These adorable tags were made by Melissa D. and are so so so cute in real life!!! They make me start wanting to wrap right now, just so I can see these adorable tags swinging from the presents! Way to use the Catalog for this idea from page14 (Hostess set! --great reason to have a workshop!) in our Idea Book & Catalog.
This beautiful treasure box was made by Tami M., and I love it more than words can say! Our rules in our downline convention swap was that we could use any of our retired stuff so that we could use it up! And my girls did an awesome job! Tami made every box out of different paper, and each one had a unique top. I'm truly in awe of my downline's creativity! They are the best.
We also swapped 12 X 12 pages, and this was Tiffany C.'s page. It is so fun that I put it on the front of my family album. I would have had pictures already on it, but I'm out of one ink color, so of course my printer won't work! Hate it when that happens. Anyway, it will soon look super-cute with all the pictures on it -- don't you love the mini-album below?!!! Tiffany was a first-time convention go-er, and her swaps were fab. Keep up the great work Tiff!
At Convention, every year they do a game show (I was actually a contestant 2 years ago in Denver, and won $250 in merchandise out of the catalog!), and it is one of my favorite things because they always make it Stampin' Up related of course. This year they did a take-off of Family Fued, calling it "Demo Duel" and it was way fun. Some of the questions were: "What in the catalog is made of paper?" ('The catalog' was the last answer!), "Name a SU color that starts with 'B'," and "What animal is represented by any retired or current stamp set?" It was so much fun.
I'll have more pics from Convention later. I'm just getting my act together here in Las Vegas -- being away for most of the summer means lots to get done when we're back to get ready for school, college, etc. So I'm just getting my pics downloaded, communicating with my downline so I can get some of their pictures (One day I forgot my camera -- how can you do that?), and basically trying to catch up on life! The picture below shows an adorable album that the ladies in the row behind us made, and Melissa & Nena are showing how the half-circle lifts up -- can't say it enough that ideas are just waiting to be thought up, and we are so glad that lots of them showed up at Convention '09.
The one thing that I have done since I've been home that has to do with Stampin' Up is hold my first Open House! It was a great time, and I had the privelege to show some new customers how the Big Shot works, and of course all the ins and outs of many of our basic great products. I always love watching people figure out how our ink pads open (and realize that they last for so long since they are airtight!) and how our glue sticks work. They loved the sample board -- thanks to all who made these cute swaps -- they are all straight from convention.