It's a funny old life when you have an awesome weekend and then have to come crashing back to earth on Monday and join the real world, isn't it?
I've just had a weekend like that!
On Friday evening, I sat with the lovely Alison Wall and helped her fill out her application for the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. Alison could straight away see the value in the amazing starter kit, and the endless possibilites and advantages of being a member of the Stampin' Up! family. Welcome to my team, the Aussie Inkpressionists, Alison. We look forward to getting to know you, and help you learn everything you can about the wonderful Stampin' Up! products so you can really enjoy them and get the most out of them.
With Kim & Barbara also joining my team recently, I have moved up a level to Manager, which is very exciting for me. I have had this as a goal for a while now, and feel very satisfied that I was able to tick this box, despite working full-time elsewhere and having a long commute most days.
Thank you ladies for joining my team. I feel very privileged that you want to learn from me, and I promise that I will do everything I can to make your Stampin' Up! journey an enjoyable and successful one.
What else happened on the weekend? Well, another huge privilege I had recently was being asked by the Stampin' Up! staff to present a "Workshop Wow" to my fellow demonstrators at our Melbourne Regional Training Day, which was at the Convention Centre on Saturday.
If you think demonstrating at a workshop for 6-8 friendly ladies is nerve-wracking, wait until you are sitting at a table with a camera man over your left shoulder, an enormous screen behind you showing up every grey hair in detail, and when you look up there's about 400 very talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators waiting for you to show them something that's going to knock their socks off!!!
There's a challenge!! But you know me - that's just the kind of challenge I like - and considering how FRIENDLY Stampin' Up! demonstrators are, I really didn't have anything to be worried about!
So, what did I demonstrate?
Well, here on the big screen is the Petal Cone Christmas Hanging Basket I created, using the Big Shot, Petal Cone Die & Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I haven't had a chance to upload the other photos yet, but I did make three other sample baskets, which I will endeavour to show you more of, over the next few days, along with some instructions and a couple of step by step photos.
So stick around and check out the others!
Before I go, I want to say a huge thanks to all my wider team who were there on Saturday and who were so supportive and encouraging, including Claire Daly, Sue Madex, Genna Gifford, Alisha Watson, Di Dunk, Nikki Sadler, Kim, Barbara & Samantha, Fiona Ryan & Marlene Robbins, and all the lovely familiar faces too including Gail, Denise, Chris, Tracy, Sarah, Michelle, Tobi, Pauline . . . yeah, yeah it's becoming an Oscar speech!! SU! might not ask me again, so I have to make the most of it!! LOL
If you've ever given any thought to becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, or just joining up to get that awesome starter kit (over $600 in products for only $289 ), why not pop over to my demonstrator website and have a read on the "Join the Fun" tab. And if you're really keen, you can follow the links and join up right there and then! Click here to have a look!
I'll be back soon with more photos of my hanging baskets, see you then!