Friday, January 27, 2012

Stampin' Up! Regionals 2012 in San Antonio

As promised, I wanted to share some photos from the Stampin' Up! Regional Event, held right here in San Antonio, TX last weekend. There were over 1500 people at the event, it was huge! I thought it was fitting to share my favorite photo from the event first. I was SO excited to meet Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder. She is absolutely as wonderful in person, as I imagined her to be. WOW! Here is the fun project she shared on stage: 
I rode to the event with my dear friends, Amy Lazzell and Minnie Cieslak. (that's me in the middle) We started the early day with Starbucks for breakfast and a caffeine fix. Is there any better way?  
I was really happy to finally meet my friend and fellow "Stamping Diva", Sharon Tong-Robinson, who makes the most beautiful swap cards. 
She made me the cutest Valentine's Day treat box, from the Designer Rosette die and Heart Framelit Die from the Occasions Mini catty...filled with chocolate treats. Yummm! Thank you, Sharon.
I also visited with my friends Rita Wright and fellow Paper Player, Ann Schach. 
Rita was a "Prize Patrol" winner and went home with a super-cool new product that hasn't even been released yet. LUCKY! Here's a can use it with the Simply Scored tool. ;) create something COOL, like this: 
(don't you LOVE the chevron-style? Fabulous!) 
Here is a sampling of one of the ideas shared for our own creativity journals that we all received at the event! 
Look at this cute journal cover idea:
Jackie Ross did a fantastic workshop demonstration with lots of inspirational ideas, too:  
I was so excited to have the opportunity to meet so many fellow demonstrators. I would list all their names but I would hate to leave someone out. I met SO many fantastic gals! I wish I took more then the 250 photos I snapped. There were hundreds of cool, creative ideas! 

After the event, a few of us headed to the Riverwalk for dinner (and IS Texas, after all!) As soon as my dinner arrived I felt a pinch on my hip. I looked down and saw this little lady: 
Yes, I was bit by a duck! But it didn't stop there. Throughout the meal, I was pecked at in the leg and I kept throwing tortilla chips to her to make her leave me alone, but the basket emptied quickly and she had my chicken enchiladas on her mind. EEEK!! This is not the first "duck attack" on record this week. (there may, or may not, have been other SU! demos assaulted by a Riverwalk duck...or so I heard. *wink, wink Ann*) 

Group shot at Casa Rio of me with Amy, Ann, Ginger and Nicole
(the duck was busy with her tortilla chip)
All and all, Regionals was awesome! 
Next up: "Convention 2012" in Salt Lake City, UT!
 I'm SO excited!  :) 


  1. Oh so fun! Really looks like y'all were having a good time. I've actually heard about the duck attacks on the River Walk! How funny. Bet that margarita tasted good though.

  2. Awesome pics and I bet you had a fabulous time! LOL at your little friend at dinner! Too funny!!

  3. Wow, looks like you had a blast, AM. And you are so photogenic!

  4. LOL!!! Remind me sometime to tell you my ROOSTER story! It looks like you had a blast....maybe next year I can tag along! So cool to meet Shelli and all your other bloggie friends!

  5. Thanks for sharing- it looks like a lot of fun !

  6. I wish I could have gone. You all look like you had such a wonderful time. I'm planning on going to convention so I hope we can all be together then. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  7. What great pics Anne Marie ... thanks for sharing! Love your dinner date ...

  8. OK! I'm so jealous! You look like you had soooo much fun & how cool to meet Sharon in RL! I'm saving up for Convention so I hope I get to meet you!!!

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful time!!!!!!!! How great!!!

    LOL - about the duck. They can be mean if they don't get their chips!! LOL


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