Saturday, 25 October 2014

Convention Day 3

Good Morning! You will be pleased to know that I took far less photos (and far less selfies!) on the Saturday so I can do the whole day in one blog post. It was such an early start on the Saturday that it was still almost dark when we approached the Convention Centre.
We had a day full of classes and business presentations and one of my favourite ones was the Blendabilities with Brandi Barnard. Brandi is a great girl and a lovely presenter and she is also a very successful active demonstrator too, as well as working for Stampin Up! Dream job eh?? I picked up a few tips which I will be putting into practise at my Blendie class today.
In the afternoon my amazing team member Kylie had been asked to design for a Demonstrator Booth. A true honour and all our team were so proud of her. She was given the task of working with a couple of sets that I don’t personally find to be my cup of tea but she did a truly amazing job with them. I will share a few photos with you of her display. She had to bring all this on the Eurostar!!
 It’s always a pleasure spending time with the Stampin Up staff and I love to catch up with Chris who has been on our Demonstrator Support team since Day One! We speak to him on the phone if we have any problems of queries!!

 In the afternoon I enjoyed a Project Life presentation with Shannon, Carrie and Katie and then my phone ran out of battery. I never got any photos of our lovely CEO Shelli doing her wonderful presentation and demonstrations. I love the fact that our CEO still enjoys presenting and demonstrating the products at Conventions. Her love for the products and the company is infectious!
 When we got back to the hotel on the Saturday night we had a bit of time to chill out so I gathered all my presses and prizes from Stampin Up on the bed.
Look at all that lovely loot! I would love to share this experience with you and have to come to Convention with myself and our team next year! If you have been toying with the idea then just message me and we can have a no obligation chat! 
Julie
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Friday, 24 October 2014

Convention Day Two - Part 2!

So after lots of fantastic business classes and presentations during the Friday afternoon we headed back to the hotel and had a couple of hours to chill out and get ready for the Awards Night and the Awards Night After Party! 
 We got out glad rags on and seeing as I am into the selfies at the moment I will show you my pre-Awards Night selfie! I am having to wear my glasses most of the time now but usually I don’t wear them on nights out. I have, however, got so used to my face with them on that I don’t think I looked right without them! Plus they matched my frock!
 And another selfie of some of our amazing team and my friend Teri who was staying at our hotel
 I was so so thrilled to see 3 of my girls walk the stage at Convention this year. Sarah-Jane walked for her 5 year service. She is in this photo, you just cannot see her!!!
 The lovely Alex and Kylie walked for a Leadership Award each, they are the 2 girls waving back at us! Was so so proud as I haven’t had anyone walk the stage since the Paris Convention in 2011.
I had no idea if I was up for any awards this year, they are never an expectation at all, just an amazing surprise and bonus if you do win one. I was so so thrilled to come 5th in Recruiting and Leadership in the UK. The funniest moment of the night was when they said “in 5th place with 5 promotions” and my bestie Jane let out the loudest scream you have ever heard!!! We all looked at her (including the presenters on the stage) and wondered how she knew it was me as they hadn’t said my name! She had read the auto-cue on the screen behind us!!!! Imagine my surprise when I was announced as being 2nd in the UK in sales! I was absolutely made up and so so grateful to all my wonderful customers, hostesses, supporters and club ladies! I got dared to take a selfie with Shelli on stage, aka the “shellfie”.  Shelli was more than happy to help me out with my request!
All the top achievers were given these lovely corsages, Unfortunately most of them dropped off on stage or on the way back from the stage but luckily mine managed to stay intact and even made it home in one piece!
 After the high of the Awards we headed to the Awards Night party. It had a Moroccan/Arabian theme to it and there had been lots of effort put into decorating the venue. The band that played were amazing and the dance floor was permanently packed out with people dancing.
 We were served gorgeous crepes and beautiful desserts! I really enjoyed my plateful of desserts!!!
There were lots of opportunities for photos and a few photo props! Here are a few of our team.
 Our feet were certainly throbbing that night and we went back to the hotel at about 11pm. I couldn’t get to sleep for ages as I was on a high and reflecting on this amazing adventure. I never imagined 6.5 years ago that I would be doing this and achieving what I have. I am so grateful for my wonderful team and all the new friends I have met since I joined the Stampin’ Up! Family! 
Julie
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October Offers

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Oh my goodness Happy 1st October to you dear blog reader! Where do I start today, so much to tell you, so many offers!!!

First up we have a JOINING OFFER. LOVE PAPER? Well if you join up in October you can take advantage of a FREE PACK OF PAPER for 6 months!!!
You get a FREE pack of paper each month (starting November) for 6 months and the great thing is, I get it too - for being your upline! That's a Win, Win!
Here's the low down
  • To take advantage of this you need to sign up via my site www.juliekettlewell.stampinup.net during the month of October 2014. The papers are redeemable from November 2014 until April 2015.
  • The paper must be ordered via a Demonstrator Order each month. If you are not ordering anything else at the same time then there will be a postage charge but this would still mean your papers were half price.
  • You must remain an active demonstrator to redeem this paper. Signing up during October would mean that your first quarterly target spend of £270 in products would not need to be met until the end of March 2015! Lots of time to get sorted and how about Stampin Up Christmas presents for people? 
  • No speciality papers, only the £9.95 packs
  • The Starter Kit is £99 and you get to choose £130 worth of freebies. Any questions, just message me on julie.kettlewell@ntlworld.com 
I have welcome packs ready to go out to any new people taking me up on this offer

OK so that's an offer for the joiners! What about an offer for the spenders too?

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day we have a splendid offer from 1 - 6th OCTOBER ONLY!!! Save 15% on ink pads, card stock, envelopes and some adhesive. Why not stock up on your favourites? Also we have 5 stamp sets with 20% off too!!!! These are available by ordering direct with me on the phone, email etc... or via my Online Store, www.juliekettlewell.stampinup.net . Click on the photo below to see in more detail
We also have our Wednesday Weekly Deals!!! 
PHEW!!!! I am ready for another coffee after all that!!!

Julie
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