Day 4

August 11, 2007 at 8:53 pm | Posted in Events, New Products, Projects, Stampin' Up! | 2 Comments

Did I mention what a party Convention is?  

When they open the doors, everyone rushes in.  (At least the front of the line does, I don’t see what the back is doing. lol)  We make a mad dash to get good seats.  There is upbeat music, and Stampin’ Up! employees are inside cheering.  Then when you’ve gotten your seat, lots of people swap or dance.  Here I am dancing with some other demonstrators before the last General Session started:

At every convention, Stampin’ Up! does a spoof on a popular game show.  (Last year I was a contestant on Stamps or No Stamps.)  This year:


Stampin’ Up! officials helped the “class” of demonstrators, randomly chosen, win a Stampin’ Up! shopping spree (although it was the class that did the “helping”- boy, did they need it!).  That morning, 12 demonstrators each won at least $200 in SU! merchandise.

Then Michael Smith (Sr. VP Major Initiatives) gave us some good fatherly advice.  He said the average American watches 4.5 hrs of TV every day.  He said that the average parent spends 17 minutes of face to face conversation with their child each day.  What if those numbers were switche?  He told us to turn off the TV.  I love watching TV, but I will try to spend more time one on one with my kids.  He also cautioned us to not be judgemental and that fear can be parylizing.

Other highlights from the last morning:





In a class that afternoon, I saw some presentations by fellow demonstrators.

Scott Strehlow (a 6’7″ stamper) showed some awesome projects using Spectrum pads.  I haven’t used mine in a while and it really made me want to pull them out!



Karen Duke showed an old favorite of mine using reinkers: the Polished Stone technique. 


Michelle Fischer did a demo that we started calling “Back to the Box”.  She started with a simple white box and showed lots of different ways to dress it up.   I’m thinking about having a class based on her ideas.


That evening was Awards Night.  My friend, Ann Clemmer was recognized for being one of the top 100 demonstrators (she’s #68!). 


Then, entertainment!


I am so looking forward to Convention 2008!


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