Monday, September 19, 2011

Stampin' Up! Edmonton Regional 2011 - Part 2

On Saturday I was at the Edmonton regional with 6 of my downline.  None of them had been to a Stampin' Up! event before, so they were all pretty excited to be there.  Here we are just before we headed in to the frenzy.
Back row: Me, Morgan, Avery, Liz, Melissa  Front row: Amy, Darlene
I am used to travelling with my uplines and sidelines, so it was weird to be the 'mom' of the group this time.  But I think I did ok.  ;)

The first presentation was done by Pam Morgan from Stampin' Up!  She showed us an adorable gift giving idea for knitters.
 A pair of knitting needles in a cute little box that's been decorated using the Stocking Die!  What a fabulous idea!

After Pam's short presentation we were turned loose to do our make n' takes, check out the displays, and watch some fellow demonstrators in action.  The make n' takes were quick and easy, but most certainly wow's!
 Of course I took a TON of pictures of the displays.  Here are just a few of my faves.

The demonstrator booths were REALLY fun to watch!  The ladies did a fabulous job and their projects were fantastic!  



After lunch we had some great stamping presentations by Stampin' Up! staff.  Donna Griffith shared this SPOOKY Halloween banner.  I know the picture doesn't quite capture it, but this thing was so sparkly and blingy that you could see it across the room!  

Carrie Cudney made some adorable projects with the Gift Givers stamp set.  She also showed us how to make those adorable Shaker Frames into different shapes!  This was a great tip!

Donna came back on stage and showed us some 'dude' cards.  I guess there's something called 'Wacky Card Wednesday' at the home office that is organized by a couple of IT guys.  I must tell you that these cards are HILARIOUS!  But....I'll be waiting until Wednesday to show those to you.  ;)


Shannon West did a super awesome presentation on the Stampin' Up! punches.  Just when you think you've mastered something, Shannon comes along and teaches all sorts of new tricks!  Here's some of her projects.
Carrie, Shannon, Donna
It was an amazing day and I'm so happy I got to share it with my fabulous downline!  You're the best girls!


Happy Stampin'
Allison


PS  I'll be back tomorrow to show you some of my swaps!

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