Where It All Started

Being in Nevada the past two days for our Henderson regional has brought back a lot of memories—Stampin’ Up! was born in Nevada! I saw a lot of demonstrators from those early days (LOVED it!), and enjoyed meeting new demonstrators as well . . . we had lots demonstrators joining us from nearby Arizona and California as well.

I have quite a few family members who live in the area, so on the rare occasions when I visit Vegas, I try to see them. I was happy to have dinner both nights (Thursday and Friday) with relatives. When I say I got to spend time with family, this time I mean both my Stampin’ Up! family, as well as my own family!  That was a personal highlight for me.

I am really enjoying the new demonstrator booths at regionals (if you haven’t see them yet, just wait!). They change every day, kind of like Workshops Wows, and it’s fun to see the demonstrators’ creativity and their enthusiasm as they share with everybody.

My project this regional was another Halloween one, similar to the one on page 10 in the Holiday Mini Catalog, only this one is almost twice as large. It’s not a project you’d demonstrate at a workshop, but it could be a class project, I think. . . not too hard but kind of detailed. (These aren't the best photos . . . sorry, but I took them in the hotel and the lighting wasn't great.)

These are this years’ Halloween home décor gifts for my girls, and I’m thrilled that I was able to do two of them this week (one for each regional) . That means I only have a couple left to do, and they’ll get their Halloween gift before Halloween. . . there’s a shocker!

I had to leave the regional a little early . . . we had a Stampin’ Up! board BBQ scheduled tonight at our home, and even though they are all wonderful people, I didn’t think Sterling would want to host them all alone! I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow. . .