One of the highlights of Convention 2008 for me was getting to visit Stampin' Up headquarters in Riverton, UT. I took way too many pictures, though, so I weeded them out for this spread. Loved seeing the "ideas room" where they hang out and come up with incredibly cool new concepts, lounging on funky couches, playing fooseball, throwing colors up on the corkboard or whiteboard walls, or meeting in the glass conference room. I also liked the Musem, where you can see a little bit about how stamps are made, how Stampin' Up was founded by Shelli and her sister LaVonne, and some of the displays that they put together to photograph for the catalogs.
Another fun behnd-the-scenes look was at the shipping warehouse and pick lines. I was so impressed with how CLEAN and tidy everything was and how FRIENDLY and smiley all the employees were, from the president and vice presidents right on down to the lowliest janitor. This must be one of the funnest places on earth to work!
Oh yes, the pages... in my waxing rhapsodic I almost forgot this post is supposed to be about the PAGES, not the photos. Ahem. The pages are on some clearance cheapo floral paper I got from someplace, so ignore them. Focus on the lovely frames I made with my Big Shot Top Note die cut! And the plaque for the headline, made from the same die. I was pleased that Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst worked with that dratted floral paper, because whenever I buy some scrapbook papers from somewhere else, nothing ever matches, from the ink to the mats to the embellishments, and so the end result looks junky and I hate it. I don't know why I waste my money on it! You'd think I'd learn.
Anyhoo... where was I before the tirade? Oh yes. So being able to tie in some of our colors was a huge plus, because then I have all the ribbon and whatnot to match, to my heart's content.
Then I actually committed sacrilege (and on a SUNDAY, no less!) and cut up an old catalog to get the Statement of the Heart, the 20th anniversary logo, and those fun round punches for accents. Do not try this at home. This page was done on a closed course by a professional. Do not attempt.
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