Back Home from the Stampin’ Up! Convention

I got home safe and sound last night from Salt Lake City with all swaps, stamp sets and goodies intact!  Now where do I even start to tell you about Convention??  I'm thinking that there is not really a way to explain it in words to someone who hasn't been there to capture the excitement and inspiration and just good old fun and friendship that exists at a Stampin' Up! Convention!  If you are a demonstrator and you have never gone, you really need to experience it AT LEAST once! And if you are not a demonstrator, please consider signing up so you can go next year!  You might as well sign up right away because there is a fantastic recruiting special going on right now.  Click HERE to read what all you get, whether you want to join for just $85 or if you want the full Starter Kit plus extra goodies on the special!

Guess how many pictures I took???  1692!!!!  And I'm sure it wasn't enough! Thank goodness for digital cameras!   But I will start with one of the most important things at Convention:  The Build-a-Bear Stampin' Up! Bear!!! Here is my bear we were able to purchase plus the tote bags they were selling in Memento Mall.  If you look at the bottom of the bear's foot, you will see the SU emblem!  And everyone loved the paw print stamp it came with which says, "Life Without Stamps…Unbearable". 

But let's go back to the day we arrived!  We drove straight to Riverton to tour the Home Office!  What a thrill!  The building is beyond beautiful and the employees we spoke with all so welcoming!

The first SU catalog on display:
One of the little rooms of ideas:
The Creative Ideas Room….who wouldn't be creative in this atmosphere?! And there even is a piano!!
The walls in the back room…dry erase board!  Demos wrote various messages and suggestions!
Demo Support….where our phone calls go!
Attention to detail…..look at the signs they had on the tables in the Atrium area:
And finally we made it back to Salt Lake City to the Convention Center to pick up our bag and goodies and shop at Memento Mall!  Here's the bag we received which came with a new catalog and Holiday Mini, a pen, and a magnetic Convention"pin" (the three squares of colors) which I attached inside my badge holder.  I brought along an older one on which I could attach my pins, etc.

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