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I have been papercrafting for over 10 years now. I love Stamping, Scrapbooking, Altered Items, and basically ALL Papercrafts. By day, I design packaging for pharmaceuticals. By night, I am a coach for Fun Stampers Journey and I love to stamp into the wee hours.

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Sunday, June 08, 2008
Salt Lake City Trip

I was in Salt Lake City for work last week. And if you are in the Scrapbooking capital of the world then you should visit some scrapbook places, right???

Well I was lucky enough to have Sweetpea (Mary - Angie's cute mom) and Shuggy (Angie) live there and travel around with me - and boy did we have some adventures!!! These ladies are from the Stamp Shack and we had met last Fall at the Mall of America (Scrapfest)

I met Mary over at her house. She had actually done a little homework that day and had some places mapped out for us to see!

First up - Scrapworks Headquarters
Mary used to work with the owner of Scrapworks at Provocraft. So they allowed us to go into their warehouse and pick out anything that we'd like for wholesale prices - which was awesome!!! We got some great loot!!!

Second up - CK Media (the home of Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Simple Scrapbooks)
I wanted to just take pictures of the signs in the lobby. talked to the receptionist and said I was a huge fan from out of town. She then asked ... well would you like a tour???? Well of course!!! OMG!!!! It was awesome ... we saw their photography studios, everyone's cubicle (decorated to the "T" ... so cute), and Stacy Croninger's office. I did see Cath Edvalson's cube and saw her too. I also saw the lady who has all of the wonderful organization ideas for your scrap room. Then out of no where the receptionist takes up to this area ... we normally donate these scrapbooking books ... "if you'd like to pick any 3, feel free". WHAT!!! OMG!!! I got a Becky Higgins Sketches book and 2 Ali Edwards books! I was in total heaven!!!! I asked where Lisa Bearnson's office was ... she works from home and was just in earlier ... darn! But the receptionist was so nice and said next time Mary had people in to call and she would make sure people were around. WOW!!! How cool!!!

Third Up - ProvoCraft Outlet
They had some awesome deals on discontinued merchandise. We got packs of paper for $.50 and other paper for $.15. I also got some cute alterables for under $1.00.

Fourth Up - LUNCH
We went to a favorite of Mary's & Angie's .. the Purple Turtle ... it's a cute hamburger joint that is in a purple building. They serve fries with "fry sauce" ... not ketchup. It was yummy though!!!

Fifth Up - Stampin Up Headquarters
The Stampin Up Headquarters was amazing! ... My TAC reps/friends - don't think I am cheating ... I went over there just to see ... and oh what a building that they have! They had a little museum type area where they had some sample rooms that were decorated with SU stamps/designs. But the most impressing thing was the atrium of the building and the cafeteria. There was a waterfall/nature area in the middle of their cafeteria. Again ... amazing!!!

Sixth Up - Close To My Heart Headquarters
Again my TAC reps/friends - don't think I am cheating ... I went over there just to see ... and I didn't even go in ... just took a picture from the outside ... impressive size building too ... and look at my picture ... a UPS truck parked right out front ... how funny! Makes me wonder what the TAC headquarters looks like.

Seventh Up - Robert's Craft Store (a branch of Provocraft)
This store was amazing ... was like a Michael's but better .... seems to have ALL of the new stuff out. I bought a new Cuttlebug embossing folder - Disney Halloween (cuts a moon, haunted house, and bats and then embosses them). They had a ton of the Cricut cartridges (all the newest ones). Mary and I also did a make and take with the Swiss Dots new Cuttlebug folder.

We then went back home and ordered take out Mexican for when Angie was going to show up. Mary needed 2 wedding cards for the weddings that she had to go to on Saturday ... so I played in her scrap room (I love her scrap room) and made those for her.

It was an amazing day!!!

Next Day

Went to go pick Angie up at her house (my GPS could not seem to find it - went in circles 2 times then resorted to call her)

First Up - Stamp Attic
So we plugged this address into my GPS system ... we got to the address it says "You have arrived" and we are at some address. So we pull just around the corner and Angie calls the number. It turns out that the woman sold her store and now sells out of their basement. It was fun going through all of her stuff. She is mostly an Internet store. Angie and I both got some cute stuff from her though. After we picked our stuff out we then had to go up to her living room for her to run our credit cards. That had to have been the first time I shopped in someone's basement for supplies!

Second Up - Lunch at Zupa's
I had eaten at Zupa's a few days earlier with the work people and absolutely loved it. They have wonderful panini's and soup. And all of your entrees come with chocolate dipped strawberries! Yum!!!

Third Up - Can't remember this store's name ...
We put this address into the GPS and again came up with nothing ... but this time we just kept going. That's probably why I can't remember its name!!

Fourth up - Heartland Paper Co.
We knew that this store did actually exist. Angie had driven by it (it was next to a Super Joann's) but just had never been in before (I think that will change now). They had a great selection of things (mostly focused on scrapbooking). I bought a few stamps and a punch that I had been looking for. Angie nabbed a cute penguin stamp and paper.

After that it was time to take Angie home and then head to the airport.

It was such a wonderful trip! I had such a good time. It is fun to mix a little fun with business (something I rarely get to do).

Thanks so much for Angie and Mary for letting me kidnap them away for a few hours and going exploring with me. I think they saw some new sides of SLC that they had never seen either!!! And I think they had fun!!!


  1. Of course we had fun. It also gave us a route for the next visitors to Utah!

  2. What an awesome trip. I want to see loot pictures. And, creations made with all your loot. Next time you go to SLC, I have some food suggestions. I gained 10 pounds in the 6 months I was there. YUM!

  3. i'm glad you had a great time!!!

  4. Sounds like a wonderful trip!!

  5. So glad you had a fab time. I did not know that SLC was the scrapbooking capital/stamping capital of the world. Angie, I'll be seeing you one day, maybe next summer! I gotta go there!

  6. OH what an awesome trip! It is just what you needed since you have been working so hard! I agree with Heather- I want to see some LOOT photos, but then again I will get to play with you soon ;)So you can show me in person!

  7. Oh my goodness, what a fun whirlwind weekend. I love the CK/papercrafts story...what a class act.



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