The Stampin' Up Catalogue 2013 / 14 officially kicks off from today. View it online here and enjoy a browse through all our new products and samples.
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Twenty four ladies came to my new catalogue launch on Sunday and joined in all the fun of launch day.
New Catalogue Launch Wrap Up ....... And Prize Winners
Here's a bit of a peek at Sunday's activities. Entry table for people to grab their name stickers with one of 5 pictures on it for Prize Patrol. Some MDS projects to have a look at as well.
A bit of time to browse the displays and look through my retired stock sale items. I loved putting these colour charts together to show our revamped colour families.
Thanks to my stamping friends for joining me in a new catalogue swap - some extra samples for the display board.
Next up it was time to gather in the lounge room for a bit of a closer look at some new catalogue items. I showed some of the buttons I'd been making with the clay and moulds. You can colour them by adding some reinker to the clay and playing with it til the colour mixes through. (I didn't have gloves so did this in a ziplock bag.) Or make the button and colour it once it is dry with a mix of crystal effects and reinker - applied with a brush. This gives a lovely glossy finish.
Then it was time for our first Prize Patrol draw. We had lots of prize draws over the launch and everyone went home with a prize - my sort of odds! Speaking of prize winners - scroll down for the winners of my hostess rewards prize draw.
Next up it was time to do some stamping and play with some products.
Over to the bookmark making table - it doubles as a new In Colour chart.
Along the bench stations to play with a few other new things and to have a sample of some of the other new colours and punches.
At the end of the bench we had a Product Playground area - a chance to give the trimmer and score board a test drive.
And some time at the make and take table to make a couple of cards. (This pic is from after the launch and one card had a bit of a run in with an ink pad and lost - ha ha.)
Note: Card on left inspired by a card from my stamping team mate Kristine Giampietro.
Now for the part some of my ladies have been waiting for. I placed our launch orders today (and Sunday for the old catalogue ones) and have drawn out the names for the Hostess Rewards Prize Draw. Here we go.
Hostess Rewards Prize Draw Winners
Prizes valued at $25 or $10 - we've got a mix of the two.
Here are our winners and what they selected
Nanette and Carmen chose the Simply Sketched stamp set
Michelle and Ann each chose a pack of rhinestones
Val chose the Little Leaves Sizzlit
Cecile chose the Simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate
Cheryl and Gail chose the Postcard stamp set
Lina chose the Morning Meadow stamp set
Denise chose Clear Block A and C and a pack of those always handy Dimensionals
Carol C chose a Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
Sandra chose a Gumball Green Ink Pad
Kay chose a Summer Starfruit Ink Pad
and Lesley chose a Piercing Mat
Congratulations to all our prize winners. I'll let you know when the launch orders arrive.
And happy new catalogue day everyone.
In non stamping news - been busy busy here since launch day in our yard. Some major landscaping taking place. Here's a pic of how it is looking today. Kids and I have been enjoying watching it all out the window.
I can't wait to share some after pics with you in a few weeks.