Thursday, July 19, 2012

Update from Convention

Hello stamping friends!

I've got an update for you with a few pictures that I took on check-in day.  We picked up our bags and stamp sets, swapped cards with other demonstrators, and then I went to the display area to take some photos of the displays, which are always amazing. 

Here's a photo of our cute convention bags, which are Summer Starfruit and Whisper White, with Basic Gray trim.  Along with the bag are our convention stamp sets...You're Amazing and Daydream Medallions from the annual catalog and Affection Collection from the Holiday Mini catalog.  The wood-mount stamps you see in the photo are 4 new collections of seasonal incentive stamps, which I give away as door prizes at my parties and events.  Each collection is full of great stamps that I know you'll love.

Next I'm going to show you just one of the display walls, where there are thousands of cards posted.  I wandered along these walls on Wednesday, and took just a few photos.  There are so many cards that it is overwhelming.  I think there are 6 of these long display walls, where cards that demonstrators have sent in over the year are displayed. 

Next I'll show you a couple of the cards I liked... but just a couple, as there are thousands that I could show you...

The company also produces displays and this year, each product suite has its own chalkboard display.
I know you won't be able to see the displays in detail, but there is one board for each suite and the projects shown are wonderful--- lots of inspiration is on display!

The actual convention starts on Thursday morning at 8:30, and the doors open at 8 am.  People will start lining up about 6am so they can run to the front of the room and get a front-row seat.  I'm not sure why they do this, because with the Jumbotron screens, you can see just fine from anywhere in the entire place.  The group of ladies that I hang out with (they're from Kansas City, MO) plan to get in line at 6.  I'm not sure if I'm going to join them.

The additional photo you see here is one I took to show you how some clever person took our DSP and made bows out of it!  (DSP can stand for Designer Series Paper or Double Sided Paper... whichever you want)!
OK friends, that's it for convention today.  Check back again soon for more convention coverage.
Happy stamping!


  1. That bag is fab! No problems with Summer Starfruit over here! :) Thank you for sharing, Susan!

  2. Wow, is all I can say. Lots to see and try to do when you get home!!!

  3. Love seeing this, Susan! Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great time.