Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stampin-Up Convention 2012

Well that just flew by, back to reality already! It was 5 days of fun, laughter, friendship and creating.
As always Stampin-Up hosted another fabulous event where we were totally spoilt with New Products and Sneak Peeks from the next Catalogue coming out in Australia/New Zealand on the 1st of Sept.

It was wonderful to catch up with the Just Add Ink girls and friends old and new, for me that is definitely a highlight and my roomies were a laugh a minute. Our days were spent attending classes and general sessions....Oh so much to take in, but heaps of great info and brilliant ideas from everyone.

I returned home with a rather heavier suitcase....:0) Chock full of awesome swaps and new toys, not to mention getting spoilt with yummy pillow gifts every night from Andrea. Here are a few of the swaps l took with me and few little team mate gifts.........

I had only decided in the eleventh hour excitement to make general swaps.......

These sweet little gift card purses are made using the Framelits Dies, Blossom Punch, Boho Punch and Petal a Plenty embossing folder, Basic black grosgrain ribbon, Tag punch and Tiny tags set for the sentiment.

These were my JAI girls Convention Gifts, l was lucky enough to find some cute little notebooks in the same colours as the Twitterpated DSP. I also used the Framelits Dies and Apothecary art set, along with each initial embossed in Cherry Cobbler E/P from the Broadsheet Alpha, l love making and giving personalised gifts and the second pic is them all wrapped up ready for Convention. I packaged them in envelopes made from re-cycling the mountains of brown packing paper that comes with each Stampin-Up order.

I also have some more swaps to share from an organised swap with the JAI girls, but l will wait to share those till l know everyone has received them.

            "Thanks for popping in, enjoy your day!"

All products used are Stampin-Up unless stated.


  1. Wow Nikki. These are all gorgeous but I especially love those notepads. Absolutely beautiful! The best use of apothecary art and the framelits that I've seen. Brilliant! Would have been worth the price of convention to receive one!
    Great work!

  2. You always do the most amazing swaps! I love your little gift card purses and note books. So ... missed out on hanging with you and the others this year but I'm sure we'll catch up at some stage. X

  3. Nikki it was lovely to meet you in person!!! Your little gift pack was stunning, it was obvious that you put in a lot of work. Thank you :)

  4. Wow Nikki, these are absolutely gorgeous. I love your swap and the notebooks are to die for. I love how you have flipped the image to the vertical. Fabulous!

  5. Hi Nikki, we met at convention and I think I missed your swaps! Oh so cute! I'm pretty sure I gave you one of my swaps because I've actually been watching your blog for a while now! Now I know what I'm doing I'll follow you! It was so nice to meet you & I would love you to check out my blog too!
    My next challenge will be a JAI and it was great to put a face to a name! Convention was so much fun & I met so many amazing ladies - thanks for being one of them!
    Lou X

  6. Love those little purse cards and of course the personalised are so clever! I agree with Bron, missed hanging out with you and the other JAI girls at Convention...maybe next year, I am already saving!

  7. Nikki, your little purse tags are soooo sweet & such a clever use of both the die & punches. As for the notebooks, the packaging is as beautiful as the gorgeous gift inside. LOVE them. ♥ :)

  8. What beautiful, creative and thoughtful gifts and swaps, Nikki! I never thought about making envelopes out of that packing paper. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to do that.

  9. I absolutely LOVE my little note book and the packaging was genius! Gorgeous swaps too. Had a very special time hanging out with you *wink wink*.


  10. WOW! These convention swaps are have WAY more patience than I do!!! And I love that you recycle your packaging to make envelopes....I just threw some of mine away yesterday!

  11. Love your cute little swap purses and notebooks but I am really loving your packaging!!!! I am going to have to do this too with the ton of packaging I have laying around!! I will be featuring this packaging idea on My Crafty Picks #68 with a link back to your blog on 6-17-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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    Have a great day!!
    Tiffany Bauer

  12. Wow - Love those little b&w purses!!! great job!!

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