Team stampin' extravaganza - the wrap up...

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If you read my blog, subscribe to my mailing list or hang out with me on Facebook or Instagram, there's a good chance you heard rumblings of a stampin' event that I put on with six of my team last weekend.

The seven of us had been plotting and scheming, planning and organising, meeting and discussing plus, of course, stamping our little hearts out for a good couple of months in advance and the results - going by the atmosphere of the event itself and the feedback since, was a smashing success!

Here are some pictures of our lovingly pieced together display...

One of my favourite corners...

One of my favourite corners...

A pretty spiral flower posy...

A pretty spiral flower posy...

Another favourite corner!

Another favourite corner!

Vintage suitcases make anything swoon-worthy...

Vintage suitcases make anything swoon-worthy...

Natty's incredible tag display and the gorgeous Burlap & Blooms wreath kit, lovingly put together by SJ...

Natty's incredible tag display and the gorgeous Burlap & Blooms wreath kit, lovingly put together by SJ...

This sweet cabinet had been banging around at the house of my lovely Mum - aka Nanny - for years, so she spruced it up with a coat of paint and some delightful styling!

This sweet cabinet had been banging around at the house of my lovely Mum - aka Nanny - for years, so she spruced it up with a coat of paint and some delightful styling!

Complete with a drawer full of heart-shaped chocolates!

Complete with a drawer full of heart-shaped chocolates!

We were concerned that we wouldn't have enough of a display...

We were concerned that we wouldn't have enough of a display...

Turns out those fears were completely unfounded...

Turns out those fears were completely unfounded...

We had cards on chairs...

We had cards on chairs...

We had cards propped up on tiny and adorable chalk-board cupboards...

We had cards propped up on tiny and adorable chalk-board cupboards...

We had cards pegged to chicken wire in a frame!

We had cards pegged to chicken wire in a frame!

We had baskets and boxes and eye-candy galore...

We had baskets and boxes and eye-candy galore...

And even our own Natty's recreation of the sweet party table from the Occasions Catalogue (page 12 for those of you playing along at home!)

And even our own Natty's recreation of the sweet party table from the Occasions Catalogue (page 12 for those of you playing along at home!)

I'm especially in love with the Daffodil Delight chair that she scored from a verge collection in the lead up to the event - a perfect complement to the display and a perfect representation of how "in the zone" we all were with regard to props!

I'm especially in love with the Daffodil Delight chair that she scored from a verge collection in the lead up to the event - a perfect complement to the display and a perfect representation of how "in the zone" we all were with regard to props!

Here's the team that got together to bring the event to the people and what a gorgeous crew it was!  From left: Jane (Nanny!), Cathy (Mrs P!), Jenny, Natty, Priscilla (door greeter extraordinaire!), me, SJ and Tracey.

Here's the team that got together to bring the event to the people and what a gorgeous crew it was!  From left: Jane (Nanny!), Cathy (Mrs P!), Jenny, Natty, Priscilla (door greeter extraordinaire!), me, SJ and Tracey.

And here we are with a bodily representation of how we thought the day went :-)

And here we are with a bodily representation of how we thought the day went :-)

Special mention must go to the lovely Miss Emma, Jen's pastry chef apprentice daughter, who baked 103 delicious cookies for the day (and stamped them too!)  The cookies have featured significantly in the feedback we've received, as one of the highlights of the day.

Also the delightful Priscilla, who although she is no longer officially a member of my stampin' team, is the most efficient and amazingly organised person I know, and when we asked if she could work her magic on the welcome desk as she has done at previous events, was all too happy to jump in.  Love ya, Pris!


What strikes me more than anything in revisiting this fabulous event, is that (with the obvious exception of my lovely mum!), these are gals that I would likely never have crossed paths with had it not been for Stampin' Up!, and what a tragedy that would have been!

One of the biggest blessings of my past eight years as a demonstrator has no doubt been the connections I've made with such incredible people, from demonstrators in my team, to customers at workshops and people who called to purchase one punch and ended up becoming wonderful friends.

A blessing, I tell ya!

If you're keen to add more blessings to your life in the form of like-minded friends, who will support you in all of your papercrafting nerdiness and understand the hand-flapping excitement of new stamping gear, I would vigourously encourage you to check out the demonstrator opportunity.

There's a good chance that it will be the best $169 you ever spent...

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