Monday, 9 November 2009

Stampin UP! Convention 2009 in Germany.......

Hello Everyone!
Where do I start? Get a cuppa as this is a long POST!!!!!!!

Well, I had the most amazing time ever at my very FIRST and definately NOT last Stampin UP! Convention. Our Convention was held in a beautiful place called BAD HOMBURG near Frankfurt, What a lovely country Germany is. The people we met were all wonderful and so very helpful. We stayed in the convention hotel Maritim and I had the pleasure to room share with My lovely friend Jo......Who is in her Taken with Teal top in the above photo. I also went with my gorgeous downline Maria and her family Gordon and Matthew. Who kept us in stitches the whole 3 days......... My cheek bones are swollen from all the giggling and laughing that went on!

We flew from Southampton to Frankfurt on this.............It looks like a model right! It had propellers instead of engines and look at the little truck pulling it! We had a good flight though.

We got up the next morning and waited to sign in..........THIS IS WHAT MEET US ALL!!!!!!!!!!

This is Chris who looks after us all when we put in your Stampin Up Orders. After talking with him for nearly two years, we all got to put a face to a voice........Finally.

The other special person at Demonstrator Support is Eileen - She is the most loveliest person and always so very helpful. Thanks Chris and Eileen you really made our trip worth coming - See you Next Year!!!!
These two ladies are in my Team and Well what can I say without coming to tears. Maria is in my Level 1 and Jill is my Level 2, Maria's Level 1........

They are such wonderful company and the most amazing crafters, I feel truly blessed to have such a great Team. We had such a laugh and it wouldn't have been the same without the ladies I went with. My whole Team will be coming NEXT YEAR I am sure.........Read on to find out where 2010 Convention will be...........?

This is Jo again, my room mate. Thank you Jo for sharing you with me. You were such great fun and You are such a wonderful person.......Thank you so very much for the wonderful gift. I will post photos tomorrow......

We got a bit tired during the morning, so we sat down while we were sorting out our swaps.

I will upload all the swaps tomorrow and You won't want to miss that. The swaps I managed to do when I wasn't talking to people are all fantastic and I feel so lucky to have swapped with so many wonderful crafters from all three countries.

In the photo on the left on me is Irene, who is one of my fellow UStamp Demonstrators. She is the most fantastic person. It was a real pleasure to meet up with all the Demonstrators and put a face to all the emails I receive. Irene came 1st place Demonstrator of the Year in Germany - Well Done You have worked so hard. Amanda Fowler is on the other side of me and She too is such a lovely person. She works so very hard and she came 3rd place Demonstrator of the Year - Well Done Amanda, You deserve it and keep up all the good work. Jo is at the front.....
In the Middle of this photo is the Demonstrator of the Year Monica..........It was such a pleasure to finally meet up with Monica, she is an amazing stamper and I really enjoy her demonstration on stage. Well Done to You Monica.......xxxx
This is the Wonderful Julie, who came 2nd place in the awards for Demonstrator of the Year. She made us all very welcome and looked amazing in her awards dress. Julie is going to treat her boys to a holiday to Disneyland with her Winnings - Hope you all have a fantastic time and I look forward to the next time we meet up.
More lovely ladies, Jane, Stellar and Elaine. These ladies are in Amanda's team - Big Wave.....
We all got a name necklace like the ones you can buy at disneyland.......We were given Pins if we won any milestones. I came 1st place for Demonstrator Sales in the UK and 8th place in over all. I also won a place to next years incentive trip to MONACO..........

So a HUGE, HUGE Thank you to all my Wonderful Customers and a HUGE Thank you to all my Team - It wouldn't have be possible with out each and every one of you so Thank you......xxxxx

We found this in the park across from Maria's hotel, it was huge and it was all light up every night.
This is Maria and her wonderful family, Thanks Guys for all the
This is Paula, our UK Stampin Up Manager. Doesn't she look gorgeous......Thanks Paula for spending some time with us on Sunday - Wasn't that Church amazing......?
I signed up for some organised swaps. This is one of them. Its Card Candy using the Seaon of Joy stamp set.
This is my second Card Candy swap using Trendy Trees....
My general swaps were this one using Season of Joy, an upright Zcard.
Another general swap was a Flight of the Butterfly card with a spiral of butterflies in the middle.
This was the front of the spiral card.
This card is using the Medallion stamp - You will be seeing more of these.
This is a slider card using the Season of joy stamp set.
My last general swap was this one using the Tree trimmings stamp set.
I also signed up for a 3D swap, so I made a little gift bag using the Animal Stories stamp set and tea party papers.

Well I must come back down to earth now........But before I do.

How would you like to Join me and my team to your very first Convention Next Year?

It really is so simple - Join Stampin UP as a demonstrator, for a Discounted Price of £125 and this time next year, you will be able to enjoy meeting and crafting with like minded people. I feel like I have won a whole new family with this Hobbie.

Whether you want to be a Discount Demonstrator, a Seasonal Demonstrator, a Hobbie Demonstrator or a Career Demonstrator - There is a place for every crafter.

Do you want to know where the convention will be held next year?

Its going to be held in LONDON, UK.............................Hee Hee I could have screamed (But too shy!)

If you want more details on joining my team and what I could offer you. Email me Today!

Well I must dash, as I my head is full of ideas from the Convention - That I need to get a Cuppa and Wake up before its back to Crafting......

Check back tomorrow for photos of all my wonderful Swaps. Thank you Everyone.

Love Jenny:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Janette said...

WOW...sounds amazing....well done on the awards, so deserved !!
Big Hugs
Janette x

Emilie said...

I was really pleased to meet you at convention. I love what you do on your blog or for ustamp. Enjoy your trip to Monaco and see you next year in London. Emilie, the Frecnh demo on stage.

Saxo Stamper said...

Hi Jenny

It sounds like you had an amazing time - all of you. I love Jobe to bits, she has been my best friend for 22 years and she just has the biggest heart, the warmest smile and the funniest sense of humour.

It all looks perfect and I am so pleased for you all.

Hugs K x

Mary said...

Oh Jenny, Jenny. I am soooooooo pleased for you. Monaco eh! Will be a great trip but you sure deserve it.
All your swaps are gorgeous and I'm sure anyone who got them was so pleased. Well back to work again until the next time, see you tomorrow, we missed you.
Luv Mary xxx

Terry Molineux said...


Congratulations on all your awards you TOTALLY deserve them! You are an awesome stamper! It's an honor to get your ideas first hand and I hope some day you can come to the States Convention so we can meet in person!

Robin Merriman said...

Congratulations to you on your achievements this past year - very well done!
I've enjoyed your blog for a while now and am glad to see you having so much fun as a demo. Keep inspiring us!

mrsnigby said...

Hi Jenny! Thanks for taking a peek at my blog and posting such a lovely comment. I'm so glad you posted your swaps on your blog because they are beautiful and very inspiring. Hope to see you in London next year!

Warm wishes,

Jo said...

Oh Jen what can I made it the best for me and it really was a fantastic experience. Well done on your awards, you so deserve them, and I hope you do well for the next year and you never know, I may get to walk that stage with you.

Thank you for an amazing time!

Love & HUGE hugs,


juliejules said...

Jenny thank you so much for all the nice things you said about me, what a lovely lovely lady you are. I so loved meeting you and cant wait until next time! Jules x P.S You may have some of my team buying your classes, showed them this morning and they loved them!

Lorraine said...

Well done Jen. You trip sounded fantastic meeting all those lovely talented people. Wow Monaco how wonderful.

Zoë said...

Congratulations Jenny on your success, well deserved. A great weekend and looking forward already to next year. Zoë x

Barbara V said...

Congratulations on your achievements and awards! I knew you just had to be in the awards circle at some point with such a fantastic blog. Your hard work paid off!!

Alisa Tilsner said...

Congrats on all your success Jenny, but I do have to correct you lol, you didn't win the awards and trip, you EARNT them!