I wish that I could funnel all the energy and excitement from San Antonio to each of you! We are learning so much and seeing so many things in our classes. I am already on overload and I have another day of classes tomorrow. Stampin’ Up! is making some very exciting annoucements and they are treating us so wonderfully. I am smiling and laughing and loving every minute of it!
Yesterday morning started with Registration and Bag Pick-Up. I didn’t take a photo of the bags, but they are adorable! I’ll try to take a photo in the sunshine tomorrow. They are sewn with some adorable new fabric that Stampin’ Up! has created. Then we went to Make and Takes and created 9 fantastic projects!
When we first arrived at Make and Takes, we were so happy to find fabric notebooks (that match our purses) and cute little boxes filled with Chocolates…….home-made by someone who WORKS at the Stampin’ Up! home office. WOW! Shelli signed each of the matching tags for an added personal touch! These are my Florida besties — Jen and Maria.
After we worked fast and furious on all the Make and Takes, we headed down to the Riverwalk for lunch at Casa Rio — the original Mexican restaurant on the river. YUMMY! The weather is perfect for walking outside and we are very thankful. The gals in this photo are Katie (Houston, TX), Maria, Katherine (Crawford, TX), and Jen. We are missing a few of the usual “convention gang”, but we are still having lots of fun re-kindling our friendships.
Last night was the Manager’s Reception. I was the only one that qualified to attend, so the girls went shopping while I attended a performance by some Chinese acrobats. It was amazing! Stampin’ Up! had theater decorated for the theme, and served cute little drinks (NON alcoholic, for those of you looking and thinking) and appetizers.
Today was the first General Session and presentations galore! It was a packed day…….and we received several freebies along the way. I suppose that explains some of the big smiles you see!