Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm home again.

Hi There everybody peeps,
As some of you already know I have been one of the lucky convention attendees again this year and what a fabulous time we all had. This picture is of me with our amazing cofounder and CEO Shelli Gardner. I felt so honoured to have a photo with this wonderful lady and I couldn't get the grin of my face for the rest of the day. We all had so much fun meeting fellow demonstrators and sharing swaps with each other. Spending up big in the momento mall where you can buy all the great Stampin'Up! merchandise such as shirts, cardigans, drink bottles and soooo much more.
We were all privy to some amazing work shop wows presented by some of our very own talented Australian demos as well as some New Zealand girls too. The make and takes we did were awesome, but you'll have to wait a while to see those, because we used some of our fabulous new stamp sets from the upcoming catalogue. We not only received two great stamp sets in our beautiful convention bag, we were also spoiled with an extra set from Shelli during a general session. The screams of delight were deafening when all the sets were being given out.
The awards ceremony was just stunning, we were treated like movie stars arriving at the Hollywood award nights. We walked down the red carpet to be greeted by paparazzi photographers who took our pictures in front of a Stampin'Up! back drop and the cheers came from all the head office staff who waited to see us all arrive in our very best dress up clothes.
The tables were adorned with beautiful flower arrangements of tulips which were entwined around the inside of a large glass bowl, in the center of the bowl was a candle to give off a shimmering light through the tulips. The food was amazing as always and just so beautifully presented, you almost didn't want to disturb it. I said ALMOST!
The dinner was finished and we were then ready to be called up for any awards we had earned throughout the year, as well as cheer very loudly for all those who received them. There were plenty of special announcements throughout the evening about the year ahead and our upcoming catalogue as well as the whereabouts of next year's convention which will be held in Melbourne. We were entertained by a really good jazz band with a Frank Sinatra sound alike, he was so good. The entertainment didn't stop there however, we were also captured by the wonderful Fiji native dancers and drummers, it was a to announce the incentive trip for next year which will be held in Fiji. Oh how I would love to win that one, the dancers were so amazing and got several participants from the audience to join in with them, one of whom was Sterling Gardner, Shelli's husband. The whole night was an affair not to be forgotten and will stay with me for ever.
Thanks to Stampin'Up! for the most fun filled weekend I have ever had and I look forward to the next one, which will be a three day convention instead of two, so even more fun!
If you like the sound of all this and the wonderful friendships you make along this amazing journey, you may be excited to hear about the wonderful join up opportunity that Stampin'Up! is holding until the 31st of July this year. There is 20% off the already fantastic value starter kit., that makes it $259. instead of the already low price of $324. for an incredible kit worth over $560. you get so many goodies in your kit which is interchangeable, making it just right for your needs. I will be posting more about this amazing offer soon, so stay tuned. or you can contact me for an obligation free information pack here.
Lots of inky hugs from ....


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time Char! My phone never stopped ringing or receiving texts so I felt like I was there with you all! lol


  2. Hi Char, I just wanted to pop by and wish you the VERY HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS!!!
    I hope that you have a wonderful day.
    Convention was awesome, and getting to share a room with you and Nic was the icing on the cake for me :)
    Happy Birthday!
    Mwwwaaahhhh xxx

  3. Happy birthday Charmaine - hope you had a beautiful day. God bless - Chantelle xx

  4. Happy Birthday gorgeous girl!!! Sounds like you had a blast at conference and can't wait to hear all about it! Ann x

  5. Hi Charmaine, just wanted to say hi and thank you for swapping with me at convention. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

    Take care