Are you ready for some convention posts?  We arrived in Salt Lake City on Wednesday and while it wasn’t an official convention day Stampin’ Up! did have a few things going on.  I also planned my own dinner with a bunch of friends at the Red Rock Brewery.  It’s good and we seem to go there every year – I even went twice this year – we had lunch on Sunday before we left.

Dinner at Red Rock - table 1

Dinner at Red Rock – table 1 Monika, Connie, Cindy, Fran, Linda, Lisa (photo bombing from the other table), Diane and Fran


Dinner at Red Rock - table 2

Dinner at Red Rock – table 2 Diane, Lisa, Marla, Sue, Tammy, Chris, Michele, Kelly

There were close to 20 of us so we were at two tables.  Missing were Diane and Jeanna who were at another event prior to dinner and it ran late.  Plus we all swapped cards – I’ll have to get pictures of all of them to share on another day.

We left and headed over to the convention center to check in and get our bags and stamp sets and stuff – and I don’t even have a picture!

Next we dropped in at the Paper Pumpkin Party that was going on.  And shortly after we got inside I noticed Shelli over to the side – so I grabbed my girls and we waited to talk to her and take photos.  Sometimes the lines to meet Shelli are so long – but this one was short.  This is my downline and I with Shelli.

Diane, Sue, Shelli, Monika at the Paper Pumpkin Night Out Party

Diane, Sue, Shelli, Monika at the Paper Pumpkin Night Out Party

Stampin’ Up! had a make & take project for us – a sneak peek of the September Paper Pumpkin kit!!  A fun Halloween treat project.  So this is a sneak peek for the September kit….


sept-pp-peekYou can join Paper Pumpkin now for half off for 2 months!  So the August and September kits would only be $10 each!  I think that is worth trying out.  Join by August 10 to start in August and by September 10 to start in September.  use the code HALFOFF2 when you join.  To join with me as your demonstrator go to this link –

At the party I also found my friend Karen – we met in Houston at Leadership in January – she is from California –

KarenThe party also included snacks and prize drawings and lots of fun.  I stayed a little longer than planned.  So we were a bit late heading over the Sandy Hancock’s Udderly Awesome Team meeting.  We did make it over there but I didn’t get any pictures there either.  Once that was over we walked back to our hotel and got ready for the next day and the official start of convention.

I’ll be back with more later.