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Friday, July 19, 2013

Stampin' UP! Convention and Llama Swaps

Strange Title huh?

Stampin' UP! convention started yesterday in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was unable to attend this year but the Opening Ceremonies were streamed live and recorded for us to share. So if you are interested here is the video.

I was able to meet my Llama Friends for a long lunch in SLC and we swapped cards so I will be sharing them over the next few posts.

The first one I received was from Buffy, she was also the first Llama I met.

Here are some details as I see them:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Soho Subway DSP (remember DSP is buy 3 get one free until the end of July)
Punches:Word Window, Modern Label, Pansy
Misc: paper doilies(sponged), Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Large Pearls. Basic Pearls, Little Leaves Sizzlits.

Love Buffy's Cards I've been following her blog since she started it.



You might wonder why we call ourselves Llamas so here is our story(it's a long one) as I remember it...

Stampin! Up! has a demo forum that demos can chat, ask questions share idea etc. in theory a great idea but it doesn't always run smoothly. They have several categories/topics that they have a short description of what you should be able to find in that category sadly not everyone reads what they are and since there is not a board moderator (strange huh?) the board was and still is a mess. The top category is the default dump for any thread started that does not have a category selected at the time of posting. In an effort to make questions easier to find and answer and in an effort to make the un-moderated board more useful Darrah started a thread explaining how to locate categories and tag posts. In an effort to keep that information at the top of the board several of us started "bumping" the thread but after a few "bumps" we started chatting thus keeping the thread alive and at the top.  SU! finally added additional categories and Darrah moved the thread to "All About You" and renamed it the  Wacky Women's Watercooler (a place to stop and talk just like an office watercooler in days gone bye. To make it easier to find and because the interesting conversations we had(one all about Llamas, from weaving their wool? to raising them and more) Darrah added the word Llama to the tags because she was pretty sure nothing else would have that tag. So many of the original participants started referring to ourselves as Llama, some of us have a Llama as an Avatar.
We wanted a place to talk about everything going on in our lives and so we started a site where we can meet and talk about life and Stampin' Up, a place we can vent about anything or share our joys and know that someone else is happy for us. Together we started blog hopping and have a site with links to all our hops http://stampinllamas.blogspot.com/. The watercooler is still there, faces and tones have changed since the day(Dec 2, 2010) it started, some of the originals still stop in from time to time. The watercooler will be having their own hop very soon here is the landing page for it http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com/

Any way after 2 1/2 years as on line friends I was able to meet a few of them in person yesterday, it was a fun afternoon!







1 comment:

Carolyn Rakowski said...

Buffy's Card is stunning love the colours and love the way she has used The Gorgeous Grunge Set.
hugs Carolyn

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