Lisa Bennett, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator * Draper, Utah * (925)330-4643 *

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convention 2010: Thursday, 7/22

My coverage of the Stampin' Up! 2010 Convention continues!

Thursday morning kicked off with the opening session!  Can you just imagine the excitement and energy that is generated by a room packed with 2,800 cheering demonstrators plus all of the employees from the Stampin' Up! home office?  It was amazing!

Our CEO, Shelli Gardner, announced a limited-time Hostess Promotion, where hostesses who hold a qualifying workshop will receive an additional $25 in hostess dollars!!  For example, if you hold a $350 workshop, you will receive an exclusive Level 2 hostess stamp set AND $65 in hostess dollars that you can spend on anything you want in the catalog!  This promotion starts today and only will run through August.  So if you want to take advantage of this great deal ... contact me today to book a workshop!

My pictures during the first general session turned out dark and grainy because I had a tall person sitting directly in front of me.  I just raised my camera above my head, pushed the button, and hoped for the best!  When you're short like me ... you always try your hardest to get a good seat, but sometimes it just doesn't work out.  :)

Now for the stamping presentation of the day ... On the inside of this flower card is a 3x3 envelope with the envelope flap cut off.  Tucked inside the envelope is a little 3x3 note card!  Your recipient can send this card to another person simply by removing your note and tucking a new note inside the 3x3 envelope. I love this idea of recycling!

The "Wish Big" sentiment is from the Word Play stamp set in the 2010-11 Idea Book and Catalog. The border on the right hand side of the card was created using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275, $15.95).  The chipboard was dyed using Rich Razzleberry Craft ink and a Sponge Dauber ... and Dazzling Diamonds glitter was used to make the center of the flower sparkle!

The next project was a darling little box made from a sheet of 12x12 cardstock.  Inside the box were cupcake picks and holders ... add a package of cake mix and you have a wonderful, inexpensive gift! 

This last project involved turning a recordable sound card into a framed scrapbook page!  The recordable sound cards and the Filled with Love stamp set will be available for purchase on September 1.

After lunch, we headed off to classes!  My favorite class of the day was the Make & Takes.  It was fun to get some stamping done with the girls, but there was not enough time to finish making all of my projects.  (I will post photos when they are complete.)

We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and then headed back to the Salt Palace Convention Center for the annual Awards Night! Angie Kennedy Juda, who is one of my uplines, was honored several times for sales and recruiting, including placing #7 for the Demonstrator of the Year award!  We cheered and clapped as loudly as we could ... I just hope she was able to hear us when she was on stage!

Needless to say, we were pretty wiped out after the awards ceremony, so we didn't stay for the entertainment after the awards were given.  Sally and I relaxed in our hotel room beds and we chatted for a long time... until we fell asleep.

Stay tuned for more highlights from my trip!