S: Stampin' Up! Convention
FC: Stampin' Up! Convention 2008
1: Tuesday,July 29, 2008 . We left Ann's house at around 8:00am fully loaded and ready for convention. We arrived at the airport about 2 hours prior to departure. Not a whole lot of problems on the way out. Semi's seemed to have a hard time staying in their lane and we missed our exit twice, but otherwise all went well. . As we were going through security I received a phone call from my sister. There was a good chance that she would have my niece while I was gone. I told her that we would stay in touch but that she better try to hold off until I got back. . The rest of the way down went really well. We had a 2 1/2 hour layover in Denver but it went really fast. The flight from there to Salt Lake City was rather interesting. I got to watch TV for free, got my first card swap and had LOTS of turbulence the last 20 minutes of our flight. The guy that sat next to Ann & I offered us some gum to settle our stomaches. It worked, thank goodness,because I didn't want to get sick on an airplane. Once we landed we picked up our luggage, found a cab and made our way to the the hotel for some R & R. I couldn't wait to see what the rest of the week has in store. | P.S. My niece was born while I was gone. I did manage to stay in contact with my sister up until delivery, but I regret not getting on the first flight home. Kaydence Rose August 2, 2008
3: This was the sign that we saw in the airport after we landed.
4: Our itinerary for the week
5: Shelli Gardner Co-Founder and COE of Stampin' Up!
6: At one of our evening sessions, UPS showed up to present all the demonstrators with a new stamp set. The crowd went nuts.
7: Each year Stampin' Up! designates one stamp set to help support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald himself showed up to accept the check.
8: Stampin' Up! Headquarters
9: There were a couple of days where we were given the opportunity to go and see SU headquarters. We got to see the offices, meeting rooms and the distribution center. While we where there I met Angie. She is employed at SU and she also had one of her scrapbook layout printed in the current catalog. It was very interesting to see the inter-workings of SU and I am glad that I took the time to go.
11: The meeting offices were cozy and very relaxing and the distribution center was full of tracks. It was really cool to see how they packed each order and got it ready to ship out.
12: The entertainment for the main evening was this accappella vocal group. They were AWESOME!
13: Tonic Sol Fa | The band was picking on this poor guy all night long and then took his wife on stage.
14: IceBURG has been the RemARKable Mascot this year. Fairy Penguins exit the water in groups and walk shoulder to should up the beach thereby protecting themselves from foxes. It's this teamwork that ensures their survival. Here at convention you are surrounded by thousands of demonstrators. Making connections & friends will give you someone to stand should to should with as you strive to reach goals you have set for yourself. Here's a fun challenge for you -- Pin this on your lanyard and then look for another RemARKable Stamper you have never met. Exchange name, a tip and have your picture taken together. I am glad you are here at convention, but more importantly I am thankful you have chosen Stampin' Up! and are part of the RemARKable family. Janet Wakeland | (pictured to the left) Marci Mooney Hamilton, GA
15: (pictured above) Amy LaSpisa (pictured to the left) DSeidre Mooney Bartlesville, OK | Annette Tuckey Jackson, MI
16: Throughout the evening sessions different colored bands were called. Those that were called received a door prize. I was lucky enough to win on the first drawing. I received some designer paper, a stamp set and one of the new edge paper punches.
17: This was our group that went together. (from right to left: Barb, me, Sherry, Shelli, Ann, Lindsey, Beth) These are pictures of some of the sculptors that we saw around the convention center. | This is Monica. Ann met her the year before at convention. She is from Ohio and she stayed with us in our hotel room.
18: and a couple of hours visiting the Church of Latter Day Saints. Their gardens were beautiful and we even got to hear their choir sing. | During our free time we did some exploring of the surrounding areas. We spent some time at the United States' largest family geneology library