Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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June 9, 2012

Convention 2012

Last weekend, more than 450 demonstrators gathered at the Convention Centre in Canberra for 3 days of fun and inspiration.  I had a fantastic time and I am so inspired and enthusiastic for the Stampin Up! year to come.  There are lots of exciting new products coming out and I have lots of new ideas to put into practice in upcoming parties and classes.

Here's a little wrap up.

Firstly, I showed you my bag tags for our Convention bags - well here is the bag:

Every year we wait with excitement to see the bag.  This year's bag was very popular.  The front flap is embroidered and the design of the bag is perfect for packing supplies for a party.

Another part of Convention we always look forward to is seeing Shelli Gardner, the CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!  She is a lovely generous woman whose welcoming speech is always inspiring.

Shelli patiently waits while demonstrators line up to have a photo with her.

The theme of the Convention was 'I Am' which also extended to 'I want to be'.  After attending convention, I can certainly say that I am excited and recharged for another year of Stampin' Up!

Another part of Convention was the Resource Room, where there were some fantastic displays of Demonstrators' creations.  Ruth Clark is an amazing sewer (and card maker) and she had many fabric creations on display using Stampin' Up! fabrics and Big Shot dies.

Another thrill of Convention is Prize Patrol.  Everyone receives a patterned arm band on check in and if your arm band flashes on the screen, you win a prize which often a sneak peek of a product from the upcoming catalogue.  A few of the ladies from our team won a prize.  You probably heard their screaming from your own home!!

On the final night of Convention we are treated to a wonderfully delicious dinner followed by the awards night.  This is me with Gaye, my roomie.

The wonderful news announced at the end of awards night is that Convention next year will be in Brisbane!  Mark May 23rd to 25th on your calendars.  It's an event well worth saving for.

I'll show you some of the beautiful Make and Takes in upcoming posts.

Thanks for stopping by!


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