Friday, July 23, 2010

Breakfast with the Executive Team...

...will be happening in the morning! I sure hope that they look in a little better shape tomorrow morning than they did Wednesday night. Just take a little look-see:

No idea who the man with the beard is, but the blond, peace-loving guy next to him is Mark Jessen, who is THE trainer with Stampin' Up. Mark is the guy who helps put together all the amazing training, both online and in-person, that the demonstrators receive.

Let's move on to the groovy couple on the dance floor. Those are none other than Shelli and her husband, Sterling. Even in 70's clothes, Shelli is so cute you just want to put her in your convention bag and bring her home with you. Not that I would ever do that, I'm just saying. Maybe I've said too much. I'll just show a couple of pictures now instead.

This is how the main stage in Demonstrator Theater is decorated. I will do my best to get some more shots tomorrow, as my camera has been ill with me and not wanting to work the way I would like it too, but the set looks like big, huge stamp blocks, a tag with an eyelet and the new ribbon, and on the sides are borders that are done in the eyelet and new scalloped edge border. So cute!

One other cute thing is the perk of bringing your roommates little gifts to welcome them. Now, last year I did not bring any gifts, but I was told that when you are a first time Convention attendee that you aren't expected to. It wasn't until about a week before I flew out of Austin that I realized that this time I would not be a "first timer", and I had better be making some presents, so I created these:

I just love how well the Friends Never Fade set coordinates with the paper. The best part about it is, I don't have to spend a lot of time trying to figure out if it will go together, because I know it will and that these colors look amazing together! The girls were very happy to get these little journals to take notes in for Convention.
So, before I head to bed, time for another contest. Just add a comment and tell me what your favorite new product in the Idea Book & Catalog is and why. I will take entries until 7 p.m. Friday night (Central Time) and will post a winner later that evening.
I hope everyone has a great night, and I will see you all very soon! Until next time, Happy Stamping!


Sue Flores said...

My favorite new product is Build A Bear stamps and die. I am excited about this product because I am planning a surprise party for my daugther at Build A Bear workshop at the mall. Perfect timing!


Monica said...

AHHH the new catalog; so many new pages of dreams and creativity!!! To pick just one new favorite item - it would be the new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large punch. More layers more fun - the original scallop was excellent and had so many possibilities - now it's double the fun!!! I can't wait to order mine. - Monica

Kimberly M said...

I wanna see YOUR Flower Power costume!!! ;) What FUN!

My favorite thing from the new catalog is the collection of new sentiment stamps. My favorite is Fabulous Phrases, but Curly Cute, Thankful For and A Word for You are ALL on my wish list!

Don't put me in the contest - just keep having FUN!!!


Susan said...

Thanks for sharing this week with us. The pictures have been great.

Hmmmm, my favorite new product. . . It has to be the new punch design. Even though I was very skeptical when I first heard about it I am now head over heals about it. I love the practical functionality and the new easy storage. I must say, however, I hope they reintroduce some of the old standards that went away in the new form. That would be perfect.

Cecile said...

Ahh is it too late? Just got outta work but I loooove the new color coach. One i just love putting the colors i want side by side and you can make a customized cheat sheet for color combos

Kim Williams said...

Not too late for anyone but me. Will pick a winner and post again tomorrow night, ladies! Good luck to everyone...Kim

Laura W. said...

Hi there! I was googling "stampin' up preschool treats" for my daughter's class :), and came across your blog. I saw this picture above, and if you're still wondering 3 months later (lol), the guy in the beard is Kevin Lunt from the SU home office. :)

I love the darling notebooks!! Okay, back to my preschool search ... :)