Convention 2010 – Day 1, part 1

So much to share I don’t know where to start!  After 2 days here in Sydney exploring, eating, retail therapy, eating, meeting up with other demos, eating – you get the picture – eating was a big part of it – we finally came to the exciting part – first day of convention.  Arrived at the Sydney Convention centre along with approx 480 other demos at the (for me) ungodly hour of 7:00 am to register. Received our convention badges plus a large bag (you can see a couple in the pictures below) with 2 new stamp sets, a cap, IB&C and mini catalogues, orientation leaflets etc. etc.

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Then the mad rush into Memento Hall for some more retail therapy.  I was very good – only bought the card tree, a gorgeous cardigan, a few packs of pens, and a shopping bag.

After this it was swap time – here are the two swaps I made for convention:

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I have brought back with me some gorgeous projects which I still need to sort and photograph so that I can show them to you.  So keep checking back for this.

Convention Sydney May 2010 019Then it was time for Shelli Gardner (such a genuinely friendly lady) to conduct the opening session , followed by lunch served in these nifty individual containers.

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After lunch we broke up into our groups and attended classes – gee the SU staff are fantastic.  Think I spent the whole day in a dream, not believing that I was actually at a SU Convention!!

Convention Sydney May 2010 022  This is the team I belong to – the WOW Paperkrafters.  It’s slightly confusing because I am also with the Creative Inkers.  This is how it works – Karen (2nd on left) is my upline, and her upline is Jacque Pedersen whose team is the Creative Inkers – this means that by way of progression I belong to both teams. Anyway let me introduce them to you. From left to right: Donna, Karen, Debbie, Sally and little ole me (the granny of the group!)  Note our matching Creative Inkers shirts.

Well that fills you in on our first day though to be honest I can’t relay to you the buzz and excitement – you will all just have to become demonstrators and go to the next convention which is being held in Melbourne next May and experience that for yourselves!

2 comments:

Karen Rogers said...

really enjoying the pics on everyone's blogs 0 yes hard to believe all over ;-(

Anonymous said...

Hi Judy, It was great to meet you and have breakfast with you and your team before the convention. It was very exciting!! Look forward to catching up with you again.
Helen McEwen

Thanks for popping in to catch up on what is happening in my life. I enjoy sharing my love of stamping and cardmaking and invite you to have a look at the projects I have made. You are welcome to take my ideas and use them in your own creations.
 
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