What. A. Day!!!! (Convention Day 1)

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Today was the first day of Convention and it was AMAZING! It is actually the prestuff, check in, Momemento mall. I expected it to be a slow day and we’d kind of just kick around.. Whoa was I wrong!We left the house this morning at 7:30 and did not get back till after 11!!! 

 This year’s theme is “I Am…” I LOVE the black and white chalkboard look. Adorable! It must be the teacher in me… LOL!

 We did our Make and Takes, well, some of them..

 I sat and visited with my roomies, Erin Gonzales, Shannon Eberhardt, and we met up with Christie Daughtrey and her downline Susan. It was fun! We didn’t get much stampin’ done. Correctly, that is!

 We headed out to the Home Office and took the traditional rock picture…

 And a few nontraditional…..

 Memento Mall was awesome as always. These are three of the reusable shopping bags. Love, love, love!

 This evening, we took an extra class. This is the one I took, called I am a Pattern Mixing Pro. Local friends, this will be an upcoming class! It was wonderful!

And, so, something REALLY BIG happened this morning….

 When I checked in at the Awards booth, I eared a couple of awards and then THIS! They let the Artisan Design Finalist know who won. And…I’m one!

 Craziness then ensued. Erin drew this on the chalk board for me. Cute! See that cute flower on my Lanyard? It’s my Artisan Badge!

 I also ran into Cyndi Beach who also had an Artisan Badge!! Not sure who else! We will find out tomorrow at Awards Night who the 10 Design Team Members are. Amazing. Seriously. I was walking on cloud 9 all day. I went to lunch and expected the sandwich guy to be like “OMG! Your an Artisan??” Instead he rolled his eyes at my request for no bread on my chicken salad sandwich! LOL! So, anyway, in my small world, it is AMAZING and pretty much one of the biggest accomplishment I’ve ever had.

 I have a special display board. I will give you lots and lots of detailed pictures in the weeks to come! Don’t worry!

And, my 3D stuff. The dress form and another altered book (not the pretty things above my Vanna White arms.)
So, there you have it! Day 1 is over and Day 2 will be even more amazing! Thanks for stopping by! I have some cards to show you, but they may have to wait… I’m EXHAUSTED!!!
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14 thoughts on “What. A. Day!!!! (Convention Day 1)”

  1. Congratulations on the Artisan Award! I'm not surprised as your ideas are wonderful and your color choices are amazing. An award well-deserved!

  2. Congratulations, Erin! I knew it! But you forgot to text me! hehe! Have fun and enjoy your special time!!

  3. Big, big congratulations!!! I am so happy for you. You're always full of great original ideas so you really deserve this great honour. Enjoy and have fun at convention!

  4. Congratulations you crafty girl! I am delighted that you won! You have so many fresh and original ideas! Enjoy the moment!

  5. That's awesome! You deserve it and I'm so glad you're my demonstrator. Can't wait to see what we will be doing on the 28th. ( I hope you got my email RSVP on Monday )

    Have fun!

    • Thanks so much everybody!! Gina- I did! And I thought about you the whole time I was in a fabric class! I can't wait to show you these ideas!!!

  6. Hi Erica! I'm a fairly new SU! demonstrator from Michigan (I'm a teacher, too!) and I wanted to take just a couple of minutes to say thank you for sharing all of your fabulous ideas. I really enjoy following your blog, seeing your work, and hearing about your life adventures. CONGRATULATIONS on being an Artisan Design finalist!!! From what I can see and tell, you very much have earned this award. Enjoy!!!! -Angie K.

  7. I knew you were the best 🙂 Congratulations! I am so happy for you…stopped by your blog between camping dinner and dishes to see if there was any word yet. Have a great time!!! Enjoy! Erika

  8. Congrats my friend!! Can't wait to see all of your creations as a big Weiner….I mean WINNER! 🙂

  9. Congratulations Erica. Enjoy every minute of it. I look forward to seeing your monthly design team projects.

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