I wanted to share with all of you a little what Convention is like. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!
These are pictures of the Gathering Place. This is a place where projects are displayed, new items are there to touch and feel, demonstrators demoing techniques and product, and just a place where we can mingle with other demonstrators and staff members of Stampin' Up!
The two above are of the Sweet Shoppe. This display was AMAZING!!! Everything in it was made out of paper and SU! products. Here are a few close ups of a few items...
The detail in these items are AMAZING...the time they spent was a lot but I am sure it was fun!!!!!
This is also in the Gathering Place. Shelli Gardner's girls and mother start with 4 empty rooms and throughout the Convention decorate each room using Stampin' Up! product. Mostly Decor Element products and it is GORGEOUS when it is finished. I always look forward to this part! (Also, my friend Alex in the black dress with white sweater...didn't know she was there until I went through my pictures.)
Here is a picture of just two of the display boards. There has to be about 6 of them this long and both sides covered with samples. I took 1400 pictures at Convention and most of them are of these boards and the Gathering Place. These boards are covered with samples and it is AMAZING! Most of the samples come from demonstrators entering contests but also Artisan Award winner samples and other miscellaneous samples too! As you can see...it is ALWAYS crowded by these boards!
I also want to share with you a picture of Gwen Gibson. I was part of Stampin' Up!'s DBD (Demonstrator Business Development) Programs for a few months this winter/spring. Gwen was my mentor who helped me reach my goals and build my little business during these months...one of my cheerleaders!! She was great and I was able to meet her during Convention this year. It was SO great having here there I just wish I could have spent more time with her! I miss her already!!
I was also able to meet my SAM (Service Account Manager), Maxine Conrad. I have met Max before but she wasn't MY SAM and now she is! It was great chatting with her and exchanging gifts. She is the one I will now go to, to help me with my business needs and I am sure a friendship will grow. I am SO excited to work with her!!
I hope I didn't bore you with pictures but I just LOVE attending Convention...it brings SO much energy and I have brought that energy back and I can't wait to share it with all of you at a workshop, class, or club. Speaking of workshops...I am starting to schedule workshops for August and this fall. Here are the details on a NEW Hostess Promotion they announced at Convention. You won't want to miss this if you are thinking of having a party (workshop) with your friends...
Hold a Workshop with me from now through August 31st and hostesses can earn an extra $25 in merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more. These extra hostess benefits are spectacular and the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog just came out with TONS of new stamp sets and products to choose from. I will show you the newest products from Stampin' Up! during your workshop and you and your friends will be entertained by me while having fun. They will even stamp with me and take some great items home with them. Contact me today to schedule a date!!
Thanks for traveling though Convention with me...if you ever want to travel TO Convention with me I'd be happy to show you around. Just ask me how you can experience the fun with me! I love to share my story!
Have a super Sunday!