I have returned from Convention with lots of stories and pictures to share with you!  The first night we attended the Sip & Swap for the group that I am part of.  After it ended, we headed over to the Convention Center for the "Paper Pumpkin Nite Out" hosted by Stampin' Up!  In addition to creating a make-n-take for one of the upcoming kits & sampling treats, all 5 of us entered a drawing to win the Ultimate Convention Experience.  We laughed and joked and decided that our best chance of winning was with my daughter & downline Beth Klaumann.  She has been really lucky winning things lately so we put our faith in her!

Can you imagine our absolute delight and disbelief when the next day Shelli Gardner announced the winner and across the screen flashes Beth Klaumann!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was incredible!  As the winner, Beth was allowed to bring 6 friends to do the following.

1.  Take a limo to the home office tour in Riverton.


This is a shot of us just before we entered the limo!

Home Office

Driving up to the building.

2. Tour the home office and warehouse.

 A shot of the warehouse as we entered. 

3. I have always wanted a picture taken by the Stampin' Up! Rock.

Stampin' Up! Rock

and the group picture.

Group Rock

4. Can you imagine sitting in the 2nd row behind the Gardner famiy!  We had reserved seats in that 2nd row behind Shelli Gardner's family for evry session held on Main Stage during the Convention.

2nd row seats

Nicole & Eletha holding down the fort.  We were allowed to be seated before they opened the doors.

Masses Entrering

The mass will flow in now that the doors are opened!

5. The package also included a backstage tour.  It was interesting to learn what goes on behind the scenes.  As we were touring, we bumped into Shelli who was just bringing her breakfast to the special room that they have before going on stage.  Of course, we had to have a picture.  I will post it as soon as it is mailed to us.  But, here is a picture of us on stage.

Backstage Tour on stage
 Dawn Tidd    Linda Callahan   Beth Klaumann   Ginger Toivonen    Eletha Suttey    Nicole Cronnelly

I am still in shock that Beth actually won.  They told us that there was a very large box filled with entries so it is truly amazing that her name was drawn.  Thank you beth for sharing this with us!  It truly was an Ultimate Convention Experience!

Beth & Nicole just couldn't resist hiring a "bike cab" to take Eletha & I across the street to our parked card.  That thought it was really funny to say from the limosuine to the bike!  And, it really was fun!


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