black Embossing Powder

Now...I don't know if you can tell so much in the background of the card (so I did add another picture on the bottom of this post so hopefully you can see it better) but I embossed the background stamp with black embossing powder. So it's kinda shimmery and fabulous in real life. :) And you might be wondering how I have that Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon from the new catty already! (Yes...that's right! There WILL be 1/4" Rose Red grosgrain in the new catalog that starts on August 11th!) Well....the secret is...I don't. :) I just died the Whisper White. I opened up my ink pad, laid my ribbon on it, held it with a sponge, and then dragged the ribbon across the ink pad. I did it a few times, and VOILA! Rose Red ribbon. Makes having any color of ribbon possible! I love this trick. :) And by the way...this is a 4-1/4" square card. Here is hopefully a better pic of the background...

Anyway: let me know if you have any questions and ENJOY!

Corporate Invitation...

So this is an invite I made for an event for my husband's work. It is two cards with info...held together with a belly band. It actually was pretty fun to make...and I think turned out pretty cute. Brian (my husband) is pitching it for me to his fellow co-workers to get everyone on board.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red Craft, VersaMarker
Card Stock: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Black Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A few convention projects...

I will be sharing more convention projects soon...but don't want to stay up too late because I'm still catching up on some missed sleep. : ) I do want to show you two of the Make and Take's we did with our NEW STAMPS!!!! We got 3 new stamp sets in our convention bag and then at the end they gave us ONE MORE free one that was donated to all of us by UPS. SO FABULOUS!!!!

This card is so cute. If you look at the bottom...we used the new scallop edge punch!!! SO MUCH FUN and I think I'll be using that ALL the time now. Well...I already have been. :) But the "u" is chipboard and I think adds such a great touch.
And look at this DARLING gift bag! It's the simple white gift bags that Stampin' Up sells, with some card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and stamping to make it absolutely fabulous!!!! I LOVE LOVE this and will be making these lots now, I believe. :)
This is a close up of the bow. My new fave bow now. :) It's so easy to make. Wrap some ribbon around your project. Take another piece of ribbon and adhere the ends together to make a loop. Then cut a small piece of ribbon, wrap it around the loop in the middle to bring it together and create this. Then just adhere the bow to the ribbon piece you've already wrapped around your project. So easy and SO CUTE!!!!
Here's another project with the same technique...This gift is from my fabulous upline. The paper is new Designer Series Paper coming out in the new catalog. She won some from the Prize Patrol and wrapped a present for me with it! So nice and generous! I love it! (By the's a wrapped jumbo candy bar...yummy...and the box is a Lia Sophia bracelet that is stinking cute! She is so thoughtful and generous to give me that!!!)
I'll be updating be watching! :)


Fun convention story...

When you check in online for convention, if you have received an award of any kind (Stampin' Up is FABULOUS about rewarding you for your accomplishments and there are lots of ways you can earn free stamp sets and stuff) it will show up then. It won't tell you what you won, but it just says, "Congratulations you have won an award. Go to the Info booth when you get to convention" or something like that. Anyway...mine said that so of course I went. I wasn't sure exactly what I got, but just figured I met one of the sales or recruiting requirements. Well...I show up and tell them I think I get an award of some kind. Meanwhile, other people were showing up and getting these AMAZING pink purses that I was SO JEALOUS of!! So she gets a stamp set for me and a few pins, and hands me the bag. I was so excited for free stamps, of course. Well...I was about to ask her what the pink bag was for, and she says..." want to make sure to get your NEW BAG!!!!!!!!" and then reaches behind a curtain to get one! I FREAK OUT!!!! Totally drop the other bags in my hand, scream, cause quite the scene, and just get so excited that I don't even listen to her. Turns out the bag goes to those in the Founder's Circle. Which is a group of the top 100 demos, the top 15 Rising Stars (which are the demo's that do the best in their first full year as a Stampin' Up demo), and a few other top demos for promotions for their downline. Anyway: it took her a few times telling me that I was IN THE FOUNDER'S CIRCLE!!!!! because I was screaming and freaking out. So....not only do I get this fabulous bag BUT I get a FOUR DAY trip with all the others that won and SHELLI!!!!! (For those of you that don't know, Shelli is the co-founder and owner of Stampin' Up! and kinda my hero! :) ) I LOVE HER!!!! So I am just THRILLED beyond words and kept waiting for them to take it away from me all day saying they made a mistake. Here is the cute bag...
(isn't it GORGEOUS!!!)
Anyway: I didn't know what I had won yet...whether it was Rising Star or Demo of the Year. They have a big Awards Night that you had to go to find out what you won. Well....I was positive it was for Rising Star and I was positive I was #15...that I just slid right in. :) Brian came with me to Awards night ( husband for those that don't know) and we got to sit in these special "Founder's Circle" seats and everything. We were so close we could see the TelePrompter. So we knew who was being called before they announced it. When they started with the Rising Stars...I knew I was going to be #15. Well....they called that and it wasn't me. Brian got excited...I got nervous thinking they really were making a mistake and I wouldn't ever be called. Then #14 called and Brian was more excited, me more freaked out. #13, #12, #11 called. Same thing. Well....#10 was called and IT WAS ME!!!!! I was SO SO SO excited!!!! THANK YOU STAMPIN' UP!!!!!!

(This is what happens when I leave my husband in charge of the photos! This is me hugging Shelli and meeting Shelli FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!! She said in my ear, "Yeah!!! A Utah girl!!!" :) So in September I get an all expense paid trip to a spa in St. George!!!!!!! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!
Sorry for such a long post, but I am SO SO SO EXCITED!!!!! For those of you that read this whole thing, thanks! :)

Convention Pics....

*** WARNING!!!! Kinda long post! :) ***
Here are some shots from convention. I can't believe it's over. I'm SO SAD!!! It's fun to get back to my family, but it is SUCH a good time that it's sad to say goodbye for a year. Thanks to everyone for making it SO FABULOUS!!!!

Here's my cute downline, Megan. She stayed with me during convention, and it was fun getting to know her more. She was a FABULOUS help to me (as I tend to get a bit ditzy from the excitement from everything) the whole time. Our new catty!!!! YEAH!!!!!! (I think you can tell from her smile that she's happy! :) ) This was in the morning the first day. Gina, Kristine, me, and Megan (three of my cute downline!) all hanging out waiting to get into the Memento Mall. Megan and I waited in line for THREE HOURS that first morning! It was fun to visit with everyone, look through the catalog, etc, etc...but I couldn't believe how long we had to wait! Of course I had to make it worth it after waiting that long. :) So I got the DARLING project tote, camera bag, Art from the Heart CD, Statement of the Heart stamp with 20th anniversary charm, pens, Key finder key chain thing, and I think that's it. Hmmmm..can't remember what else. I'll try to take a pic of it all later to share, if you really care. :) FABULOUS IDEA! This was on display at the Memento Mall. I LOVE this! Designer Series Paper just rolled together and then put in a cute vase. Tie vase with ribbon, put in flower, and VOILA! Cute display. I loved this!!!Don't be too jealous...but it's KRISTINA!!!! I was SO EXCITED to meet her the FIRST General Session. YEAH!!!! She's so cute. I met her a few time throughout convention, and she's fabulous! Three of my amazing dowline...Gina, Shirley, and Kristine. It was so much fun getting to hang with everyone for four days! On Check-In day some of us from our group went to Gateway Mall (it's an outdoor mall and I LOVE this place!) for lunch. We ended up at Applebee's, and it was a blast. We all walked a bit further than we planned, but it was worth it to have that yummy Oriental Chicken Salad! This is Sherri and Deborah...and they are in my sideline group. (We all come through the same demo up in our "demo genealogy" line. :) ) I met Deborah by chance through splitcoast stampers when we were deciding whether or not to go to Leadership in Palm Springs this Jan. We both ended up going, and we ended up all traveling together...along with my upline, Jill. I'm so glad because it's been great staying in touch afterwards and then hanging out at convention this year too! Hi girls!!!! :)
My amazing upline (and cousin's wife but I call her cousin :) ), Jill! Isn't she so cute!!!Ahhhh...look at cute Betsy! :) She's my BFF and I'm so excited she was with me at convention this year! :)
YEAH!!!! I WON ANOTHER FREE STAMP SET!!!! They do this "Prize Patrol" thing during the General Sessions. Everyone gets a wristband when they check in. They will flash one up throughout the general sessions and if yours matches, you win whatever they are giving out at the time. You can see on the screen in the background that I won with Blue Checks! It was the LAST one they did! I was thrilled! :) Yeah for free stamps!!!! :)
And here is my group. This was at the end. So sad to be all done. It was so much fun and hope we're all able to make it next year!!!! Thanks for the blast of a time girls!

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