Sunday, August 26, 2012

Providence Regionals 2012

Yesterday was the seminar in Providence, RI for Stampin' Up! I had my swaps prepared ahead of schedule and I was ready to go! It was so much fun seeing other demonstrators of all different levels of the business. Even more fun, swapping cards and seeing what everyone else made. Here is the main swap card that I made, the olive card:

This is similar to another card that I had posted not too long ago. I had to make some adjustments as the previous card had retired Stampin' Up! product used on it, which is a no-no for demonstrator swaps! I used Calypso Coral for the pimento parts and ribbon and I made the olives using the small oval punch because the other punch is no longer available. I think I like the way these olives turned out even more! I added some silver dazzling details to the bubbles.

Stampin' Up! has a basket that you can put your card swap into and they take it back to the home office and may use them for displays. They also pick a card from the basket that day and award a prize for best swap. I threw in 2 swaps that I did (I had none of the 3rd style left). I looked later during the day on the board where they hang them up so we can take photos of what everyone swapped. I saw one, but I couldn't find my olive card! I lamented a little to my friend Sara that I didn't see it and she hadn't either. Oh well!

At the end of the seminar, Pam Morgan from Stampin' Up! is on stage wrapping up the day and she says she has the winners for the swaps today. They revealed my Olive card on the big screen and announced my name! I got a hug from another Stampin' Up! royalty team member Bonnie Thurber (who is awesome!) before being told I had to go up to the stage (not on it, thank goodness!). Pam Morgan handed me a gift certificate for a $50 shopping spree with Stampin' Up! So exciting! I do this as a hobby and because I love the friends I've made through doing so. To be recognized by Stampin' Up! means so much to me! Now to start saving for next summer, convention in Utah!

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