Off to Brisvegas for Convention!
Getting back into the swing of things ...

Home from Convention ...

Wow, that was an experience to be remembered. It was amazing. I feel so inspired, motivated and appreciated all rolled into one! We were so spoilt!

I have so much to share with you over the coming days. I met so many amazing people, and was really chuffed about all the people who came up to me and said they visit my blog regularly (waving to you now). It really is the relationships that make Stampin' Up! so amazing. A highlight for me was definitely meeting the staff from America. Shellie Gardner (the founder and CEO) is such a gorgeous person. I was so excited to have my picture taken with her and got to walk across the stage and be congratulated by a hug from her 4 times!  The other staff were also wonderful, including our very own Australian staff.

I can say that scrapbooking is going to be HUGE in Stampin' Up! over the coming years. The products, the ideas and the value for scrapbookers is amazing in the new products. I am so excited about this as you all know I have a passion for scrapbooking! So if you are a scrapbooker and you are looking for a great way to earn some extra income, email me now as I am looking for more scrapbookers in my team right around Australia.

I received a lovely surprise on the first day. When I registered, I was given a special pin to say I was one of the top 25 Australian Stampin' Up! Demonstrators of the year (out of 1458 active demonstrators) - OMG! I was really surprised as my goal throughout the year had been to build my team, rather than focus on my own individual sales, and with the Demonstrator of the Year weighted towards sales, I hadn't given it another thought. It looks like the leadership and team goals I achieved though got me up there, so I am very very proud of my team and grateful to my lovely regular customers for their support! I got to go up on stage with the other girls and we received special certificates and roses as well. Here is a pic with me 3rd from right and the gorgeous Shelli Gardner far left.


This one is of the certificates and roses we received on the night. I also received a rose and certificate for earning the annual incentive trip to Palm Cove in August. There are 21 other Australian demonstrators going.


I will have much more to report from convention over the coming days, and lots of samples to post after Thursday night. Just had to share the exciting news though :)

I hope you are all well and happy

Claire xx


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CONGRATULATIONS Claire - a well deserved award given the care & friendship you share so generously with us gals.... with roses from kbelle

Kim Williams

WTG Claire! I have loved your blog for quite awhile and am so excited for you! Congratulations on a job well done.

Beth G.

Congratulations!!! I am cheering for you over here in Chicago, USA!

Sandra Smart

Congratulations to you! So very happy for you!


Claire, I am so pleased for you, you are fabulous and so deserve this recognition. Can't wait to see your new ideas


Claire, I am so pleased for you, you are fabulous and so deserve this recognition. Can't wait to see your new ideas

sharon dale

Hi Claire! It was fabulous to finally meet you and I also had a ball meeting everyone who I'd only seen online. I've popped some pics which include you, on my blog. I'm happy to email any to you or post you a disc as I have heaps more I have to sift through!


Congratulations Claire Bear...I'm so happy for you!


A big congrats to you Claire :) After all the support you have given me - you definately deserve the incentive trip *hugs* and congratulations on being part of the top 25! Well done. Cant wait to see more pics.

Sarah Klass

Hey Claire! LOVED meeting you IRL in Brissy :) Roll on August and the incentive trip - can't wait!!

Michelle H

Hi Claire! Yep, your blog is AMAZING!! So cool to meet you in Brissie - you are just so lovely. Look forward to going on incentive trip with you NEXT year!
Well done, and congratulations to you. You sure deserve it.
Michelle Habib
New Zealand

Trish- Scrapanalia

Well done Claire
you have worked hard and should be recognised :)
Great work :)

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