This afternoon I received a lovely card containing photos from Convention from my demo buddy Julia Quinn in Queensland. To thank her I had a play with some of my new 2014 – 2015 Catalogue stamp sets that I was given last week at Stampin’Up! Convention here in Melbourne. I’ll show you Julia’s lovely card in another post.
We had a very busy class last night stamping our one sheet wonder page and then creating 9 cards, that’s right 9 cards! Well done ladies for a terrific effort!
The class technique sheet gave everyone the measurements, the photos are for future reference to layouts. I love these card sketches and you could use them to create a single card any time using a small decorated card piece to match the layout.
So here we go!
Back for more? I’m so pleased to have you visiting my blog! The last post was getting a bit long so let’s continue it here. I’ll start off showing you the various display boards. There were some beautiful creations, just divine to look at and admire!
The last day of Convention. Everyone dawdled into General Session after a fabulous party the night before. The update session of sales and performances for the last year was given a revamp by staging the information giving as a quiz show. Our panellists were Bonnie, Brian and Emma and they were playing for points. The winner would earn the demonstrators with the
selected colour wrist band a prize. I was cheering for Emma as she was representing those of us holding a Strawberry Slush wrist band!
It was a very informative and fun session. And when the final results came in Brian won, pipping Emma at the post, winning a great Stampin’Up! prize pack for his demonstrators. Guess what second and third places won prizes too!!!!!!! Here I am with my yummy pack of goodies! Stamp set, ribbon and framelits!
Off to our last Inspire, Create, Share workshop but wait, there’s more to be had! Another all attendee giveaway, the new Eclectic Paper Piercing pack. Love the star images in this pack! Here’s Shannon passing out our gifts.
Now on to Day 2 of the Australian / New Zealand Stampin’Up! Convention. The day commenced with one of our favourites sessions – Shelli sharing her creations with us and stamping her designs on stage.
Okay, ready for another installment? Before General Session, swapping was in full swing. Here is my lovely collection of swaps. You will have seen my swap in a previous post on here.
Shelli Gardner, Stampin’Up!’s inspirational CEO opened proceedings. It is always a thrill to see Shelli back in Australia and more so this year following her horse riding accident last year that incapacitated her so badly. Shelli has made a remarkable recovery.
Bonnie and Brian came next and gave us a very entertaining tour of the upcoming annual Stampin’Up! catalogue. The repartee between those two is so funny! We were all itching to get our hands on a copy after their presentation!
A new feature of Convention this year was the Inspire. Create. Share. Workshops. Jacque Williams from NZ showed us how to create some beautiful cards in a workshop setting using “Kindness Matters”.
I loved the new Convention format as it meant I actually finished doing each days Make and Take! Plus I completed our 3 allocated afternoon make and takes made with one of our Convention stamp sets that came with our Convention registration! And look what we received after Jacque’s workshop! The new annual catalogue. Yipee!!!!
Here I am in one of the make and take sessions with my talented downline Nicole Goding. It was a first for her and I to complete the make and takes. We always spend the time catching up on each others news but this year the make and takes were so easy to recreate and an easy design to use in workshops.
After Day One we set off for a Team Dinner with my Inksationals team. We had arranged to do a team swap based on a tag or bookmark. The girls came up with some fantastic designs. Here is my lovely stash!
This is my contribution, a corner bookmark using the Regals Designer series Paper Stack, Flower Shop and Petitie Petals stamp sets, Pansy and Petite Petals punches, and Regals Candy dots and brads.
Thanks so much for staying with me to this point! I’ll be back with more soon.
Wednesday saw Stampin’Up! Managers and above gather at the Melbourne Convention Centre for an afternoon of business advice sessions followed by Managers Reception at the beautiful Myer Mural Hall.
Our first activity was to role play as Alpha and Beta personalities. My “demo sister” Julia Quinn was dubbed as the “leader” and got to wear the Queen sash!!!! I was the observer and it was fascinating to watch the demos on my table act so out of character. Here’s Julia below in her lovely sash!
Here is the lovely gift box in close up. Inside we were very spoilt by Stampin’Up!. We received the beautiful background stamp you see on the tag plus a divine lace and chiffon cream scarf. Thankyou so much Stampin’Up!
Here is a pic of me with my wonderful downline demonstrator Simone Bartrum. Simone and Tracy are fabulous demos and both of them achieved the recent Incentive Trip on Allure of the Seas. She doesn’t look jet lagged at all!
I love this photo of my team of talented Managers and above who were invited to Managers Reception. We also had a photo taken of all attending demonstrators taken on this agnificent staircase. I’ll post it when Stampin’Up! release it.
To finish, no Managers reception is complete with out a photo taken of me with my “sister” demo Julia by the welcome to reception sign. Just saw my strange stance! That was due to the blisters on my toes from too much dancing!!!!
Thankyou Stampin’Up! for a wonderful day and evening! They really are an awesome company to be associated with!
I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, sorry about that. Yesterday saw the end of the 2014 South Pacific Stampin’Up! Convention and I have so much to share with you. What a fabulous Convention! Each year they get better and better!!!!
So to kick things off here is the card I created as my swap. Here is the assembly line.
Here are the finished result!
I made over 50 of these, so that meant stamping and punching over 400 flowers and glueing on over 400 sequins!
It’s the start of the month so time to show you what I will be teaching you in this months class. I’ve always been fascinated by the technique of creating a whole lot of lovely cards from one sheet of decorated A5 card, so this month I will be doing a One Sheet Wonder Class.
Here are my first collection of samples. In class you will make 9 cards this month. Plenty of birthday cards for the coming months!!!!
Don’t they look colourful and fun?
Class details –
Dates – Thursday May 29th 7.30pm
Saturday May 31st 1.30pm
Class fee – $20 includes materials and instructions. Please bring a paper cutter to speed up your card creating!
To book your place email me – firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there!