Today started with seeing the street outside out hotel window lined with amazing floats for the Pioneer Days celebration going on here. I took this photo from my 8th floor window. There is suppose to be fireworks tonight but I don't think they are anywhere close to where we are staying.
Our day was filled with classes, some stamping, and looking at new products. During any Stampin' Up! event there are occasional Prize Patrols and that means chances to win something free. Both Mike and Cheryl White in my downline have won.
One of our afternoon classes focused on some of the Christmas products and we made a Christmas tag which I will be redoing into a Christmas card idea. The decorations in the hallways certainly put us in the holiday spirit.Aren't the deer just the cutest. You'll be able to see them again in the Hoiday Catalog which you will be able to get mid to late August.
Here are some sneak peaks from the Holiday Catalog:
Our scheduled classes ended at 6:00 and since our hotel is right next door to a huge mall we walked over to find dinner. I was ready for something good and healthy and I was not disappointed in Kneaders. I had a great salad with turkey, cranberries, and sunflower seeds and then just had to have a cupcake since I had been hearing how good they are (and I love cupcakes!)
Just as I am finishing up this post we heard what sounded like fireworks so checked and sure enough we could see some of them off in the distance. Perfect ending to this day.