Friday, August 30, 2013

The lost pictures.....

I thought I had lost all the photos from The Stampaway show in Cincinnatti, but a few have turned up on my US phone.

I flew in but my luggage didn't lol, so I had to hang around a few hours to wait for it. Imagine my surprise when it arrived on the same flight as these two characters. We were all there to demo on The Stampers Anonymous booth for the lovely Michelle and Ted Cutts, two of the nicest people in the business.

Its a tough show you set up in the afternoon and the show starts at night lol, so it is all hands on deck

Lunch for an army arrived to keep us going

On the Friday night there is always a dress code, this year it was hats and Mario got into the swing of things with this little number.

I was sporting a beehive made from balloons

 Me lovely friend Lee

And this gorgeous smile belongs to my new bestie Trevor. I think I was a good influence in the food department, lol.

Nothing was too much trouble for him, he brought me drinks and snacks if I needed them.

After watching for a while he seemed fascinated with what I was doing, so I sat him down with a journal and let him play...

...and play...

and play some more, lol

Just look at what he produced. Definitely an art journaler in the making...

I, meanwhile, was journaling on  anything and everything. This is one of Tim's burlap panels

The show was a great success and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, so hopefully will be back again next year.

I am currently in Philadelphia in a town called The King of Prussia and I decided it was time to give myself some much needed R n R. Heres step one...

I'll let you know how I get on, lmao

Enjoy xx

Thursday, August 29, 2013

UK Ranger event

 Here we are in the UK for our Ranger education event

The first day was retailer education. W had 60 excited retailers chaming at the bit.

here's a quick trip backstage, as they say.!

Although the day is full of hard work we always make time to have some fun.

And what a perfect way to end the evening ...

 Enjoy xx

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Easy when you know how...isn't it...?

Enjoy xx

Trying to catch up on my blogging...

I know, I know, I an sooooo far behind. So heres trying to get ahead.

I'm starting with my trip to North Carolina, first stop Betty's Stamping and Scrapbooking Store.

Betty and her girls met me at the airport and made me a lovely bag of goodies for the hotel room.

Especially love this mug which has a lid and a strainer built in.

We went out at night to the Texas Roadhouse, where Cyndis gorgeous daughter was our Hostess for the night.

Pick your own steak

 Much to my surprise they had laid on an official photographer for me.

What do you do after a long days teaching....? Colouring of course..!!

Unfortunately we only had two colours lol.

 Betty doing a Carmen Miranda impression.

And look at this. The lovely Kathy bought me a bunch of roses.

 I had a great time and finished it off with a spot of shopping. We went to a mall and I spent a small fortune in the tea shop, Teavarna. Look at this wall of tea...

And then I was on my way to Boiling Springs, Greensboro, to Dorothy's Stamps and Scraps

The lovely Donna, after visiting me in my England store, revisited me.

Mary Ruth has an unusual, eclectic store situated  in a house full of love.

The lovely Caroline brought her car along which made me homesick for my Maureen Mini

I seem to have spoilt the lovely group shot!!! He he. Second from the left is the owner, the gorgeous Mary Ruth

 And as for this gorgeous bundle of gorgeousness, what can I say..???

And amazingly enough I made the front page of the Shelby news. whoo hoo...

After a whirlwind trip to The Stamp Away show ( sorry no photos ) it was time to go home.

And look what I was greeted with at the airport...

Yep a hand painted sign from the most gorgeous grand daughter in the world, my gorgeous Maisie Lilly.

At the moment I am in Coventry with the one and only Mr Holtz for a few days of retailer/consumer workshops before flying off to Philly at the weekend to pick up an Kat Von D eyeliner for the gorgeous Kaz Hall...the things you do for bessies eh...!!

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott