Holiday Mini Catalog 2010

SPOOKY Halloween Tree

Halloween is coming!  Are you ready? Have you decorated and most importantly have you BOUGHT A BUNCH OF CANDY ??  :) 

To get you in the mood.. here is my latest Halloween Creation...

Halloween tree 

I got this idea from Jan Tink - I used a corner of one 12x12 sheet of Designer Paper from the NIGHT OWL package (item 123012, pg 9 Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin' Up!).... and I brayered over the top of the tree!  First, I punched a circle with a post it note, and put it on the white background, then began brayering.. first with Daffodil Delight, then Tangerine Tango then Cajun Craze.  I brayered a bit of Soft Suede at the bottom for the dirt. 

I added some stamped images from the DARK & DREARY stamp set (item 120837 or 121151, pg 7 of the HOliday Mini catalog) and then mounted it on Basic Black and Cajun Craze.

 

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Christmas Projects Control Freak Blog Tour!

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WELCOME to the October 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Liz's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  :)   Our tour officially starts on Wed., Oct. 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Wednesday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring Stampin' Up! Projects with a Christmas or December Holiday themePlease enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

My first project for you today... a "DOUBLE HIGH FANCY FAVOR BOX" - I used the Big Shot and 2 Fancy Favor Boxes, and attached 2 of the Die Cut Boxes together (see below) to make it taller than a single box! :)

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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED TO DECORATE FANCY FAVOR BOX:

Wild Wasabi cardstock, Candy Cane Christmas Fabric (Holiday Mini Catalog), Two Tags Die, Candy Cane Christmas DSP, Tasteful Trim Die, Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons, Real Red Satin Ribbon, Tags Til Christmas stamp set

TIP:  To make an extra tall Fancy Favor Box, just use Sticky Strip to attach 2 die cuts together!

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My 2nd Christmas project for you is a Cone made from Designer Paper. Cut a 6x6 piece of DSP and roll it into a cone shape. Secure with Sticky Strip and add ribbon to the seam area.
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STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES USED FOR THE CHRISTMAS CONE:

Candy Cane DSP, Two Tags Die, Homemade a la carte stamp, Tasteful Trim Die, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ribbon), Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Tinsel Trim, Cherry Cobbler ink, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

TIP:  To easily apply ribbon to your project, place it on the MULTIPURPOSE ADHESIVE SHEETS first (pg 17 Holiday mini catalog), then just lift off and apply to the project!

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My last project for you is a Christmas Card idea using MY DIGITAL STUDIO... all I did was insert a photo into one of the MDS Templates and added an MDS brad and our personalized text... HOW EASY IS THAT?  :)  LOVE IT!  I printed this at home and mounted it onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, but for our Christmas cards this year I will definitely have Stampin' Up! print them for me with the new lower printing prices effective today! whohooo!

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Halloween Letterpress Cards

Have you tried out the new LETTERPRESS PLATES in the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG from Stampin' Up!?  They really lend a whole new aspect to stamping and crafting.. they are fun to use and I love the results!

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I think these are great Halloween Cards!

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 For best results, Stampin' Up! recommends using our Watercolor Paper (item 105019, pg 170) but I experimented with Naturals Ivory cardstock (#101849) and Whisper White cardstock (#100730) shown above.  I used CRAFT INK per Stampin' Up!'s instructions for the best results. 


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Spooky Halloween Bag - Stampin' Up! Style!

Have Fun this Halloween making your own goodie bags...

Use the great new 'MINI LUNCH SACKS' from Stampin' Up!  They come with this stylish scalloped edge  and are the perfect size for treats any time of year!  Find them on pg 13 of the Holiday Mini Catalog (item 121031, $4.95 per pack of 10).

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I've embellished the bag with several cool items from the Holiday Mini Catalog:

  • Spider Web embossing folder gives texture to the bag, pg 6, item 120889
  • Nite Owl Designer Paper, pg 9, item 123012
  • Glimmer Brads, pg 36 , available in 4 assortments
  • 1/2" Black Lace "Raven" Trim, pg 8, #120988
  • Dark & Dreary stamp set, pg 7, wood or clear mount
  • Scallop Square Duo die, pg 17, item 120903

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and from the Regular Stampin' Up! Catalog:

  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, pg 201, #119275
  • Scallop Sq punch, pg 201, #119856
  • Modern Label punch, pg 203, #119849
  • Antique Brads, pg 187, #117273
  • Wicked Cool stamp set, pg 23, wood or clear mount

 

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Day of Gratitude Samples - Fabulous Fall Ideas!

At the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar I attended in St. George, UT in September, they gave us this FABULOUS DAY OF GRATITUDE stamp set for free!!  We got to make several projects with this stamp set and they also featured these great samples on a display board.. I hope you enjoy them!

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Gratitude 3 

Gratitude 4 

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Holiday Mini Catalog Gift Bag & Accessory Sampler

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The New Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog has soooooooooooo many wonderful new accessories to choose from .. How would you like a SAMPLER OF SOME OF THE NEW ACCESSORIES!? 

I am OFFERING a Gift Bag and Accessory NEW PRODUCT SAMPLER

Gift Bag & Accessory Sampler Includes:

  • Deck the Halls Designer Buttons (pg 17) - 6 pieces (assorted designs)
  • Candy Cane Designer Buttons (pg 17) - 6 pieces (assorted designs) 
  • Mini Lunch Sacks (with scalloped top edge) (pg 13) - 5 bags
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards 
  • Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards
  • Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards
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 email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net for ordering information.  I will send you an invoice through paypal right away.

1 kit = $11.25 (includes shipping)

2 kit option (to same address) = $20.50 (includes shipping)

I will take orders immediately, as soon as I get 4 orders, your order will be placed with Stampin' Up!, I will order the products, package them up and ship them out to you.  Orders will be placed with Stampin' Up! each time a group of 4 fills.  Please expect roughly 7 to 10 days from the time you pay via PayPal to the time your order ships.  $11.25 price INCLUDES 1st class shipping to you in a bubble mailer.  U.S. orders only.

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Founder's Circle 2010 - Regional Seminar

How lucky are we.., not only are we spoiled here all week by Stampin' Up! at our Founder's Circle trip... but they put on a 1/2 day Regional Seminar here in St. George just for us Founder's Circle achievers!!!

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This was our table of fun stampers:

Ruth, Stella, me, Sandy, Joey and Wendy

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Shannon is one of the sweeeeeetest employees at Stampin' Up!... she is a dear and does FABULOUS presentations.. I always love to get a photo with her:

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We received the FABULOUS Day of Gratitude stamp set free (Holiday Mini catalog, pg 12, item #120835 or 121148)!  Here are some of the Make & Take projects we stamped using that set:

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Make and take 3 

Make and take 4 

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KelleeSue and other SU! employees made sure we had plenty of snacks! :)

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I just love Selma... she is a DEAR!!!!

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and Pam Morgan... what a lovely lady... I enjoy talking with her and seeing her at events sooooo much!

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As the event began I realized I didn't have a notebook to take notes.. so I wrote all over our Grid Sheets... LOL :)  My downline Cindee made the cute bag for me.. isn't it adorable?
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Here is my sweet friend Dawn... we were kinda matchy matchy today!

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I am having such a fun time seeing my dear friends and making LOTS of new friends.. I just wanted to give a shout out to Cara Brandse and a hello to her hubby, Jorn, back home, ... yes, we are having a GREAT time! :)

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Mtg Sept. 2010 Presentations

We enjoyed learning tips and great project ideas from 6 presentations at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting earlier this month... here are a few samples from a couple of the presenters.

Steph Leider demonstrated samples using the new Candy Wrapper Die. (see pg 10 in the Holiday mini - catalog item #120890)  She taught each person how to close the end of the box and then showed them her samples and how to proceed with our Make & Take project using that die.  Thanks, Steph!!

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This was our Candy Wrapper die Make & Take:

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 I LOVE the new GLIMMER BRADS... wow.. they add too much fun to a project!  (see pg 36 in the Holiday Mini catalog for the 4 dazzling color combos available!)

Kim Wong shared ideas using the Simply Sent Kits and a l Carte stamps.  She has been using GLOSSY cardstock lately and "wowing" her workshop guests.

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Our Make & Take at her table uses GLOSSY White cardstock (pg 170, item #102599) for the Homemade a la Carte stamp tag (pg 18, item #116978) stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink. 

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The new  Mini Lunch Sacks (pg 13 holiday mini, item #121031) are wheeled and then decorated with a tag using the Homemade stamp stamped on Glossy White, then punched with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch (pg 201, item #118874), and then put on the new 2-1/2" circle punch in Cherry Cobbler cardstock (pg 19 holiday mini catalog, item #120906) and tied to the bags with the FAB new 1/2" Seam Binding in Cherry Cobbler (pg 21 holiday mini, item #120992).  CLICK HERE to order any of these products online now :)   
 
 

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Tasteful Trim Die from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

My presentation at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend featured many of the new accessories available in the Holiday Mini catalog and in the regular Stampin' Up! Catalog.  I focused on the new TASTEFUL TRIM DIE found on pg 17 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.

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Tasteful trim die 

When you cut one 6"x12" piece of cardstock or fabric with this die and the Big Shot, look at all the wonderful trim pieces you get!! whohoo!   I elected to use a bunch of scraps and did not cut up my 12x12 cardstock to make lots of fun trim pieces to play with.

I embellished tags, cards and other projects with the trim pieces from this die... here are a few of my samples:

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The tags all use the TWO TAGS DIE on pg 206 of the catalog.

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 So what do you think,... do you love this TASTEFUL TRIM DIE as much as I do !?  it's sooooooo fun to dress up your projects with these scallops, rick-racks, zig-zags, etc. :)

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Holiday Mini Catalog Swap

I was in a swap last month with my Control Freak Group and we swapped cards made with Holiday Mini Catalog items... here was my card:

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This card showcases my favorite new DSP: Autumn Spice, and the gorgeous new Always Artichoke Seam Binding (hello... it should be called "gorgeous ribbon")... and I incorporated the DAY OF GRATITUDE stamp set and the amazing Antique Brads.


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Day of Gratitude Stamp Set:

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Day of Gratitude set, pg 12 Holiday Mini catalog (120835 or 121148)

Always Artichoke Seam Binding, pg 21 Holiday Mini catalog (121000)

Antique Brads, pg 187, (117273)

Autumn Spice DSP, pg 13 Holiday Mini catalog (120808)

Decorative Label Punch, pg 25 Holiday Mini catalog (120907)

Always Artichoke cardstock, Always Artichoke and Old Olive ink

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Autumn Spice Notecards

My FAVORITE new Designer Paper in the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG is definitely the Autum Spice Specialty DSP.. it's very heavy weight and textured and the designs and patterns are gorgeous!!!

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I love the texture of this paper!! It's so luxurious!!! 

I've also used the new Always Artichoke Seam Binding (ribbon!?) on this card.. love that too! (item 121000, pg 21 of the Holiday Mini Catalog). Order online HERE 24/7!  Need a Holiday mini?  email me!

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New Tasteful Trim Die from Stampin' Up!

Oh, I LOVE this new die for the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!  It's called the TASTEFUL TRIM die and it's on page 17 in the NEW HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!  (item code 120893).  Order online HERE 24/7!  Need a Holiday mini?  email me!

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When you cut one 6"x12" piece of cardstock or fabric, look at all the wonderful trim pieces you get!! whohoo! 

As a part of my presentation at our upcoming LUV 2 STAMP GROUP MEETING this coming Saturday, I am showing dozens of ways you can incorporate this die into your crafting projects.

Here is one of the cards I've made with one "rick-rack" part of this die as an accent on the card:

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{This photo is a little bright.. it's actually Cherry Cobbler}   I used the Love Letter DSP (pg 173, item #117162) and the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (pg 214, item 117335) to texturize the "rick rack" piece from the Tasteful Trim die.

I colored some of the crocheted Fleurettes (pg 188, #115604) using a plastic cup and some Cherry Cobbler reinker (much like they show on pg 188). 

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Then added one to my card:

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I placed a smaller uncolored Fleurette in the center with a Vintage Brad (pg187, #117273).

Stay tuned for many many more samples using this new die!

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I love Left-overs!

ok.. WAIT.. that's technically a LIE, cuz I HATE left-overs.. the kind that you accumulate in your fridge and throw away the night before garbage day.... 

but what I mean is ...I LOVE little LEFT-OVER Pieces on my stamping desk...  I make both of these cards in a jiffy just using little things that were left on my desk after prepping for a class and a swap!

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This card features the fabulously YUMMY new DSP from the HOliday Mini Catalog called Autumn Spice.. it's TEXTURED HEAVY WEIGHT CARDSTOCK designer paper.. wow... is it FAB or WHAT!?  I also used the NEW Extra Large Decorative Label Punch, and the NEW Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ok.. i think it's ribbon.. whatever)... both from the new Holiday Mini... if you don't have yours in the mail yet, CONTACT ME!

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Can you see the GREAT texture in this new Heavy Weight designer paper? Wow!!!

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And this card features the GORGEOUS Island Oasis DSP (pg 27 Summer Mini catalog, item 117173) from the SOON TO BE RETIRED SUMMER MINI CATALOG... DON'T MISS OUT... only a few more days to order from the SUMMER MINI!

I also used the Peach Parfait Stitched Poly Ribbon (item 119264, pg 190).  The stamps come from the Friends Never Fade set (item 118750, pg 99) and With All my Heart (item 118134, pg 47). 
   

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Blog Tour - Holiday Mini Catalog Theme

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WELCOME to the August 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Dawn's Blog and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  :)   Our tour officially starts on Friday, Aug. 20th.. so if you are joining us on Thursday night, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Friday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  Please enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

I am featuring a Halloween theme this month.. I'll list the Holiday mini catalog products under each photo for you.. enjoy!! 

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Candy Wrapper Treat Supplies:  Candy Wrapper die (with Big Shot) (pg 10 holiday mini), Extra-large Decorative Label punch (pg 25 holiday mini), 1/2" black lace trim (pg 8 holiday mini), "Midnight Raven" stamp (pg 41 holiday mini).  Bat punch, oval punch, oval scallop punch all in regular catalog pgs 200-203, "Spooky" image on pg 23 in the regular catalog, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon pg 191 regular catalog, Brights DSP pack pg 175 regular catalog.

Fright night card 

Fright Night Card Supplies:  1/2" black lace trim (pg 8 holiday mini), "Midnight Raven" stamp (pg 41 holiday mini), Glimmer Basics brads (pg 36 holiday mini), Extra-Large 2-1/2" Circle punch (pg 19 holiday mini).  Bat punch, lg circle scallop punch in regular catalog pgs 200-203,  Brights DSP pack pg 175 regular catalog, paper piercer tool pg 198 regular catalog.  Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black.

Toil and trouble card

Toil & Trouble Card Supplies:  1/2" black lace trim (pg 8 holiday mini), Extra-large Decorative Label punch (pg 25 holiday mini), 3/4"x15/16" oval punch (pg 25 holiday mini), Spider Web Embossing Folder (pg 6 holiday mini), Nite Owl DSP (pg 9 holiday mini)  Jewelry Tag punch in regular catalog pg 202, "Wicked Cool" set on pg 23 in the regular catalog, Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon pg 191 regular catalog, Distressing Essentials kit pg 195 regular catalog.  Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White.

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It was really fun distressing this new "Night Owl" DSP with the new Distressing Kit.. rub ink from the kit over the crumpled paper, spritz with a water bottle, then distress the edges with the tools that come in the kit!!  Distressing kit is on pg 195 in the regular catalog. I also sprayed the spider web background with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer Paint (pg 195) in a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol.
  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!
 

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Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 Make & Take projects

I had fun with Steph, Cindee, Kim and Melissa from my downline as we made several projects on Day 1 of the Stampin' Up! convention.. the projects were really cute and focused a lot on using markers.. our Stampin' Up! markers are amazing and produce beautiful results, making your projects look gorgeous! 

This was my fave project, using our wonderful markers, done on watercolor paper (#105019, pg 170) and one of my favorite new stamp sets THAT WE GOT FOR FREE!!! called Just Believe, (#116948, pg109).

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This was a cute little 4x4 card stamped with the same set - the circle is sponged, using a circle mask cut from the Big Shot circle die... how clever!  Colors: Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Early Esspresso.

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This adorable 3x3 project uses the versatile and affordable little"So Many Thanks" single stamp, item 120173, pg 18.

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It is a 3x6 envelope folded in 1/2 to hold the 3x3 cards and envelopes.. how clever!!!

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This fun new paisley stamp set and wheel will be in our Holiday Mini catalog - which BY THE WAY... IS FANTASTIC - the entire mini catalog is to die for !!!!

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another card with the paisley set:

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Here is Cindee and one of her projects and Steph and one of hers:

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I didn't quite finish my last project... this is what part of it looked like.. it's pretty cute..
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I have soooooooo many more photos and amazing experiences to share  with you from Convention!  Please stay tuned each day!

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