Wednesday, 29 April 2015

South Pacific Stampin' Up!® Convention - April 2015

On Tuesday I flew from miserable Melbourne, Victoria to brilliant Broadbeach (Gold Coast) Queensland. I've been looking forward to Convention almost since the last one!! This is my 4th Convention, and each year is better than the last one, because I know so many more team members and other demonstrators now. Our team sit together, eat out together and generally look out for each other. There is a lot of socialising, mixed in with a little Stampin' Up!® business, and new products, demonstrations by the US staff and other demos from Australia and New Zealand. So much fun!!!

Tuesday night, two of the girls from Adelaide and I went to see the Australian Outback Spectacular.  Tonight I am meeting up with the members of the CASE-ing The Catty Crew. This is the first time I have met any of them face-to-face and I'm quite excited. After we check in for Convention we are heading off to have dinner and swap cards. Card swaps are an 'optional extra' at Convention. Usually you make multiple copies of a card front and swap with other demonstrators who have done the same. It's a great way to meet other demonstrators, get new ideas, cards with stamp sets you don't own. For the swap with the CASE-ing The Catty girls, we've made complete cards.

I love to layer lots of different stamps when I make my  cards. Possibly I sometimes overdo it? I began with Hardwood stamped in Sahara Sand ink onto card the same colour. Next, Gorgeous Grunge in Regal Rose and Coastal Cabana and the sentiment from Butterfly Basics. I cut a window with the Starburst Framelits (on the retired list now). Behind that is a piece of Whisper White which has been stamped with the flower, and honeycomb stamp from Butterfly Basics. The little poem from that stamp set is stamped in Stazon onto window sheet. The sequins are sandwiched between the layers.

The inside has two more stamps from Butterfly Basics, a second sentiment and those lovely fern leaves.There is a strip of the Something Borrowed DSP and a tiny bow tied in twine.

I do hope they like my card, they're all such artistic ladies, whose work inspires me all the time.


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1 comment:

  1. I found you!!! So lovely to meet you in person today.
    Beautiful swaps :)


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