Convention Recap & LOOT

Check out all the LOOT I got at Convention this year!!  Granted a few items were purchased BUT only about 2% of what is there is what I bought!  Everything else was FREE!!  The little grocery sacs (folded up on the left side), the metal card tree (you can see the leaves), the pens (bottom left side), and the lip glosses (bottom right side) were the only things that were purchased- everything else was FREE!!
One of the best things about Convention is ALL the FREE stuff that you get!  You get TONS of product for your Make-N-Takes, even more stuff for the additional classes that are offered in the evening, not to mention the FREE things you get from PRIZE PATROL!!
I can’t even count ALL the sets that I got for free, not all of them would fit into the frame of the picture.  I just LOVE all the amazing things we do and learn at convention.
I got the pleasure of being a Make-N-Take helper this year so I got to shop in the Momento Mall on Wed. before it opened to everyone else (mostly because we forfeit that shopping time when we are helping out during the other Make-N-Take times). Wed. night I had my first Break Out Class called I am Inspired where we made a framed message board- SUPER CUTE, but since I had to travel with it I haven’t finished it yet.
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THURSDAY– We headed to General Session– where I WON PRIZE PATROL!!  Yeah, I can’t believe I am even posting this- BUT it’s the only proof I have of winning.  I am a total goof for FREE STUFF! (No, I am NOT Gene Simmons love child…)
Photo: First Prize Patrol and Erin wins!! She wins every single time!!!!
Then it was off to classes- the first one I went to was I AM SAVVY where some fellow demonstrators (Donna Griffith, Meg Wheeler, Dawn Griffith, and Laura Milligan) showed us some AWESOME projects that we could use in classes and events. I took pics and will be using them in upcoming classes- just wait!!
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After lunch I headed of to I AM OPEN FOR BUSINESS hosted by Carrie Cudney, and she let us in on a little secret… Stampin’ Up! is launching this huge marketing campaign in a TON of magazines (Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Rachel Ray, Parents Magazine and MORE!).  She mentioned that the ads wouldn’t be “crafty” in the literal sense but more like catchy, eye grabbing type ads that would make readers want to know more.  I have a GIVEAWAY OFFER to all of you- when you see a magazine ad for Stampin’ Up! if you click a pic of it with your phone and post it to MY FACEBOOK PAGE you will WIN a PRIZE!!  The prizes change daily but it will be something GREAT!!
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Then it was OFF to help with Make-n-Takes, then to get ready for AWARDS NIGHT!!  I had a BLAST, I had never been to it before and then the amazing after party… next year I need to wear more sensible shoes for dancing- oh and not roll my ankle again!! You can see all the crazy pics from awards night on my FACEBOOK PAGE but here’s one that didn’t make it on there… this was INSIDE the after party, Genny had headed over to her organized swap and we went in to get our GROOVE ON!!

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Friday started out with a great general session then off I went to my class I AM A LEADER hosted by BRIAN PILLING (who by the way is AMAZING!!) He shared with us how we should NOT see ourselves as a LEADER but as an INFLUENCE-ER.  This was huge for me, as I HATE telling people what they should do (at least in business) :-) – I don’t agree that my way is the right way… I love the fact that we should see ourselves as those who guide and give advice and those around us ultimately have the CHOICE to work THEIR business how and when they want. LOVE that!!
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Then I went to I AM EARNING THE INCENTIVE TRIP by Karen Hauley.  I left this class REALLY BELIEVING that this would be MY YEAR!  I have the tools I need and the AMAZING CUSTOMERS that can help me achieve the INCENTIVE TRIP this year- to WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE

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I worked another session of Make-n-Takes and finished my day with an add-on MDS2 class- FREAKING AWESOME is all I have to say!!!
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Saturday morning started with I AM MAKING MONEY with Pam Morgan.  She really outlined ALL the different incentive and bonus programs that Stampin’ Up! offers and how it REALLY IS totally ATTAINABLE!!
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Then I headed off to I AM DOING BUSINESS MY WAY! by Bonnie Thurber, Tami White, and Rhonda Wade.  I was AMAZED to find out that what I thought was a genius idea of how to hold my new clubs was already being done by one of the TOP demo’s in the company… I should know that my ideas are never original, LOL! I am reassured to know that the thought process of how I do business is already in practice for some of the MOST successful Demo’s in the company.
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Then we went to our FINAL General Session where we CLEANED HOUSE with even MORE FREE STUFF!!  You can see all those pics and deets on my FACEBOOK PAGE as well!!  What an AMAZING week!!  I learned SO much and made lasting memories with my roommates and friends.  I just have to say that if you have EVER considered attending Convention and becoming a Demonstrator- don’t wait!  It is the BEST thing that I ever decided to do, and it has changed my life- and I am SO blessed for it!!  If you are considering it and would like to talk more about it, please feel free to contact me- I won’t stalk you and really am not that crazy Consultant that you know from other companies 😉 I am easy going and only want for you what you want for you.  I can show you how to get there though… Feel free to contact me ANYTIME!!
erin@handstampedstyle.com
210-376-7639 (call/txt)

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