Friday, July 20, 2012

Convention 2012: Inspired & Excited + Fave Display Samples

Whew!! It was another long day at Convention!! Classes all day and even another one at night! It's already nearly midnight again and I am going to keep it short so I can get some rest for the last day!

Today, I was inspired and excited! As always, the main stage presentations were great! I was excited to see some of the home office staff share projects...some were clean and simple and easy to duplicate, and some, like Shelli's journal were detailed and gorgeous works of art. One of the projects I loved the most was a Halloween frame. (I didn't get a picture of it, sorry!) But I was so excited when they announced that the project would be part of a recruiting promotion in August! When you join my Stampin' family in August, you and I will both get a project kit to create this spook-tacular frame!! I promise I'll share more details and a photo as it gets closer!

The class I took this evening was about My Digital Studio and I got to install the beta version of MDS 2 and play around with some of the new features. It is INCREDIBLE!!!! You can check out a sneak peek of some of the new features at and the happy news is that MDS 2 and the 30 day free trial version will be available starting August 1st!!! 

The other classes I took today were good, though not quite as exciting as the MDS class! I enjoyed "I am earning an Incentive Trip" led by Karen Hauley.  I really loved one of the quotes she shared: "A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot." Sooo true!

Shannon West's class was entertaining! Her presentation "I am Having Fun" was a brilliant reminder that above all, our stamping events need to be FUN! She had us on our feet and dancing (literally), laughing, and smiling. I think I snorted when she showed a clip of this video on exercising your facial muscles.

 Well, so much for being "short" tonight! I'll leave you with some stamping inspiration. These projects really caught my eye in the display area this afternoon. I am inspired by some of the amazing talent displayed by my fellow demonstrators!


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MarvA1ix said...

Your coverage from convention is just amazing. Makes me feel like I am part of it. Sounds like everything is super duper, and we'd expect no less.
Next year, let it be me!

~ Cynthia said...

Dear Julie
I hope the tips you heard in the Incentive Trip Class were helpful. And I hope you DO earn the Caribbean Cruise!! Glad you enjoyed convention. God Bless, Cynthia Millan