Sunday, August 2, 2009

A trip down memory lane...SU Conventions!

Hi there! Thank goodness for digital makes it easy to pull pictures from the past together and post online :) Today, in the spirit of Stampin'Up!'s convention coming up this week, I thought I'd share some photos from conventions past. I became a demonstrator in November of 2000 and have been to all but one convention - I didn't make it to 2003. For some reason, I'm also missing 2001, but that might be because I probable didn't have a digital camera yet...who knows! I do vividly remember it though, since it was my first one! Unless I can dig up some hard copies of that convention, I'll have to just share 2002-2008 for you. Here's a glimpse of convention from my point of view. I'm part of the WooHoo stampers, led by Michelle Halleen, our awesome fearless leader.

For today, you'll see the pics from 2002-2005 and the rest you can see tomorrow. You have to keep in mind that I took hundreds of pictures of samples and such, but here, I'm just gonna share a few "people" photos. Hope you enjoy!

{2002 - Kansas City, KS}Here's a picture with the celebrity stamp icons, Punchy and Stampy. Very exciting.
Here's a group of us WooHoo stampers, with Michelle in the front row center :)
Don't we look so cool in our paper engineer caps?

{2004 - Orlando, FL}Can you feel the magic? You gotta love our little Brady Bunch pose!
Where'd they all go? Just me.

{2005 - Salt Lake City, UT}Don't you just love that Retro Bus? Clearly, this was the start of the vinyl revolution. :)
A group shot in Downtown Salt Lake. Fun times.

Every convention is always filled with excitement, stamping, and lots of memorable moments. I've made some great friends over the years and I have to say I look forward to this time of year with anticipation, when I get to see my demonstrator friends from all over the country at our annual "reunion." Stay tuned tomorrow for pictures of the last 3 conventions. Bye for now!


Jane said...

such fun pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!
Thank you for sharing!
Looking forward to the next bunch!
Take care!

travelingmama said...

How fun! Makes me want to become a demonstrator just so I can attend!

Lisa Brown said...

How fun! Wish I was able to go!!! Thanks for sharing your photos!