Day 1 is always an exciting day as you don't know what the bags, stamps or anything that you're going to get actually look like - yes our idea of Christmas.
Us kiwis wanted to be registered & swapping early so we were in the food hall at 6.45am & swapping our cards and eating.
Then the convention centre & about an hour of swapping amongst the 500 ladies present (& I saw one male demo).
Then shopping in Memento Mall - look at this really cute Circle Circus bag & look how many cards I have to share with you all.
Our favourite presenter of the day Bonnie Thurber from the home office who has laryngitis & whispered her whole presentation but she made us laugh - what a neat lady with a huge heart.
Our 2nd favourite presenter of the day Shannon West with the whole of the WOW paperKRafters (L->R: Judy, Donna, Shannon, Debbie, Sally)
This is Donna from my team winning the first prize patrol - yep she got a free stamp set - followed by Sally & myself the next draw :-) Yes happiness more free stamps!
and her saying cheese with Emma Parkin-Wilson (NZ Country manager)
But Judy & me can beat her - we found the incredibly lovely Shelli Gardener (CEO & co-founder of Stampin' Up!).
The day concluded with a fireworks display in Darling Harbour - yes a very magical day!