Friday, 19 September 2008
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Our experience also included a night tour of the park, where we saw this spectacular tiger. Let's just say he was not as sleepy as he looks as one of my friend's husbands will testify. After taking a few really close up pictures right up against the night cage, Vern turned his back resulting in the tiger launching itself against the cage, stretching to full hight on it's back legs. I nearly had a heart attack 2 meters back, whilst Vern (quote/unquote) classed it as the most awesome experience of his life! I now know all about how tigers attack when you turn your back.
'Dinner on the Edge' was a wonderful farewell dinner at the end of our Incentive Trip. We dined on a fabulous BBQ within a metre (sometimes less!) of a pride of lions. Naturally they were encouraged to position themselves in our area by being fed - thankfully not us! We were separated by a fence and hot wire, although the large holes enabled us to position our camera lenses so as to avoid the wire.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Pictured here are Aaron Scott, our Australian Business Development Manager, with Kim Gavarra. Yes, our Australian Manager put his creative skills to the test and came up with a terrific card.
Here are my swaps, which were very much a group effort. I had been planning to make 'cake slice boxes' decorated with stamps, but learnt they had featured on Split Coast, so decided to seek new inspiration. My friend and fellow demonstrator, Loren encouraged me to do the shoes which were created using a Coluzzle Template. To be honest the featured photo on the template packaging was not my style at all. Loren encoraged me that it would look good if I put my own style and creativity into it and voila, it did work out well. I created 3 different colours of shoes, beacuse we all like choices in shoes! Stampin' Up's Priceless Stamp Set and So Swirly Wheel enabled me to add the style! I then hunted for varieties of chocoolates that would not break the bank, settling on Ferrero Rocher avaiable from Big W in large packs. Again, help to complete so many swaps was given by Ursula and Robyn, so I was lucky to have all this assistance. Shelli Gardner (Stampin' Up's Co Founder and CEO), liked them so much she put them on her blog - check out links.
We were given some really cute little Stampin' Up! bags with a new Summer Mini Catalogue Stamp Set in it, along with 3 ink pads and all the materials and instructions to complete 3 lovely projects.
Finally, it was terrific to meet some fellow demonstrators. We became really good at smiling for photos - I have never had my photo taken so much, making up for all the time I happily spend on the other side of the lens! Pictured above are Jayne Mercer, myself and Kim Gavarra.