It’s been 2 weeks since we got home from New Orleans for Stampin’ Up BackStage and I’m still in awe of the amaziness! Stampin’ Up! ended the event with a traditional Second Line Parade through the streets just for us! It was so FABULOUS!!!
This event was for leaders and while we didn’t do any stamping, we still had so much fun! Brad and I drove down on Thursday! Yes, it is 10 hours but really it wasn’t that bad. As parents of 2 children, it was actually really nice to just sit in a car and do nothing for that long without listening to children. LOL We listened to a book and taked a lot! Okay, if you know us, you know I talked the most! 🙂
Thursday night started with Sweets and Swaps where I swapped 50 cards that I created all the same! In return I got 50 different cards from demonstrators all over the world! YEP! Some from the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Canada, and more! We had fabulous entertainment and lots and lots of sweets!
Day 2 of BackStage in New Orleans!
Friday morning, Brad and I enjoyed our first beignets at Cafe Beignet right across the street. Um……they were amazing but not what I expected and very heavy. They smell like funnel cakes but they are more dense. It’s almost like a dinner roll meets croissant meets powdered sugar. SO MUCH POWDERED SUGAR! I headed off to General Session and Classes for the day while Brad headed to the WWII Museum. We both were blown away! That evening Brad and I got to walk the streets hand in hand and check out New Orleans!
Day 3 of BackStage in New Orleans!
Saturday morning, Brad and I had breakfast at The Ruby Slipper. It was fabulous! Then I was off to more classes and General Session. Brad went to the Jazz Museum and ventured around! We got to enjoy dinner together and tell about our days. Then the final party……AMAZING! We walked in and got a boa, mask, and umbrella to dress the part! A little while later a band came walking into the room and walking around. We gathered behind them and followed…..down 2 escalators and out the front door of the hotel. We were greeted by a blocked off street, dancers, and a bigger band and off we went. It was so cool! There were times I felt so moved by the music and taking it all in, I could have cried. I have a video of some of it just to give you a taste of what it was like! Click here! We got back to the hotel and enjoyed so much New Orleans style food!
Thank you so much to Stampin’ Up for the amazing trip for Stampin’ Up BackStage and getting Brad and I out of the house! It was exactly what we needed! I can’t say New Orleans is a city I care to visit again but it was a fun experience! Can’t wait for the new adventure with Stampin’ Up! If you would like to join in the fun! Click here to join my Fabulous Friends Stamp Team!!!