August 4, 2008

BACK FROM CONVENTION - I JUST LOVE STAMPIN' UP!

Hi all! Well, I am back from Convention and OMG - what a wild and crazy time I had!! So much fun to see everyone, learn new techniques, SEE THE NEW CATTY, and RECEIVE FREE STAMPS - WHOOHOO!!!! Oh, how I wish it wasn't over already because now I have to wait until January for Leadership - LOL! It was such a fabulous experience!!! I was sooooo excited to see all my friends again AND see some that I only know through blogging but now have been able to meet in person! It will be a memory that I cherish forever!!! I don't have anything creative to share today, but I do have some fabulous pics that I would love to show you all!! And, I am going to be posting some projects and sneak peeks tomorrow, so make sure you are here! I am also announcing the blog candy winner tomorrow so stay tuned!!! So, for now, these pics will have to hold you over (sorry Peggy, I know you were expecting something fabulous, lol!) The first two pictures are of me standing under and by the signs in the Stampin' Up! building where everything happens!! What a fabulous place to go to work everyday - you wouldn't even have to pay me - LOL! The second photo is me and Kimberly, my fabulous upline and more importantly, my friend! Seeing her again just warmed my heart. She is a wonderful person - and one of the best demonstrators out there.....ummmm.....can you say NUMBER 7 IN THE COMPANY????!!!!!! WHOOOHOO!!!!! Isn't she just fabulous -here is a picture of her when she found out and they called her up on stage (I bawled like a baby!) I am so very excited for her and damn proud of her - that woman worked her patoot off this year to meet her goals and just look at her now - you go, my friend!!! I just love ya, Kimberly! Now, this next pic shows the fabulous and crazy women in our Stampers By the Sea Group - it was so nice to see how many of them could come, many of whom I got to meet for the very first time! I will cherish knowing each and everyone of these gals, I just think we have the best group around! They are funny, talented, warm, friendly, and just so much fun to be with! I really enjoyed meeting the ones I only knew through email and seeing some of my old friends from Florida again! And, speaking of good friends, LOOK WHO I GOT TO HUG AT CONVENTION!!!! Yep, my very own good friend Corinne AKA Roxy - oh, that just made my whole trip - I love ya girlie!! She is just as cute as can be, and I miss her already!!! And, two of my fabulously funny and wonderful roomies, Peggy and Michele - Peggy makes me laugh, she is just a sweetie, and Michele, well, I feel lucky to know her, what a sweet gal she is! Doesn't Michele look happy? She should - she just won the fabulous Christmas bundle from the prize patrol with some yummy new dp, ribbon, rub-ons, and ink pad!! Whoohoo, way to go girl!!! Oh, and there were a few other women there as well as you can see from this next picture - well, about 7,000 to be exact - LOL! Isn't this an amazing amount of women all in one place - and all wonderful stampers and crafters!! I am just blown away by this! And, there are some fabulous new products coming your way - can you say, Decor Elements Phase Two??!!! Hello, this bird is only the most fave stamp set I have and now I can put it on my wall - did I tell you I LOVE STAMPIN' UP! It was on the wall in the legacy room at the SU! building and since we don't have it yet, I am guessing it is coming to a demonstrator near you very soon! Hah!! It SHALL BE MINE!!!! And, look at these cute cute cupcakes they gave us one day for lunch - aren't they fabulous?? And yes, the disk on top is made of chocolate - YUMMY! I just loved all the little things SU! did to make us all feel so special - I have so much more to share, but I need to get some rest!! I am exhausted, I have to tell ya! But, I should be back tomorrow (Tuesday) with some more fabulous product pictures to share (can you say Big Shot with exclusive dies just from Stampin' Up!, new punches, wonderful new stamp sets, and awesome new accessories??????) as well as a project featuring a new stamp set that we received at Convention - and, you don't want to miss the blog candy announcement either!! So, for now, this is all until tomorrow - Smooches!!!

33 comments:

Bunny B said...

Hee hee.... you sure had loads of F-U-N!!! :) Yummy cupcakes!

Scrappy Girl said...

All your pics remind me of going to convention for Home Interiors and gifts. So much fun!

You have me so excited to see what you are posting tomorrow! I'll be back...

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow...your pictures and descriptions are amazing...almost makes me want to go do that!!!

Dani said...

Yay! You're home! Looks like lots of fun!

Dawn said...

you know I enjoy your blog, (it's in my reader) BUT, I must say this is my most favorite post thus far, your excitment for the trip and the pics, just show so much of your happiness, I love this post, and now I want a cupcake!!

Nikki Bond said...

Oh Alex...you look so happy in these pics! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and were able to see so many friends! Fabulous pictures! {SMILES}

Tracy.H said...

Well, by the smile on your face, I can see you had a fabulous time!! Can't wait to see the sneak peaks. And that Christmas bundle looks great...I spotted those rub-ons! ;0)

NattyK said...

What great photo's, it looks like you had a wonderful time. x

kathleenh said...

Hi Alex. It was so good to meet you in person at convention! I'm glad you had a good time at your first convention. This was my 6th and my favorite yet! I hope you are recovering from all of the excitement of convention.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow Alex! Looks like a fabulous time! Can't wait to see more photos and what else you have in store! :)

Christi said...

I am so glad that you had such a great time. I hope I can go next year. Congrats to you UL! #7...wow!!! I just lost my UL...will she adopt me?? LOL I can't wait to see more pics!!

Latisha said...

Oh what I would give to see that new catalog!
It looks like you had a fantastic time Girl!

Angie Tieman said...

Great pics! Sorry we didn't to run into each other, don't know how we could have missed each other in the midst of all those women! lol! I didn't know Kimberly was your upline, that's so cool! I always check out her blog and was so happy for her too! If you can't wait until Leadership, you can always come down to Texas for the San Antonio Regional in October! *wink*

Deb said...

Fantastic photos, I have so enjoyed seeing them, it looks like a whole lot of fun!

Manna said...

Glad to have you back, Alex! Looks like you had loads of fun at convention! Can't wait to see what new stuff there are!

Annapurna said...

Looks like you had F-U-N. How nice to able to see friends and spend time with them.

Catherine said...

I'm so jealous but glad that you had a great time =)

Deborah said...

A convention you'll never forget! I am so happy for you Alex! Looks like you really found your nitch here with this organization! Super hugs, glad you are home safe and sound! Cattie's when? Deb

Shannon McGann said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! I am so jealous! :) Thanks for sharing the fun photos!

Meg Giroux said...

Alex, it looks like you had a blast! I just love that bird stamp! How can I purchase one?? please let me know
Thanks :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!! What a fun, fun time!! Sounds like a wonderful trip and I'm so glad you got to go!!! Thanks for sharing some sneak peeks and the photos!! Now definitely get some rest!! LOL

Amber said...

Hey My new friend! It was soooo good to meet you and I really had a great time getting to know you at convention! I swear, you're my inky twin separated at birth - ha, ha!
Love the posts and I'm checking back for more pictures and some great inspiration from ya! Love ya!

Nancy Riley said...

What a BLAST!!!! (I'm sooo jealous!)

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It was good to see more pictures with you in them. Glad you had a great time, I know you're so excited about the new stuff.

Joan said...

Hey Alex.....wasn't it a BLAST! I saw someone on the screen holding a sign looking for "Alex from California" I thought to myself that it must be you. I had a fantastic time and apparently so did you - who couldn't!!!!! It was all so exciting. I'm hoping to delve into stuff tomorrow.
Hugs, Joan

Stampin Cats said...

I can't wait to hear the rest of all your fab stories.

Suzanne said...

wow sounds like you had a fantastic time, I am sooo envious. Sue :o)

Ila said...

What a Wonderful time you had!! ..and thank you for sharing all these Fabulous photos!!..Hugs, Ila

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OMG! I cannot imagine being at a Stampin' Up convention! It must be THRILLING! I love all the pics! You look absolutely adorable in them all!

CAKVD said...

Oh, Alex, this sounds like such a fun time!!! I just read and re-read what you wrote and looked at your photos and wished I was there!!! Super cool!
Cheryl

Maureen said...

ok - so I choked up laughing when I read Joan's post....see I AM famous now - cuz I was lookin' for and found ALex!!! LOL and yes...your mug and my lil story is up on my blog today for you to see...hope the pic came through your email ok - if not I will resend it in another format....wasn't convention great?!?!?!?!
luv ya!
((())))sistah reen

Katie said...

Wow, I am so jealous!! Looks like the best time ever!!

Katie
x

Rose Ann said...

I love all of your pictures!! Thanks for sharing your fun, Alex!!