I was very excited, nervous and chuffed to be invited to demonstrate at a Stampin' Up! training event recently and also at the extravaganza event in Coventry when demonstrators invited guests to learn more about Stampin' Up!
The training was great fun and I learned lots of new ideas and tips for my business along with gaining the usual beautiful bundle of swaps from other demonstrators and catching up with friends and making new ones.
I entered the demonstrator choice competition whereby each demo makes a project and everyone votes for their favourite. The lovely Ann Wills won with a fantastic watering can filled with flowers. Here is my entry which I really enjoyed making and it gave me the chance to experiment with crystal effects and give you the chance for a little more of a sneak at some of the new mini products. The large white hearts are punched from vellum having been stamped with our new smaller background stamps. The hearts are stamped with A to Z. The name is the clue for the design! The dangling heart pendant has been made using hodgepodge hardware, galaxy glitter, sticky cuts and crystal effects. The black and white background is also from the mini in the form of Night and Day specialty papers which include printed window sheets. OOOO you are going to love the mini. It's full of fab things and you, like me will want them all.
More importantly whilst in Coventry I rekindled a friendship with an old school friend that I hadn't seen for about 13 years and we caught up on lots of news.
That's it for today and I'll be back with more soon. I will at some point load some pictures of my lovely swaps in the Stamping Hamster Gallery so pop by soon.
Thanks for checking in.