What is a Heartfelt Stamping Event? It is a one day mini Convention. Half the day was made up of classes given by talented Stampin' Up! Designers and Demonstrators; the other half was made up of displays, a product playground where you were encouraged to get hands on with various tools and products, as well as interesting presentations given by talented Demonstrators.
It is also a chance to catch up with Demonstrators from all over the place, meet new friends, and get better acquainted with old friends.
I came away feeling energised, inspired, and once again proud to be part of this fabulous creative company. I learned new techniques, saw fabulous creations I can't wait to try to recreate myself. I also got two free stamp sets and the kits to make my own gorgeous projects - which of course, I didn't make there, because I was too busy chatting!
It also made me even more excited about Convention next year - because it will be held in the same venue! Awesome!
|My friend, and upline Stephanie Pike gave an amazing presentation on using your clear acrylic blocks to stamp gorgeous backgrounds. Can't wait to try these techniques!|
|These gorgeous creations were made by the talented and lovely Liz Collett who gave a class on how to make these pretties!|
|I don't know who made this, but I love it! This was one of the displays.|
|Kirsty Brown showed us how to make gorgeous paper bows and pretty wrapping for gifts - and I loved this cute "Teacher Gift" idea for Christmas Cookies in a jar.|
|One of the cards made by Steph with her clever clear block techniques.|
|Presents! Each attendee had the chance to get a free stamp from "Santa" (aka Aaron Scott) when we made a decoration and added it to the tree.|
|One of several display boards filled with samples made by demonstrators. My sample is there too!|
|My sweet friend and downline Michelle Hindmarsh made sure none of us faded away by bringing snacks to share. Cute, colour co-ordinated snacks of course!|