Sunday, August 21, 2011


Back from Charlotte finally!  It was a long, windy and RAINY ride home, but we had a FABULOUS time at Regional yesterday!   We learned so many fun techniques and got so many giveaways!  I'll have lots of projects to share with you this week from the event.  Weekends like this are just one reason why I LOVE being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!!

We started the day off swapping and swapping!  I learned not to have both your daughter and you swap as you end up with duplicates!  By the time I realized and tried to swap the duplicates, most were done swapping, but now I know...  Lots of cute ideas to be seen though.  They changed the seating to a classroom seating, which I loved!  So much easier for everyone to see now.

After Shelli's initial talk and stamping demonstration (a sooooo cute bat box I will show you soon), we were on our own to visit demonstration booths, make our two Make & Take cards, take pictures of the display boards, etc.  And I finally got my picture with Shelli!  She hasn't been at the last couple of Regionals I attended, so I was thrilled!  Isn't she adorable?  Here is a shot of Jenni and I with Shelli:

At noon, we had a delicious lunch and then there were presentations from Stampin' Up! staff (Shannon, Carrie and Dawn).  There were some definite ah-ha moments!  We had a ice cream break in the afternoon with yummy Magnum ice cream bars.  After that we got two more kits to make at home.  One was a Creativity Journal kit and included an ART JOURNAL!  Woot!  The other was for a coupon book using the Petite Pocket Die.  So cute!  Prize Patrol was active throughout the day, but no one from our group won.  :(  However, everyone got one of the adorable Stampin' Card Keeper!  YEAH! 

We were so sad when the day ended.  For dinner, we went to Mama Ricotta's.  It was so delicious, the dessert was fabulous and the service was wonderful!  If you ever find yourself in Charlotte, NC, you should give them a try!   After dinner, we all went back to our rooms and died!  Well, most of us.  It was a FANTASTIC, but tiring day.

This morning, we had the breakfast buffet in the hotel and were on our way.  The weather was awful - rainy almost the whole way.  And at one point the wind was so bad, I thought we were going to be swept away Dorothy-style!  But, now we are home and my bed is calling to me...  Check back throughout the week for samples on what we saw and made including a special offer tomorrow!

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