Wednesday, January 23, 2013

sale-a-brate our downline!

My direct upline (and friend), Andrea, and I co-hosted a special "Sale-a-Bration" of our own last Sunday and had each of our downline (and their downline) over for a fun afternoon of fun, stamping, and ice cream sundaes! Both Andrea and I have been blessed with a great group of women to be able to share our passion with. We started out with just the two of us and over the last (almost) 4 years for me (and I think 5 years for Andrea) we have grown into a steadily growing group of Stampin' Up! addicts! *wink*

Andrea and I both decided we would try to shower our downline with some gifts, so we both came up with a couple of goodies to share...

I made these picture/card holders from jumbo clothespins. They have the first initial of each of the gals in our group. The DSP is from the Spring Catalog (Sunshine & Sprinkles).
Andrea made everyone these cute Paper Snips holders from different kinds of Stampin' Up! fabric (I have been wanting one of these!) and she also put together a little product sampler from the Spring Catalog. Such a fun gift to have...not only to use if you wanted to, but to share with your customers if you don't always buy everything, so they can see it all in person.
We started off the meeting with a "Random Act of Cards". Andrea gave everyone a card insert and gave us time to write to someone "just because" (no birthdays or for any particular reason). We were then supposed to take it home and send a card off in the mail.
After that, we played a memory game (forgot to take a picture of all of the action!) I set this tray in the middle of the table and the ladies had 1 minute to look at all of the Stampin' Up! goodies. I then took the tray away and they had 2 minutes to write down as many things they could from memory...extra points for details! (Doesn't this remind you of a baby shower game?!)
 Whoever had the most points at the end won this little treat I made! It uses the Petite Pockets Die, Happy Heart single stamp (promotion now ended), and a doily from the Spring Catalog.

Next we played Stampin' Up! Trivia (so bummed I didn't get a picture of this in action either!!). Andrea had come up with a list of questions for the ladies which covered a lot of the "business topics". Each of the ladies held a stamp and whoever was the first one to "stamp" it onto the table got to answer the question. If she was correct, Andrea gave them a Sale-A-Bration button. Whoever had the most buttons in the end won a prize that Andrea had brought (again, no picture...ugh!!) They all got to keep their buttons! It actually was a really fun way to get some business talk added in without going on and on and on.
Then came our swap cards!! Everyone was encouraged to bring a swap card that used products from either the Sale-A-Bration brochure and/or the Spring Catalog. It was so fun to see the many ideas the ladies came up with. Swapping cards has always been a favorite of mine!
Andrea's downline
Laura Howell
Jen Nyburg
 Jessica Parrack
 Lois Costine - her mom!

My downline
Terri Takashige
 Tami Gaumer

 Andrea and I had each planned a make n take as our swap card.
This is mine using SAB products (I also shared this card yesterday).

My AWESOME upline and her make n take "swap" card...
 SUPER CUTE chalkboard technique card...too fun!
The ladies hard at work...

After make n takes, we had ice cream sundaes to enjoy! More taking pictures of samples, chatting, sharing ideas, etc. Such a fun afternoon with some inspiring and great women!
This is a picture of everyone who was able to make it. Unfortunately we were still missing a handful of ladies...hope to see them at the next one!

Have you thought about joining Stampin' Up!? NOW is a great time!! During Sale-A-Bration (through March 22nd), you will get an extra 25% in your starter kit! That's $156.50 product for only $99!! Contact me for more details or if you have any questions. Whether you live far away or right around the corner, anyone can be on our team!! We'd love to have you join us!

*Last call for the ribbon holder giveaway!! It ends TONIGHT (Wednesday, January 23rd). Leave a comment on THIS POST to enter to win a free Ribbon Roll Control ribbon holder.**

1 comment :

Nancy said...

It looks like you all had a great time! The cards are beautiful and seeing them makes me want to stop everything and make cards right now.

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