Stampin’Up! Convention 2008 Highlights

This was my first SU Convention and I was impressed. I have attended 5 CKU conventions where approx. 600 ladies (and sometimes men) get together to scrap and have fun. But this convention had approx. 6,200 attendees!!! That is a lot of people! But everything went smoothly. Amazing! The only frustrating wait was 2 1/2 hours the first day for the Momento mall (where they sell SU souvenirs or special items). I did not even advance more than 1/3 in the line.

I had to leave for my visit of Stampin’UP! headquarters. That was a beautiful visit. What a great building!

Here it is – nestled in the surrounding mountains….

That’s me behind the big rock with their logo and address:

The inside is all beautiful wood and bright. I’d love to work there! There was a section inside all decorated like a house with SU new products. Here is a room decorated with the new Decor elements.

A beautiful family frame (Decor elements letters and wall designs).

A beautiful armoire all decorated with samples and ideas. (I inherited a very similar armoire from my Mom – I will use these ideas to decorate it!)

A beautiful basket filled with Christmas ornaments:

There is a photo of one of the get-together. The crowd is amazing – and that’s not everyone! (that’s taken about 1/2 way into the room. They were scafoldings at the back of the room also).

Another thing that impressed me was the swapping! From the first minute to the last event. Ladies were swapping non stop! And most of the cards were of very good quality!

(the blue bag held by two of the ladies was sold in the Memento mall – I got one – it’s so nice. Lined inside with a replica of the new Blueberry DP).

I had 50 cards to swap (Thanks to my friends Josée and Francine). Here are my cards:

I had a blue and a red card. Same model, just different colours. The inside was a pop out – if you put 4 cards together, you can make a nice book. Here are the two cards individually and the inside look.

Once I had time to take photos of them, I will show some of the swap cards I collected.

Here are some of new products coming up:
4 great new punches:

and great news! SU has a new partner: Sizzix! So we’ll have our own Big Shot and our own dies, plus a lot of existing Sizzix dies! There is even a bag to hold the machine. It is so cute!!! Sorry, but I can’t find my photos of the Big Shot and new bag. I know that Patty Bennett has one on her blog! Go see! (But please come back here LOL).

I was so impressed by the number of sample boards available to photograph. I tried to photograph them all, but there were so many and I got confused and took the same ones twice. Trust me it was easy to do that!

Here are some of the boards:


A view of the back of the room (you can see the samples boards). This was taken while I waited in line to see Shelli.

Here is a photo of me with Shelli:

and this Shelli, Sherley (my downline) and me (we had so much fun at Convention together…):

And the great finale to the Convention. We were lucky enough to get seats at the front. The presentions were great! When Shelli got on stage, she talked a little, then was joined on stage by the man in brown himself – the UPS delivery guy! He announced that he had a delivery for everyone! The crowd broke in a scream and confettis started raining! We were each given the beautiful new Ronald McDonald charity fundraiser stamp set!

These are a few of the photos:




Here is Sherley with the new Stamp set:

It was all together a wonderful experience. As I sort through my photos, I will try to post more of the nicer ones.

Also, Jim came with me and we spent a few days before and after the Convention visiting Salt Lake City. I’ll post some of these photos later also.

If you lasted through all of this, thanks for your patience!

Thank you for visiting my blog! Merci de visiter mon blog!

Louise

1 comment to Stampin’Up! Convention 2008 Highlights

  • looks like you had a great time at convention! We were sitting up in the bleachers when they blew all the confetti up and around! It was so nice to see everyone jumping up and down! Wasn’t it a great surprise to see the UPS guys come in!!! 🙂

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