Thursday was the actual opening day of the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  We started the morning with breakfast to-go from our hotel and headed to the convention center.  They had our new theme song for the year and dancers on stage as we started our day.

Theme Song Performance

Opening Session - Monika, Dawn, Michele, Cindy

Today was exiciting – there were announcements, prize patrol (Cindy won), and more prize patrol (everyone got the new Holiday Mini catalog and we all go a new Simply Sent kit from the catalog), there were demonstrations and we got sneak peeks of the Holiday Mini catalog.  There were SO MANY great things in there – I can’t wait for you to see it but that is the problem you’ll have to wait.  And when you look inside there is a surprise!  Look carefully on page 3 and tell me what you see.  I was totally exited!

There were two on stage walks this morning – and the were new ones – one was for all first time Convention Attendees – Cindy got to walk.  And the other for those that recruited this year – Michele and I walked for that one – but the pictures are on Cindy’s camera so I’ll have to get those and show you later.  Thousands of demos were here and we had a busy day.  Classes and so much excitement for the Holiday Mini and one brand new exclusive SU product that you are going to love – I love it already and I don’t even have it yet – it is something I have wanted for quite some time and finally it is here.

thousands of demonstrators

Tonight was awards night and an after party, the top 100 demonstrators were announced and the new incentive trips were announced.  My plan is to earn the next Grand Vacation – so I need everyone’s help to earn  it and surprise Greg with a trip for two to FIJI!!  How exciting will that be – but don’t tell him I have to earn it first and then surprise him.   What a fun day seeing old friends and making new ones.  I was part of a 3×3 swap that had 160 people in it – you should have seen how long our line was and everyone standing with their box of swaps ready to trade.  I didn’t even get a picture of that.

So I gotta go – I’m really tired and tomorrow I have more classes, Make&Takes, and a  +FUN class – so it will be a busy day.

Thanks for checking in.