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The Wedding and SU Convention

Hello Stamping Friends,

Did you miss me?  It was a flurry of a month in more ways than one!  We spent 10 days of April at my daughter Stacia’s and Jonathan’s wedding in Puerto Rico, returned home for one evening and then I flew out to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City.  A major snowstorm hit Colorado and I was stranded for an extra day in Salt Lake—rough, one more day to be with friends, eat pizza and soak in the hot tub.

So we left this scene in Puerto Rico:


And returned to this scene in Castle Rock:


A little more than a flurry I would say!

Convention was so much fun.  Jean and Wendy attended with me and those two beloved friends knew I hadn’t had time to make swaps before I left for Puerto Rico so they got together and made a whole sack of swaps for me.  Thank you both so much!

Look at this fabulous swap card they made:

IMG_0781The inside says “and eat cookies”.  Both greetings are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.

Here we are at the photo booth:

IMAG0270And here they are winning the prize patrol:

IMAG0273I walked the stage to celebrate making Silver Elite status:

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IMG_1372And was part of the many stampers honored at the Grand Hotel with a five course formal dinner:

IMAG0244followed by entertainment from the Dueling Pianos- a funny, witty and amazingly talented couple:


There were chandeliers and marble everywhere – even in the bathrooms!!  As the bus left to go back to the convention center they handed each of us a really awesome bag.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped me to this level.

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And look at the stash I brought home:

IMG_0794Stampin’ Up! welcomed us with streamers that popped out and flew all over the auditorium so I saved a few.

Stamp sets and pens and markers and ribbon and buttons and bookmarks and a calendar notebook and two bags!

The Paper Pumpkin booth was a fun surprise with a business kit and a party kit to buy:

IMG_0801And a sneak peak at future products:

IMAG0266Grid paper?!  Woo hoo!!

There was even a Paper Pumpkin make and take – a sneak peak at the May kit!  Hurry- sign up by tomorrow.  If you buy a three month subscription (or maintain your subscription for three months) I will send you a snail adhesive, a pen, a bag and a case for your stamps.  To sign up for a one month subscription you can go to http://www.paperpumpkin.com and choose me as your demonstrator or for a three month subscription go to my online store and enter item #137859.  You will receive an email with a code and you will go to the paper pumpkin site and enter that code.  Deadline is tomorrow, May 10th for the May kit with this cool card:

IMG_0783You could make it a birthday card, too, but we didn’t see what the other stamps were so there is still a little surprise.

There were four other make and takes showing upcoming products:

A new all inclusive kit;  this card has a fun fold as the heart goes up and the next layer down to reveal the inside:

IMG_0785A cool new two pack of Embossing Folders and beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP).

IMG_0784A confetti punch and foam adhesive strips to make shaker cards:

IMG_0786You will love the new catalog!  Come to my catalog launch on June 18th, 10 – 2,  and we will have fun as we ooh and ahh and play with the new products!  Last but not least  – a make and take with the new In Colors:

IMG_0782These events are the icing on the cake after becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Join my team as we make plans for the November On Stage Local in Kansas City.  The more the merrier!


After returning home I received this stunning card from Jean thanking me for the roommate gifts!  I have looked at it daily and it is like having a bouquet of flowers (that never die)!  Love it!  Thank you, Jean!  This uses the Flower Patch Stamp set and the greeting is from Birthday Blooms:

IMG_0791 You can scroll through all this pretty fast so I am going to risk overload and show you a few wedding pictures.

My daughter, Stacia, was married to Jonathan Whitehead on April 8, 2016 at Tres Palmas in Rincon, Puerto Rico.







IMG_0771The End (for this post)!  A great beginning for the two of them.

SAL   (Such A Love)


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  1. The wedding photos are lovely and you look very pretty! I love that dress on you!! Great S/Up post as well. So looking forward to the new “cattie”!!!

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