After the Legacy Room, we walked around the building, including the idea room. All the areas are inviting and inspire creativity. It is wonderful and just makes you want to bring out your stamping supplies and get to work creating something beautiful. The idea room had everything from your traditional conference room table and chairs to a foosball table. Here are some of the oversized bean bags in one area. I'd love to have these for the kids! Of course, I think our dog would make more use of them than the kids would.
The idea room has plenty of space to create and work on ideas. Here is one of the tables near the supply area. Plenty of light and these are super comfortable chairs- yes, I took a seat.
The Statement of the Heart was also beautifully displayed in the Idea Room. I honestly think this is a great way to live life- love what you do, share it with others, and make a difference by what we do. If we all approached our careers in this way, I think we'd be happier people.
After exploring the Idea Room, we stepped out onto a balcony that overlooked the picking room floor. This is where I wish I could capture smells on this blog. Close your eyes and recall your last Stampin' Up! shipment. You open the box and you are greeted with the aroma of a freshly packed cardboard box. When we stepped out onto the balcony, we were greeted with that Stampin' Up! shipment smell! I know, I sound a little crazy, but just like a man who enjoys "new car smell," I enjoy new box of stamp supply smell. :) Now, if they could just capture it in an air freshener like they did with new car smell.
From our perch, we could see the faithful Stampin' Up! crew assembly new boxes and putting them on the conveyor belt to send them off to be filled. We could see some boxes of new catalogs on palettes on the floor. The area was so clean and well ordered.
After I was done staring at all the Stampin' Up! products that I wanted to come to my home, we took a tour of the Demonstrator Support workspace. Most of Demonstrator Support was at the Salt Palace, but they left out lots of samples of projects to inspire us. They also left out some candy so I grabbed some suckers for the kids. I know, they are the same suckers that you get at the bank, but the kids were excited to have suckers from Stampin' Up!. As a reminder, all the images and designs shown are copyright Stampin' Up! and should not be reproduced without giving credit to the folks at Stampin' Up!. None of the work shown is original artwork by myself.
Even though the paper is retired, I just loved this little garden cart. I think it would make a fun little centerpiece or decoration for a party. I'll be trying to recreate this some time. If I manage to create some instructions, I'll be sure to post the details.
This little tag Christmas banner would make a fun Advent Calendar. It could be scaled up to hold larger items or even be recreated as a little scrapbook to celebrate the holidays. I also liked the snowflake ornament hanging below it.
More convention highlights to come. You still need to see our Make and Takes, Village of Cuteness, and the Product Park. And, I'm sure you want to hear about all the fabulous FREE items we got with registration and from Prize Patrol. I loved Prize Patrol this year- they were very good to me!
God Bless and Happy Stampin'!