Well what an awesome weekend it was in Canberra, Australia this past weekend. I think I’m still coming back down to earth!

This was the third Stampin’ Up!® Convention held in Australia and I’ve been to each one and I must say they just keep getting better and better! Stampin’ Up! is such a giving company and to have the founder of the Company make the trip here and be so gracious and happy to talk to anyone who wants to still amazes me – there arent many Company owners that would do that.

leonieshelliShelli Gardner is such an amazing woman and one so full of grace – much like those described in Proverbs and one who is not afraid to show her emotions whether she’s with one or two or four hundred. I have nothing but admiration for her.

Here I am with Shelli after the dinner and awards night.

It was an amazing night with a lot of women being awarded for their hard work and dedication. awardpins

I was very surprised to find that when I checked in on Friday morning that I was receiving not one but two awards!  How sweet is that!!

Here are the pins that I received when I checked in. The celebrate pin is just for those attending convention as this was the theme this year.

The 20K  pin is for those who sold between $20,000 and $30,000 – I was very close to getting the 30K pin but just could justify the extra spending to get there – besides there is always next year!

The Leadership pin is for having promotions in my first level of downline. This is the one I didnt realise I was getting and was very blessed to receive it. I do have a lovely team of girls and am blessed to also call them friends.

Another highlight of Convention was catching up with friends.  A couple of demo’s that have become close friends over the past 12 months are the gorgeous Nicki Tidbold and Stephanie Pike – and here we are after the awards night.stephleonienicki

Its with these two gorgeous ladies and Makeesha Byl that the ESAD-SU Demonstrator group was started and with all our members at convention I was totally blessed by all who came up to me to say hello. We also organised a brunch on the Sunday morning for the ESAD members and with some 40 crazy women stampers the staff at Tossolini’s in Canberra really do need to be congratulated – the food was lovely and the coffee even better!

If you have been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! now is the perfect time. To celebrate Scrapbooking month Stampin’ Up! have brought out a Scrapping Starter Kit so you can join for just $150.00! How cool is that? to purchase your own business for just $150.00 and to run it when it suites you is pretty cool. Stampin’ Up! has given me the opportunity to work when it suites me and my family and allows me to be home when the kids get home from school. Something that is very important and also something that doesnt happen much these days.

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator means you can do as little or as much as you like and when you like. If you dont want to do demonstrations then that is fine – you can be a hobby demonstrator and buy for you and your friends if thats all you want to do. There are no penalties and no annual fees to pay each year.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

Item Code Description Retail Value
112231 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $77.95
113059 Simply Scrappin’ Petal Party $36.95
108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12″ x 12″) $21.95
105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad $11.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors $37.95

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $77.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items.  Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelope (10)
  • Project Sample Sheet
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

I have a growing team of just over 80 demonstrators (yes this still amazes me to this day!) and I would love to have you join the Stamp A Latte team! So if you are interested or if you have any questions then please email or ring me right away! Oh and dont forgt to ask what my extra special bonus is for joining my team. Hope to hear from you soon!



  1. I agree with you Leonie, Convention went way too fast! It was great to finally get that hug, and to meet face to face! Thanks for organinizing the brunch, I was exhausted by then, but it was so wonderful to meet up with everyone! See you in Sydney! Love Keesh x

  2. Congratulations again, gorgeous girl!! What a fabulous photo of you and the illustrious Shelli… must be a fantastic photographer you have 😉

  3. Hey Leonie, luurv your quotes on your site, just sat here for 15min pressing the quotes they were so good!!!
    congratulations sweetheart on your awards, soooo glad you had a good time and your head got better xx
    Luv Tracy xx

  4. I am glad that you had such a great time at convention. I talked with Pam and she told me what a great time she had talking to you. She even brought me back some most delicious cookies from Australia.
    I agree that Shelli is a wonderful woman! I love working for her! Gongrats on the awards that you earned. It really pays off to work a bit! Have a most wonderful day.

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