Monday, July 26, 2010

Home again, Home again !

We got home on Sunday at 11 a.m, after a red-eye flight from Salt Lake City to Charleston, WV. We were tired puppies. And as I thought, there was the garden awaiting me. Instead of going to bed for a nap, I helped can 14 quarts of green beans, and we froze 28 pints of corn. More needs freezing tomorrow too! But I love the corn, so not too big of a deal. (I had good help with the beans--my granddaughters and their mother. ) My husband was the biggest help of all--in fact we were all helping HIM! lol He picked all the beans, we just helped string, break and stuff the jars. He even watched the timer on the canner and kept adjusting the heat. He also picked, shucked, and cut the corn off the cob. All I did was cook it and put it in the bags.
Tonight's scrapbook class was really fun. I had one page ready when they got here, but not the second. I had the idea and a poorly put together second page, but the ladies loved it. We did paper tearing technique to make the mountains for our MOUNTAIN themed scrapbook pages this month.
Convention was so much fun this year. So many good card samples, and lots of new ideas to try. One class was on recruiting and getting bookings. I came home and one of my scrapbookers booked a party for August! Woo Hoo! I am so excited. Love the special for August hostesses - $25 extra hostess dollars with a $350 party merchandise total!
Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Friday, July 23, 2010

Convention 2010 - Friday

I want to also show you one of the cards that I brought for trade. It surprised me that it was one of the fastest to go, as it is so simple, and I designed it myself! Yes, I know - not words you often here from me! It uses the deer from Winter Post, the new large scallop punch, and the stripe paper is in Sentimental Journey DSP, which is in the Summer Mini catalog. Love the new 1/8" Marina Mist ribbon!

Today was a totally awesome day!!! My downline and I, Bev Joplin, got to have breakfast with Shelli Gardner, founder and owner of Stampin Up! We received this honor because we were members of The Recruit Crew, and had one or more recruits from March to June. It was very nice. And then we were taken to the Gathering Place and we got to sit in the front rows!

Then during General session, I won one of the Prize Patrol Packages. I got the Halloween bundle--the stamp set, Wicked Cool, the Wicked Fun DSP, plus another item that will be in the new Holiday Mini that will be available September 1st. (PS - this holiday mini is the very best ever. Even the things I wasn't sure about, I NOW want, because of the samples, demonstrations, etc that I have seen here at convention!)

My friends, and fellow Dreambuilders, Kathy Hamrick and Jill Hilliard marching across the main stage in the Sales March.

Tomorrow is the last day of convention, and Bev and I will be on the red-eye home tomorrow night. When I get there the garden will be awaiting me - green beans to can and corn to freeze. Class on Monday night and my big Stamping Garage sale the 30th (for my stamp club members 6:30 - 8:30) and on Saturday for anyone who wants to come (8 a.m. - noon)

Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Convention 2010 Thursday

What a day it has been! Bev and I both were part of the Recruit Crew on Stampin Up, and we just found out today that we get to have breakfast with Shelli for signing a recruit between March and June! Woo Hoo! What an honor! We were treated to great demonstrations on the Main Stage, and were greatly entertained by Corporate office staff, Jill K and Bonnie Thurber. They did a wonderful rendition of "Me and My Sister". There were more prize patrols, but none of our group won today. Kathy Hamrick won a stamp set last night. We got to eat lunch today with the head of Product Control and he asked us for our opinions on how they were doing. We had the opportunity to complement and voice our concerns. It was an awesome lunch. Tonight was the Awards Ceremony, and our upline Jan Wakeland was chosen as an Advisory Board Member! She was also one of the top 100 demonstrators in the company, as was fellow team members, Jill Hilliard, and Laurie Krauss. I hope to get to the display boards tomorrow to get pictures to share with you! Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

More Pictures from Convention

Here are some more pictures from Convention. Love the many differnt styles of cardmaking! Happy stamping, and thanks for stopping by. Brenda

Convention Day 1

Here is one of the cards that I brought to trade. It is a smaller version of a card that Gretchen Barron made. We saw so many great card samples today, and I traded for several of them. The high point of our day, besides spending time with the great friends we have made through stamping and SU, was the visit to the Stampin Up headquarters in Riverton, Utah. We got to see tons of sample cards, where Demonstrator support is, and the pickline, where they box up our orders before sending them on to UPS!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Salt Lake City

Today we had pleasant weather for our flights - no rain storms this year! And beautiful sunny weather here--not like the flooding at my house today!

It has taken me 4 years of being at Convention in Salt Lake City to get to Temple Square. I was so impressed with all there is to see there. Bev and I had a wonderful time. Gorgeous artwork, beautiful buildings and awe-inspiring views. Wanted you to see a few pictures. Tomorrow will be the first day of convention and we are so excited. Our hotel is right beside the Convention Center! We took a short cut through there today on the way to lunch. I have never seen it empty before, Wow. it is huge! Hope to post pictures and news tomorrow! Enjoy our pictures of SLC! Thanks for stopping by. Brenda