Two weeks ago I travelled with 2 members of my Stampin’ Up! downline group (Avid Inkers) to Mittagong to share a day of cardmaking with 13 other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from surrounding regions. They came from Canberra, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, South Coast, Western Sydney and even the Hunter Valley. The day was organised by Michele Jutrisa, and she did an amazing job. The theme for the day was the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue. It was held at the hall St Stephen’s Church where Michele is a parishioner.


On arrival we each received a goody bag. Michele did a lovely job of decorating them using the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and the 2019-20 In-Colors, some sweet DSP and polka dot ribbon. The greeting comes from the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. Here is a closer look.


Each attendee also received a decorated water bottle. Decoration was done by yours truly, using 2019-21 In-Colors, Free as a Bird stamp set, the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder and Stitched Nesting Labels Dies. I used these dies to create a pocket shape into which I slid a name tag for each attendee.

The one below was mine. It is Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.


The aim of the day was simply for us to get to know each other and have fun. Well , I think we achieved both. Each attendee prepared 16 kits of the same project for each of the attendees to make and brought all the supplies needed to make it in a shoebox or similar container.

Michele put together a folder containing all the Instruction Sheets. She decorated them to match the goody bags and stamped the SU Statement of the Heart on them as well. Aren’t they gorgeous?


Our goody bags also contained a new stamp set and a Mystery Bag Challenge!


I showed my card in a previous post here and the one made by my friend Vicki here.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get photos of anyone else’s or of the ladies themselves, which is a bit of a shame because they were all lovely. Donna Williams from the Stampin’ Up! Office also attended and brought a make n take for us. She was lots of fun and very generous with her time, answering any queries we had about products or current events.

Well, that’s it from me for now.

I’ll be back soon to show you the projects we made.

Thanks for popping by…………………………………………………………..till next time,

Netty xx