Sunday, 12 May 2013

Stampin' Up Training

I had a fantastic day yesterday meeting with hundreds of other Stampin' Up demos from around the UK.  We met in Telford, which did mean an early start, but it was well worth the effort!  The day was jam-packed with business advice, sneak peeks from the new catalogue (so much loveliness heading our way!), exciting news (and no, I can't tell you!), crafting and swaps.

Creating swaps was a new experience for me.  Unfortunately I only had time to make twenty.  Friday night went something like this..... get home from school, have dinner, sit down at desk, ok, time is now 6.35pm, how much can I make before I have to go to bed?  But I am very much inspired by all the swaps I received back.  I'll post pictures later this week of what I swapped and received... but be warned, they may well make you want new stamp sets!

We also had to make a name badge and we were given a lanyard to attach it to on arrival.  The badge was supposed to a bit of a creative showcase, so I just had to stamp a little garden scene, using many of my favourite stamps.

It was lovely to finally meet Vicky Hayes, my upline, and two other members of Vicky's team.  Vicky had made these amazing bird brooches for us.  The incredibly intricate pinwheel brooch on the other side was a swap I was given.

And if all this wasn't enough, we all got a free stamp set too!  I cannot wait for the Stampin' Up European convention hosted in Manchester later this year.  My neck of the woods (almost) and two whole days of Stampin' Up fun!  If you're interested in coming along too, why not email me for information about becoming a demo yourself or check here on my blog.  It's really easy to join and the perks are fantastic!

More posts about the day will be heading your way this week, but the rest of today has report writing and exam marking written all over it...  perhaps I should take this kitty's advice:

Thanks as always for visiting,


  1. Your name tag is stunning Victoria! Hope you and your DH are keeping well Karen x

  2. Sounds like a fantastic day... Absolutely love your name tag!
    Alison x

  3. It was lovely to meet you Victoria. I loved your swap, glad you met up with your upline in the end x

  4. I'm so pleased you were able to make it Victoria! I loved meeting up with you and the others and getting to chat and wasn't it the most inspirational day?! I loved your name tag - a really beautiful garden scene and yes, I think Kitty might be right on this occasion! Vicky x

  5. Love your name badge there. I could do with one of those for my quilting badge!! With a lot of elderly ladies there they should be able to see it clearly!!

  6. What a fabulous creation ! Very original ! Magnificents colours. Bravo !
    It's very successful !

    See you soon on my blog !
    Hugs from France.

  7. Hi Victoria . . . been browsing your blog as I haven't visited for a while, soz!

    You been making some lovely things. I like the name badge you made for the Telford day. And the two brooches you've shown are just lovely.

    Sarn xxx

  8. Great name tag...really liked that! You got some nifty brooches too. So glad that you had such a fun creative time,and can't wait to see your shares. In the USA, the catalog is due May 31 (I think). I hear there is lots of 'goodness' in the new one. I'm still buying 'stuff' from the one going away....TFS & rest up.


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