So, I was flipping through my Convention photos and realized that I had never shared the awesome roomie gifts that Jodi Geers and Darla Eigenschink made for me!
Jodi created this circle keepsake album in a beautiful, round, papier maché box! It's for holding all of our fun Convention photos and memories! Love it!
I love how Jodi decorated the top of the box (in my favorite purple colors, no less!). The flower is from the Daisies #2 Die with an Antique Brad in the center. The leaves are punched from the Scallop Oval Punch: fold card stock in half, punch a semi-oval, then slice halfway down the fold and adhere ends together to pleat. I love the softness of the Vanilla Seam Binding for a ruffled border.
The background paper is from the In Color Designer Patterns Paper Stack.
Darla made a cute beach tote filled with lotion, body wash, an Owl bookmark and some chocolate! She used the Vintage Vogue stamp set to stamp the "Friends" embellishement, as well as the tissue paper.
The middle panel was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder, then inked to make the detail stand out. The polka dot Razzleberry ribbon is retired (it was one of my all-time favorite ribbons!).
Thanks so much for your thoughtful and creative gifts, Jodi and Darla! I love them! You rock!
My long-time Stamp Club member, Linda Cox, decided it was time to join the Stampin' Up! family! Yay! Congratulations, Linda! I'm so happy to have you on the Too Cool Demo Team! You're gonna love it!
Stalking The Stampin' Up! Staff!
Our Convention Program had pictures of all of the Stampin' Up! presenters along with a space for them to autograph. I took that as a challenge to get signatures of (and pictures with) each and every one of them!
Well, I wasn't completely successful. I didn't find everyone. But, I did track down more than half of them. That's a pretty good showing, considering they are so busy, right?!
Me & Donna Griffith—Training Event Facilitator
Me & Bonnie Thurber—Demonstrator Training Director
Me & Brian Pilling—Manager, Demonstrator Training
Me & Amanda Romualdo—Senior Staff Writer
Me & Shannon West—Training Event Facilitator
Me & Holly Linford—Curriculum Developer
Me & Ellen Richardson—Senior Curriculum Developer
My favorite >>> Me & Shelli Gardner—CEO & Co-Founder
I always wait in line to talk to Shelli at every Stampin' Up! event I attend. She is so kind and generous with her time. Even when there are dozens of demonstrators waiting to see her, when it's your turn, you have her undivided attention and she chats for several minutes. You can tell that she is passionate about her company and geniunely cares about all of the demonstrators.
The best part is that her warm and friendly attitude permeates throughout the entire company. Each staffer I met was the very same way. As busy as they all were, they were still very approachable, friendly and happy to get their picture taken with me.
When I found Shelli's daughter, Sara Douglass, she was on her cell phone. I was waiting near her for her to finish up, but as soon as she saw I was waiting, she ended her call and came over to talk to me and sign my book. (I forgot to ask for a photo with her…shoot!)
Several of the staffers were even dancing at the Awards Night After Party, including Shannon West, Brian Pilling, and President & COO Rich Jutkins.
I took a picture of Rich dancing next to me, but he turned too quickly. I would have snapped another, but I felt like the papparazi. If only I would have had my Convention program with me to sign! Who knew I'd see him there? Next time, I'll be more prepared!
Love What You Do, Share What You Love!
There is a real sense of family at Stampin' Up! and they don't settle for anything less than top-quality products, services and attitudes. They love what they do and it shows!
I LOVE Stampin' Up! and I feel so very grateful and proud to be a part of it and be able to share it with you!
I love what I do! Do you?! Tell me about it!