Saturday, May 18, 2013

{my utah adventures} part 2

Utah is like the mecca of scrapbooking and paper crafting companies.  Seriously, I would like to spend two weeks there, and just go from manufacturer to manufacturer, and visit them all.  It was a definite highlight of the trip, to visit three amazing companies.  Our first visit was at We R Memory Keepers.  We toured their facility, and had a little lesson on some of their latest tools and products.  Then we got to eat delicious cookies, and do a make-n-take.  They even sent us home with goodies!!!  (Have you seen their new 6x6 washi adhesive sheets? Quite cool!)  WRMK has a new logo, which I am loving.  (The group shot shows the old logo, and the tag and box show the new circular shaped logo.)

Our second visit was to Stampin' Up.  Holy guacamole. . .talk about an amazing building, and amamazing setting.  

{the view from the front of Stampin' Up!}

I LOVE this wall decor.  This is a stamped image that was enlarged, and cut out of fabric, attached to canvases. Can you IMAGINE how much work that was!?

I had to take this pic for my mom. . .she's a Close To My Heart consultant, so she's pretty much competition with SU.  ;) giggle giggle!

At Stampin' Up, we toured their GIGANTIC warehouse and facilities, and got to play with some BRAND NEW product that hasn't yet been released!

Our last visit, on our last morning in Utah, was to American Crafts. WOW. 
I had NO idea that American Crafts produced some of the products they do! We got to see how they make pens and markers. . . I LOVE learning how things are made, and this was totally fascinating to me. 

 {Boxes and boxes of beautiful pens!}

{Learning about how pens are made}

And while we were in town, we also got a tour of THE Paper Crafts offices. (Also the home of Creating Keepsakes, plus the events team that puts on scrappy, crafty fun all over the country!)

{This is the cute eat-play-work room.}

 I probably have a few more pictures, . . .but I'll share it another day.  Thanks again to all the GTG's and editors who shared pictures with me! We all had our phones Instagramming away the whole week!


Lindsay said...

AWESOME Laura! That would be a seriously good time right there! Thanks for sharing!

Jamiecrafts said...

im curious as to what your mom thought about you being at SU? ;)