I returned home from my first Stampin' Up! Convention in Mainz Germany late last weekend, and what a time I had. I had heard about previous Conventions and was intrigued, but nothing can prepare you for what it will be like. I will try to sum it up in as few words as possible - Inspirational, emotional, fast paced, exciting, full of surprises, freebies and belly laughs. A time for forging friendships and beginning new ones, a time for celebrating and honouring achievements and being inspired going forward by what others have already achieved.
Suffice to say I loved it!!!!! Next year the whole Stampin' Up! entourage is coming to the UK and all the fun and action will be in Manchester. I would thoroughly recommend all demonstrators yet to experience Convention and those thinking of joining Stampin' Up! (sign up, what are you waiting for??) come along, you will have a blast!
Here are a few photos of the hundreds I have and one I pinched from Kerry's blog, it was taken by Georgina who was my partner (in crime) as she was a Convention virgin also. We had a lovely meal together on our first evening after a little wander out when the others were at their Silver 2 Reception.
In Bavaria and we ate................Italian????? It was lovely though I had a yummy Lasagne!
This is from Right to left Jane, Caroline, me and Kerry. Georgina was taking the picture at the Awards Night, we all scrubbed up well, no??
The inspiring Shelli Gardner CEO of Stampin' Up! on the large screens in her main opening address to convention.
This was at our second pyjama party after the awards night when Kerry only went and got number one in UK sales whoop, whoop!! Now if there's ever a call for cracking open a bottle of bubbly then that's it....!! Well done Kerry, what a fantastic achievement, where all the work pays off.
It's taken a bit of time to catch up with the back-log at home, but I think I've just about caught up! I will post my new classes over the next couple of days and an event I will be holding local to me here in Bristol will also be listed. So watch this space,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i know I always say this but this time it"s true - honest!