Yesterday was girls day at the Chattanooga Half-Day Regional.  Stampin’ Up! started offering half-day regional events this year – just a little taste of what their larger events are like.  Danette met me at my house in the morning and we drove to meet Sue and then headed north – in the POURING RAIN – to Chattanooga.  After a few wrong turns in the Chattanooga area we finally found our way to the Convention Center and the parking garage.  We grabbed a bite to eat at the sandwich shop inside and ran into Shannon West and Cari Cudney from cari-shannon-pamStampin’ Up!.  They were the regional presenters along with Pam Morgan.

Pam started by welcoming us and then showed us a cute little WOW project that we all wanted to make – I’m really planning to make one so I’ll show it when I do.  Shannon did a presentation on The Way of Workshops and showed us a handful of different ideas.  Carrie showed us Tempting Techniques which I now have to play with too – Crystal Effects Glaze, one with waxed paper (I didn’t hear the name of that one), Faux Alligator/Snake skin, Brushless Watercoloring, and Custom Rainbow pad.  Shannon did another presentation on Scrapbooks and Photo Tips.  If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and didn’t get to attend one of the Fall regionals – these three presentations are included in the Front Row Regional DVD.

We saw Workshop Wow presentations from several local demonstrators  Susan Barron from Alpharetta, GA; Paige Butler from Chattanooga, TN, Julie Salva, Theresa Clark from Lawrenceville, GA, and Joan Wiemers from Alabama. I hope I spelled all their names correctly.  They each had great ideas that they shared with us and I have a whole list of new things to try.

prize-winnerThere were prize drawings throughout the afternoon – the odds are good when there are only 100 people in attendance – and guess what – I won a prize!  The Autumn Splendor stamp set from the Mini Catalog. I was hoping someone else from our table would win – but not this time.

I met lots of new friends, and talked to some of you who visit my blog – that was exciting!  In the parking lot we met Kim from West VA.  Then we met Rhea from Louisiana who is a new demo trying to meet new friends.  Later we had Diane and Beth from South Carolina come join us at our table.

I’m trying to remember everyone else I talked to – Mandy and Abby, LeAnne, Diane, Susan and more.  It was a great time. friends

I made only a few swaps on Thursday night – regional-swapit was a the exact design from a card that my sister-in-law had sent me a couple of months ago.  I just changed the colors and the Designer Series Paper.

Supply List:

  • Out of the Box stamp set (hostess level 1)
  • Chit Chat Rub-ons
  • Tall Tales Designer Series Paper
  • So Saffron card stock and ink
  • Chocolate Chip card stock and ink
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • 1-1/4″ Square Punch
  • Paper Piercer and Mat pack
  • 1/16″ circle punch
  • Earth Element brads
  • Old Olive Striped Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

I had a few other misc. swaps left from my classes or other events and then I swapped some little bags of tags.  I hope everyone that attended had a great time.

We drove back after it ended, stopped and had dinner – I ran into Cari from my stamp club at dinner.  Then came home and headed up to the high school to see the end of the football game.  Etowah won.  I missed the band performance but today I am chaperoning for the competition which we will go to shortly.  So I’ll see the show later today again – they are doing such a good job this year.  Have a great rest of the day! Thanks for stopping by~