That gorgeous frame that I showed you the other day from Manager’s reception came in a gift bag with a GORGEOUS tag on it. THe tag alone deserved it’s own post. It’s made with a new doily die, and the flower framelits, as well as new stamps, and the giant pearl.
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I was lucky enough to qualify this year to attend the Manager’s Reception, which was held at Parliament House this year. It was a lovely setting with a smaller group and I even got to have a lovely chat with Shelli Gardner herself. I felt special just being able to attend but then they gave us all this gorgeous gift! These were made by our Demonstrator Support girls in the Sydney Office, and they are just beautiful. I have mine sitting on my shelf in my craft room so I can see it every time I stamp. Our gift bags also included a brand new stamp set from the upcoming catalogue but I’m afraid I can’t show you that one…sorry!
This one was my favourite. That’s why I saved it until last. It uses the new Diagonal Scoring plate for the SImply Scored tool. It’s available TODAY! Yep, you read that right, you can order this Diagonal plate TODAY for only $20.95. It makes amazing envelopes and even comes with instructions on many different sizes too! You’ll never have to buy another envelope again because we all know how much paper you have in your stash, surely you can make some of it into envelopes? We also made a matching card which I just love:
So the list of what’s new on this project is the stamps, the butterfly punch, the DSP, the buttons, and the little yellow flower comes form that same flower framelits die.
Contact me today to place your order for this awesome diagonal scoring plate!
This was actually the first Make & Take that I tucked into at Convention. It can be used as a brooch, bag tag, or as a BIG embellishment on a scrapbook page. Mine is still sitting on the shelf, waiting to find it’s home. I loved the colour combination on this one though! More Mustard, Rose Red, Island Indigo.
What’s new on this project? The stamps, and the flower framelits die. can’t WAIT to get my hands on this die.
I’m back with another sneak peek at new products on my Convention Make & Takes. This is an 8×8 scrapbook page made with a photo of Emma from last year’s trip to Brisbane.
Here’s a close-up of the numbers and the scored lines down the side.
What’s new on this page? The stamps and the DSP!
Hi There! So now I should be in Honolulu, or somewhere close to that. Hoping for a nap and some beach time today.
Now the next few days I’m going to show you the Make & Takes that we got to make at Convention. There is new product sneak peeks in these projects that will be released in the new annual catalogue on September 1st. Start making your wish list now!
Okay, so what’s NEW on this piece? The punch, the stamps, the DSP, one of the flowers is cut with a new die, the butterfly punch, and the button, OH, and the box itself is pre made….it’s very pretty!
Inside the box, there are three notecards, each folded differently. I should have photographed them on a different background, but I hope you get the idea:
I thought that the banquet and Awards night deserved a post of it’s own. I think I have the most photos from that night. Stampin Up! always spoils us with a lavish meal, including dessert before the awards night. On our tables was a gift for each person, a new A La Carte stamp! Beautiful flowers adorned each table:
Our menus were done up in the “I Am” Theme of Convention:
The main course looked almost too good to eat, but somehow I managed:
I got to get all frocked up and have dinner and laughs with some of my close friends, and Festive Friday girls. Carolyn Bennie looked very glamourous like a Hollywood Movie Star in her retro/40′s style dress:
Tracey Eaton was showing of her new svelte body in a flawy “Princess Dress” (more than 30kg lost!):
Laura Burns looked gorgeous in her lace covered dress with her bow shoes:
Pam Morgan from the US Head office and I had a lovely chat that night too:
The members of My Festive Friday design team that were at Convention, gathered between the Main Course and Dessert for a group photo. From left to right we have Tina Gillespie, Myself, Sharlene Meyer, Alison Barclay, Tracey Eaton and Carolyn Bennie:
After dinner was over, we moved into the Main Stage area for the Awards night. All top achieving demonstrators were recognised for their accomplishments. The top Five Demos in Australia were Shannean Moncrief, Ngaire Anderson, Angela Sergeant, Vanessa Webb and my fearless team leader Alisa Tilsner was Number One!
Shelli Gardner gave us some inspirational words (and looked gorgeous as always):
I got to make a march across the stage for reaching the first Milestone award last August, for $100,000 in career sales. While I don’t have a photo of myself on stage yet, I got one of my name on the board!
When the night was all over, I gathered my two friends, Laura Burns and Sharlene Meyer for a photo. We three met three years ago at the last Canberra Convention and make sure to get a photo together each year:
Last and certainly not least, was the announcements for both the Grand Vacation that top demonstrators can earn, which will be in Salt Lake City next July (that Stampin Up Headquarters!). It’s certainly something to aim for!
Convntion Next year will (thankfully) be somewhere warmer than this year. I look forward to catching up with everyone again next year in Brisbane:
Now, I know I still haven’t shown you all my goodies I got from Memento Mall, or my swaps, but you will have to wait a few more days for those as It’s all still packed up. I’m still in Canberra until Wednesday, so watch for those posts sometime in the next week or so.
Hi Everyone! I had some trouble unloading the photos from my camera last night and this morning, and it’s acting up as well with the photo taking, so some of these might be a bit blurry. I’m doing my best here to keep you updated! If my camera doesn’t cooperate though then my hands are tied! We heard LOADS of new product announcements yesterday and I will share some of them in the next few weeks. We also were informed of an updated catalogue release schedule as well. I’ll fill you in on the details oon. For now, I’ll share a few photos of yesterdays festivities.
The morning started off with a General Session. We had a presentation by Carrie Cudney, and she showed us the new, upcoming Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps!
We then had our Make and Take time. One of my favourite parts of Convention, stamping with friends! Here is Carolyn Bennie, very engrossed in her projects.
I’ve got Alison Barclay and Angela Sargeant working hard on their envelopes, made with the new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored:
I spent some time in Memento Mall and bought a “few” thing. I’ll share those later.
We had a lovely boxed lunch, then had some classes in the afternoon. In the later afternoon, we had another General Session where Aaron Scott told us about the position of the company for the past year.
One of the highlights of Convention s all the freebies we have a chance to see. Prize Patrol happens several times throughout the general sessions over the 3 days and if your wristband colour is drawn you win free product! One TWO occasions during convention, I found myself sandwiched between two screaming, excited women who had won Prizes. Now I can’t show you the new products, but I sure can show you how excited Alison Barclay and Tracey Eaton (both from my Festive Friday Design Team) were to receive a very vintage freebie.
Carolyn Bennie, also from my Festive Friday girls also won a Prize Patrol that morning.
I was feeling a bit unlucky as this was my FIFTH Convention and I had never won a prize patrol, ever…until this afternoon! I won a suite of products that are coming in the new catalogue, and I don’t have a photo, but suffice it to say, I’m just a tad bit excited to have finally won!
At the close of the general session, we were treated to a hilarious display of stamping and humour from our fearless leader, Shelli Gardner. She made mistakes, we all make mistakes, but she was so funny about it. It made all of our days to know that she is human just like us. She has blogged about it here.
In the evening, we had a special 3 hour optional class, which we paid and extra (nominal) fee for, and it was fantastic! We got an entire BAG full of product (to keep!) as well as a MASSIVE 3-D Advent Calendar to make. While nobody got the whole thing completed (who could pack such a thing in their suitcase?) Many of use got a big start on it and will complete it once home, certainly in time for Christmas. It featured a couple new dies for the Big Shot, and a new stamp set and DSP as well as lots of glimmer paper. It will be shown on my blog, but not for quite some time, closer to Christmas I’m sure…
When I got home last night, as exhausted as I was, I just felt so fulfilled, and went to bed loving my job more than ever.
Today was another full day and as I sit here, I’m all dressed and ready to go for our Awards Banquet. I’ll have LOADS of photo to share from that tomorrow. Come back and see!