Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Highlights of my Convention 2014 Trip

Hi Stampers,
Well, I returned from the Stampin Up Convention 2014 yesterday afternoon. I am pretty wiped out and exhausted I must say!  We never stopped!  And, I got little sleep.  I had to be up at 3:45 AM yesterday morning because I needed to check out of my hotel and jump in a taxi and get back over to the airport to catch my flight out of Salt Lake City to get back home. It was really great to be able to participate in this years 2014 Convention, but at the same time it feels really good to get back home too as I really missed my husband and also my Doberman Dog Cooper and my Persian Cat Mia (they are my spoiled little babies). My husband said Mia had a hard time with me being gone and being separated from me, as she has never been without me at all since I got her 2 years ago. But she is a happy kitty once again now that mommy is home.  Copper took the car ride, as always, to pick mommy up from the airport, and he was extremely excited. Such unconditional love they show us.  (Bet you can't tell I'm an animal lover)!

I have been unpacking for a few hours and I am still not finished!  I still have to unpack all the great stamp sets and all the free things I got from the convention, but I think that I'll do a little later after I post this all for you.  In addition to having tons of fun, I picked up a few new technique ideas I can use for future cards and videos for you!  I didn't get much rest and got very little sleep, but I really had a super time.  I wanted to share a few photos both of the Salt Lake City Area and also a few group photos of myself and my fellow DOStamperSTARS Group. Oh and also a cool YouTube Video below too, with all the Highlights of the Convention 2014 Trip.  Now you can see what you missed!  (But..if you go to my Join Page and join up as a demonstrator, you'll be able to go next year too)!   Come back in a few days and I will have the a card and a YouTube Video for you with My 2014 Convention Money Card Swap Card for this year.  In the meantime...Enjoy the photos and the Highlights of the Convention 2014 Trip YouTube Video below.  God Bless!

Here is a photo of myself and my fellow DO Stampin STARS Group
along with our leader Dawn Olchefske.
(left to right, front row then back row)
 Sharon BennettRobyn Rasset, Jan Carlson,  Dawn Olchefske , Robin Klatt Anderson, Karla Larson, Laurie Zoellmer, Anna Palmer 


Click to view the Video of the many highlights of 2014 Convention Trip

Inside the Salt Palace Convention Center

Lining up for the doors to open into the Main Stage

The crowd gets bigger & lots of swaps going on

Yay!! The doors open and we all RUSH in high-fiving the SU employees when entering!


There were even 12 large beach balls being bounced around!

Swap boards in the Gathering Place

Awards Night
(left to right, front row then back row)
Jan CarlsonLaurie Zoellmer,  Karla LarsonDawn Olchefske , Robin Klatt Anderson, Sharon BennettAnna Palmer, Robyn Rasset, Rose Travitz Paulus   

Shelli at the Awards Ceremony

Bus tour of the Home Office in Riverton ...arriving

The Stampin' Up! Company Building, a must to see...

We just HAD to get our picture taken
Karla, Robyn, Robin & Sharon

As we entered

Below the entrance - fabulous!  

This is the employee lunch room .  WOW!

On the other side of the room & facing the entrance doors

Beautiful wide hallway with lots of wood!

The Distribution Center was absolutely awesome!  You really need to see it!

Part of the "museum" inside the Home Office

 A few of us took the 90 minute open-top sightseeing bus

Here we are that took the 90 minute bus tour: Karla, Robin, Sharon & Anna

Utah's State Capital in Salt Lake City

 Utah's State Capital in Salt Lake City

Beautiful mountains all around SLC


Utah University Football Stadium - Home of the Utes

Beautiful water fountains at City Creek Mall

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