On Sunday, I had the privilege of attending one of Stampin' Up's 24 Unite and Excite Events held across the country. This was a demo only event aimed at getting current demos to network, share ideas, and get excited about products. Our "local" event was in Livermore, CA (about an hour away from me) at the beautiful Garre Winery. Two friend demos and I carpooled up stopping for brunch before at the Black Bear Cafe in Milipitas.
After arriving at the location (gorgeous!), we signed in and found a table.
We checked out some of the display boards and the candy bar. We grabbed some snacks from the food spread (yum yum!).
And then we headed over to the make and take table. Our leader decided to use the Gratitude for Days kit. I actually bought this kit for use at our next parent's group social. I am going to modify the kit to create a pocket for each child. Then, we are going to have the opportunity to write why we're grateful for each child. It'll be the perfect addition to a scrapbook or memory wall. We finished our make and take and socialized with a few other demos before the event started.
The event itself consisted of a few speakers discussing topics supplied by SU. We heard about making the most of promotions, getting new customers, and kits. We also participated in answering a few discussion questions with our fellow demos. I learned a fair amount of tips from the speakers and the discussions. It was great getting acquaintaned with some of my fellow local demos and sharing ideas.
It was a Stampin' Up event so of course we had Prize Patrol. And I actually won a great new holiday catalog stamp set: For All Things.
The last thing we did was the big card swap. I decided to participate and ended up making 50 card fronts. I got some great cards back that I will be highlighting in a few blog posts starting tomorrow.
Overall, I think this was a great event. I got a lot of tips and ideas from other demonstrators. I received some great card swaps. I loved having a day out with two good friends. And I appreciate the prizes we received. Can't wait until SU has another event in my area!