Convention 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention - Riverton Tour

One of the reasons I was excited to have my husband and son come to Salt Lake City with me for our Convention was that I wanted them to see the Stampin' Up! headquarters in Riverton, Utah.  Stampin' Up! is gracious enough to let us tour the Riverton facility while we are at Convention!!

Here is my friend Jill and my friend Joy with me at the front door.  (it was really bright - Joy is squinting!)

Riverton front door

Upon entering, everyone just gasps at the beautiful atrium!

Riverton atrium

In the Legacy Room, I LOVED this display using our new Stencils (from the Decor Elements Catalog) - Shelli's "mom Pat" did this display.. isn't it just STUNNING!?

Riverton frames 1

Riverton frames 2

Riverton frames 3

Then we walked through the Demo Support/SAM section.

Riverton ds

Then a quick look in the Inspiration room - that conference room in the background is where we got to meet with the Corporate Team when I was on the Advisory Board last year.. too fun!

Riverton insp rm

THEN.. the part that I knew my husband and son would like.. the Distribution Center where all the products are stocked, and the pickline where the products are packed into our boxes!!! 

Riverton dc 1

Riverton dc 2

I totally forgot to take a photo of the outside.. here is a photo from the company website of the amazing Stampin' Up! headquarters in Riverton, UT:


Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - fave swaps pt 3

Here are a few more of my favorite swaps from our Stampin' Up! Convention last week.. thank you to everyone who swapped with me.. awesome work!!!

Below: by Larua Barto (aka THE BARTO)  :)

Swap 13

Below: by Kathy Thorn

Swap 14

Below: by Barb Thomas

Swap 15

Below: by Cynthia Stember

Swap 16

Below: by Margie Anderson

Swap 17

Below: by Lorna Raczynski (thanks for taking the time to chat, Lorna!! - it was great  to meet you!)

Swap 18

did ya catch this clever spider on her card!? :)

Swap 18a

Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - fave swaps pt 1

So.. when you are too busy to swap because you are saying hi to so many nice people, what do you do??

You have your SON swap for you!

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Isn't he the sweetest!?  :)

I thought I'd post some of my favorite swaps from the Stampin' Up! Convention last week .. I'll post 5 or 6 a day for a few days...  I LOVED all the swaps I got, and wanted to say thank to everyone who stopped to chat and tell me that you enjoy my blog... you are all very dear to me! Thank you all for your kindness and your wonderful swaps!

Below: by Lynn Wegleitner

Swap 1

Below: by Lilly Rosa from Puerto Rico

Swap 2

Swap 2 closeup

Below: by Lisa Lange

Swap 3

Below: by Mary Jo Albright

Swap 4

Below: by Sue Tapia

Swap 5

Below: by Cassy Miller

Swap 6

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - update 6

One of the things I'm most excited about in our ever expanding line of craft offerings is our new Simply Adorned Charms and chains.. these are so fabulous and will be available on Sept. 1st!!  The charms come in 3 sizes and you can switch out the stamped insert to coordinate with what you are wearing!! With 2 lengths of chain, you have options there as well!

Here are some of the finished charms Shelli showed on stage at Convention:

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Can you believe several demonstrators WON this one!? Shelli made them for the Prize Patrol.. lucky gals!!!

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Here they are on display in the Gathering Place:




Don't forget my Recruiting Incentive.. good only for one week!!!  CLICK HERE!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - Memento Mall Build A Bear Incentive and My Digital Studio!

BAB conv 2009 Memento Mall is one of the HOTTEST things about Stampin' Up! Conventions... demonstrators wait in line 3 and 4 hours to get in and buy the cool fun things Stampin' Up! offers us!!!! 

The hottest ticket item this year was the STAMPIN' UP! BUILD A BEAR!!  How adorable is this cute bear!?

For ONE WEEK ONLY you have a chance to WIN this bear!!  Stampin' Up! has encouraged us to go home from Convention and recruit new demonstrators into the Stampin' Up! family... so I have decided to GIVE THIS BEAR AWAY to one lucky new recruit!!  To qualify, you must sign up under me, joining my Luv 2 Stamp group and the Stampin' Up! family between now and midnight, Tues., Aug. 18.  Each of my new recruits will get their name in the drawing one time and the winner will receive the bear with the "birth certificate" and official shopping bag. 

As a BONUS>>> EACH of my new recruits between now and midnight, Tues., Aug. 18 will receive a new pack of In Color Markers as my sign up gift to you!!

The Luv 2 Stamp Group and I would love to have you on our team! Email me with any questions you may have:  [email protected]

PASSWORD:  roses

More info and Starter Kit info HERE.  This is an amazing time to become a demonstrator with the Holiday Mini and our "My Digital Studio" program coming out just around the corner!!!!

Do you see how exhausting it is to shop at Memento Mall!?  This shopper clearly needed some reviving from her demonstrator friends ! :)  (she was really just resting but I thought it was too funny!)


I am sooooooooooooo excited about the new My Digital Studio program... it's our upcoming digital scrapbooking software program that is compatible with MAC and PC and is sooooooo easy to use. You can create so many different projects with it... scrapbooks, scrapbook pages, calendars, cards, flyers, and more!!!

Here is a look at some of the finished/printed scrapbooks:

MDS books

MDS inside

Here are some fabulous cards you can make with the program;

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MDS cards 1

I am sooooooooo excited to start making these wonderful projects and soooooooo much more with My Digital Studio! Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - update 5

Are you back for more fun pix from the Stampin' Up! Convention!? :)  Here are some general shots of all the FUN!!!!

Below: main stage and main hall

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Below:  Big Shot table.. we got to try different dies!

Big shot try it

Below: demonstrators visiting the displays

Display area

Below: My Control Freak Swap friends

Control Freak swap

Below: one of the CUTEST cards on display - made with the BALL Pop Up die!!

Here is the info on the VERY talented artist for this adorable turtle!!!

Michelle Dawn Lembcke
Independent Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrator

Inspiration and help from:

Kris Sanders

Independent Stampin' Up!™ Demonstrator


Below:  Joy won a prize from Prize Patrol!!!

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Below: Sue won a prize from Prize Patrol!!!

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More cute projects on display:




More tomorrow... check back when you have a minute! :)

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - update 4

Some of my very favorite things about convention include watching stamping presentations on stage by Shelli,  by Stampin' Up! staff and by fellow demonstrators... here are some of my favorite on stage demos from Convention this year...

Below:  Two Tags die made into a JOY garland

Christmjas joy

Below:  Spooky Treats rub-ons

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Below: Table Settings die and Fancy Favor die

Table setting die

Below: Buttons on Twill tape

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Below: Triangle box by Shelli

Shelli stage 1 

Below: gift inside triangle box (by Shelli)

Shelli stage 2

Below: BOO Garland banner made with Pennant die (by Shelli)

Shelli stage 3

I have over 1,100 photos I can share with you .... so keep watching for future posts with more Convention updates!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - update 3

Today was full of fun times with my downline and my friends..  I think we are all hooked on the Build a Bear items, the new jewelry and Digital Scrapbooking!!!  I can't believe tomorrow is the last day... this week went so fast!

I want to share lots of fun photos from the Stampin' Up! Convention with you ... let's start with Awards Night last night....

I am on stage for "outgoing Advisory Board" here:

Outgoing AB

I think this was the cruise achievers march.. me, Joann and Aly:

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I was in the top 10 achievers in the "most promotions to Sr. Associate" category..  I'm thrilled to be in the top 10 of anything in Stampin' Up! :)  I need to locate the photo for that...

Below are the 10 achievers from #11 to #20 Demonstrator of the Year.. I was #18!! .. I'm on the left.. I'm thrilled to be in the top 20 in Stampin' Up! :)

Top 10 SA promo

my sweet husband and son came to Salt Lake for awards night!

Us awards night

Then backtracking to Check In Day.... I saw these darling ladies all ready to swap!

Swap aprons

And here are my sweet friends from Puerto Rico!

PR friends

check out these fabulous bracelets made from the Lattice Die and Shrink Plastic!!

Bracelet 1

Bracelet 2

and the last photo of the day... a SUPER CUTE nametag embellished with fun foam Big Shot die cut flowers!!


Time for bed... I'll have more news and photos tomorrow!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - Update 2

It's been so much fun here in Salt Lake City!  Going back to yesterday, check in day, I picked up my Convention bag and my Founder's Circle bag.. I looked like a Bag Lady!


One of the highlights today was buying our own Stampin' Up! Build A Bear in Memento Mall!!

Bear 2

Bear 1

We worked on really cute Make & Takes today too!




I have about 300 more pix to share.. :) ... but not tonight.. it's after midnight and we just got back from Awards Night.. and I need to get to bed.. but.. I needed to share my exciting news with you ... I was number 18 Demonstrator of the Year this year!!!  and placed #8 in the company for Sr. Associate promotions in my downline!!  What a night!!  It was great to have my husband and son here to share in the excitement!!  Photos to come tomorrow... until then... have a great day!

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - update 1

Hi from Salt Lake City!!  We had a great day at Convention today.. checking in, swapping with friends, and buying fun goodies at Mememto Mall!

Here is a peek at the darling zip up hoodie I got today:

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Some of the fun things available this year:

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Sorry I don't have more pix to share today.... slight technical difficulty between wrong camera/wrong  USB cord... hope to have it fixed by tomorrow so I can share the tons of pix I took on the other camera :)

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While I'm away at the Stampin' Up! Convention this week, I am offering my customers a SPECIAL DEAL when you place an On Line Order!!
For ALL Up To Date CONVENTION NEWS, CLICK HERE. I'll be updating daily!

For EACH person who places a $100 order (or more) on my website (CLICK HERE then click Shop Now), I will send you one of my DIE CUT CARD KITS and the link to view 9 samples using these supplies!!

Die Cut Notes kit

Kit Includes 9 Die Cut Note Cards, 9 envelopes and 6 pieces (6x6) of the new Bride, Groom and Bridesmaid specialty DSP and a link to view 9 exclusive samples!!   You can see these wonderful new products on pgs 158 and 168 in the new catalog.

You are welcome to use this in conjunction with your August Coupon from me if you have one!

Offer expires at midnight on 8/8/09.  Kits will be mailed by 8/14/09.

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Patty's Convention Swaps - part 2

Here are a few more of the cards I made for swapping at the Stampin' Up! Convention this year... hope you enjoy them!!


Check back all this week for news from Convention!

Convention Swap #3 by Patty Bennett

Conv swap 3

Supplies used:

  • Stamp Set(s): French Filigree background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Cardstock: Pendant Notes (pg 168), Very Vanilla, Bridesmaid DSP (pg 158)
  • Accessories: 5/16" brad, Kraft ribbon, Word Window punch, Paper Piercing tool, Dotto, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges

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Convention Swap #4 by Patty Bennett

Conv swap 4

Supplies used:

  • Stamp Set(s): Dasher (pg 208), Teeny Tiny Wishes, Christmas Punch
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
  • Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP 
  • Accessories: Bold Bright Brad, Real Red polkadot ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Paper Piercing tool, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scallops #2 die & Circles #2 die and the Big Shot

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Convention Swap #5 by Patty Bennett

 Conv swap 5

inspired by Gretchen Barron

Supplies used:

  • Stamp Set(s): Great Friend, Think Happy Thoughts
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
  • Accessories: Summer Sun & Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons, Crushed Curry Polkadot ribbon, Two Tags die & Big Shot, 1-1/4" circle punch, paper piercer, snail, sticky strip, white cardboard from the DSP pack (backing of tag)

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Patty's Convention Swaps - part 1

I will be leaving for the annual Stampin' Up! convention this week!! I'm soooooooooo excited to see my friends and to learn new stamping ideas, tips, tricks and especially to swap with my fellow demonstrators!!

I'm posting my convention swaps here with the recipe, so even if I don't get to swap with you, you can still reproduce the card.

Convention Swap #1 by Patty Bennett:

Conv swap 1

Recipe for 3x6 card above:

  • Stamp Set(s):  Simple Snowflake (pg 208), Winter Post (pg 35), Christmas Punch (pg 14)
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, Brocade Blue
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
  • Accessories:  Snowflake punch, Soft Suede polkadot ribbon, Rhinestone brads, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Sponge

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Convention Swap #2 by Patty Bennett:

Conv swap 2 

Recipe for card above:

  • Stamp set(s): Medallion and Filigree background stamps, Circle Circus, Thank You Kindly
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Basic Black
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
  • Accessories: 1-1/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

Check back tomorrow for MORE swaps!

Check back Wednesday for my CONVENTION SPECIAL!

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