Monday, July 22, 2013

Fun at Stampin' Up! convention 2013

Stampin' Up! always gives away great product prizes during the general sessions at our annual convention. This year my group of 11 friends was excited when one of our own won a prize. It is probably about 10% of the attendees who usually win a prize, so we each hope that we meet or exceed that percentage within our group.

This first picture is of Dawn, and we were excited when she won. I got a really good picture of her holding her prize.
 This second picture is of Barbara with her prize. How exciting that more of our group is winning prizes! Sue was chosen to help with the Make n Take projects, so she wasn't in the room when her prize wristband was selected. But we were sure happy that so many of our group is winning!
Pictured here is Sue with our friend Mike. He is a demonstrator from New York and he arrives alone but spends his convention with our contingent from Chicago.  Mike treated us to a round of Raspberry Daiquiris.
 Mike also won a prize from the prize patrol. Eventually, over the 3 day convention, 10 of our 11 attendees were selected from the "random" prize patrol.

Guess who was the only one who hadn't been called yet? I was so happy for my friends, and certainly, I had a haul of product that Stampin' Up! gave to every attendee. But I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, that everyone else got to jump up and celebrate when their wrist band color was chosen for a prize patrol. When, finally, my color was chosen! Yea!

After mine, one more giveaway was called. Then Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin' Up! revealed that there had been 24 Prize Patrols and that only 25 people in the audience had not received a free bonus prize package. And that these people were last but best--each one of them will receive EVERY stamp set in the holiday catalog!  So I was two colors away from the huge prize! So close, but no cigar. I received a This n That journal, DSP, roller wheel stamp and sticker set. Come on over and see what a great journal it is and how you can use it to be organized this holiday season!

Happy Stamping,
Dee Tollaksen

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