Thursday, August 9, 2012

Stampin' Up! CONVENTION...Downline Gifts...

(***Due to summer travel schedules I have been unable to post this at the regularly scheduled time!  So sorry for my delay!  :) ***

Stampin' Up! had their annual Convention in July!  OF COURSE I was there (since I live 20 mins from the convention center where they have it every year...how could I miss it?! :) ) and it was a BLAST!  Seriously....one of the best conventions EVER!  I loved every minute of it.  One of the BEST things about it...I had SIX of my downline members there with me!  They are all SO much fun and we had a great time together.  OF COURSE I wanted to have a gift for them to thank them for coming.  So today that is what I will share with you.

I have a picture of all of us that we took at the end of convention...but I forgot it is on someone else's camera.  So will have to get that picture and share later.  For now...here is the gift that I gave them...
I hope they loved it!  (They seemed to!)  I know I had fun making it for them!  (I don't know if you are like this...but I love making things for people because as I make whatever it is I am doing...I always think about them and different experiences we have had together.  And that ALWAYS makes me smile!  :) )

Now what is it?!  Well...first of all...everything was packaged in the WONDERFUL Gusseted bags that are in the NEW Holiday Mini.  Then inside I had a notebook similar to the one I posted HERE, some chocolate, and some gum.  Then what is that thing that is tied on the top?!  Well....we always get a Convention bag. And you can imagine that it can be difficult sometimes to keep track of your bag...when there are thousands of the same one floating around.  So I made them a fun fabric bag tag to tie on their bags.  Then I just tied it around the top of the bag as the decoration for the bag!  (And can't BELIEVE I forgot to get a picture of the Bag Tag TIED ONTO THE AMAZING CONVENTION BAG!!!  UGH!!!  It is SUCH a cute bag!!!!)

Here are some close-up pictures of the notebook...
I know I recently showed these notebooks for another event I was involved with.  (See link above to see those.)  But I love to give a notebook at this event so they have a place to jot down all the wonderful things that they learn!  So I just switched the notebook colors and papers to match the Flirtatious Fabric colors (Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Wisteria Wonder...then I threw in the Lucky Limeade) of the fabric that I made their bag tags with.  I LOVE coordination!  

Then the bag tag...

They were all different.  And I used those WONDERFUL and AMAZING buttons that we used to sell that are now retired!!!

(BOOO HOOOO!!!!!  Or is it?!?!  These buttons are now on the CLEARANCE RACK! for CHEAP!!!  So I have stocked up on them so I can use them on everything!!!  Also....there was just some fabric added to the Clearance Rack for just $0.99!!!! Yes that's right!!!  Get THREE EXTRA LARGE Fat Quarters of coordination fabric for just $0.99!!!!  Go check it out on my website.... www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net.  Then just click Shop Now and then Clearance Rack to see all the great deals!)

I hot glued some ribbon on the back of the tag so that we could just tie it to whatever bag we got.  (We never know what our bag will be until we get there so I didn't want to risk putting a pin on the bag and then not being able to pin it on anywhere.)  And again...they were all different...

Here's another shot of the bags all together....
Had a BLAST at convention!  You should come with us next year!!!!  :)

Thank so much for visiting!  Hope you have enjoyed this posting!!!!

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