Sunday, April 20, 2008

Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regional!!!!

The Stampin' Up! Regional was in Milwaukee on Saturday....and we got a pretty rocky start. This is US at 6:30 am on Highway 41.....yep....FLAT TIRE! I ran over something and it put a 4" slash in the side of my "NEW" tires!!!!

Well - I'll tell ya.....I've never changed a tire before - but I'm pretty mechanical and I'm sure I could figure it ou....but I WASN'T GONNA DO IT! I got on the phone and started making calls...home first and my hubby wouldn't answer the phone - he rarely does...it's never for him! LOL! My sister got me some numbers and I had a tow truck on the way - with what we thought was a tire. No time to mess around here - we had SUPER important business to attend!!!!

In the mean time, Nikki (my team member from up north) and Bonnie (a demonstrator from Stratford) tells Rachael and I that they will change the tire! WHAT? I tell them not to worry about it - the tow truck guy can do it! While we are waiting for the tow truck - these two SUPER HEROS get to work! It was a GOR JUS sight to see.......


















Thank goodness I always carry a blanket in the back of the old van - it sure came in handy!



















The tow truck guy showed up without a tire - because I would have to buy a new rim....I DIDN'T CARE.....we had SUPER IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO ATTEND! Didn't he understand that????

We he got there Nikki & Bonnie had the blown tire off and the spare (bicycle tire) off and ready to mount! He told me to call the dispatcher and cancel him - now I know I didn't change the tire - but this was a pretty important job too! LOL Super nice guy - I slipped him a $20! We got things put back together and headed to Oshkosh for a new tire - $110 later we were "ON THE ROAD AGAIN" (in the tune of "On the Road Again!").


Our intentions were GREAT - we left the house ON TIME! Wanting to arrive in Milwaukee at around 8-8:30....It was now about 8:15!!!! With a few construction detour problems - Rachael got us to the Midwest Airlines Center.





















AND THE FUN BEGAN!!!! Here's Bonnie, Nikki, me & Rachael...


















Here are some pictures of the display boards - you can click on them to get a better view.


This is what you can do with a Simply Scrappin' Kit:










































Everyone who attended the Regional has about 2 weeks to hold a qualifying workshop and they will get this NEW Party Hearty stamp set from the next NEW catalog for FREE!!!!! I LOVE my SU!






















This little cutie is like a wine glass charm - so you know which glass of rotten fruit is yours - OPPS! Did I just say that? I don't like wine...you know it's just rotten fruit! LOL

It's made with chipboard - you cover it with our BEAUTIFUL designer series paper, insert a Jumbo Brad and ribbon and WAA LAA!
























Here's the template:

















Aren't these little baskets cute? On the cruise TV channel - that had tons of TV clips of SU executives demonstrating projects on their local Salt Lake channel - Shelly used these to hang on a Valentine tree.

















Here's the template:

















Here's a sample using the Bouncing Brayer technique....this is on my blog sometime last year (I think) as a tutorial!


























































































































They had some GREAT ideas for the Pretties Kits too - here's a couple of them. The dyed this flower with a reinker and folded it in half:

















This one is dyed with Purely Pomegranate reinker, they applied our new Tombo Adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds!

























Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The PJ top card with the pullout you have a photo of belongs to Kathy Bethune. She and I are part of the same team in Arizona. Isn't it a CUTE card? She made it as a WOW swap for Convention 2007. So cool to see work that belongs to people you know being showcased by others. :o)
Kimberly

sjk said...

Thanks for stopping by, you say? No! Thanks for sharing all of those fantastic pictures with us! Amazing!

Sara in WI

Stampin' Paradise said...

The PJ top was a huge draw at the display boards! I agree with you about seeing something by someone you know...last year at convention in Denver I was taking pics of cards and I found 2 of mine on the boards!!!! I also saw one of my cards in a blog photo of a display board!

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