Hi all, apologies for my absence, I have just returned from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Convention at Disneyland Paris, the run up to going away was a little hectic with swaps, roomie gifts and class preparations and I have to say I was relieved once we were on our way knowing that everything was complete and in place for the weekend.
I shared a room at the Disney Hotel "Sequoia Lodge" with Jane, Caroline and Gill, we had such fun. Convention is such an exciting place to be, with over 300 demonstrators from the UK, France and Germany all joining together, sharing, learning and being inspired by each other.
Here we are, and ignore the fact that I have my eye's closed, I try my hardest to keep them open and now everyone is used to taking at least 3 shots when I am in the picture just in case, on this occasion it just wasn't happening!!!
From left to right, Jane, Gilly, Me (with my eye's closed), Caroline and Hayley.
Here we have just signed in for Convention, collected our Bags complete with 2 Stamp sets, Lanyards, Award Pins and more, waiting impatiently to go into the Momento Mall to shop for all our Stampin' Up! Branded Logo goodies!
After the excitement of the Momento Mall we began our swapping, here is one of the designs I put together, something we made a my classes earlier this month, it uses the beautiful stamp set "Everything Eleanor" which I just adore, for the background I used the bleaching technique.
Do you recognise this lovely lady, our guest Presenter, of course, it's Liz Shannon up on stage wowing us with her creations!
During the day we do lots of creating, learning and sharing, we also get to have our very own "Make and Take" sessions too:
That's all for today, I am off to New York tomorrow to celebrate my 40th Birthday so I have lots of unpacking and re-packing to do! I will try to share some more convention photo's with you before I go!