September 23, 2014

Stampin' Up Canada Conference - Calgary Edition!

Wow, WHAT a weekend!  The Stampin' Up Canada Conference was in town, and we demonstrators were treated with a Friday evening product playground, a Saturday morning business session, and a Saturday afternoon demonstrator party.  We had an AMAZING time!

These were our Friday night make-and-takes from the product playground.  Aren't they STUNNING?!  The method of making them was very cool, too - we rotated through tables, doing a step or two at each table and putting the parts into a bag.  I had no idea what the pieces would make until I got to the last station and assembled them - such a gorgeous surprise!  The Four Feathers stamp set and Framelits are a favourite of mine, for sure.

The Saturday business session was awesome - we had the pleasure of hearing Amy (Product Manager) and Jim (Business Development) from Stampin' Up's home office in Utah speak, and it was so interesting to hear about what they do and get their fabulous advice on working our businesses.  What a treat!

The Saturday afternoon demonstrator party was SO fun - we had a card contest, a game "show", giveaways and prizes, more make-and-takes, and a bunch of laughter!  These were the Saturday make-and-takes - I just love those little embossed eyeballs on the card!

This was my first Stampin' Up event and I felt woefully unprepared when my uplines gave me these little gifts - apparently I should have planned ahead so I could have reciprocated!  This was such a lovely little surprise - thanks so much, Kristine (left) and Allison (right) - aren't those little packages fabulous?

Speaking of uplines... mine might kill me when she sees that I posted this photo!  Sorry, Allison, but I still think we're FAB-U-LOUS.

I mentioned the card contest, right?  Demonstrators were asked to bring a card without text or sentiments to donate to the Ronald McDonald House (one of my favourite charities.)  This was my entry!

And lastly - Stampin' Up TOTALLY spoiled us with two stamp sets (for everyone!) and so many giveaways!   The Prize Patrol were a busy bunch!

I am SO glad I finally bit the bullet and decided to join Stampin' Up last month - it was been a phenomenal experience!  Think it might be for you, too?  Give me a shout - I'd love to chat!


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