I wanted to post a couple pics from tonight's 2013 Convention Open House - I do believe fun was had by one and all! This was a chance for everyone to see all the awesome swaps I brought back (over 200!!), the wonderful Make & Take projects that Stampin' Up! had for us, as well as my class samples from the awesome Convention Connection by Janet Baker and Susan Adams that my upline recommended. What clever, creative and DOABLE projects - can't wait to translate some of these to our own classes!
We also enjoyed an extremely well-dressed dessert by my beloved Our Best Bites, of course, Blueberry-Lemon-Ricotta-Cheesecake Bars - yum yum! Never made anything quite like it - and It rocked! These cute little party swags are from the latest Paper Pumpkin - the Party Pennants kit! Love It!
Other activities we enjoyed were digging through convention goody bags for everyone - I loved bringing home the bounty to share with all of us - making one Make-n-Take of our own - my "Six-Sided Swap" card - and getting a crack at my freshly stocked Retired/For Sale box. I almost forgot our good long browse through the new Holiday Mini, too! And the slide shows of the 400 pictures I took! Yikes! So nice to take it easy and just enjoy each others' company - back to the grind next month, though, lol!
Well, Convention 2013 went out with a bang! I am so excited to share with you our awesome adventures, gifts and creativity - I can't tell you how much inspiration and love we were showered with! I wanted to share just a few highlight pics with you for today, to whet your appetite for the full onslaught when I see you Thursday at Open House!
Todd and I actually arrived on the Monday prior to Convention, so we wanted to make sure to take in some of the local sights. How could come all this way and NOT see the actual Salt Lake?? So we took a little ride out to Antelope Island one day - here's a quick pic of one of the island's namesakes! This gorgeous park shows the nicest side of the Great Salt Lake, I think. And it wasn't stinky at all! Besides movies and restaurants, we also found time to go through the Leonardo, a contemporary Arts & Sciences museum. So many fun toys to play with!
Once we were approaching the actual convention time, one of the first things Lisa-my-forever-wing-girl and I did was head out to the Riverton Campus for a quick tour. Here's a picture of the welcoming banners hanging in the impressive atrium! This was also our first taste of moving through the logistics of entertaining 6000 people at once - you learn to love lines pretty quick, whew! Needless to say, we wiped out our combined 300 swaps in one day, lol! We stuck our heads in at the shipping facility, too, kinda takes your breath away to see all the stamps boxed and ready to go!
Here's a quick and crazy shot of opening session - this gentlemen (sorry, I don't watch The Voice!) is singing our theme song while everyone dances away! It was SO awesome to be all together in one place - they really worked hard to make it so we could all fit with enough room to party! All our general sessions and one of our classes were in here - good times! I don't want to go into all the details of the next two jam-packed days (and nights!), but I'll close with our photo op with Shelli, YES! I plan on organizing most of my pics into a few separate slide shows that make a bit more sense for you. Hopefully I can make it for Thursday, lol, since there are 500 of them. Yikes!
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