Stampin’ Up Convention 2014–Display Boards and Day 1 Activities

Fun n Crafty Stampers at Stampin Up headquarters

Well, once again here I sit after midnight working on my blog post.  ha ha!  There must be something in my DNA that says it is not possible for me to go to bed before 12am!

But, I just had lots of photos and details to share with you from today’s Stampin’ Up Convention activities that I figured I had to jump on and get them posted!

You may have seen some of them throughout the day on my Facebook page or on Instagram, but some are new too!

So a quick run down on the highlights of the day…

We started out with the opening session, kicked off by seeing all the different teams of employees from the Home Office and then a chat by Shelli Gardner


Oh, and did I mention they started it all off by giving everyone a random single stamp (I’m looking forward to playing with my camera stamp!)

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Then we got to see the cover and get a walkthrough of the upcoming 2014 Holiday Catalog!

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t wowed by the cover… but then they started showing what was inside and lets just say that my attitude turned around REALLY QUICK!!

While I can’t show you the inside of the catalog, I can show you a few products and project photos


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But there is so much good stuff including new framelits, new embossing folders, new paper, new GIFT BOX PUNCH BOARD, new mini stapler, new Project Life by Stampin’ Up kits, great new décor kits, new TREE PUNCH & stamp set, ENDLESS WISHES is BACK, and more!  Oh and the new ribbon and embellishments…. guess I’ll be doing a share for those because you will want to try them out!
(email me at if you want to get to the head of the list for shares as soon as they are available!)

Yes, I’m already trying to start working on my holiday catalog budget Winking smile

Then we got to do some make & takes

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Before heading over to look at displays including the AWESOME board created by many talented stampers on my Fun n’ Crafty team!


Contributers included:

  • Stacey Lane
  • Kathy Thisted
  • Rosemary Bryson
  • Sara Grafton
  • Elise Hamilton
  • Jennifer Blomquist

Seriously, don’t they rock!

See All The Display Board Photos Here

I also got to see my name in print too!


It is so incredibly amazing to see my name next some of these amazing stampers and Artisans.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the projects I created for Stampin’ Up to give ideas for the 3 stamp sets we got at Convention – Kinda Eclectic, Amazing Birthday, and Seasonally Scattered (from the holiday catalog).  So make sure to check back often!

We had some great classes with stamping and business tips and then some of us went to evening classes while others headed out to Riverton to visit the home office!


We got to see the shipping department along with great stamping inspiration.



(amazing hot air balloon by Ilina Crouse)

See All the Home Office Tour Photos Here

Then it was time for a late dinner and back to the hotel to check out our swaps, reflect on the day, share with our Fun n’ Crafty group members back home who couldn’t attend, and try to get some sleep!

Tomorrow is going to be a great day!

And don’t forget –


Free Shipping on All Orders using hostess code 7RDHVEKR

I wanted to do a little something-something while I was away playing at Convention, so I thought I would give you all free shipping this weekend! Place an order online using the hostess code 7RDHVEKR and when I get back from my trip I will send you a handmade thank you card and a refund of your shipping!

Good through 7/20/2014

See you online tomorrow!


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