Wow! What a fabulous weekend! Friday night and Saturday I hosted the Annual Stampin' Girls Convention. More than 80 lovely ladies attended this year and we had a blast. Don't you love how everyone is smiling in these pictures? It's because I truly have the best team of demonstrators, and they all love to get together to stamp and share with one another. I want to thank all of the ladies who helped make this year's event a success – I couldn't do it without all of you.
Our guest speaker was the fabulous Andrea Walford who shared a ton of business and stamping ideas with all of us. Plus, Andrea planned all of our make and takes, so we had two awesome projects featuring the Tropical Party Stamp Set – a card box with four cards and a vacation mini scrapbook. Both projects were a hit with the group.
In addition to Andrea's presentation, we had six demonstrators present and they shared lots of tips and tricks on a variety of topics including stencilling, paper flowers, scrapbooking and using My Digital Studio . I know I picked up a few great ideas that I'll be sharing with you soon! Linda Willman also did a great presentation on using your Big Shot to make fabric projects, and showed lots of projects including fabric flowers, a hat and more.
There was also lots of swapping, including the WOW swap which features anything but a card. This swap is where you can really see the talent and creativity of these ladies shine. There were over 25 projects which I'm hoping to share with you soon in a future post.
Now, what's an event without food ? We had a candy bar, and a fabulous lunch catered by Bianca's Kitchen which drew rave reviews. If you need a caterer, she comes highly recommended by 80 hungry ladies. And best of all, she's a Stampin' Up demonstrator on my team!
One unplanned, but very welcome event, was that a few of the demonstrators in attendance had received their 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue and were kind enough to share it around the room. I have to tell you, I am so excited about the new products in this catalogue – some great new stamp sets, lots of accessories with the new colour collections and items for the Big Shot. I can't wait until I have my copy and can share it with you in June!