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March 21, 2011

Pictures of Dallas Cricut Stampede 2011

Ok here are some pictures as I know many want to see. I did some quick edits to cut some embarrassing parts out. If anyone wants their particular picture taken out please email me. Also email me if I have not got your name and you want to tag the pictures. If it is ok I'll then later in the week post them on facebook or MB. I will write my experiences in a different post.
Tammy was a gracious hostess and what I admired that her smile never faltered. The stampede definitely ran like a smoothly oiled machine. Of course there were some hiccups here - aren't there always? But the way it was handled - well I'll say that that's the way it needs to be handled! Calm under pressure.
I had 2 main reasons going to Dallas even though I knew I would be a little tough for me
1) To meet Sheila!!!! To meet Sheila and to meet Sheila. I met her and she was everything I imagined!!
I also was so fortunate to meet Melissa and Roberta. I wish we all can stay in touch. And do I have to say - I met Beth again. And when they left I cried!!
2) To go to Tammy's resort once. She is such a gracious calm hostess! Grace under Pressure!

Before posting pictures I just wanted to say this - lol this was a phrase I loved and used by one of the attendees (I think I'll definitely be smacked for this - but what can we call us - the  attendees - consider that for swarms they call us - bees or insects "swarm" lol - so "stampede" - cows? well there were some bulls too lol so are we cattle?
Ouch!! I didn't even finish my thought and someone smacked me already? )


Pictures (My experience  on a later post)

Beginning of our journey - Friday morning (18th March)

 Beginning of our journey - Kim driving us to Dallas

This was a cool truck/barbecue on our way to Dallas

Friday evening before dinner - at the circle meet up

Sheila aka sassylady - waiting for the meet to begin
Melissa waiting patiently

Beth aka Makeupgirl217 & TxscrapperMom

That's sheila aka sassylady, me, makeupgirl217 aka Liz, Txscrappermom - Roberta - in clockwise order

Pink stamper - Robyn and me

Meliisa Todd in the center - oh my she is a hoot!!


See here is the reason why. Look at what she was wearing! And I do not even want to go into what she did the next night lol

left to right - Linda aka Tulip collector, me and Beth aka Makeupgirl217

Friday Evening (18th March)- Dinner
Left to right - Teressa Collins, Cindy Royal (Circle Magazine), me & Shannon(Provocraft)

Saturday Morning 

Tammy's mom and aunt. My favorite ladies. I just wanted to pack them up and bring them home with me.

Monique Griffith - Love this girl!

Our Table - Sassy had made some games for us and it was so much fun.
Right to left - Melissa from Melissa Made, Sheila aka sassylady, Beth aka Makeupgirl217 and Madam Monster!

Marji from Houston - you would have already seen this creative girl in our Houston meet video

TxScrapperMom aka Roberta and Marji. It was so fun meeting Roberta.

Texas/Houston circlets - left to right - Brandy Jones aka Aggie98- (intricate circle card designer), Laurie (do you remember that brilliant 1000 Watt smile?, Me and Tracy aka craftjunkietoo at the back to the right is Lori aka cricutlady and Michelle

crazy ladies

Monique, me, Robyn, Tammy, Karlee & Angela


Tammy's mom Lily. I just love love this woman!

Kim and on the extreme right JanaB

Tanya with her awesome creation. Mike at the back plotting to put my back permanently out of action. (yes I have witnesses who heard him say so :) )

Look at this! This is Tanya's awesome design. She just used a leaf and layered it into this beautiful dress


At stampmaker table with Charlie. Yeah! after this I am getting my stampmaker out of the box.  Charlie was such a dear. He explained things so well and he had a lovely Australian accent (I think).

 The stamp I made

Isn't that cool?

Well that's it. I will post our projects later. We played pass the pictures and make a layout and pick the card and assemble in our table. It was fun. well that's for another day :)
Hope you enjoyed seeing the pictures.
Shoot me an email if your pic is on here and you want to remove it or if you want to tag it.


Valerie said...

In the group picture I believe that is Michelle. Enjoyed seeing you in Frisco!

Unknown said...

Love all your pics. Looks like a great time. TFS!

flowerdisco said...

pami, thank so much for sharing these photos with us. i love looking at them. i feel like knowing you guys. thanks again!

papillon digital design said...

Valerie is it the Houston Group you are talking about?

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

wow... it looks like you had you much fun!!!!!!

Magoo said...

oh Pam! It looks like you had so much fun!! I'm so happy for you - but I'm so sad I couldn't be there :(

Thank you for sharing your photos - I feel like I was there (well almost).

post more pics :) :): ) :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Love your photos!

Jodie R said...

Oh WOW!! I wish I could have been there to see all of you too! Those pics are priceless! TFS!!

papillon digital design said...

Magoo you know we missed you so much. We were talking about you. Chester was quite the hot topic!!

Missie said...

Pam, it was nice to see you again! I had a lovely time in Dallas, and hope to do it again soon.

The Cropping Canuck said...

Thanks for posting these. It must have been so fun.

Dakota Bear said...

Looks everyone had a fun time. Wish I was visiting in Texas at that time so I could have met you, maybe next time.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for sharing the pics, Pam! Looked like fun!

Debby said...

Pam, LOVE the pics!! Thanks so much for sharing. Looks like it was a GREAT time.


Denine said...

Loved the Pictures Pam. Looks like so much fun... yeehaw!!!

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