Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I went, I saw, I had a blast!

   Hello there!  So, I mentioned earlier this week that I went to Utah for the Stampin' Up! Convention!   I go every year, but was not sure if  I'd be able to go this year since I am taking care of my gma.  Well, my wonderful, sweet, amazing husband volunteered to come up and grandma-sit so I  could attend this year. There are not enough words to describe how much that meant to me and how truly amazing he really is!  I have been here over 10 months now and really needed a little break.  I went and he did an awesome job holding down the fort here!  Then when I got back he insisted I take a few extra days off to recover from my trip and he continued to care for her!!  See, total keeper!!!

   Traditionally, when you attend Convention you make roomie gifts for your roommates!  This year was no exception!  I had 5 wonderful roommates and these were the gifts I made:

I made books with hide-y holes on the inside!  Each title had my roomies name in it!

Here is one without the cover decorations.

This is what it looks like open.  I filled it with gum, candy and drink packets for snacking during convention.

I also made each of my roomies a pocket letter with lots of goodies to make Convention easier tucked into the back!

Here they are all stacked together!  I used the new In Colors Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder along with Whisper White and touches of Basic Black.

I only made about 70 swaps this year.  I normally make between 150-200 general swaps, but time just didn't permit this year.  No big deal!

Swap card #1

Swap card #2

          Swap card #3

This was my swap card for one of my two organized swaps.  This was the "Swap in your Jammies!" at the Marriott swap!  It was like a giant slumber party! LOL 

This card was for my second organized swap.  This one was for the SUDSOL swap!

Swapping is such a fun part of Convention!  You get to meet new people and discuss techniques and learn about where they are from!

I have tons more photos to share so I will be back tomorrow with the rest!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!

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