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Stampin' Up! Regional Events


On Saturday, August 20, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend a Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Charlotte, NC. This was my first regional event that I've ever attended and I definitely hope to attend others in the future.  On this trip, I drove to Charlotte on Friday with Frances Wagner, a fellow demonstrator and Karel Standish.  We had so much fun chatting and sharing ideas on our way to Charlotte and we especially enjoyed our side trip to IKEA (although the IKEA computers went down on Friday which meant another trip back to IKEA on Saturday – they just HAD to twist my arm). 

I was originally a little nervous about the road trip because my vehicle decided to act up and was starting to overheat but a little trick that I learned from my dad helped save the day and quickly cooled down the engine although I quickly let my husband know that it was time to get my Ford Escape into our mechanic for a radiator flush and coolant charge as well as general maintenance to check that there are no other problems.

Well, I'm getting off topic…

I only made about 20 card fronts for general swapping but I also participated in an organized swap sponsored by SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing Online).  Overall, I have to say that I'm really impressed with all the swaps I received.  The cool thing about this regional was that it didn't completely book so we were able to bring guests which meant swapping with some non-SU! demonstrators.  In fact, at least one member of my downline that attended the regional event brought a guest.  It was so much fun to meet this guest and share the excitement that surrounds a Stampin' Up! event.

One of the exciting moments at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event was the recruiting offer that Stampin' Up! has offered to anyone that attended the Charlotte Regional along with demonstrators who attended and recruit through September 4th.  So, if anyone joins my team between now and September 4th, we will both receive a FREE Stamp Set from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog called Sweet Cakes.  This is a very "sweet" set and any free stamp set is always appreciated.

So, now that I've shared my excitement and told you that I had so much fun at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event held in Charlotte, NC, it is time to share my swap cards.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them… 

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Pam Staples