Convention ’09: Let the Good Times Roll!

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The weather is hot and dry, my back aches from too many hours sitting in planes and at stamp camp tables, and I'm having a blast!

I'm in Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention. SusanYvonne1This is my fourth year attending and I'm too excited to sleep tonight. Since Monday afternoon I have met online pals in person, visited with old stampin' friends, attended three stamping events, made more than 15 delightful projects, won several fabulous prizes…and convention hasn't even STARTED yet.

Friends Yvonne and Susan are pictured at right working on one of the great projects we did at Sherrill Graff's Late Night Stampers Stamp Camp.

Pictured below are two more Atlanta pals, Theresa and Aniko, concentrating on another stamp camp project.


Earlier this evening, a few of us gathered to frantically work on our swaps…it's just so much fun doing this in a group. Pictured left to right: Aniko, Dawnmarie, Susan and Marni. The cute bag tags are a gift from Susan, our upline.


Tonight, there are no crowds at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City's beautiful Convention Center.

ConventionCtrNight It won't look like this for long. In less than 5 hours, I'll meet ten of my stampin' buddies at 6:30 a.m. and we'll go stand in line with thousands of demonstrators for a couple of hours to check in, get our convention bags and free stamp sets, and shop for Stampin' Up! exclusive demonstrator goodies at Memento Mall. Anyone who knows me well knows that I don't DO mornings, so that tells you it's something pretty special for me to — can you believe me out and about before mid-morning?

Here's my version of a Trifold Shutter card I brought to a shoebox swap yesterday. I was honored to receive a prize for the project at the event.


I'll be posting lots of photos from Stampin' Up!'s 2009 Convention through this week. Check back tomorrow for photos of some great samples.

Remember that I'm still only a phone call away, and I do have email access…got questions about Convention? Wondering about a new product in the catalog? Want to place an order? Call me at 678-467-1330.



  1. I guess I am a Digi I have MDS which I bought last November. Since then I have craeted ten MDS scrapbooks and one card. I love that Stampin’ Up! is giving us free stuff for four days! How cool is that! Thank SU!! And I love that other digital elements can be used in MDS as well.

  2. Hi Pam:

    I am having a wonderful time…it was a great morning and now I’m back at the hotel cooling off and charging my iPhone. :-)

    Check back in a while for new photos!


  3. Hey Ashlee – I’ll be on the lookout for that package! Oh, how I love to swap!


  4. It looks like you’re having a wonderful time already. Just as it should be!

  5. Yeah, I know the same issue. Ran out of mono so will be hitting the store today then frantically finishing up my swap to OVERNIGHT to you. LOL, nothing like waiting!

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