Friday, 8 May 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - Canberra


This is my summary of the Stampin' Up! Convention I attended on the 1st and 2nd of May in Canberra. All the ladies from Western Australia had a fabulous time. And a number of our group Stamparoo's got to walk accross the stage and receive a hug from Shelli Gardner Co-founder of Stampin' Up! & CEO, Aaron Scott Regional Business Development Manager Australia and Emma Parkin-Wilson New Zealand Country Manager at the Awards Presentation for achieving different milestones.

This is Shelli Gardiner who is the co-founder of Stampin' Up! presenting the Introduction at Convention.

When you arrive on the first morning you are presented with some stamp sets that you use for the Make & Take Session, name badge, catalogue and program for the event and this year they were all in this beautiful satchel bag. We received Circle Circus and Trendy Trees stamp sets. When I complete the Make & Takes I will post them on my blog.

Then it was off to Memento Mall to pick up the goodies on offer to remember the convention. All the items were really nice this year. Some Ladies go crazy and buy heaps of things, but this year I just bought what I could use and a present for a Friend. Featured here are the Rasberry Tart Memo Box and Keychain Calculator, Souvenir Pens, and the Sterling Silver Stampin' Up! Jewelry Beads.

I just had to have this georgeous Manhattan Flower Umbrella from Memento Mall, totally awesome.

This is the totally delightful cafe` that we had breakfast at called Dobinson's, we arrived to be confronted by all these beautiful cakes. Ummmmmmmm......... Breakfast was delicious.

On the Friday night we all went to Sammy's for chinese. The resturant was totally packed when we arrived but within 20 minitues all 27 of us were seated and within quarter of an hour everyone had something on the table to eat. I had the most delicious Lemon Chicken, the best I have ever tasted.

Ngaire, Makeesha and myself. Ngaire presented a WOW presentation and Makeesha demonstrated how to run a Workshop.

I took a photo of the table centre piece, the flowers were lovely on our tables at the Banquet. I though it would be a terrific colour combo for a card. We enjoyed a three course meal of BBQ Asian Pork, Chicken Breast served with Potato Gratin, Mustard Grain Sauce, Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Compote, and dessert was a Citrus Tart.

Here we are all dressed up waiting for Shelli to arrive for dinner. Left to Right myself, my husband Graham, Jenny, Pat, Lynda, Odette and Alison.

We took over the stage for this picture, we are all part of Ngaire's direct downline that attended convention. Ngaire was awarded "Demonstrator of the Year" for the second time in two years and she is a much deserving recipient. Left to Right are Lynda, Louise, Makeesha, myself, Ngaire, Jo, Skip, Rebecca, Pat, Jenny, Terese and Helen.

Lynda, Odette, Makeesha, Ngaire, Skip, Cherita and Helen all received awards. Next years convention will be held in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd May, 2010.

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