Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tales from Convention 2013 - Day 2

What another adventurous day!!! The Control Freaks absolutely HAD to get together to do our traditional swap (actually we usually swap two cards each!)!! Cannot even TELL you how much I enjoy these wonderful peeps ... they just make me smile ... genuinely good people through and through!!

And of course there's Jan ... the other "half" of the "TinkandBell" team!! I actually MET her through the Control Freaks (SHE claims I was a telephone stalker ... I choose to call it inquisitive papercrafter, but whatever!)! Happy to have her come and stay/hang with me!! Lots of laughing happens, to be sure!!

Here's our Fab Friday Design Team. It was FANTASTIC getting us all together in the same place at the same time (we were only missing one of our peeps, which is not too bad!)!! Jason and Justin make Mindy and I look like we belong in the Land of the Liliputians!!

Okay, okay ... it was AWESOME being an Artisan Award Finalist. I didn't make the Design Team for this year (which actually didn't surprise me or upset me TOO much!)! But my experiences with Stampin' Up in this capacity have been worth more than their weight in gold ... and the friends I have made are going to be FOREVER. So happy that Jeanna Bohanon, Erica Cerwin and Jane Lee get the chance to ride the merry-go-round for one more year!! WAY TO GO, girls!!

And these are my stampin' besties ... Emillie, Cheryl, Chairl and Shellee. Shellee is my upline. I would NEVER have picked up a set of rubber stamps if not for her. Thanks for your love, support and inspiration, ladies. I {{{heart}}} you!

Time to dash off to another Day at the Races!!! I'm going to need to sleep at some point soon ... my brain is getting wonky!!
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xrciznuts said...

It was fun watching (in the distance) all of you gathering together to get a Control Freaks picture. Pictures make for great memories. I even bumped into Jan a few times. She's very lucky to have such a great friend so close to the convention center. ;) Bring on the chocolate! I too am happy for Jeanna, Erica & Jane for another year. Love your picture from the Recognition Room. I got one too. The Recognition Room was a brilliant idea this year. I hope they keep it for future conventions. I hope you get caught up on your sleep soon.
{{{Big HUGS}}}
Kim Smith

Carol Carriveau said...

More wonderful pictures....thank you for sharing them!