Monday, August 4, 2008

Back from Convention

Wow! What a few wild days it's been! I don't think I've ever seen so many women and men (there were a few!) in one place that share my love of stamping. It was incredible and overwhelming at times. The crowd was HUGE waiting to pick up our convention bags and to get into Momento Mall the first day. I waited in line for 2 1/2 hours to get into Momento Mall. But it was fun talking to people and swapping the whole time. People were generally nice and really excited to be there. I met a few of the ladies whose blogs I stalk every day. One of those ladies was Dawn Griffith. She is a doll and I loved talking with her. She's just as friendly and perky as she is on her blog.
I didn't get to finish all my make and takes at convention. I hate to rush through them and do sloppy work, so I'll finish them here at home where I can concentrate on them. I met some fabulous ladies at the tables though!
This is a shot of some of the girls in our group. From the left, it's Jeria, Peggy, Lisa and Lynn......great girls!

This is a shot of our whole group with Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin'Up! She sat for hours every day during our lunch break to pose for pictures with anyone who wanted them. We were wearing our Sock Monkey (new stamp set) shirts. She was a great sport!

I am in recovery mode at the moment, it was a long 5 days with not much sleep. But I had a blast and would definitely do it again. I LOVE the new catalog and the new stamp sets that were in our convention bags. I also won a prize from the Prize Patrol during the final general session. It is the new Crazy for Cupcakes set and coordinating wheel, plus a roll of the new 1" double stitched grosgrain ribbon in Chocolate Chip. I LOVE it!!
Here's a link to some of the highlights from another blogger. She did such a great job re-capping, so I thought I would link you to her blog.
The Barbie commercial was SOOOOOOO funny!
I'll try to post some pictures of the stamp sets we got next time. But for now, I think I need a nap!


Rachel said...

I'm so glad you had a great time!!! Now get some rest girl. :)

Linda F. said...

I'm dying over the picture at the urinal! What a fun time you had!

Anonymous said...

Oh Lyn, I love the pics. You were missed girlie!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi sweetie : what a blessing it was to meet you face to face at convention .. was a Highlight of convention meeting you .
may I post your photo on my convention blog also ?
Thanks girlie
Dawn Griffith

Lyn said...

Dawn, absolutely!! Thanks for visiting :)

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