Mar 11 2010

My workshop of a lifetime with Shelli Gardner

Workshop of a lifetime, Today I’m on cloud nine!  I am so excited to share with you my 9hrs with Shelli Gardner and her daughter Sara.  When I first woke up yesterday, I went directly to my laptop to see what Shelli had written on her blog about her flight to Canada.  When I read the Sara and Shelli had lost there luggage I thought to myself I better help them get ready with the workshop.  Kellene Adams is Shelli’s assistant, she called me at 12h30 eastern time and said:  Shelli lost her luggage and she doesn’t have everything for the workshop.  I told her I knew about it and said what I had prep.  for them and she was in relief.

12h55  Door bell rang!  it was Shelli, cute as can be with the most stylish hat.  I had been nervous but in the first 5 sec, she put me at ease.  She was the most amazing, down to earth and kind women I had ever met.  Sara stepped out of the car and we chatted about the luggage and what our plan was going to be.  Despite the luggage being lost, they were so organized!  In 5 min everything was cut and ready to go.  I have never seen paper chopped so fast!  Still I looked at them and had to pinch my self a few times!! Was this real!!!!

My guests arrived and Shelli and Sara greated them, we talked about their adventure and about Shanna’s wedding plans.  Shelli talked about her family with such pride.  How fortunate for her girls to have such a wonderful mom!

Shelli’s workshop was about stencils.  How ironic, I was suppose to present at the Regional in Seracuse, but sadly it was cancelled because of bad weather.  My theme was also stencils.  I just loved them.  I have been using them for numerous techniques but Shelli amazed me with her technique.  Something I hadn’t done with my customers…

This card was her demo card:  love it…..

She used Basic gray cardstock, sage shadow and natural white. 

Designer paper was: Nouveau Chic  (got to order that!), and love the new satin ribbons from the mini.  She used the basic gray ribbon. and embellished with a clear rhinestone.

She placed one of her Elegant trio stencil from the definitely decorative insert on the natural white cardstock and used a dauber to add sage shadow ink.  Shelli left the stencil on and stamped the gratitude stamp from the stamp set define your life, which you can have for FREE if you buy the demonstrator starter kit before the end of Sale-a-bration(March 31st).  For the final touch she spritz black ink with the spritzer tool and the basic black marker.  Voila, tres chic!

 Make and Take # 1

While Shelli was getting ready, Sara "wowed" my guests with the first make and take. It was a adorable pen with a little tag that they had designed with the modern label punch and the trio flower punch.

Then came Make and Take #2

Shelli used the Note cards (you get 20 with envelops for $7.95 canadian).  She cut about half an inch and added the groom specialty paper.  She placed one of her Elegant trio stencil from the definitely decorative insert on the note card and used a dauber to add the orchid opulence ink  (one of Sara’s favorites) Shelli added. The stylish basic black image is called Vintage labels, one of many stamp sets you get for free when you purchase for 65$.  Embellishment with circle ice lilac brads and basic black satin ribbon.  So elegant!

Shelli also made this cute box which I don’t have a picture  for our BOOK TO LOOK.  I guess I got caught in the moment!  But inside was 4 little cards like you see here.  Anyone who booked a workshop that day got one of these cards with a little incentive inside.  We got 3 bookings!! Wooo Ohh for us… Sherry, Therese and Julie get to have a similar stampin party of their own to get lots of great products…For FREE

She used the in color cardstock which will retire in July…

Hostess Gift -how cute is that

Shelli taught of everything.  Look at my cute boxe.  Filled with chocolate (by the way)  We all need a taste of chocolate….  She stamped in french just for me.  "Tu es exceptionnelle" It’s the one of a kind stamp but in french.  I also loved the kaleidoscope designer paper she used. 

Ok I have lots of Stampin up products in my stamp room but Shelli did you know what I don’t have.  Now I have to make another wish list with all these wonderful projects.

When you demonstrated these products, I thought to myself they are so me!  It is like if you knew what I liked.  I am so into vintage…

Anyway this concluded the workshop, my sales are not final but I have to say 3 bookings, 1 recruit and 2 potential recruits is the best workshop ever.  Why?  because I got to spend it with Shelli and Sara.  Thank you!!

 

Downline Dinner

Top row:  Melissa Lalonde,Melissa Nadeau, Michelle Nadeau, Manon Parent, Roxanne Sauve, Chantale Assaly, Paula Assaly

Bottom row:  Danielle Drouin, Shelli Gardner, me, Sara Gardner and Jennifer Inskip

Some of my downline couldn’t attend but I will give them the scoop at my next team meeting at the end of the month.

Because I live in this little town, Shelli had to drive an hour and she could not drive back to her hotel room before the downline meeting so my husband and I decided to invite Shelli and Sara for dinner.  But then had the brilliant idea of having my downline, my girls attend also.  Shelli was kind enough to agree.  So we had this delicious meal in my home.  It was so much fun!

Thank you again for the wonderful day yesterday. I am in aw mode today! I walked in my stamp room this morning and it felt different! The memories from yesterday’s event, I will treasure forever. The best part was to see the reaction of all the demonstrators during the evening event. (Which I will post about tomorrow)

I am blessed to have met you and Sara and will cherish your friendship forever. My family has been touched by your visit yesterday.  I cannot thank you enough!! I will see you on the Stampin up! cruise in April…

Kim

xxx

Do you want Shelli’s story of her visit to L’Orignal?  Go to Shelli’s blog:  www.soshelli.com

http://www.soshelli.com/so-shelli-blog/2010/3/11/stamping-on-the-rivers-edge.html

Check out tomorrow for the evening event!!!

 

 

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4 Responses to “My workshop of a lifetime with Shelli Gardner”

  1. Cindy Majoron 11 Mar 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Je suis contente de lire comment ta journée s’est passée et de voir des photos des projets de l’atelier. J’avoue que j’étais très curieuse de voir des photos de tout ce que j’ai manqué! Je trouve ça adorable que Shelli ait pensé d’utiliser une étampe en français sur un des projets! Lui as-tu demandé de lire le souhait à voix haute? haha…

    Mauzus de bagages perdus, ce que ça peut nous désorganiser. Shannon et Carrie ont toutes deux perdu leurs bagages également en venant à Québec pour le régional et une des présentations a dû être montrée sur vidéo parce que Shannon n’avait pas son matériel avec elle! Mais à en juger par les beaux projets que tu nous montres, cela n’a pas trop été un problème pour Shelli et Sara!

    Je te souhaite de fabuleuses ventes finales. Dis moi, qui est considérée l’hôtesse de l’atelier? Te mérites-tu les primes d’hôtesse étant donné que c’était chez toi?

    Je te souhaite une fin de SAB fructueuse et j’espère que l’excitation de la journée va te donner un nouveau regain avec ta business! Et si on ne se reparle pas d’ici là, je te souhaite beaucoup de plaisir sur le bateau de croisière! 😀

    Cindy
    xxoo

  2. Kim Assalyon 12 Mar 2010 at 12:19 am

    Et oui c’etait tres agreable, j’aurais bien aime que tu y sois! Out of this world of a day!

    Elle est vraiment exceptionnelle!

    Je lui explique ma perte de valises lors du voyage de leadership!

    Je suis fait deux nouvelles amies formidables!

    Tout un trill!

  3. Annie Phamon 12 Mar 2010 at 8:12 am

    Sounds like an amazing day for you, the workshop of a lifetime!! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you!

    Thank you! Thank you! It was so kind of you to open up your evening with Shelli and Sara AND on top of that to organize the 4 awesome make & takes. I have only been with SU for 2 months and already I can feel how much everyone loves their job and why! Great night with great people and great stamping! The energy was so motivating, I just signed up my first recruit last night!! Thanks Kim!!

  4. Kimon 12 Mar 2010 at 8:19 am

    Hi Annie

    Congrats, you sound like me when I joined in 2006. Got my first recruit early on.

    I am so happy you had fun, it was my pleasure to give this back to my fellow demonstrators.

    Keep working hard, you never know you might be the next rising star. Talk to your upline about that!

    Happy stamping

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