Thursday, 24 September 2015

THE JOURNEY SO FAR....

I can't believe it's been two weeks already since I left to come out to the states to teach, it's flown by.
I started off working the Collins Show in Orlando, teaching the retailers the benefits of WOW! Embossing Powder and working with some great retailers, here's a little snap of the make and take necklaces we did. We added foil for that little bit of opulence.
The show was great, it always is, we're constantly learning from it.
Once the show was finished, I had to get ready to travel up to the Carolina's to start my stour tour. 2 States, 4 Stores, 4 Days, 8 Classes, 107 fabulous women
The first day was an 8 hour car journey, I wasn't looking forward to this, I mean, who would ??? But it actually went quite quick.
First stop was Scrapbooks by the Sea in Myrtle Beach, fabulous store, fabulous ladies, did an impromptu demo on the same evening as getting there, then did set up ready for the next day of teaching.
Doing a little demoing

A little R and R on Myrtle Beach waiting for our dinner reservation.


Next day we drive to Columbia, South Carolina to The Stamping Place, again great store great ladies.




Judy was an embossing super hero.
Then it's on to Boiling Springs, North Carolina at Dorothy's Stamps and Scraps



Jeanette cracked me up all day, hilarious woman,
 and the above piece of furniture, well I don't know anyone who wouldn't want this in their craft room...given the space, it was at least 8 FT wide and 6ft high, full of printers trays...oh boy !!!

Last port of call was Betty's Scrapbooking in Greensboro North Carolina, 




 The lovely Nancy,


Got to meet this lovely lady, Buffy St. John fabbi artist, going to give her technique a try, I was so nervous as she took my class... Gulp !!! But she loved it :) :) 
I had such an amazing time with all these (and all those you can't see) peeps, they certainly know 
how to have fun, and I want to thank WOW! for giving me the opportunity to do it and the store owners for believing in me and of course the fabulous customers who took the classes and made it so memorable.
Ricky's out here with me now and we're having a little holiday, so far it's been FUN!!! 







Savannah is beautiful !!!
Let the fun continue.....
Hugs
Marion xxxx





Tuesday, 8 September 2015

OFF AGAIN....

Having just returned (yesterday) from 4 days away in Portugal teaching at a fabulous event held by Patricia Villas-Boas (yes she is the sister of football manager Andre) but I don't think she plays football :) !!! I got to spend a little time with the lovely Michelle Johnson who works her magic for Stix 2 and she showed me some tricks with their glue gun... So what did I do ??? I made a necklace, of course !!!
It was so quick and simple, it looks gorgeous and it's now packed in my case... Tell you about that in a mo.
I have to say Patricia's hosting skills were amazing she took us to some fab restaurants, and fed us till we could eat no more, but I'm not complaining... Here's just a few snippets of the food sampled.


 What can I say...strawberry purée, ice cream and chocolate !!!

 Manoli and Michelle eyeing up each other's desserts


 The lovely Monica with Portugese cookies on our arrival !!
We did do some work whilst we were there... Honest !!!

The beautiful beach in Porto.
And now I'm back home and I've unpacked my suitcase only to pack it all up again, as I fly out to Orlando tomorrow to teach at the Collings a Event then on to North and South Carolina to teach at some fab stores there.
So I'll keep you updated with my food endeavours ... Obviously .... I actually get requests to post foodie pics...I'm sure it's so you can enjoy it and I'll take all the calories LOL.
Hugs
Marion xxx