Sunday, October 26, 2014

Combined Meeting!

Yesterday I co-hosted an "AZ INKers" team event with my downline and Bestie Diana, it was so much fun I think we will do it again!  Stampin' Up! announced a bit ago that they would be sending staff members to various team meetings, so we applied but sadly we were not chosen for them to attend (they missed out! ha, jk!). But the girls and us wanted to meet anyway, heck I had already paid for the hotel conference room so might as well have some fun stamping, right?

So we invited our girls and charged just enough to cover the rent and then we provided the rest!  We started out with some games focusing on Team Building and getting to know one another.  First up, I made up a MUSIC game (Must Uncover Something in Common) with each person that was not stamping or related to Stampin' Up!.  Gave them 30 minutes to mingle and then we shared our findings, it was quite fun to learn a little bit about each other.
Sorry catching them mid-chat!  
 Then we played a couple more Challenge Games that involved Product Knowledge ... gosh the room got so quiet and both Di and I admit they were a little harder to complete than we thought - SORRY girls!  But they were champs and played along.  For those wondering, one was a color name game using synonyms and the other was a word scramble of stamp set names.  Had to award some prizes to make things fun again!!

We used the cute little Cafe Bags and the popular Chevron & Polka Dot Bags and added some Doily's along with the Tag Kit (banners, tags, & clothespins) to create some cute - reusable - gift packaging!  Congrats to those lucky gals, we hope you enjoy your prize!

Then it was time to do our Product Demonstrations and my lovely friend Debbie (a sideline, now adopted by me!) offered to demo a cute little bag!  Diana's downline Kathya was called into work to cover for an emergency so we missed out on what she had planned to share.

If I remember correctly it is a 5"x10" piece of DSP, score at 1.25" each side on the long vertical edge, then turn horizontally, score at 4" from each edge.  Fold vertical edges in and then fold on horizontal folds, only apply adhesive to the top portion of vertical skinny folds

The to finish off our morning, we had planned two make-n-takes for everyone!  The cute little "have-to-have-it" Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit and a coordinating card featuring the Stars Framelits & Star Border Punch, both projects using the fantastic Under the Tree DSP specialty paper!

Then we broke for lunch and the girls could do what they wanted, together or on their own.  A bunch of us went to the PERFECT PEAR at their new location in Chandler and it was so delish again, as always!

We had a great day!

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