Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Convention - the finale

To conclude my report of Convention... Day Two was even more exciting than the first day, if that’s possible. It started with Make & Takes in the marquee. And how wonderful is it having everything cut up for you? That’s something that doesn’t happen very often for me so I really appreciate it when it does.

All the supplies were in a box with detailed instructions. Naturally, we didn’t read them, just kept asking each other what to do! We made two cards, a 6x6 scrapbook page and a pouch. All fabulous and all using our new stamp sets which we’d received the day before: Just Believe and Party This Way. They played music while we worked and there was a real party atmosphere. I wanted to show you these fabulous Make & Takes but I’m never home in daylight at the moment to get a decent picture. Very frustrating.

The rest of the day was taken up with presentations and demonstrations. It was very relaxed and there were lots of laughs – and some fabulous inspiration. There were demos from Shelli Gardner, SU’s CEO and co-founder. She makes beautiful projects and is just like the rest of us – really enthusiastic about fabulous products and a big fan of chocolate! She admitted that she’d nearly opened one of her projects two days before so that she could eat the chocolate inside!

There were also demonstrations from Pam Morgan, Stampin’ Up!®’s vice-president. She makes amazing creations and is a really relaxed demonstrator, even when things go wrong. Not like me at all! She gave us a little peek of something fabulous to come in the New Year... but I’m afraid my lips are sealed for now. She also gave us all some more FREE STAMPS! The level of excitement was very, very high by this point, as you can imagine.

Finally, came the announcement that next year’s Convention is to be held at Disneyland Paris. They broke this news with a short video and the contingent of French demonstrators went wild almost immediately... shortly followed by everybody else.

So that’s it for this year. I’m still on a high from all the excitement and can’t wait to show you all the ideas I picked up for some really exciting demonstrations. I’m sure you’re going to love them!

1 comment:

  1. It was a fabulous day wasn't it, it was like I cant believe they showed us that,.... I cant believe we have got that.... I cant believe we have got THAT!! LOL and then yes as you say some were cheering a lot earlier and then when it was Disney I was like WHOO HOO and admit to having tears in my eyes!! I HAVE to go and HAVE to make enough money to pay for my family too.



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