The attention to detail is simply beyond compare. Stampin' Up!s event team has created yet another masterpiece all focused on making 5 days absolutely heavenly for about 123 demonstrators from the US and Canada. The setting is St. George, Utah which is just over 110 miles north of Las Vegas. According to Wikipedia, "red bluffs make up the northern part of the city with two peaks covered in lava rock in the city's center." When the sun hits those red bluffs, it is stunning.

I left my home just after 5 AM to catch a flight to Las Vegas. From there, we are whisked away for a 90-minute drive to our temporary home for the week.

We have the whole hotel to ourselves and when we drive up, the fact it's all ours is pretty obvious. Stampin' Up! decorates the hotel with graphic vinyl on the glass and windows along with lots of other customized touches!


There is always a theme and this year's is a vintage, elegant tea time theme. I collect tea pots and love to drink hot tea in the fall and winter so I love it! The door to my hotel room had this personalized decor on it:

Delicious treats are always a hallmark of this event. They set up our gathering place as though it were a bakery and tea shop:


Today's specials were 2 different types of cupcakes. They were amazingly scrumptious!


In the afternoon, demonstrator friends Debbie Moczek, Patty Bennett and I helped Angie Juda with her swaps. Seeing my demonstrator girlfriends is the highlight of every Stampin' Up! event for me. The relationships that are formed are priceless and oh so cherished.

I love seeing beloved Stampin' Up! staff such as Bonnie Thurber in the 1st photo and Cori Hancock in the 2nd.


And the grand finale for the day makes me almost speechless (which you all know is a rarity!) – our 1st dinner as a group. Stampin' Up! organizes us in groups and the group I'm in this week for some activities is "The Tea Cozies".  The place settings were tea cups & saucers with roses in them! And the food… super yum!


We were warmly welcomed by our hostess and corporate CEO and co-founder Shelli Gardner.


The meal was sublime! Yes that's filet mignon… sigh…….

And, of course, dessert.

And that's not all! I returned to my hotel room to turn in for the evening and there was a surprise gift on my bed. It's a black box full of supplies to make the Make N Take projects this week.


Due to policy restrictions, I cannot show you all the contents as there are new products in there that will be part of a future mini catalog but I will say that one item does follow our tea theme – yeah!


What a GREAT first day! Can't wait to see what we're doing tomorrow…. nighty, night….