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Today was a real trip highlight - a visit to the Stampin' Up Head Office in Riverton. We saw a video of this place a few years ago at a convention and it was quite a surreal feeling to actually be there.
4 buses took us there - John picked this one. Can you guess why?
More great Utah scenery out the bus window.
Soon we were pulling in to the head office. Great sight.
All the staff lined the entryway and gave us a huge cheer as we entered.
Time for some pics near the gorgeous lobby.
This is me not quite believing I am actually here.
Team pic -Kathryn, Kylie, moi, Genna and Claire.
Time to gather in our nationality groups. Here's the Aussie trip achievers.
OK now who wants to go for a tour ......
Loved our tour round the head office.
Lots of goals and vision statements and John commented that it seemed a company that really lived this stuff - not just put it up on display and forgot about it.
Clocks for times in the different countries Stampin' Up is active in.
Lots of decorative bits on desks and around and about.
I'm a bit of a geek so quite liked this little technology history collection.
These designers showed us a little of how they work on stamp development.
I told this lady that lots of my customers loved her vintage looking ferris wheel stamp. What a cool job.
DSP before it makes its way into our packs.
Colours colours colours.
Mmmmmmm. All that yummy cardstock, and the drawers were full of stamps.
My favourite bit by far was the legacy rooms. This had a bunch of areas decorated beautifully. This is probably way too many pics - hope you like them though! I figured the next best thing to bringing you all with me was to do a bit of a 'virtual trip' here in blogland.
Look how they've done the writing with the ribbon .....
Drooling over that lovely neat gorgeous desk. You should see mine at the moment! Actually you can't - it is buried. OK on to the tablescape.
Makes me want to go decorate something in my house! Particularly liked this quote ....
How pretty is this part of the legacy rooms .....
Hannah loved the pics of that space. Next space was Christmas themed.
Loved this display case too - it showed stamp set development.
From idea/sketches ....
..... to stamp making .....
... to final product. I think this set was in my starter kit when I first joined.
OK enough pretties for a bit. Time to go exploring through the picking and packing area. This was quite fascinating too. (Well - I did mention I'm a bit of a geek.)
Boxes make their way down that conveyor belt then zip off to the side and lights go off to show a particular product should be put in. All quite interesting.
Next up was lunch - yum.
After lunch the guests headed off in the buses to go bowling while we demonstrators gathered in a room for a presentation. Look what was in the room - more inspiration.
Here's a close up of a couple of the nooks there.
Time now to stop drooling and go make something. Make and take time ......
Cute idea to do all the dots with the eraser end of a pencil dipped in ink. This was a little set of 4 gift cards and holder made from our note cards.
Time for a quick walk out the drive to the rock for a pic. (Hot - high 30s.)
And a photo with the ever gorgeous Shelli
Then it was time to head off again. Some shopping then back to St Regis for an early night before our next big day Wednesday.
But wait - one more pic. My pillow gift for this day - a lovely handbag.
Did you make it to the end!! Well done!
I'll be back soon with pics from our tour of Kanab - where our stamps get made.
Hope you enjoyed our virtual tour through a fabulous day at the Stampin' Up Head Office in Riverton.