I am not home this week as my husband and I are visiting our oldest son at Luke AFB in Phoenix, AZ as he graduates from the F16 "Top Dog" training squadron so I don't have any stamping supplies with me (gasp! it's true!).
Rather than venturing out in the mid-day sun to observe my husband and son play golf in between the family "meet and greet" breakfast this morning and the formal ceremonies this evening, I opted to hang out in our air conditioned (did I mention we are in Phoenix?) hotel room and get a little work done. While making some computer updates, I happened upon this GREAT photo collage which evoked fond convention memories of the 2008 SU convention in Salt Lake City. This photo was shared with me online by someone whose name I didn't quite get. If this is YOUR photo, please do let me know so I can give credit where credit is due, ok?
At any rate, my absolute FAVORITE photo of the whole convention is the UPS truck with flames painted on the side. Not your every day sight, but during the convention closing ceremonies, SU and UPS delighted all convention goers by sending a very nice official (yes, really he was a genuine "Man from Brown") Mr. Brown out on stage to speak with Shelli, our SU President and Co-founder to present a gift to all of the demos in attendance. Of course, if you are reading this then you are most likely a stamper and will understand how very motivated ALL stampers are by those magic words, "FREE STAMPS" so you can only imagine the commotion which ensued when UPS presented each and every person in attendance (more than 7000 people, I believe) with a free Ronald McDonald House Charities "Say It With Scallops" stamp set.
The middle picture was the "flaming" UPS truck actually driving out onto the stage followed by real live UPS personnel jumping out carrying huge UPS shopping bags FULL of stamps FOR US!!! Of course, the bottom picture is the ensuing celebration when confetti rained down from the ceiling onto jumping, screaming, squealing and just generally ecstatic demos waiting to get their free stamps. What a scene to remember!!!