Hi all! I’m still here in hot but pretty Salt Lake City Utah at the SU convention. I’ve received some emails asking where are all my posts for convention since I normally post a lot! I’ll tell you why I’m doing one a day and if you are on FB, you can get hourly posts on my Stamping School page at www.facebook.com/stampingschool With so many people on smart phones and lots without unlimited data, every blog post that comes in has LOADS of data. So if I post 3x, that could eat up someone’s data for a month with all the photos, etc. So this year I made a quick decision to do one a day and summarize my favorite swaps and highlights knowing most of you are on FB
. If you want me to go back to blogging 3x a day during convention, let me know – love to hear what works better 🙂

So, on to the fun from today and a little from last night!

This year SU has a Recognition Room for those that have earned awards like milestones, sales, promotions, or trips. It was set up with ropes and a ‘bouncer’ who took your demo ID number to see if you were on the list to get in!


I’m so thrilled that one of my directs,Debbi Muche, earned the San Diego trip! Debbi and I enjoyed the calm in the room and it was wonderful. Tonight is awards night so we have to get gussied up and head over around 7:00 to see who earned the Top 100 Founders trip, who is in the top for sales and for promotions. Exciting!

This morning Shelli Gardner started us off in the General Session with 25 projects! Remember I’m shooting from a screen so these aren’t perfect until I can get to take real pics. With almost 6000 stampers, it’s been challenging to get pics!

Sometimes you just need to go outside and get a breather! Here are a few of us getting some air…


VERY exciting new products coming! 4 new ones that we all just squealed over! I’m not supposed to show product pics until they are available to order but I can show projects…

One is for the crafty people that would like to carve their own stamps! It’s a kit called “Undefined” and it comes with the rubber, 2 carving tools, a few templates, blocks and foam to mount. Your imagination is your limitation to what kind of stamp you can make! Shannon West drew bacon strips with a pencil, rubbed it onto the rubber to leave an image then carved it out! She stamped the image on the wood block with StazOn, then put the foam on, trim the stamp and you are ready to go!

This is her bacon, eggs and diet coke she drew and carved out to make these stamps – blurry, sorry ! Will get better ones later. She made that bacon stamp in like 5 min!


Can you see this one? It’s a FRAMELIT set that makes swing/flip cards! And it comes with words, too!

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AND another one that makes circle swing cards!

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Yes, the chevron comes in the set!

Then there is a really cool envelope maker. I know you think you won’t need it because of the diag score board but you might! It punches the notches AND scores the lines to make tons of sizes. Its cool….

Ok, the wifi in the hotel stinks! I’m going back over and finish up with my phone….terribly slow!