Sunday, 1 December 2013

Convention Part 1 - Highlights

Last weekend was Stampin' Up!s 2013 European Convention, this year held in Manchester, and attended by nearly 800 demonstrators. You might be wondering what this convention lark is all about!

Well, all demonstrators across Europe are invited to attend this annual event to celebrate their accomplishments, learn new ideas and innovative crafting techniques, see and try new products and share projects and inspiration with each other.  It's a craft-packed few days with lots of prizes and freebies, a real party atmosphere and a great chance to hang out with demonstrator friends (of which I am very lucky to have many!).

As usual I have come back all motivated and buzzing with ideas and inspiration, and I even have some goals for next year!

I'd like to share some of what I saw and learnt at this year's convention, but for today here are some pictures and highlights of the 2 days!

Julie made everyone in her team a personalised bag tag with sparkly initial keyring!

This year's convention bags were rucksacks with lots of useful pockets and came filled with three stamp sets, make and take kits and a pen! 

Me and my upline Alex ready for the opening session!

Me and Fiona enjoying a cupcake in the Recognition Booth - our little treat for both having achieved something this year - me for promoting to Bronze 3 and Fiona for achieving her Stampin' Start award!

Getting caught up in the atmosphere at the beginning of day 2.

The display boards were fantastic. And I spotted some of my projects on this one!

We all got dressed up for the awards night and had fun at the after-party!

I'm already looking forward to next year's convention which will be in Brussels!

Kylie x