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Extra Hostess Benefits

Crafters -

Many of you know, I just returned from Convention. I had a FABULOUS time and learned so many different things as you can see from my previous posts this week.  :)

Stampin'Up! is offering a special beginning TODAY (July 27th) through August 31st (ALL orders have to be sent into SU! by August 31st...). Here it is - let me know when YOU want to book YOUR workshop!

Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion
Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010
Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more!
Things to Remember
Online orders do not qualify. Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.Hostesses may use their additional $25 in hostess free merchandise on any regular catalog/mini catalog merchandise. Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $50 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $25 in additional free hoste…

Convention - FINAL DAY!!!

Well, we are officially home, still catching up on sleep (smile).
Here are some pictures from the final day (which was yesterday, but with flying home, I am just now posting these): As luck would have it, guess who we sat behind on Saturday? For those of you who do NOT recognize this lovely lady, this would be Sherrill Graff. Sherrill is the moderator of an online group I belong to. She is one of the nicest people I've "met" (we only had emailed previously). She does a lot with Ronald McDonald House Charities in her area. She is also the one that reserves the block of hotel rooms for this same group. She was gracious enough to pose for a picture with me - Thanks Sherrill!

What a cute mom-and-daughter picture huh? I really liked how it was framed within the heart stamp prop behind them. Sara (the daughter, on the right) sat down first and in fun family fashion, Shelli (the mom, on the left) sat down on her lap! And then Shelli demonstrated, on Sara's lap! They eventually…

Convention - Day 3

WHEW! We were able to get about SIX WHOLE HOURS OF SLEEP last night! We woke at 5am and I was on the shuttle at 6:30-ish. You see, today was the Recruit Crew Breakfast with Shelli and staff members of Stampin'Up! I was able to attend this today because my friend Jeannette signed up to be a demonstrator during my Recruit Crew Training. Thanks again Jeannette!

Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-founder) at the Recruit Crew Breakfast with 290-ish of our closest friends  :)
This is Jill. Doesn't she have the prettiest smile? She is one of the wonderful presenters that have shared their wisdom with us. Oh, and she sings beautifully too (keep reading for more on that!)

She and Bonnie (below) did a tag team presentation yesterday and they also sang the song "Sisters." Anyone else remember that song? These two did it WAY BETTER than the original two ladies, complete with feathers!  :)  Thanks to my wonderful husband and his new camera, I was even able to record it. We have been humming…

Convention Day 2

WOW!!! It is only 10:48pm MT, but my body is still on EST (12:48am!). AND I get to have breakfast with Shelli in the morning (that would be Shelli Gardner, the co-founder and CEO of Stampin'Up!). She has invited all of the Recruit Crew (the first Recruit Crew) to a breakfast in the morning. Looking forward to it.

AND you will NEVER guess who I actually met today! Patty Bennett, as in Patty Bennett! AND she actually posed for a picture with me! She probably thinks I'm some kind of stalker the way I was hovering waiting to get my picture taken with her, but I don't care. She is just FABULOUS! I have cased her work and linked to her blog before. Feel free to go there to her site. Again, she is just FABULOUS - and just as nice in person as she is on her blog.

Drum roll please.... there is a WONDERFUL Stampin'Up! promotion beginning July 27th through August 31st. Book your workshop now! For workshops that total $350 during those dates, the hostess will recei…

Convention Goodies

Crafters -

WOW! Stephanie, Geneva, and I are all here and in our hotel room. Here are some of the goodies we received today:

The orange bag is the bag we received for Convention with our new stamp sets. The brown bag with the is one of those reusable bags. AND I purchased the laptop bag. It also has a matching tote (thanks to Stephanie for letting me borrow hers for this picture).

We all purchased the new aprons, and there is a new single stamp that says the same thing. The blue thing is the new punch template. ONLY available to demonstrators.

AND, for the Recruit Crew only members, I received a neat lanyard. ONLY available to Recruit Crew members! So you see, I really am special...  :)

UPDATE - Well the pictures are not uploading here in the hotel. I'll try again in the morning. Although it is only 9:02pm MT, my body is still at 11:02 pm EST...

NEWEST UPDATE - YEAH! The pictures loaded...

Convention Here We Come!!!!

Yup, it is 11:30pm and I am still packing for tomorrow. There's a shock!
Stephanie, Geneva, and I leave at o-dark-thirty to head to Salt Lake City for Convention 2010! This year's theme is "Share What You Love" - can't wait to see all the goodies we will get to make this year.
And we are NOT renting a vehicle this year to see the Riverton campus (where they have all those wonderful supplies that are delivered to us...). See this post from August 5th, 2009 - last year's Convention, if you'd like a good laugh! Geneva is on the left in both pictures. We were stylin' in our ride, I can tell you that...
I will be updating my blog nightly. I know we will be hitting Memento Mall once we arrive, so I hope to post some of the pictures of those goodies too!
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July Dames Meeting

Check out these FABULOUS cards we made at the July Dames meeting this past Saturday.
LOTS of talent in the Dames Group, huh?

Another New Demonstrator!

Crafters -
A former demonstrator, who was also in one of my Hostess Clubs, has joined Dawn's Dames! Please join me in welcoming my friend Janet to the SU! family. Currently, SU! is offering a special for former demonstrators. Basically, it is for the business supplies only, including a box of catalogs! That alone is worth the $35 cost!
This Rejoin special is only available July 1 through 31. AND it cannot be done online. There is a special signup form that has to be mailed in. Don't wait until the last minute on this one.
Stampin'Up! is contacting demonstrators who have left over the past three years, however ALL former demonstrators are welcome to sign up. NOTE: Only demonstrators who resigned on or before March 31, 2010, are eligible for this offer. AND that date does not apply to any demonstrator who dropped as a part of the quarterly drop process. Any demonstrator who has dropped as a result of not meeting the quarterly minimum is eligible for this offer.
Contact me if you…

Make a Card!

Crafters -
Don't forget - tomorrow (Wednesday, July 7th) - you are invited to my home to make a card with a new stamp set. I'll have retired items available for sale as well.
See the post dated June 27th for additional details - hope to see you then!