Sunday, 27 May 2012

Stampin Up! Leeds Regional Training

Hello  there how has your weekend been? OMG !! this weather its just glorious, I have definitely been finding jobs to do outside and believe me we had plenty to do including planting ALL the post and baskets for the summer, anyway all done so happy bunny and I got a tan to show for all that hard work.

Last Saturday I attended a Stampin’Up!  Regional Training Event meeting up with lots of my team and fellow demo friends. I always wish I had twice the amount of time to spend catching up with everyone properly, it was such a fun day filled with inspiration and just like always I have come home buzzing with tons of ideas and new found enthusiasm, I just love my job !! I showed you the gifts in my last post and here are our name badges. Sorry not all badges in the photo

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We made these in our last training in preparations and they are using the fabulous Bird Die on top of a framelits shaped base. We skipped the wings on this die in favour for rosettes made with our fabby Simply scored board and Newsprint DSP. Vintage brads had to feature and the names were spelt using the Broadsheet Alpha and Just Perfect Alpha or wrote with a calligraphy pen. You can see Anthea’s badge in the picture she used the same framelits dies and the matching set Apothecary Art for hers. There were some fabulous badges on the day everyone designed their own and I am kicking myself for not taking more pictures I did snapped a couple more

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Cool right?

Our Country manager Paula Gorry looked gorgeous as ever(love the Royal wave LOL) and her sweet assistant Kelly made sure our sugar levels were well topped up, two cuties Smile

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There was lots of inspiration on display and again I wish I took photos of everything but I felt a strong need to chat with everyone  *sigh* but here’s a few examples

Beautiful card using Bordering on romance made by one of my talented downline Susan Geringer.

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Lots of patriotic inspired pretties, sorry don’t have any names to credit the authors Sad smile

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Love the clever use of the square punch here, both examples using the Tea Shoppe stamp set.

Next one fit for a Queen!!!

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This card was part of Sally Jo’s amazing display, she is such a talented artist and has a personality larger than life, you are never bored in her company.

Lots of out team presented and they did a fabulous job here’s our Lindsay she came down the Friday before and we spent a lovely evening together before heading of for the training. How cute is she in this photo? and I deffo have waist envy looking at her figure


I had a few pictures of Julie who also presented but I caught her mid talk and they are not very flattering, so will refrain from sharing .

then before we knew it crafty time arrived, some of my girls goofing about(ermm read that as Issy goofing around LOL), love these girls !!!

From left to right Linda, Issy, Emily whom we adopted for the day as she was there on her own, Lorraine and you can just see the lovely Debbie all having a crafty ol time



The lovely Dawn,

Sweet Netty concentrating hard she was such a doll and got all my bits stamped so that I could finish all my samples at the training, thank you sweetheart Smile


here come the girls, Cal another member of my team and her girlies

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LOTS of fab inspiration on the wall behind, I love training events!!!

My sweet friend Maria caught smuggling  SU supplies into her big bag LOL
I KID, I KID (she will kill me for this, I know it !!!) love ya Maria *wink*


and then I thought let’s all have a group photo you know, all the team. All we had to do is group together, push our chests out pull our tummies in, look at the camera and show some teeth, right?



LOL everyone is doing their own thing you know, poor Emily must have taken 25 shots LOL

Pouting for the camera and here I am flapping my hands up in the air, my hubby often says that if I had no arms I couldn’t talk.

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and then we just gave up!! I love them, I respect them and I LOVE spending time with them!!!  AMAZING WOMEN that make my life better!! and yeah we’re missing some wish you were here girls!!!

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From left Debbie, Linda Issy, Dawn, Jo, Paula, in the middle Netty, myself and Lorraine.

I cannot wait till we do it all over again and most of us have already booked our places and flights to our next European convention in November. If you want to be part of events like this ask me how you can become a Passionette sign up in May (only a few days left) and come for FREE to Convention (normally £149) in Mainz Germany, your start up kit is only £99 and you can fully customize it. Read more about it HERE than get in touch with me for a no pressure chat.

Phew now that was a loooong post and before I leave you I need to show you this, that flippin Pinterest LOL

£16 and one hour’s work…..

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Now if you know us you will know about the paved path saga,

Speak soon till then big hugs and thank you for stopping by. xxxxx



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  1. I want to be a Passionette!! *sad face* Looks like you all had an incredible time in Leeds! Photos were lovely!

  2. It was a fab day at training and huge thanks to you and your 'girlies' for adopting me on the day. I had a blast.


  3. It's a very beautiful cards !

  4. It looks like you had a fab time and I love your name badges. I went to my first Training Day at Reading and loved every minute.

  5. Oh TFS I enjoyed looking at the pics! looks like you had a great time?!

  6. Ooo ta for the credit, training was great fun, can't wait to catch up again xx

  7. Hi, Vintage tea shoppe card is mine Monica! Glad you like it. Xxx

  8. Hi, glad you like it, the vintage tea shoppe card is mine. Xxx


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