Sel-a-Brate a Great Open House

Lonestar Stampers (a group of delightful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators I belong to by having the good fortune of being part of Carole Bardin’s downline) hosted an Open House this past weekend to showcase the Sell-a-Bration promotion. We all recommended our customers bring their cameras to take pictures of the beautiful examples, and yet, I was the only demonstrator who either brought her camera or had time to take pictures. Like my customers, I really only intended to take pictures of the project samples but eventually evolved into becoming the event historian. Only, I didn’t do an especially good job because I didn’t capture all of the fun the ensued. Here’s a glimpse.

So . . . what all did we do? Well, . .

  • each person who RSVP’d in advance received a small token gift from their demonstrator;
  • we had small door-prize drawings every 20 minutes;
  • there was an adorable and easy make-and-take that I’ll post more on later;
  • there were demonstrations across the floor of the new Simply Sent kits, punch ideas, techniques (like kissing and slider cards);
  • someone took home a grand-prize drawing worth +$100;
  • we ate delicious snacks;
  • Carol Bardin held a question/answer period about the new Starter Kit for want-to-be demonstrators;
  • and we had many, many displays of cards and projects that could be made with the Sell-a-Bration promotion stamps.

The cost was free to our customers and a blast for us. We’ll do something similar to it again in August to enjoy the new catalog offerings. If you’re anywhere near the Austin/Round Rock/Pflugerville area, you won’t want to miss it.

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