Monday, May 04, 2009


What an amazing few days I have just had!! I have been in Canberra for the Stampin' Up! Annual Convention. It was great to spend 2 full days being inspired and motivated by some amazing Stampin' Up! staff and fellow demonstrators, and catching up with old friends and making new ones.
I had the honour of being asked to present "Demonstrator Theatre" with the lovely and talented Makeesha Byl, and I think the thing I was most proud of was that I didn't let my nerves get the better of me. I was able to put my inner terror aside and actually enjoy it. It ended up being a big highlight of the Convention, rather than the thing I wanted to get over with. Everyone has been so lovely, and many people have taken the time to tell me that they enjoyed my presentation, so I must have done OK!
The Dinner and Awards night is always a big highlight for me. I was lucky enough to have 10 lovely team members there, cheering me on (although the biggest cheers came from my dear friend and roomie Teneale!)
Here are my team "Stampers Anonymous" all looking glamorous at the dinner (thanks Kirrily for the pic!):

L-R Carolyn, Jen, Rosanne, Jane, Sue, me, Kirrily, Lorna, Noreen, Karen, Ruth

At the Awards Presentation, I was stunned to be given awards for being 3rd in Australia for sales, and Number 8 overall. So 8 is my favourite number this year (see this post if you don't know what I'm talking about!). I'll also be going on the Incentive Trip again, this time to Noosa!

I couldn't have done it without the support of all my lovely customers and my lovely team, and of course my gorgeous family! So, thank you all. I was lucky enough to be presented with stamp sets, long-stemmed roses and a gorgeous pair of Tiffany ear-rings! I'm still pinching myself!
I've been busy working on lots of things for my presentation, which I can now finally start to show you. So, over the next few days, I'll be doing just that.


  1. Congratulations on your fabulous results. You must be over the moon. You display such beautiful work on your it is a just reward.

  2. Congratulations on your awards. Looking fwd to future posts,

  3. Congratulations Marelle. You deserve the awards and you're always so inspiring. Your presentation on Saturday was fantastic and I'm sure that everyone learned something valuable from it. I know I did!

  4. Congrats Marelle. Your presentation was fantastic, one of my convention highlights. Thanks heaps!

  5. Congratulations Marelle! Well done. I really enjoyed your presentation and have come home feeling inspired. Thank you!

  6. Hi Marelle

    I was unable to catch up with you at Convention, but I wanted to congratulation you on your presentation. It really was fantastic and very inspiring. Also congratulations on the awards you received. I look forward to seeing the projects from convention on your blog cause I wasn't quick enough to get photos, lol.

  7. Congratulations on all your achievements Marelle. Your presentation was fabulous and I really enjoyed it. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous talent.

  8. Congratulations again Marelle! I was one very proud 'mum'. ;)

    It's been an amazing year for you and you continue to inspire all of us.

  9. Marelle, I just loved your presentation. You did so well and I took away lots of little tidbits that I will be able to use in my own workshops. Thank you for such a thoughtful and thorough presentation.
    Congratulations on your awards too!

  10. Congratulations Marelle and thanks for the FAB presentation. You were amazing and I certainly came home inspired!

  11. Go Marelle! Those awards are thoroughly deserved, you worked so hard and your generous spirit is an inspiration to us all. Your presentation absolutely rocked! It was so well thought out and executed. Congrats.

  12. congratulations to you Marelle
    you deserve all your accolades



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