Thursday, 28 August 2014

Inspire. Create. Share. Convention Day 2

I am so lucky to have been able to attend CONVENTION again this year.  This is my 4th year going.  I was hooked the moment I attended my first and I never want to miss a year!
I know I am late posting but I wanted to show you my convention experience for Inspire. Create. Share. 2014.
This is a four parter!  ENJOY!

Our fearless leader with her crowd marker!  It worked perfectly.  Marcea would be proud!

Crowds at general session

Swapping going on!

Some of our AWESOME group standing for recognition of all of their hard work (sales and recruiting)

Tina walking across the stage for earning her fourth incentive trip, the grand vacation to Hawaii

Tina and I at general session

Gathering Place

This was a fun area!!  I almost didn't go but I did end up checking out the wreath stamp set and framelits as well as Project Life.

THIS. WAS. AWESOME! We had our sneak peak at the holiday catalogue and then we shopped certain items to be able to take some home with us!!  WAHOO!!

I just like the look of this display...and of course who wouldn't want the entire collection of Stampin' Up! Blendabilities! 

Organized Swap #1.  I was in two groups Friendship and Thank you.  We all had a bag with our name and the groups we were in and we went in circles to disperse our cards.  FUN!!!

Serene Stamper (my up line group) group photo (some of us anyways!lol)

If you couldn't make it to the larger make and take sessions they had all the make and takes done in mini sessions that ran every half and hour.  Ann and I stopped into the Project Life page session.

Got to play with the new stapler! Love it so much I picked one up at the convention store.  :-)

My second organized swap was 3x3 love notes.  This one was HUGE!  80 in each group.  Again a great swap, well organized and the projects I took home were unbelievable!

This became a tradition the moment we ate there my first convention.  The Naked Fish is a Japanese restaurant close to the convention centre.  IT IS AMAZING!!  We have gone back four years in a row.  Always easy to make a reservation, above and beyond service and the food is delightful!

Tina earned Founder's Circle again this year! YAY!

Some of the banners and signs around the convention centre.

 Awards night AFTER PARTY.  County Fair themed with live country band, line dancing, county fair food stands, face painting, photo ops and BULL RIDING!!!

Stay tuned for the third and last (sniff, sniff) day of convention!!  It is jam packed and worth every minute!