Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convention 2010!

These are some happy gals! We all just received a "bundle" composed of the Deck the Halls Christmas Designer Series Paper, the Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad, the Champagne Glass Glitter, and the Peaceful Season Level 2 Hostess Set! Stampin' Up! sure knows how to make a stampin' gal happy! From left to right is Kate Osborne, Anita Konvicka, Kirsteen Gill, and Pam D'Urso.
One evening my group met with several of my demonstrator friends' groups at the Olive Garden! We had a fun evening with some "get to know you" games that were lots of fun! This is me and Kate.
Here is Kirsteen, Anita, and Pam at the Olive Garden!
When you attend the convention, there is swapping frenzy going on everywhere! Here are Kirsteen and Anita engaging in the frenzy! You come home with lots of card samples; you swap cards with demonstrators from all over the United States; and you make lots of new friends! It's a blast!
One evening there was a flower power party! Here are the gals engaging in a game where you can win prizes! Doesn't that sound like fun? IT IS!
Anita got to participate in a contest - and her group won! Here she is, beaming with pride, over her prize! You lucky booger - I WANT ONE!
Here is Anita in action - working for that prize!
Anita is getting down all the contest rules before they start!
Anita absolutely loves Angie Juda - the Chick-N-Scratch lady! Who doesn't love Angie Juda? She's fabulous and everyone wants to have their picture taken with her!
Here we are at The Marriott anticipating the fun convention ahead! From left to right is my sister, Pam D'Urso, me, Kate Osborne, Anita Konvicka, and Kirsteen Gill. We had such a fun week and I enjoyed spending time with all of them!
Here is a new tote that we could purchase in Memento Mall! It's big enough to hold our 12 X 12 paper and also our paper cutter! Memento Mall has all kinds of Stampin' Up! logo items that you can only purchase at the convention! This demonstrator already has her tote loaded up with stampin' goodies! The tote matches our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper! They also had laptop computer bags to match. Of course I had to have both! Some demonstrators bought the laptop computer bag - and now they have to buy computers!! It's hard to resist - everything in Memento Mall is something you'll want!
Pam and I got a VIP pass to enter Memento Mall before everyone else because we recruited someone between July 1st and July 19th! Here is Memento Mall before the masses were able to come in! It was a special treat to be able to walk right in because otherwise, you may stand in a 2-hour line to get in!
Every year when we go to the convention, it is such a great time to catch up with old friends and to make new ones, too! I had such a great time this year! I always come back invigorated, inspired, and ready to have another great year! Think about going with us next year! YOU'LL LOVE IT!


Dawn said...

I spot Kirsteen, she is coming to the Europe convention too.
She is my roomie, I was her UK upline.

penguinstamper said...

You are a lucky gal, Dawn, to have Kirsteen in your downline! I enjoy her so much and she is incredibly talented!


Katherine said...

You lucky gals! I have to be there next year!! Save a spot for me!!

Pam said...

Great pictures, Penny! I had so much fun. Especially giggling with old and new friends. I'm ready to go next year!

Dawn said...

Yes we are all missing Kirsteen, looking forward to her catching up with her.
I have 10 level 1s coming to convention.
We are going to party.