Stampin’ Up Convention 2010 – Display boards and more

I just finished going through all my pictures from convention and was reminded of all the fun looking things to try and make over the next few months.  There are always so many amazing ideas, business tips, and sneak peeks (you might even spot one or two in the photos below ;)) .  I can’t wait to share some of these projects in upcoming classes and workshops.  Want to try it out yourself? Contact me to learn more about scheduling your own workshop!

IMG_1010We were up early each day to get over for general session.  I was so grateful that Stampin’ Up! supports families and so I could take Nicholas with me to session.  They even offered a Mother’s Lounge so moms could feed/diaper their babies and still see and hear the speaker.

 

 

We saw lots of awesome demonstrations.  I think my favorite was the Halloween decorations…but then again there were some awesome hostess gift ideas that were super cute as well.

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Then during lunch and at the end of the day, we got to wander around The Gathering Place and look at some awesome displays and ideas boards.  This year they had an area called The Sweet Shop where they had so many amazing displays that looked like candy and other treats but was really made entirely from paper, ribbon, and buttons!  Stampin’ Up! really has some amazing artists and designers.

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Exciting upcoming dates – retiring accessories list, decor elements phase 3, and Sale-a-bration!

So, I’ve been spending too much time in the last couple days cleaning my house and hanging out on Splitcoast Stampers and my SCS blog group’s blogs (they are some super talented ladies – check out links to their blog on the right side of my blog).  All this web surfing and household cleaning has meant no time for stamping. 😦  But, I’ve been getting inspired and hope to have a creative blow out over the next few days. 🙂

In the meantime, I thought I would say hi and make sure you knew about some of the exciting upcoming dates for Stampin’ Up events.

The Retiring Accessories List – January 5th

I just realized this is happening on monday and I’m on the edge of my seat in anticipation to see what accessories are retiring with this catalog on January 19th.  Unlike the retiring stamps, which are available for sure until the end of the catalog; retiring accessories are while supplies last.  This mean that if you have a favorite accessory, don’t wait until the last day of the catalog to order or it might be gone.  I’ll post the list Monday morning and will keep it updated with availability each day.  But if something you love is being retired, I recommended ordering it right away!

Decor Elements: Phase 3 – January 19th 

If you haven’t seen or heard of Decor Elements, they are the line of products Stampin’ Up! has started for home decorating.  They are fantastic vinyl die cuts that are meant to be applied to walls, furniture, glass, dishes, the possibilities are endless.  The super cool thing about them are the fact that they are very easy to apply and fairly permenant; however, if you ever decide to take them down, they cah be removed without leaving residue or staining!  How cool is that?  Well, they are expanding the line to even more great designs and now are adding stencils to the mix.  I love the shelf set items that look like flower pots and book stacks that you apply on the wall behind a shelf.  I may have to get some of those. 🙂

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Sale-a-bration – February 1st

Finally, this is the special event that many people look forward to each year.  This mini catalog is filled with special stamp sets, paper, and even ribbon that you can’t buy in the catalog.  In fact, you can’t buy them period.  Instead, you get them FREE with each $50 purchase.  Spend $150, and you not only get your normal free hostess set, $15 in free merchandise, but you also get 3 free Sale-a-bration products.  Thats a heck of a lot of free. 🙂 If you sign up to be a demonstrator, get another set for free.  Host a $300 workshop, another set free! Start browsing now to see what cool things are in store for this fun time and contact me to schedule a workshop now so you can be sure to make the most of this event.

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Decorate with Decor Elements

  And you thought Stampin’ Up! just did stamping.  Have you been introduced to Decor Elements yet? 

These are gorgeous self-adhesive vinyl images that take only a few minutes to put up and look great in any room of the house.  The best part is that they are removable so if you move or decide you want to put up something different, you can take them down without damaging the wall!

They come in a variety of styles including letters, phrases, florals, frames, and more.  Right now the offerings come in neutral colors but I’ve seen previews for the next wave of elements this fall and there will be lots of new colors coming soon!

Check out the full line up here