Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am absolutely stoked over the partnership of SU! and Sizzix!

Yesterday the Fall/Winter IBC went live at 12:00pm MT. I love this catty! I love that SU! is carrying the BIG SHOT with exclusive dies!
My first order should be here later this week or Monday.
I've been planning my class schedule so I can have them printed off for my vendor table this Friday. The coordinator for the event said they expect 300 people! I'm not sure I'll have enough brochures and catalogs! But I'll try!

Here are the classes/events I have scheduled so far (that I remember without my calendar!):
Sept. 14 PMS Night at Donato's on Norton Rd 5-10pm
Sept. 17 Stamping Playdate at my house 9-11am
Sept. 17 Bunches of Punches---Punch art my House 7pm
Sept. 22 Sept. Scrapbooking class at my house 7pm

Also on the calendar is the 60 cards from a Simply Scrappin' Kit, probably in October. We'll be using the new Holiday kit. Wrap up the holidays class: Gift wrapping, focusing on the holidays, but also ways to inexpensively gift wrap all year long.

I'm trying a new type of party. It's called a Tag Party. What makes this so interesting is each person invited tags a friend to bring along. I'm thinking there will be prizes for those who bring the most people tagged, for the taggee that traveled the farthest, mother-daughter tags....well, you get the idea. Of course we'll be making tags. Lots and lots of tags! This will be sometime in November, I think.

I have to decide if I'm going to try any craft shows this year. I might try to get into one near my mom's house that is really big every year.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Whew! Convention updates....

Whew....I'm finally feeling like I'm catching up from Convention. First off, it was awesome!
I had a non-stop flight to Salt Lake City. The flight was uneventful until we came to the mountains. There were several moments that I had to remind myself to breathe! We landed safely and I made my way to my hotel. I finally hooked up with my roommates (One of the same ladies I roomed with last year) and the other three. Wednesday morning I was awake at 5:15! So when another roommate began moving around, I headed down to the gym and had a great workout. It helped level things off for me and I had a ton of energy for the day.

We got dressed and headed to the Convention Center to pick up our bags. First thing---find a seat and look at the new catalog!

Wow! It is incredible. I can't wait to show it off this year. I had a few organized swaps to do, so we wandered around a bit beforehand.

Thursday opened with General Session. It is so difficult to describe the energy and excitement. I found this clip on YouTube. Coincidentally, I'm in the row right behind the stroller across the aisle from this lady who shot the video.
This is just a small glimpse of the amazing energy and the sheer number of people at Convention. Roughly 6,000 demonstrators!

Here are the announcements/demonstrations from Thursday:
Style Watch: Sweet Bella
Under the Stars demo (set will be included in the Never BeforeSeen 15% off promo)

Decor Elements Phase 2: Ginormous Flowers

Colors in So Saffron, Pixie Pink, Choc Chip and Gable Green

Nursery Necessities in Choc Chip---sorry no pictures.

Chills and Thrills Rub-on's
Advent Calendar

The break-out classes were really good this year. Classes focused on every aspect of Stampin' Up!, whether you are a business demo or hobby demo or demo in between.