Convention: Day 3, Secret Life of a Game Show Contestant

I feel as if I blinked and Convention went by while my eyes were closed! The last 4 days were filled to the brim with excitement, stamping ideas and inspiration.

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One of the last-day convention highlights is the annual Game Show. This year was the Demo Duel, which looked suspiciously like Family Feud 😉 And even more fun, I was randomly selected to be one of the contestants! My husband, Erick, is a huge game show fan, so I felt well prepared for the match. All those hours of sitting on the couch in front of the tv and yelling out the answers surely would help me get ready, right?

Does this sound familiar? “Stampin’ Up! surveyed 100 demonstrators, and the most popular answers were on the board.” Just like the real show! The first question they asked us was, “Name something in the catalog made from paper.” My answer (Simply Scrappin Kits!) was on the board, but we didn’t win the match. Turns out it’s easier to shout answers at the tv set than to actually play the game–who knew? Still, I enjoyed getting to meet the other demonstrators on my team, and we gave each other lots of high-fives and had fun playing–oh, and the $50 catalog shopping spree will come in handy now that I have so many more new catalog items that I’ve fallen in love with here at Convention!

090808tuckerbigshotThe other excitement for me today? Yay! Stampin’ Up! held a Covention commercial contest, so I sent in a video of my son Tucker playing with the Big Shot. And we won 3rd place! Yippee! Another $100 shopping spree, although I think I’ll let Abby and Tucker pick out some things from the catalog. Abby’s been begging for the Pony Party stamp set since the new catalog first arrived.

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This was also the last day to check out stamping samples. Just to give you an idea, this is one of the display boards in the Gathering Place at Convention. The cards on these boards are all demonstrator samples sent in for one contest or another, and the ideas are wonderful. This is only one of the 4 board displays, plus it’s double-sided…how many cards can a person absorb at one time?!

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After the very last closing session, we gathered for one last group picture. What a fun group of demonstrators and a fabulous experience getting to know everyone better. I hope you will consider joining us next year at Convention–don’t forget that you’ll need to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator first, and that I’d be happy to help you get started with this fabulous company!

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