Oh my. Where to begin? I don't even know how to describe the amazing experience that I had this past week. Spellbinders Paper Arts flew the entire design team to Phoenix where we were trained, loved, spoiled and RAK'd big time!! Seriously, we would return to our hotel room on a quick break and find the most adorable and thoughtful 'presents' from Stacey on our bed. She didn't have to do that! But, she surprised us with things like; lipgloss, picture frames, lotion, purses, Dr Scholl's fuzzy socks, foot cream and foot bath fizz. I think she knew how tired we'd be at the end of the day after all the excitement! We were also welcomed to our tables with these enormous baskets full of treats and the cutest ever little place cards with our names on them.
Meeting all the other gals on the DT was just a blast! Everyone not only got along but really bonded in such a short time. We giggled so much my face and my stomach hurt! We played really hard and learned so many things as well. I can't wait to share some of the very cool techniques that were taught to us.
I feel so honored to have been chosen to represent this outstanding company. The owners, Jeff and Stacey are incredible people and have surrounded themselves with the best of the best.
Much to our surprise and because of the hard working people at Spellbinders, we were also blessed with an abundance of product. A big thanks to these companies for sending us products to work with. You can't even imagine how excited I am to start playing.
My Minds Eye
Upsy Daisy Designs
The Paper Company
Doesn't this seem like a big list? I kid you not, it covered the whole entire surface of our bed. Check it out! (You can't even tell from this photo...our paper stacks where thick, thick, thick!! I'll never have to buy paper again! LOL!)
It was so exciting to see which die templates we were going to get. All a surprise of course. They just kept coming and still can't believe all the different ones we got. After time, we were surprised with the very cool bag to haul our cool new Wizard machine AND the Binder that fits inside, which has pockets to hold all our new dies. Amazing!!
Below is the basket and goodies waiting for us in the meeting room. Our wonderful Cathy, made us these cool books so we could have a place to hold all our new techniques and instructions.
Another treat for us was the fact that Marianne from Copic came out to train us.
Can't wait to play!!
Here are the bags that I was creating for all the girls. We each brought something to represent 'us' or the town we came from. I made these bags and filled them with salt water taffy. Then, the first night we traded everything we brought. It was so much fun to see the variety of that everyone had! The second photo shows some of the things that the other gals gave to me.
Of course, I have a ton of photos and I wish I had time to upload them all but here are just a few of me and some of the girls from the gang!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my excitement! I'm anxious to do some posts about all things I have learned in the weeks to come.