My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Friday, 19 August 2011

Your story begins at home!

They say that your story begins at home and that is exactly where mine started.  You'll remember this picture
This was a delivery of many of the bigshots I sold in March through May this year to win the title of MISS BIG SHOT UK.  My prize for selling more than 10 meant that I was invited to go to the Stampin' Up! European Head Office and Merlin Logistics Distribution Warehouse to choose my free product prize. 

Early on Wednesday morning I set off for Manchester Airport for my flight to Frankfurt.  On the way I took some shots.

Sadly not a great day here in the UK, so they don't really show the vibrant colours of the heather.  All was going well at this stage and I was on time until I reached Tintwistle (What a great place to say you live)  just after this small market town the traffic stopped! I had the AA routeplanner with me and no map or satnav and so when folk started to turn around I was somewhat worried, however the huge nasty accident ahead was cleared of casualties and we were directed around it.
Onwards to the airport safely then and a very pleasant flight to Frankfurt.
I spent the evening with family sitting in their garden  and met a friend of theirs who it turned out runs a recruiting agency through which many of the Stampin' Up! staff were recruited.  It is such a small world.

The day for picking arrived and my taxi collected me at 9.30am to take me on a short trip to the Stampin' Up! offices.

This is the view from the conference room window.  This is where the team meetings take place and where training and technique videos are filmed. Any demonstrators reading this will recognise the video scene shown below.

So this is where our tour began.  Back soon. Visit chapter two of Stampin' Up! UK Miss Big Shot.


Rachel said...

oh Zoe thought you would have whipped up a few vids in situe there!!

Sarah-Jane said...

Whoop, Looks fabby! Can't wait to see more ;-)
Hugs xx