And after a great afternoon shopping and socialising, we had a fantastic evening catching up with old friends and new, over drinks at our hotel, dinner at Hogs Breath and finally desert at Koko Black, a fabulous chocolate shop! Though I must say we should have gone there FIRST! LOL Yummmmmm!
Here’s Nardi who is a member of our team (she’s from Canberra), although she didn’t attend convention, she met us for drinks and dinner! She’s so sweet and I’ve been dying to meet her in person! I just wished I had a chance to spend more time with her!!!
At Koko Black… Not sure how this happened but this photo makes me giggle at these girls! LOL
The next morning convention began! All the preparation leading up to the day always builds the excitement, making swaps, organising the family so they survive while we’re away, and suddenly it’s here! Many of us were at the convention centre already at 7am! LOL
Here’s me with two of my team members Mandy (from NSW) and Karen (from Mackay)! Now I hadn’t met Mandy in person until the day before convention, but she’s been with our team for two years now! And OMG I’m so so glad she’s in our team! This girl is a hoot and I’m telling you know, I wanted to pack her in my suitcase and bring her back to QLD with us! Let’s just say she’s nearly as crazy as me and some pics won’t be posted here! LOL
Here’s another couple of my partners in crime! LOL Alice, (me), Jenny and Chrissie! They’re all from Brisbane and these girls are all so fantastic and I love them dearly! I’m honored to have Jenny and Chrissie in my team also, they make every event, get together etc fun and memorable! LOL Alice is a demonstrator, but not in my team, but she lives close by to me and is my friend and sounding board, and when we are away at these events, without her, I would get lost, run late, and miss my flight! LOL
Oh and I have to include this pic too! (hope you like it Michelle! LOL) This is Martyn! He’s another great member of my team and I can tell you, not only can he hold he’s own among a room full of women, but my goodness does he know how to stir them up! LOL He lives in TAS with his wife Michelle, and I’m always thrilled to catch up with him! Anyone want a workshop in Tasmania? You are sure of a wonderful time!
And of course, it’s convention so we are there to learn too, not just socialise! LOL Here’s the ever lovely Shelli – Co-founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! This woman is amazing, inspirational and has a heart of gold. It’s always a pleasure to listen to her speak or watch her stamp!!
Check out the lunch room! Everyone having lunch!
And so here I will leave my post for now. The first day of convention was fantastic! And I’ll pop back in to tomorrow after a good night’s sleep to include some pics from day two. Don’t forget to check out the fantastic specials Stampin’ Up! have for May! Actually there are two specials so check them out HERE!