Stampin' Up! Convention 2011


Stampin' Up! Riverton, UT Pick LineI safely arrived on Tuesday in Salt Lake City and stayed up extremely early working on my card swaps and 3D swap.  This year I'm actually staying in a home that 8 of us are renting and it is a TOTAL blast.  We had a wonderful BBQ on Tuesday night with homemade potato salad, beef tip, hamburgers and hot dogs followed by Root Beer Floats for desert.  It has been so fun meeting and getting to know these wonderful ladies.  The best feature is the money that we are saving by not having the Hotel and eating out expenses. 

On Wednesday, it was a fun day starting with the retrieval of our Convention Bag!  This years convention bag is awesomeness.  The bag is the demonstrator bag but with beautiful embroidery on the front of the bag with a pretty green lining.  In addition, we also received a wonderful binder along with tabs and another free catalog AND project instructions to all fit within the binder.  The Binder is probably one of my favorite items.  My downline Jen and I along with our housemates then went to the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton, UT for a tour.  To the right is a photo of the Pick Line at the Riverton, UT Distribution Center.  It is really impressive to see how products are packed, weighed based on product to insure accuracy then sent to quality control if the weight on the box is "off" from the expected weight based on the products purchased.  Here I am at the entrance to the Stampin' Up! headquarters in Riverton, UT.  I love these signs and the view is gorgeous.

Stampin' Up! Riverton, UT Tour

Today started out bright and early with our first General Session where Stampin' Up! did a sneak peak review of the upcoming 2011 Holiday Mini followed by the "BIG" reveal!  I'm so excited about this new product which is a Stampin' Up! Exclusive.  Well, actually there are two items I'm REALLY excited about but the "BIG" item is that Stampin' Up! will now be offering the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  This is an awesome scoring board!  It is 1/8" increments with a really nice metal stylus for scoring.  It has two rulers – the standard ruler and a centering ruler.  In addition, it has a wonderful feature that allows you to "place" markers making it easy to score projects.  The second item I'm really excited about are "food" stamps.  In early October, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special style stamp kit which allows you to stamp "cookies" before baking creating a great image.  These would also work on chocolates and I'm certain many ideas will start popping up all over the internet.

So, this morning, they introduced to new "recognition walks!"  The one walk is for first time attendees at convention and the second walk is for those that have recruited in the past year.  It was so much fun to be able to do the walk with my downline, Jen, as we both had recruits this past year.  Here are Jen and I in line for our recognition walk onto the stage.

Now, I would REALLY LOVE to have you join my team and be with me in Salt Lake City, UT for the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention.  Currently, Stampin' Up! is offering a great recruiting package for $99.00 which is available until July 31, 2011.  In addition, they are including a really great Christmas Box project with the recruiting kit which is a $40.00 benefit.  To join my team and become a demonstrator, click HERE!

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples