Monday, August 11, 2008

Convention was Awesome!

It's been so long since I've posted anything, I don't even know if I remember how. Part of the reason I've been too busy for blogging is that we've been preparing for our annual Stampin' Up! Convention. This was our 20th anniversary year, and it was bigger and better than ever! I can't believe that it's over. I was lame and didn't take any photos, but I have awesome friends who shared some of their's. So, here are some of my favorite moments:

It was so much to see all of our fabulous demonstrators! I am so lucky to have made so many great friends, and to be surrounded by so many creative and enthusiastic people. Here is just a small glimpse of the crowd. There were close to 6000 people there.

The crowd was waiting to get into mainstage where we make all the big announcements and show really cute projects and ideas. This year we opened the show with a big production number of our theme song. The singers were fabulous, and I got to be in the back-up choir. I thought singing and dancing on stage would be dumb, but it was really fun! There were fireworks and everything! I couldn't find a picture of the choir, but here's one of the set. It was so cool!

Here's a photo of me and Shannon at awards night - which is always a highlight. It's such an inspiration to hear the accomplishments of such amazing women. It's also fun to get dressed up and go out for the night.
I worked with some of the cutest demonstrators for the class I taught. I got to share their awesome ideas for new kinds of workshops. I taught the class 12 times over three days - and loved it! But, the real teaching highlight for me came on the last day when I made my convention mainstage debut and got to present on for all 6000 people at once. My presentation was all about projects from the kitchen. So here I am on stage in my Stampin' Up! apron. Can you tell how nervous I am in this photo?


And, finally convention ended with a free stamp set give-away from UPS. I have never felt excitiment like I did when we got to hand out the free stamp sets. There was screaming, confetti, running, jumping, and even crying. It was an amazing experience!

I have the best job ever!!!




9 comments:

RATCH! said...

Oh my goodness Carrie! What fun, you are right you do have the best job. It looks like it was SO much fun!

The Kenyon Family said...

I am sad I didn't get to see your presentation. Maybe I will get to go next year. I am sure you did a great job!

Shannon said...

You DID do an awesome job!!! I couldn't even tell you were nervous--maybe partly because your voice was on the verge of dying. haha Thanks for posting your perspective--love seeing all the pics!

Lisa said...

You were awesome! Convention was a lot of fun. I can't believe it is already over. Good Times!

Amy (and family) said...

I loved seeing photos of such a big part of your life that I don't get to be a part of. I think you are so talented and I am grateful you have found a job to use all your amazing talents. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Ryden said...

Your class and presentation were awesome! Convention was so fun this year!

Nicole said...

Carrie, you were fantastic on the big stage! I always love seeing you present... everyone around me was excited that you were up there! Your projects were great... you didn't disappoint! :D

Alexandra said...

Oh, it was such a great time Carrie and I am thrilled to my toes to find out YOU HAVE A BLOG!!!!! I just love all your creations, and your mainstage debut ROCKED THE HOUSE!!! Awesome projects, you are such a talented gal!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jaron said...

Ok, your picture of the UPS stamp give away with all the confetti is MARVELOUS! What a great moment captured. It was all of that in the picture times by about 200. FUN!!!!!! And you're right, we DO have the best jobs! You probably were thinking its great because you work with me. Oh boy, you are too kind!! :)