Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
I forgot to say, I'd like to welcome Samantha, the newest member of my team! So great to have you join us Sam!
I am thrilled with how my team has grown since I joined Stampin' Up! in April of last year. I have a wonderfully talented group of ladies to work with, who inspire me with their creativity and their passion for crafting, and our numbers are growing all the time. If you've ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! and becoming a Demonstrator, I would love to chat with you about it. Not only is it a great way to earn money to pay for your hobby (and other things that you want!), but I am so grateful for the friendships I have made through being a Demonstrator. I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many wonderful people!
Now is a great time to join as there's currently $30 off the Starter Kit. Click on the link to the SU website on the left, and you'll be able to see the details there. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about Stampin' Up!, I'm more than happy to help.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
From left to right: Sara, Patrice, Kirsty, and me. You finally get to see what I look like, if we haven't already met!
Our stand was well received and the ladies who did the make n take all seemed to really like it. We had a lot of fun too, checking out the other exhibits. We were opposite the Fire Service recruiting stand and over the two days, all established what weaklings we are since none of us passed their squeeze test to check our arm strength and see if we were suitable candidates. We're better off stamping, we decided! At the show there was also a pole dancing stand, which was very popular with spectators... I don't know about the other girls, but I steered right clear of that one in case they tried to get me up there!
Sara and I stayed in a lovely cottage over the weekend, right on the lake edge and with all the comforts of home (except e-mail, which I missed!). We had a roaring fire in the evenings and sipped some mulled wine, what a perfect way to end each day! Nicara Lakeside Cottage is run by Mike and Heather Johnson, who were the perfect hosts, they warmly welcomed us when we arrived and were there if we needed them. Check out their website if you're ever in need of accomodation in Rotorua! http://www.cottage.nicaralodge.co.nz/. Here's some pictures from the day we left, this time I think my photography was OK, although it was such a beautiful view you could hardly photograph it badly!
This photo shows the beautiful back garden. Imagine the BBQs out here in summer! The "building" on the left is a boat shed - we had our own jetty which you can just get a tiny glimpse of in the photo.
Here's the view from the back door, you step out onto a lovely balcony overlooking the garden. It almost looks like a tropical paradise, doesn't it? The day was beautiful, but still very cold!
This is the view of the cottage when standing at the end of the garden close to the lake, how spacious the section is! I guess I'm not used to so much space, living in Auckland as I do. I forget that other parts of NZ still have room to run in their backyards!
Sorry that there's no project photos to show you, hopefully next week when I'm back in town and back at work. I do have lots of photos saved of my cards and layouts, it's just a matter of getting around to putting them on here!
Thanks for visiting!