Saturday, August 27, 2011


Today I brought a Mini Convention to my downline! We started at 10:30 with the Bag Pick Up. Included with each bag was a pen and sticker sheets from Memento Mall. Since we get stamp sets in our bag at Convention, I gave them each the A la Carte stamp Just Thank You. I also included a wrist band made out of Designer Series Paper for Prize Patrols!

The theme for Convention this year was GROW, so in keeping with the gardening idea, I made a Lollie Flower Pot for everyone who attended using the Grow stamp I bought at Memento Mall. The flowers were a breeze using our new Simply Scored and with the help of an awesome video on Heather Summer's blog, we were able to secure the flowers using Baker's Twine.  I used the Spice Cake DSP, Fabric and Designer Buttons that were part of a Title Benefits Bundle that I earned.

Next, we did our Make & Takes using the stamp they got in their bag. They got to try out the new Simply Scored when they made a miniature version of the flower I gave them. I showed them how to make the extended version of the Candy Wrapper that I learned at Convention. We did both sizes and used the Spice Cake DSP to coordinate with their flower pots.

After Make & Takes, we took a break and had pizza. And I hired our wonderful daughter Olivia to make some treats for us. She made 'The Ivy' Chocolate Caramel Bars, Caramel Rice Krispy Bars, Chocolate Toffee Cookies and Lemon Bars-scrumptious! That was pretty much my supper tonight!

After lunch we watched the Workshop Wow DVD that I got at Memento Mall, and all got inspired to try some of the techniques they demonstrated. I pointed out Heather Summers in the video and told them that I had dinner with her at our Artisan Dinner-I felt pretty special!

Of course it wouldn't be Convention without Prize Patrol-so I did several, and everyone went home with something. They weren't quite as generous as what Shelli & crew give away, but I think they were happy to get a little somethin-somethin.

We wrapped up around 3:30 and had a great time together. I'm lucky to have such a great group of girls! We're hoping to go to the Regionals together in the Spring-I can't wait! Then they'll really know what it's like to be spoiled! Stop by tomorrow and check out the Matchbooks I made from all of my Convention photos. Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon!


  1. Looks like a GREAT time! May have to CASE the candy box idea for upcoming workshops this month! YOU ROCK!

  2. I am soooo jealous! Not enough to sign up as a demo.......but jealous none the less! Looks like you did another outstanding job of party planning and fun times for everyone......BUT ME!!!!! Cute 3-D items too! Love the pics especially the one of the group!