Saturday, October 25, 2008

Regional Seminar & SCS Dinner Fun!

I went to my first Stampin' Up! event yesterday--the San Antonio Regional Seminar--and had a blast! It started off with general swapping while we waited to check in and receive our make-n-take supplies and stamp set. Here is the swap card I made with the Love Owl-Ways stamp set and Frosty Day DSP from the Holiday Mini:

I only made 15 cards--but I am extremely happy with the 15 cards I swapped for... many neat ideas and great samples from stamp sets that I don't already have that I can display at my stampin' events.

Over the next 7 hours, my friend, Jennifer and new friend, Kathleen and I made 6 awesome make-n-take projects, listened to inspirational demonstrators and received all sorts of creative project ideas and business tips. At the very end I even met Sherri Gardner, the Co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!. She is such a sweet lady... so down to earth and real.
(Jennifer, Shelli & Me)
A few hours later, I went to dinner with a bunch of my SCS ( demo friends. It was so much fun! Meeting everyone in person was such a neat experience.
Here's my long awaited SCS dinner swap card made with the Happiness is a Journey stamp set & Urban Garden DSP (along with many other supplies):

The dry erase board I made for a door prize was a huge hit! The winner, Elizabeth, even did a happy dance. :) I used the Bella Rose DSP, Serif Essential dies with the Big Shot, Flower Fusion Too & rhinestone brads.
If you ever have a chance to attend a Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar (either as a demo or a guest), I would highly suggest it! I can't wait to implement all the wonderful ideas I received in my own creative projects and in my business. Keep an on my schedule of events for upcoming classes.
Happy Stampin!


Traci G said...

How cool!!!!!! I went to a regional in Milwaukee last year and it was my first SU event. Then I went to convention and got totally overwhelmed! LOL. You are so lucky you got to meet Shelli. She wasn't at my regional. I was bummed. I guess she can't be everywhere all the time. Your projects look great, and your door prize is fantastic!! Well done!!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that train card. VERY NICE!

Pam said...

Absolutely love the "notes" board!! What size frame did you use?

Thank you,

Brenda said...

I'm glad y'all like the frame! I think this frame was 8 1/2 x 11. But you can use any size frame.

Carmen said...

WOW!! All of these wer fabulous!! I wish I coulda been there to get these swaps!

Beedubya said...

I really like the Love-Always owl in the curly punch1 Great idea! Beautiful cards, BTW!

Jennifer Murai said...

Your swap is fantastic. I am sure everyone loved it.

Laura Brown said...

Hi Brenda! I've missed you on my blog roll. I'm a blog roll #3 sister!

What gorgeous cards and that Note frame is definitely going into my favorites folder!!

prayerandstamps. said...

OOOh that is awesome. I wish I could go to regionals! You rock:)

Anonymous said...

Wow all of your projects are great. I am planning on casing your "notes frame" as Christmas gifts.

You are so lucky to have met Shelli! Wow! I was at Milwaukee in April and was hoping she would be there too. How cool!