Monday, 22 September 2008

Stampin'Up! Field Training

WOWZEEE what a fantastic time we all had!! We anticipated for so long now whether we were going to get a copy of the new catalogue and WE DID, also we anticipated if we were going to get some of our favorite sets that are current in the US catalogue and ... WE ARE!!! same with the punches and other yummy stuff, WE DID get MORE! not all of it of course but definitely a very good selection that is sure to keep your wish lists topped up for a while, I know mine is getting bigger every time I browse the catalogue lol. All in all it was a fantastic event, well organized jam packed with inspirational demonstrations and inspirational stories, also it was great to meet up with demos from across the country, it was like meeting long time friends as you do get to know them on the forum board so when you meet them in the flesh you feel like you already know them. Waves to you all fabulous ladies!!!
I was so lucky to also meet some of my Passionettes as well, six ( out of 19 ) of them travelled for the event and I have organized a shoe box swap earlier that day, the samples were great, the standard high and everyone seem to have enjoyed themselves (me probably the most as I was just so giddy the whole day). Here's a photo of us on the night unfortunately one lady Stevie had to dash home early as her little baby girl needed her feed.




From the top left we have Carole, Me, Bekka, Sally then moving down from the left we have Jo and Julie, great girls and I have a lot to thank them for.

We got to play with loads of new stamp sets and I got to handle the scallop border punch( OMG!! you so need to preorder this ASAP as you will want one when you ll see everyone using it on the forums it is FAB!!) so we created loads of fab projects and even our country manager the lovely Paula Iaciofano got stuck into crafting on the night, and I have got photographic evidence, Paula always looks impeccable and her shoes are often the talk of the demonstrators on the boards and she didn't disappoint this time either, she wore a gorgeous pair of patent heels in cream and black to complement her dress, gorgeous.




also behind Paula you can spot the lovely Kelly Francis, Kelly is Paula s assistant and shes a doll .

We also had an important guest all the way from the States in the name of Pam Morgan, Pam is the Vice President of Demonstrator Services and Development for SU and has been a demonstrator herself for 15 years and for the last 10 she s been working for Stampin Up! HQ, a very inspirational lady I could have chatted and listened to her all night. I was humbled and honoured to be asked to demonstrate at the event and I have chosen to demo a technique( emboss resist), I don't honestly think I did ok as I was just besides myself with nerves, if you attended one of my workshops or know me you know I don't really get nervous and I am very confident, however the thought of demonstrating for demonstrators has obviously altered something in my head and I can't remember how I got through it, I just know it wasn't great lol but of course my fellow demonstrators were supportive for which I am grateful. The other lady that was asked to do a demonstration was the fabulous Michelle, now this lady is a STAR let me tell you, and her demo was GREAT!!!! here s a picture of the two of us with Pam




ermm wait a minute what s that in the background?? could it be the new catalogue cover? hmm lol

Here s a picture of me at it and the card that I ve demonstrated on the night.





I will show you more stuff done with the same technique and colours next time till then hugs. Monica xxxx
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7 comments :

Lavender stamper said...

That card is absolutely lovely, I wish I had seen your demo.
Well done
Lisa
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Sally said...

Hi Monica
Loved your demo & card! Fab night, I'm still drooling at the new stuff in the catalogue.
Love Sally B

Joanne said...

I so enjoyed finally getting to meet you on Friday Mon! Thrilled with my sparkly church - and very honoured that you gave it to me - Thank you!
There was nothing wrong with your demonstration - you're too hard on yourself! I thoroughly enjoyed it, and loved the card you demo'd - will be making that one for sure! Yes, you were nervous, but who wouldn't be in front of 60 people, and demos to boot?! I couldn't have done it - especially keeping up an interesting running commentary at the same time as making a card, which you did. It was great!

Joanne said...

What are you like! your demo was fabulous, and you did great! It cant have been easy getting up in front of 60 or so ladies (and dave!) to do that, but you did a brilliant job!

Melanie said...

Fabulous card Mon, I am so pleased you all had a fabulous time. Nervous? I bet you did extreamly well.

Anonymous said...

fab card and can't wait to see more from the new catalogue,
Sharon

Bekka said...

I totally agree - you did a great job (and I train people to present!)

I am also amazed that you got I picture of me that I dont hate!