Saturday, January 24, 2009

~We Were Separated Today~

What a day. First of all, our alarm didn't go off this morning. We had it set for 6am and Christy woke us in a panic at 6:45! We had to be at the Convention Centre by 8 and had to make ourselves beautiful and have breakfast before that. Somehow we managed to make it!! We are just that good. We almost didn't make it in time as the ladies made me carry all the bags... my punishment for sneaking along on this trip.

After a quick breakfast, we walked to the Convention Centre and the girls dropped me off in front of the building and they went off for another full day of 20 minute presentations by a bunch of different manufacturers. I am so sad that I missed out on some of the great things they saw from Spellbinders, Little Yellow Bicycle, SEI, Doodlebug, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz, Cropper Hopper, All My Memories, American Craft, BoBunny... the list was huge and the prizes just as big!

I, on the other hand, hopped on a bus with what started out as a bunch of strangers to go to the Stampendous Offices for a full day of playing and information. I found I knew one woman (Tanis Boland who is our Stampendous Rep in Calgary) and "knew of" two others... Cathie Allen from Western Education in Edmonton and Raya from I'm Impressed in Vancouver. I spent my day with Raya as well as two women from Pugnacious stamps. We had a lot of fun making some great projects and seeing where the magic happens at Stampendous.

I met up with the girls again at the end of the afternoon and we had a quick dinner before Crystal and I got busy writing up orders for our favourite vendors.

Some photos for you from Day 2 of our adventure...

This is some of the free stuff the girls received today.... They had these HUGE bags of product when I got back from Stampendous

And then, a darn good reason to not let Crystal take your photo with Tim Holtz..... sigh...

The worst part about today happened as a result of a full day of rain (who on earth said it never rains in Southern California???). Coming out to go to dinner there were snails all over the ground!!! I mean lots of snails!!!! After dinner, poor Allison stepped on one. Totally grossed us all out!!!

Tomorrow we are all heading off in our separate directions again... I am going to Copic University, Crystal is going to some brainstorming sessions, Christy is going to take some business oriented classes, and Allison is going to get busy with some of her "press" duties.

I think I heard that there are margaritas in my future as well.... I think we need one! Christy and I are having problems connecting our computers (with Vista) to the internet in the hotel room so there are four of us sharing two computers tonight... we have been upgraded to Level 2 Technical Support.... yup, margaritas in our future!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you guys are having some fun filled days! Enjoy! And have fun at the Copic University tomorrow...Im soooo jealous! ;0)