I hope you are enjoying May, wherever you are!
I am feeling a little sad today. Stampin' Up! puts on a fabulous Convention every year and unfortunately I am unable to go. And what a place it is being held! Canberra! I would love to see Canberra, and I am sure I will one day - hopefully another Convention will be held there, and I can take the family, as my hubby is Military obsessed and he would love to see the Museums and Memorials and things.
Every year Convention is held in a different location. In the three years I have been a demonstrator, it has been held in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. I am hoping one day it will be held in Perth so I can easily go, but if not, I am holding out for Brisbane, as I love going to Queensland for family holidays!! Just imagine 3 whole days of stamping, learning all about new techniques, new products, FREE products to win in prize patrol, FREE products in your goodie bags, fantastic Stampin' Up! merchandise to purchase in a special place called Momento Mall that I am hanging out to see!! Meeting up with all of the wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over Australia and from the Home Office in the U.S. (as strange as that sounds, wanting to meet strangers, this is the type of 'family' we are at Stampin' Up!) and getting to know those friends you have only known online. Fantastic dinners and lunches and awards for the wonderful work demonstrators do throughout the year, and of course meeting Shelli, the owner and co-founder of this fantastic company. I have met the nicest people through being involved with Stampin' Up! - whether it is by meeting fellow demonstrators at our state regionals, or team get-togethers, or as customers from workshops where we share our love of papercraft. I would never have had my immediate group of friends if it were not for a common interest in SU. I would not have the lovely ladies in my team who have become my friends, if it were not for our common interest in SU. I am really blessed to have found a love of papercraft, and with it, a love of Stampin' Up! - which is why I am here in the last day or two of the month to again share the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic company and my exciting little team!!