Adventures at Paperific

Published by under general chat,Paperific,team | Mar 07 2010

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Here is our beautifully decorated stand at Paperific (lets call this the 'before' photo), where a group of us worked together over the weekend to share the love of Stampin' Up! We met some wonderful people who love this amazing hobby as much as we do, and some who are discovering it for the first time…. yes, we heard lots of 'ooohs' and 'ahhhhs'.

If you are visiting this site after meeting us at Paperific… welcome, and thanks for dropping by! And if you were one of the unlucky ones who were in the building when the freaky storm hit on Saturday, my commiserations! At about 3.30pm the heavens opened with the worst hailstorm in 40 years here in Melbourne, Victoria. Yes, it really was hailing INSIDE the exhibition building at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington.

Hailing inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main.

Hailing inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main

Before long, the evac siren was sounding, the main lights went out and water was coming inside from all directions!

Raining inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main

Raining inside. Photos courtesy of Juliana Main.

Raining inside. Photo courtesy of Juliana Main.

 

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Melbourne was hit badly, with many of us finding dented cars and worse! But, you know what? It was great to see so many acts of kindness and generosity during the whole episode, with strangers looking out for each other.

Even though our papers were dampened, our spirits certainly were not! We even had a few good laughs as we watched someone completing their Make & Takes on another stand before they were ready to evacuate! Papercrafters sure are a hardy bunch. LOL

Here is the simple little Make & Take that I did before all the dramas started. This card demonstrates our beautifully coordinating stamps and punches, and uses the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue and the Heart to Heart punch. The sentiment is the Sale-a-bration set Whimsical Words. Participants also stamped the matching envelope.

Make and Take

On display was another way to use the same punch (CASE source: the very talented  Ilina Crouse).

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This card above was also one of our stamp club projects last month, just in time for Valentines Day.

The Summer mini catalogue is in its final weeks – with items available until the 31st of March. Let me know if you'd like the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set or any other item before it's too late! Don't forget, purchases before the end of March help you qualify for FREE STAMPS with Sale-a-bration!

Happy stamping,

bartrumsiggy

 

 

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3 Responses to “Adventures at Paperific”

  1. Sue Madexon 07 Mar 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Simone, It was nice to say a quick hi at Paperific (before that storm hit.) Your stand looked gorgeous. Hope not too much water damage for you guys. Cheers, Sue

  2. Chris McLon 08 Mar 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Looks like it was an adventure to say the least … now I wish I’d worked the show with you guys just so I could say I did!
    Now off to case your gorgeous cards *wink*
    -Chris

  3. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 13 Mar 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Glad you had fun … even if a little damp! I hope you got heaps of contacts and it was a huge success! Love both of these cards … the simplicity is just stunningly creative! Man! I sooooo overdo my cards!!! TFS xx Andrea L

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