Before I went to the Baltimore Regional last Friday I posted to my blog that I had a treat for any of my blog visitors that came and found me at the regional.  My sister-in-law, Stephanie, helped me finish up my treats at her house on Thursday and here is what they looked like.

I wasn’t sure if anybody would even come say anything to me – so I was thrilled when you guys did!!  I gave some to the SU corporate girls that came to do the regional – we happened to be sitting close to them and talked to them several time throughout the day.  I gave some away to new people I met, everyone at my table and swapped some for other 3-Ds. I hope everyone that got one liked it.

Here is a close up of the tag.  My 1×8 bags were filled with candy-coated Sunflower Seeds that my friend Sue had given me.  So I used those colors to create my tag.  I used the Share What You Love stamp that we were able to buy at the Memento Mall at the Stampin’ Up! convention this year.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the tags – Night of Navy, Garden Green, More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie.  The little heart in the birds mouth is Pumpkin Pie.  I went back and colored in the eyes with Night of Navy so you could see them better.

I punched out the tag with the new Decorative Label Punch.  Then I punched a second one in Garden Green and cut it in half and trim the centers.  These were layered on each end.  Punch a third one out of Night of Navy and turn it in the opposite direction.  All of that was layered on a piece of More Mustard punched using the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  Both of these punches are in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog.

At the regional we had a couple of extra little surprises.  One was a little button that everyone got for attending the regional.  Each regional has its own design.  Here is mine with my name tag.

And like all Stampin’ Up! events there was a prize patrol.  A list of names get shown on the screen for the prize winners – I think they did it three or four times throughout the day.  And on one of them I was a winner!! Yeah for me!!

It was funny because Pam Morgan was standing right by our table with the prizes and I said “Pick Me! Pick Me!” and then they popped up the list.  I started reading the list and before I got to the bottom my friend Linda – says “it’s you Monika” – and sure enough I was the last name on the list!  But Pam had walked away and didn’t see me. Like all good demonstrators I had to jump up and down and yell and wave and she finally came back!  What fun!  I won the French Foliage stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog.  It was one that I liked but haven’t bought yet.  But now I don’t have to.

Here are a few more pictures from the regional.

Stephanie and me

Stephanie came with me and we had a wonderful girls weekend.  It was so nice of Stampin’ Up! to have a regional close to her house (well close enough to drive) and at the time that I normally go visit for some girl time.

Linda and Betty

We shared our table with my friend Linda – she is also from Georgia and we met on the plane flying to convention this summer.  And Linda met Betty in Baltimore so she sat with us too.  We also had Tina and Roz join us at our table but I didn’t get a picture of them.  Roz came as Tina’s guest and we were trying to get her to join as a demonstrator so they would get the new Eat Chocolate stamp set.  She didn’t join that day but maybe she has changed her mind since then.

Here is a picture of me with Shannon West.  We decided we did a good job coordinating our outfits!  Shannon always wears the cutest skirts to all the Stampin’ Up! events and this summer I found a skirt while we were on vacation.  I had to laugh the first time I wore it – apparently I haven’t worn a skirt/dress in a long time – going to the bathroom was a whole different game if you know what I mean……

The regional was so much fun!  If you have the opportunity to attend one you should.  We saw several presentations from the SU staff and all 6 Workshop Wows from other Demonstrators.  I’ll be sharing some of the techniques we learned over the next couple of months.

Let’s play Bingo…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 4 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6 – I only have a couple of spots left.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1, 2, and 3 winners.  Is anyone getting close yet?

Here is piece #10  –the little bird from Season of Friendship stamp set (stamped in Chocolate Chip).