Thursday, November 13, 2008

Melbourne Regional Highlights

My first ever Stampin' Up! event was fantastic. It was the Melbourne Regional held on Saturday 8th November, '08 at the Melb. Conference Centre in the city. I came in with my friend Debbie Pamment and we couldn't stop yapping about it all the way in and all the way back. LOL.

I was able to meet up with some of the girls in our team (Yvonne Campbell is our Upline) which was great - it's nice to put faces to the names.

Here is the card I made to swap. I actually managed to make 30 cards in 2 days and was able to swap all of them !

Products used -
Stamps - Merry, Merry set - 2008 - 2009 main catalogue.
* When I stamped the base card, I 'stamped off' the Celery & Plum snowflakes to lighten them.
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery.
Inks - colours same as above (all from the Soft Subtles family)
Ribbon - Grosgrain in Certainly Celery - (I didn't have enough of the one type of ribbon so some of my cards had Taffeta or Gingham ribbon in the same colour.
Extras - Kindy Glitz - Crystalline to highlight the 'baubles' on the main image and around the tag.

Here is a close up of the glitter effect.

Here are some of the gorgeous cards I received in return for my swaps. Aren't they lovely ?
Some awesome talent in that room !

We were all given the Live Your Dreams stamp set from the new Summer Mini Catalogue which will be available from December '08 - March '09 and a bag with 4 projects to make using this
set plus some of the beautiful new papers from this catalogue. Here are the projects I made.

If you would like to learn how to make these, contact me for my workshop dates. They are so
much fun to make !

As well as the card swaps, stamp set and projects, our lovely team leader Yvonne, gave each of us one of these fun notepads as a gift. Thank you so much Yvonne.

Last of all, here is our team photo from the day - accessed from Yvonne's blog.

What a great day ! I'm definitely up for attending more of these events. 'Bye for now.


  1. Woo hoo Ramona, welcome to the blogging world. I loved your swap and it was great to catch up again!

  2. Hi Ramona,
    Nice to see you're off and running. I'm glad we got some different swaps too - I can get a better look at some from your blog.
    Happy Stamping!

  3. Well done on getting your blog up and happening. Great first posts. Keep on posting, will be reading with interest. Love KimT aka Crafty Kim

  4. Stunning swap (lucky swappers who received them!) & it looks like you had a great time. :O)


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.