Friday, 8 May 2015

South Pacific Stampin' Up!® Convention 2015 - Day Two

Friday was the second day of Convention for me and sunny Queensland wasn't quite so sunny
anymore. There were strong winds and heavy showers of rain. My weather app. wasn't totally truthful about how bad the weather was!
We were at the Convention Centre in time for the doors to open at 8.30am for General session. By now, we'd all had a look through the catalogue, I'd even started post-it marking some of the ones I considered 'must-haves'. There were a few on the pre-order list that I was going to be able to leave off. The budget was looking like it would balance!

Then Sara Douglass demonstrated Sprinkles Of Life, the new stamp set that supports Ronald McDonald House Charities. It makes it seem so much better knowing $3 of the $37 purchase price goes directly to RMHC in the country of purchase. Stampin' Up!® support this charity in other ways as well. We all contribute cards for the occupants to use, and many demos and SU staff take part in community service activities. Above,is one of the cards Sara showed, there are so many super-cute ideas, I can hardly wait to have this one as a class! (I'm thinking....July?) It has a dinky little Tree Builder Punch which co-ordinates with it too! [squeal]

Pam Jorgensen demonstrated a couple of new stamp sets too, and also included Crazy About You. The colours she used for her samples were very vibrant and I was so enthused I added Build A Birthday to my wish list.



Last item for the morning was being taken through the Make and Take before we broke up and went to another big hall to make our card, and eat our packaged lunch. There was an opportunity to play with new products again if you hadn't already, look at and photograph samples before an afternoon of business training.

Sharon and I were heading back to the hotel for a rest before the evening party. It was only raining lightly, but oh boy! were we being buffeted by the wind? This wasn't the only time our umbrellas turned inside out, but Sharon grabbed her phone and snapped me hanging on for dear life. A little later the rain began bucketing down, and we wondered if we'd go to the presentation and party in the evening. After firing a few text messages around, we'd decided that a taxi was warrented, even though it was only about 500 metres and luckily, the taxi drivers had no qualms about short distance fares.

This has turned out to be a rather long story, so I will hold over the evening event for another post.
Let me know if you enjoy hearing about our event, and if there is anything you want to know, just ask.
Rachel

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