August 1, 2008

Convention Day 3: Big News and tired feet

The day started off with a great general session today! Shelli Gardner announced that Stampin' Up! will be partnering with Sizzix to offer an Stampin' Up Big Shot die cutting machine and a line of exclusive dies!!! This was huge news and it seemed like most everyone was very excited. Demonstrators could start ordering today and it seems that they are already on back order! Can you believe that? There is a die that cuts pennants and it is adorable and Shelli demonstrated several ideas of things to do with it (masks, ornaments, a diaper card, party hats, etc.). There is another die that will create little handled baskets and they are also so cute! Even the apron Shelli wore was made from die cuts! It was a fun presentation and full of a lot of excitement. I guess I felt a little torn because I love my cuttlebug. One good news is that all of the Big Shot dies will fit in my cuttlebug. (Until I decide to give in and buy a big shot!)

I had a lot of camera battery problems today and so my pictures were sparse. While I had new batteries though, I did get some great shots of the new Decor Elements. I have a couple of amazing ideas for a class and I know that you are going to love it. But, until them, check out these awesome images.

Okay, what next? At lunch I met with some friends from the SUDSOL group I am a part of. That was very fun. It was nice to meet some of the ladies. Some of us did a gift exchange swap and I made this planner. I really liked it and need to make one for myself! :) Here is also a picture of me with Kari Mason. She is just so sweet and friendly. She loves to talk about her business and I loved meeting her. In the afternoon I had two classes. One was about using technology in my business. I learned a lot and I am looking forward to getting a Stampin' Up website so you all can order ONLINE!!! Very exciting huh? I am thrilled with the idea.

The next class was about recruiting. It was a lot of good information. So, you wanna sign up to be a demo? I love it! You will too!

Tonight Angie and I went to the California Pizza Kitchen. I had never eaten there before and it was yummy! I had a pear gargonzola pizza.. Doesn't that sound weird? It has a salad on top of it. It was sooooo good.

I am really looking forward to tomorrow. I have another make and take and then a couple of workshops. We will end the event with a main session and we are expecting more big announcements! What else could they tell us? Geez! Oh, before I go, here is a shot of an idea for some file folders with our new designer paper. Check out the walls. They used paint and stamped a border on the walls. Isn't it great? I love it! I think my bathroom needs a makeover! :)

Well, my batteries are charging, we are watching an "in room movie" and I have dessert that I brought home from dinner waiting for me. :)

I'll see you tomorrow!

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