Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stampin' Up! Convention 2013: Just Getting Started!!

Whew! Convention didn't officially start until General Session this evening at 5:00 pm, but it was an action-packed evening!

I started the day with a rehearsal for the class I am helping to present on Saturday. Feeling nervous, but I'm trying not to worry about it! I did go on a Riverton tour to the Home Office, but it was so crowded, that I kept my visit short. I ended up walking down to Temple Square before meeting my friends for the first General Session.
Convention opened with the theme song...sung by Ryan Innes from the Voice! He has an incredible voice and I love this year's song! You can hear it and see the ENTIRE opening session on Stampin' Up!'s YouTube channel. Check it out here.

Some highlights...the big Convention bag reveal! It's a super cute white and silver backpack! I love it! One of my favorite bags, I think!

We also had our first all-attendee giveaway and we all received a brand new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. I can't show it to you yet (since the catalog isn't live until August 1st).

Pam Morgan did a great stamping demonstration using the stamp sets that we received in our Convention bags. I really loved these cards and how they used the square framelits on a rectangular piece of cardstock to create a "Polaroid" look! 
After General Session was the Opening Social. There was so much to do: Product Demos, Displays, Live Demonstrations by demonstrators, karaoke, Awards Booth, Paper Pumpkin info & giveaway, and so much more! My first stop was the Recognition Room -- an oasis for Award Achievers. After lines and crowds all day, I was ready for a couch an complimentary soda!

Mom and I posed for a Photo Op in the Recognition Room
Dad made his own MDS hybrid swap cards!

So tweet!! Awesome displays!
This is why I don't even bother entering the Artisan Award contest!! Incredible attention to detail!

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Miranda Mols Stampin Utopia said...

Loved your story about the convention. Can't wait for the European convention to start....

Mary said...

Congratulations on making Founders Circle again!