Thursday, July 25, 2013


Back from Convention and finally got all my bags unpacked, laundry done, and house back in order -- in less than a week!!!  This is an all-time record for me.  It usually takes me 2 days just to start thinking about it.  So today I spent the day packing up again and writing lists so I can go camping tomorrow.  Unlike my friend Ronda Wade, when I go camping we cook over the open fire or Coleman stove, sleep in sleeping bags (me on the ground I think as I didn't pack my tent), and play board games all day long.

I'm really not recovered from my poison ivy, as it has now spread over my entire body; but I am on medication now and the weather has been cooler so that helps when your body is itching from the heat.  I'm also only going camping for 3 days (most are there now).  I think my daughter, Tricia, told her daughter (my granddaughter, Emily) to ride with me as she called late tonight saying she needed a ride all of a sudden.  Everybody in the family knows I get lost just going to town (6 miles away), so they don't trust me to drive by myself.  I just laugh because I never get lost, just temporally can't find my destination!  I definitely have gotten my money's worth out of my compass in my car.  I have a GPS, but the lady always tells me the wrong directions -- however, she does do a good job telling me what lane to get in.

Today I want to show you all the goodies I got at Convention.  Stampin' Up just showered us with gifts this year.  Wow, over $200 in free product/gifts, and then on top of that I won a $100 Stampin' Up shopping spree!!!  I had so much fun looking through the new Holiday Mini Catalog to order my free stuff yesterday (demonstrators get to order early).  This is just one reason why you need to sign up as a demonstrator (call me and I will tell you even better reasons).  I also have a few swaps to show you that I received at Convention.  Enjoy!!

Our Convention bag/backpack we received this year (upper right corner) is awesome -- top quality!!!  So many features and so many zippers!!!  Memento Mall Strawberry Slush Hoodie (upper left), RubberQueen T-Shirt (lower-left), and Convention T-Shirt (lower right).

Convention Goodies!!  (can't show you all the stamp sets because they aren't for sale yet).

Everybody received a free Paper Pumpkin Kit, the 25-Year Stampin' Up silver pen was in our Convention bag, and the charm bracelets and key chain from Memento Mall. 

My new friend, Kelly Mayou, gave me this cute 3-D box with a little Keurig® hot chocolate mix inserted. 

Isn't it just the cat's meow!!!

This swap was done by my friend Eleanor Faught (another RubberQueen) -- so cute!!

Another cute one!!  No name on the back.

Another RubberQueen and friend, Melissa Roberts, made this sweet card -- I love it and will be CASEing this for a class!!

Until next time,

"Every day is a gift, Lord, each moment a treasure,
Give us eyes to see beauty, hours to hug pleasure."
-- Fred Bauer


  1. Thanks for showing your goodies, sounds like it was an awesome time!

  2. Okay, I'm clarifying the "goodies" as items received from convention. There aren't any compromising pictures out there that I know of!

  3. Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks so much for sharing! :-D

  4. Hi Sandi
    Since you visited my blog I had to visit yours! I love the kreurig box! I should make that for my sister! Looks like you had a blast at convention like me! BTW, can we still be friends if I camp in and RV??? I am learning dutch oven cooking!!! Hope your poison ivy is healing!!