2011 Convention Highlights—Too Cool Goodies!

One of the most fabulous things about Convention is all the cool free prizes they give away!  Another fabulous thing is all of the cool, exclusive promotional merchandise they offer at Momento Mall!  Combine that with all the cool stamping supplies that we automatically receive in our awesome Convention Tote, and it's a whole lot of Too Cool stuff! 

Awesome Convention Tote!

Let's start with the goodies that every attendee received…

Goodies - tote   Goodies - tote inside

As we checked in, we received this awesome, and very functional, Convention Tote!  I love it!  It's beautiful floral embroidery on the front, and all of the organizational pockets will make it perfect for carrying catalogs and business supplies to my workshops! 

Goodies - binder   Goodies - binder inside

Inside, we received a catalog with a matching binder with section dividers.  Very handy and functional, especially when making my Wish Lists!

Goodies - convention stamps

We also received the stamp sets we'd be using for our Make & Takes: Easy Events, Raining Flowers, Best Friends Forever, and It's Your Day

Goodies - grow

Along with our Convention Program, we received some other "GROW" trinkets, including a key chain, pen, and pin.  Nice momentos!

Momento Mall Merchandise!

Speaking of momentos, the Momento Mall was filled with fun and functional Stampin' Up! promotional items that are exclusive to Convention. 

2011 Convention - Mall totes with D+J

There were two styles of reusable totes being purchased by the armfulls!

2011 Convention - Mall umbrellas

Pretty Pear Pizzazz umbrellas that fit perfectly with the garden theme!

2011 Convention - Mall lunch bag   2011 Convention - Mall Laptop skin

An insulated lunch bag and reusable drink cup that match the Tickets & Tags Simply Scrappin' Kit.  Plus, a laptop skin with matching mouse pad (not shown).

2011 Convention - Mall shirts

The River Rock T-shirt has graphics from the Pocket Full of Posies DSP, and the gray sweater has images from the Just Believe stamp set.  Gotta love how they coordinate everything!

Goodies - biz supplies   Goodies - snail leash

And, there were lots of fun business tools, too!  I purchased the ones pictured above including a collapsible scrapcan, catalog tabs & stickers, ordering clipboards, card holders, GROW stamp, pens, In Color Ribbon tassle, and SNAIL leash.  What's a SNAIL leash?  Well, it's a retractable cord that you attach to your apron and it keeps your adhesive at your fingertips at all times.  I SO need this, because I'm always losing track of my SNAIL.

Trivia: Do you know what SNAIL stands for?  No, it isn't called "SNAIL" because it looks like a snail, or because it leaves a trail of sticky stuff in its wake.  It's really an acronym for Simple, Neat, Affordable, In-Line adhesive.  Now you know!

Prize Patrol & Awards!

I'm so sorry to say that none of my group were winners of a Prize Patrol prize this year.  We each have colored wristbands, and if they call yours out during any of the general sessions, you win something terrific!  No luck for us.  Oh well, maybe next year.  *sniff*

Honestly, we couldn't feel too badly, because the Prize Patrol also passed out some freebies that were for all attendees…

Goodies - freebies

…including a Simply Sent Great Day Kit, the new Hostess set from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog, and a whole pack of Holiday Mini Catalogs!  Convention attendees were the first to see the Holiday Mini and—WOOHOO—you're gonna love it!  I can't wait to share it with you, but I'm not allowed to just yet.  Patience.

The Baker's Twine and the Rhinestones were meant to be used with some of our Make & Take projects, which I'll show you in a later post.

Goodies - exclusive set   Goodies - recruit

A new thing this year was that we could earn an exclusive Convention "business" stamp set if we attended five of the Convention classes.  That set, pictured first, will certainly come in handy! 

I also earned a recruiting award, which included a pin and the Sweetly Said stamp set, for having six of my team members promote to Senior Associate this year!  Thank you so much to Hollie Huskey, Tammy LaFaucia, Jessica Mclain, Jennifer Wilcoxson, Connie Forrester, and Jodi Geers for helping me by promoting this year!  You rock!

2011 Convention - cookies

And, then there were treats!  One thing is guaranteed…Stampin' Up! never leaves you without lots of sugar to keep our energy up during our long schedules!  Our daily lunch boxes include lots of treats like carmel corn, yogurt raisins, carrot cake, salt water taffy, ice cream bars, chocolate and, of course, COOKIES! 

One cookie was an extra-special, because it was decorated with three new Shortbread Cookie Stamps!  Aren't they SO super cute?!  Look for these to be available in September during the Holiday Mini promotion.  EEEEEeeeee!

2011 Convention - window cling

More fun Convention highlights coming next time!


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