Thursday, July 31, 2014


I've never fallen asleep with ice cream in my hand. But this kid did. 
I saved the cone after this photo and ate it myself. It was still good!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Swanson's Auction

Auction located : Rio, IL
We met Chad & Missy there. 
Stayed and played in a hotel! Had a TON of fun!
Here are some photos that document the event!

dirtiest. kid. ever.

finally napping!

We stayed at a hotel after the auction and relaxed! Best idea ever!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Our flight home from Stampin' Up! Convention.

Our journey home included: A bus ride 

to a plane ride from SLC to LA.
to another bus ride in/around the LA Airport

to another plane ride, that may have included drinks!

and so much wonderful chatter about our FANTASTIC trip! We are like two giddy school girls!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day Three of Stampin' Up! Convention!!!!!!!!

We made these fun boxes with the new BOX PUNCH!!!!!

And then we have the opportunity to meet the great. The magnificent. The One and Only 

Shelli Gardner
The. CEO. The Queen. She is Literally Royalty to the people of Stampin' Up!


An amazing opportunity. Sandi and I were definately thinking of what we could say the ENTIRE time we had stood in line. I'm sure it was babble, but it was babble to Shelli! She was genuinely kind and caring and VERY patient. And her sweet husband took everyones photo, if he wasn't in it himself. Amazing! 

Our last day. the last hours. the last of our amazing fun.

Our other Colorado Friends. We made 3 friends. Not bad for a first time. :)

We then had an amazing meal, then went to our room to pack way too much into way too little of luggage. I think we were magicians. But it all got home!

Thank you for an amazing time Stampin' Up! It was truly a life changing experience!


Friday, July 18, 2014

Day Two of Stampin' Up! Convention!!!!!!!!

Pam Morgan! She's a great demonstrator who works closely with Stampin' Up! and performs on stage demonstrations and other great things!


Lyssa Zwolaneks a blogger I follow.

Sara Douglass next years Interm CEO.

Our new friend Susie Thomas (Colorado) a fellow demonstrator. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day One of Stampin' Up! Convention!!!!!!!!

We picked up ALL of our FREE stamp sets and exciting Convention loot.
As well as our name tags (which we now want to wear everywhere!!)


Of Corse Sandi won the first prize patrol! What a Lucky Lady! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

On the bus on our journey to Headquarters! 


It is SO Beautiful inside. Rock garden with a waterfall! So Serene! 
No wonder creativity runs wild in here!

The warehouse! (obviously tourists!) :)

They actually MAKE their own boxes here! Amazing concept!

There was this incredibly beautiful wall of flowers made completely of paper. It was mind blowing how beautiful this was. I hope to one day replicate it for my home!

And then there were these Pedi Cabs

Quite possibly the best money we spent! Those smiles are WAY Genuine! 
We loved our pedi cab driver!