Sunday, March 27, 2011

Revisting the Cricut Stampede Through Pictures

The 1st Cricut Stampede will go down in my personal history as one of the best times I have ever had!  The fun, creativity and friendship still have me on cloud 9.  I hope that everyone has an opportunity to experience this kind of euphoria in their lives.

So it should be no surprise that I have been looking at my photos from the event trying to recapture that feeling.  So many new friends.  So many new techniques.  So much love!  I hope you all can fell it, too, in these pictures.

Friday Night

Everybody is all set up.  This was an awesome site to see!

2 Cricuteers getting in the spirit of the weekend

Circlettes linging up for the Circle Meetup

Shannon and Janna B inside the meetup

Teresa Collins talking to us at the meetup.  We got a sneak peak at some upcoming stuff that will make everyone's tongue hangout!


I took Teresa Collins' Notations class and it was so much fun.  She is so personable and her story of how she got into this business is very inspiring.

Cover of one of TC's books.  The cover opens sideways and flips up.  Genius!

Another beautiful and lush page from TC

Me and Teresa.  Another highlight for me!

There was a post on the MB about getting help with sewing on cards.  I replied that Cindy Royal wouls be at the Stampede and we should ask her for some help.  I ended up sitting with Bling Dazzler (the poster of the post) and here Cindy is giving us an impromptu class.  It was fabulous!  Thanks Cindy!!!!

Inside the Cricut Cowboy Dinner on Saturday night

Here we are doing the Cupid Shuffle

... and the Macarena!

And what would a Cowboy dinner be with out a little Cotton Eyed Joe?!

At about 2 AM, Elizabeth (aka Makeup Girl 217) gave Bling Dazzler and myself an impromptu class on making flowers with UTEE.  We fell in love!  Such a sweetheart for doing that with us!!!!

I spent this day going around looking at all the table decorations.  Here is the lone man in the entire Stampede.  His decorations were the cutest I saw!  He was working in the "Scrap Yard"!!!!  How cute is that?!?!?!

Here's another setup.  I love the baby pink boots!

Here's Mama C's Cricut Mansion before those #$%& criminals broke into their car.  Makes me so mad!!!

Anybody for a Cajun Crawfish Boil?!

Cricut Creek Crossing

The weekend was full of impropmtu classes.  Here is Shannon giving us a class on the YuDu.  I had been wanting one for a while.  But after her class, I am so glad I won one at the dinner the night before!!!

Showing us how to work the ink on the screen

The 4 Musketeers!
Robin (Delta Scrapper), Kim (Bling Dazzler), Stefani (Stefani) and Miro (brand new Criclette)

There were so many more great pictures but this post is long enough already.  So I will stop here.  For those of you that weren't able to make it this year, start saving now because this is an event you don't want to miss.  Until next time...



  1. love the picture of you teaching me the line dance. So glad you had your camera with you. I didn't take any "real pics" all weekend. You are so beautiful! You and Teresa Collins make a deadly combo!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my pain with the break-in of my car! Fortunately, the Cricut House was unharmed! I would love to have seen the expression of those nasty criminals when they opened that big-ole black rolling tote!! No computer there...just scissors, tape, glue, ribbon, scraps of paper, etc! I wonder what their reaction was when they saw my Gypsy??!! You suppose they know what it is???!!!!

  3. Good memories there Robin! Wish I had been there for that impromtu flower making lesson! lol I have some photos from the Stampede also, but didn't take nearly as many as I should have!

  4. I had a fantastic time at the stampede and would love to go to such an event again. Is there going to be a Stampede this year. I was the English contingent.