I’m back from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference charged and ready for the new year!  It’s wonderful to attend classes, view new products, see samples and swap, do make and takes, and hang out with lots of gals (and a few guys) that love to stamp!  This Leadership was especially fun for me because I earned the privilege of attending the Manager’s Reception and it was awesome!

Event Bag

Everyone always looks forward to receiving “the bags” and this one did not disappointment.  It’s smoky slate with a chevron pattern on the bottom and it holds lots of items in a very organized way.  Hope you get to see it up close and personal.

New Product

Exciting announcement about a new product!  Blendabilities…Alcohol based markers.  These are the colors that will be available first, along with some additional flesh tones.  They will bring a whole new look to the coloring of your images!

What we know so far:

  • They will be packaged in a three pack.  A light, medium, and dark with one of the colors being a Stampin’ Up! color.  That means they will coordinate with the rest of our products…of course!
  • The price of each 3-pack…$11.95.
  • They will be available during this first quarter – exact date unknown and then will be in the new annual catalog come July.
  • We will continue to carry the Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • I can’t share a pic until the product becomes available.
 Manager’s Reception
Houston Aquarium

How’s this for a welcome!

Or better yet being greeted by CEO Shelli Gardner.
Camera trouble and then I’m looking off who knows where. 🙂

A ride on the train through the shark tank tunnel.

Rode the Ferris Wheel and Merry Go Round (haven’t been on either in a million years!) And fed the Sting Rays.  Actually I watched my roomie, Monika Davis, feed the sting rays. 🙂  I wasn’t afraid to feed them just didn’t want to touch the food – dead minnows…yuck!

Stampin’ Up! Rich Jutkins on the 65 foot Lighthouse Dive coaxing me to ride for a free stamp set.  I told him he would have to up the ante!

The food was amazing!
Mashed potatoes prepared like Cold Stone Ice Cream 🙂

My roomies – Monika Davis and Linda Madison

We ended the evening with a free t-shirt and stamp set and a walk through the aquarium museum.  The white tigers were absolutely beautiful!

I’ll be sharing some of my swaps with you over the next days but today I have a few pics of swaps my roommates received. We like to lay all our swaps out on the beds at the end of an event and take pictures. I don’t have info on who created these swaps.  Take note of new products in the Occasions Catalog and if you don’t recognize something that’s because it will be in the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Remember…today is the last day for this week’s WEEKLY DEALS!  (25% off on select products)

Earn Free Stamps and Products plus…Free Convention Registration (last year’s registration-$295) by joining Stampin’ Up! and my team today!  Let Me Tell You How!

Happy Stamping!
Diane