Monday, July 30, 2012
I could easily share another two weeks of convention highlights with you, but I better wrap it up sometime as we have a new Holiday Mini Catalog starting Wednesday and I have FUN things to share with you from that too.
During lunch at convention we had the Control Freaks swap. I am truly honored to be invited into that group. This was my second year of convention swapping with them and I wasn't even nervous this time!!
Here is teeny tiny Wendy Weixler standing on her chair so we all know where to meet. She was our swap coordinator and an Artisan Award winner this year! Congratulations Wendy!!
Aren't they pretty? And I own one of each!!!
Jason Casper our resident man Freak trying to take a picture of the table.
All the Freaks who attended convention - when else can you call your friends freaks and they won't get offended?!
Then there is Kim aka BFF...who I'm about to call a freak! I'm tellin' ya, you can dress that girl up but you can't take her anywhere! Always the life of the party wherever she goes...here she is giving Connie Collins a tattoo.
What do we have here? Somebody wet their pants? Hmmm...maybe you remember this posting from convention last year...I think we have a potty theme going on!
As soon as convention closing session ended, I asked my team to meet me for a quick goodbye. As we were exiting, Kim said 'I have to go to the bathroom'. I said, 'well you better hurry because this is going to be a quick goodbye'.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Another fun part of Stampin' Up! conventions is making and giving gifts to your roommates and friends. This were one set of the gifts I made for my animal print loving BFF, Kim.
I had to step outside the Stampin' Up! catalog to find the paper (shhh...don't tell on me!), but it was worth it. *Ü*
This box had salted caramels in it from the Chocolate Bar in downtown Boise. Yum!
Darling paper shoes - the pattern can be found HERE.
A covered notebook with the Carry On stamp set that is now available again! Yeah!!
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Sometimes as a leader you are so busy recognizing your downline and taking care of them that your own accomplishments just become your own. No more - the whole world now knows Lorri Heiling earned the incentive trip to Fiji!!! I loved surprising her and I'm so happy she didn't kill me for putting her in the spotlight.
Another HUGE accomplishment, Jennifer Thomas promoted to Manager!!
Our cook prepared out dinner in the room for us. Beats the heck out of cooking myself!
Let me introduce you to my girls that attended convention. I have the best group, I just love them! We had so much fun!!
Ruthie Graen - my goofy gal! (there is a better picture of her below. *Ü*)
Charlotte Hondl and Kari Karlin
Penny Smiley and Orlean Clausen
Corrie Nevill and Sheryl Edwards
I'm sad I didn't get a better picture of Janet McColley and Jennifer Valk
OK - here is the better picture of Ruthie Graen...and Shelli Gardner
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
One of my favorite things at convention is my team meeting. I get to go all out to spoil them. I rent a banquet room at the Hilton, we have a meeting, get to know each other better, have dinner, swap cards, make new friends before convention starts - so much fun! This year, these were at each table setting for them.
I gave my friend Jacque the measurements for the size bag I wanted and all the fabric. This is what we came up with. It's a little bit bigger than a card size.
The directions I followed for this project can be found HERE. I substituted real scissors for the paper ones.
I knew I wanted to make these from the first moment I saw them on Pinterest. These are slightly smaller than card size, about 4" x 5", so the scissors fit perfectly. I made the scissor charms, the rolled flowers on the bags and the keychains below. I would rather not make another rolled fabric flower as long as I live! *Ü*
You can find the directions I used for the flowers HERE.
Our meeting topic was on marketing yourself or 'branding' yourself. I gave them an exercise to complete during convention and if they did, they got one of these matching keychains on the last day. I was so thrilled that so many of them participated! Great job girls!
Monday, July 23, 2012
Here are just a very few of the convention highlights I will be sharing over the next few weeks. Our fabulous convention theme was 'i am' and I discovered i am quite a few different things.
i am home...and so happy to see my family
i am enjoying my moment on the red carpet
I am truly honored
i am hoping I do not fall down those stairs
i am thrilled to be a display stamper for Stampin' Up!
i am a friend
i am grateful for the opportunity to share my passion and experience with these girls
i am excited
i am exhausted...see you tomorrow with more convention highlights!