Saturday July 29 was chilly and foggy in Ballarat, however we didn’t care as we were cosy and warm in our fabulous Goods Shed venue ready to greet 115 keen Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to our Stampin’ Up! 35 for 35 Creative Connections event. We had Demonstrators attend from all over Australia! The only states not represented were Tasmania and Northern Territory!
Everyone attending was asked to create a name tag for themselves. We couldn’t have Emma and Jill missing out, so Rose created these lovely name tags for them to wear. Jill’s features those Paper Florist dies again!
Below is a couple of views of the venue taken with everyone in the main hall. It looks so different with people in there compared to the set up photos!
Emma gave a talk about how Stampin’ Up! makes us feel. Then there was a big surprise for everyone. They received a copy of the new Holiday Mini Catalogue!
Plus we got a sneak peek of product from the new Holiday Mini. Here are a couple of cards from the sneak peek that feature in the Holiday Catalogue. What a treat!!!!
On Saturday we had project presentations by Simone who shared simple fun fold wow cards, myself, Rebecca Hall who spoke about her passion , storage for her craft supplies, Rebecca Scurr who showed us different and new ways to use our embossing folders and Rose spoke to us about using card sketches and how to interpret them. We had two Make & Take sessions, one in the morning and one to finish off the afternoon. In these sessions a total of five cards were made.
My presentation was on creating a six point mini album/card/calendar. I’ll share these in a later post. Everyone received a kit to take home from my presentation to create their own mini album. I was straight on after lunch and after Emma’s presentation and everyone receiving the new catalogue. A really tough gig to follow on from and my nerves were working overtime!
Rose created the lovely photo frame for everyone to use for their photos with their demonstrator friends and with their teams.
The day didn’t end there with the last Make & Take session. We returned in the evening for a giant shoe box swap. Over 80 plus boxes containing 5 card kits to create the swap card in that box were laid out on the back tables. It was a fun evening letting everyone craft and chat. I can’t wait to do that again, it was a lot of fun!
We asked everyone to leave behind their sample card so we were all able to see what was being created apart from the five different ones we put together ourselves. Here are most of them pictured below. A terrific array of ideas!
The vibe in the room was amazing and we were receiving so much great feedback, it certainly made all the effort to get the event happening all worthwhile!
I’ll post about Sunday in my next 35 for 35 post. If you missed the set up post, see it by clicking here.