Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Leadership Adventures Part 2

In the morning we started off with a general session and our first visit from the prize patrol and I won with my boring orange striped wristband!!! They gave me the Sweet Threads Simply Sent card kit and Essentials stamp set, it has a stamp that says "happy birthday" and one that says "thank you." Both of these can be found in the Spring Catalog. I'll be playing with it soon, you can be sure of that!

Simply Sent kits are so fun! See both the kit and the stamp set on pg. 22

Something they'd never done before this year, was to draw 5 names at each general session for FREE Convention attendance! I am in awe of this company, they give, and give, and give!! Prize patrol is a constant during each general session too. They also give out free stuff to everyone, and after a BIG  announcement about a new monthly subscription program starting in March, they gave us each both the Welcome Kit AND a Try it Kit!!! The program is called Paper Pumpkins. I am really excited about this, you can click the link to learn more, and I'll be sharing more about it in my newsletter as well as an additional blog post!

Jots & Thoughts Journal welcome kit
Hey There try it kit
Another really BIG announcement was a new stamp set/kit just for men. Yes, that's right it's for men. One of the guys that was a part of the development said that "getting caught making a card was like being seen in women's underwear!" lol But the men in our lives know that we value the handmade card above any store bought variety, and Stampin' Up! did a great job making this as manly as possible.
Behold, Dude, You're Welcome! This video is priceless!!!

My first class was "Meet New People, Find New Faces" with Shannon West...who just happens to be one of my favorite home office employees! It was a really great class, she gave us a list of ideas and suggested different places where we might find other crafters like ourselves! ;) We love her so much we had to scoop her up and pose for a photo!

Barbara, Shannon, Sally
After class we broke out for lunch and to browse the project displays, but when we saw Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglas we got a little sidetracked. Tee hee, love those ladies!!! We barely made it into the gathering place to get a seat and eat lunch, and there was just enough time to run to our room and drop off our free stuff before we attended the rest of our classes.

Us with Shelli
Here we are with Sara
The day wrapped up after a dinner break with a PJ party...well we wore our PJs while we watched demonstrations with lots of great things from the Spring Catalog. Prize patrol gave us another surprise! This time we got Parker's Patterns DSP and the Just Thinking single stamp. And yet one more fun surprise...they fed us milk and chocolate chip cookies when it was over!! lol

YAY, free paper and this super cute single stamp!!!

I've posted some pictures of the display boards they put up on my Facebook page. Be sure to check those out too! ...and stay tuned for my last post about Leadership 2013!

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