Saturday, 13 November 2010

More Stampin'Up! Convention 2010

Hello there, how are you? enjoying the weekend I hope.  For the first time in weeks and I mean weeks I had a lie in (bliss!) and now I am blogging and then I will tackle the DISAAASTER (if you watch Strictly you will have read that with Craig's R H's accent, LOL) that is my stamping room. It needs a good going over I expect I will be in there the whole day.
I have a bit more action for you from last weekend. On Thursday night along with Natalie O'Shea a fellow demo we hosted a Pre Convention party for our respective teams and anyone else that wanted to join us. It ended up being a mini Convention in itself with 120 demos attending. I am soo annoyed as I didn't have time to take any pictures that evening  but everyone seemed to have had a good time and we had a ton of thank you's from the attendees. 
We had party bags for everyone and these were my team bags (pictures taken by Sarah Pitts a lovely level 2 Passionette)
Stylish black bags decorated with strips of Melon Mambo. I have used the Heart to heart punch to create a border and used the packing tape technique to add some bling silver glitter to one cluster of hearts. More hearts stuck at the top and a few rhinestones for more bling and glamour.  
Each bag had inside a little gift, a bottle of water, some snacks, a few essentials and a stamp set depending on their title.

Note the cute little triangular box? it had a trendy watch inside, those rubbery ones, our French friends that attended that night loved them. Natalie made and decorated all 120 boxes WOW !!! thank you Natalie I bet you were seeing them in your sleep or lack of. See how they match my heart theme? We are called the Passionettes and what else other than hearts to symbolize Passion?  we are all Passionate about Stampin'Up! want to join us? Email me at telemech01@aoldotcom for more details, I would love to welcome you to our friendly and fun team.
Sunday I took to the stage for a presentation. I was extremely flattered to be asked to couple with our Country Manager Paula Gorry and deliver a business training class. Now of course those type of classes are never as exciting as the product ones because let's face it, stamping and creating pretty things is far more exciting then doing the boring stuff running a business requires like admin yuck. However we did made it a bit more fun by trying to dance, emphasize on the word trying LOL.
here we are doing the Zorba, smile.
it was fun even though I am sure we looked silly.
Now of course before each Convention lots of crafting takes place in the form of swap making. I am sooo grateful to have the most amazing bunch of talented crafty friends who helped me stamp and assemble 265 of those pretties here in about 5 hours, we did stop for lunch that lovely hubs prepared and served, he really is such a great help to me and my business. So a huge thank you to Jane, Alison, Joanne and Carol you are the best ladies hugs xxx
here's  the card I swapped this Convention
I really liked this card best out of all I designed(will show you the ones that didn't make the short list later) and while on the surface it looks quite a simple card is not when you talk abot making 265 of them.  All the punching took is toll on the ladies and  they were all very tired at the end of it. Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red  and Old Olive was the colours used and I just love this red is warm and muted and very suited to Choc Chip.. The bird is from my fave hostess set this year Punch Pot Pourri, you can get this set for FREE by hosting a workshop with me or by Joining my next Virtual hostess club, we need just 2 more members for one starting at the end of November, click here for more details. 
I also took part in a Card Candy swap and this was just pure delight. I adore the samples I got back and here they all are for you to see, what talent this ladies have. THANK YOU for swapping with me!!

Top left we have a set made with the Serene Snowflakes set, next we have the Delightful Decorations set (don't miss this set in the special bundle offer for Nov. and December click here for more details), next Vintage Vogue in pinks, Love You Much is top right, then second row bottom  left  we have For Everything set, my own masterpiece using Just Believe set (combo taken from the Colour Coach) and my favourite out of them all using A Flower for all Seasons. Aren't they gorgeous? looking at those pictures I think I am missing one will hunt around.
I have received so many gifts and lovely treats from my team, my demo friends, my wonderful roomie and I have not taken pictures of them all before hand and because I have let's say consumed so many of them  already I cannot show you pictures of the rest of the gifts for the fear of missing someone out and upsetting them. I do want to say though that I am thankful and grateful for each and every one of you, thank you so much for thinking of me, I will use/wear them with pride.
I have also received some very special awards for my hard work this last year along with a £500 cash bonus that will go towards a new lens for my camera and some truly exquisite wallpaper for my hallway after I paid the tax man of course.
Coming third was a total surprise as I expected to be first again !!!!! LOL.  I am kidding of course as a demo you have not idea how the other hard working demos are doing and all I can do is share what I love and continue to better my last year efforts, I was secretly hoping to be in the top 5 so top 3 was just FABULOUS.
Here's all my certificates THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN if you are a customer of mine or a valued team member.
 Certificates along with a fabulous Michael Kors Chronograph watch, is really pretty and it has just the right amount of bling and the mother of pearl face is so pretty.

Cannot wait for Summer now so that I can wear it ( is funny as I wear this Michael Kors watch now and this one is rather blingy too) THANK YOU Stampin'Up!! smile.

I hope you enjoyed reading a bit more about the fabulous Convention in London and remember next year we are going to DISNEYLAND Paris, want to come? send me an email and I will tell you how you can telemech01@aoldotcom.
till next time BIG HUGS xx

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7 comments :

SarahPitts said...

Glad my pictures were useful!!
It was a fab convention.
See you soon Sarah xx
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Gibmiss said...

Hi Monica
Congrats on your awards...that gorgeous Watch....stunning....You put sooo much work in ...you deserve it all and more !!!!!
hugs
lots of love
sylvie
xxx
Any luck on the Desk Calendar???

Titelaine said...

Congrats Monica!
I have also the chance to wear this wonderful watch!!
xoxo

Linby said...

Well done on your awards Monica. I love your watch-never seen a wooden watch. Your new one is stunning too.
Linbyx

Highland Monkey's said...

Lovely watch. Hope your not just going to keep it for best!!

louise said...

Well done on coming third Monica your creations always inspire me.
Louise xx

The Wife said...

Well done you! It's very much deserved.
Love and hugs. Jenniexx