Fantastic weekly deals this time! So many good buys.
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Okay; I'm almost caught up here at home so here are a few photos and details about my fabulous Convention experience.
Here is some of my team after dinner at Cheesecake Factory Wednesday night:
Our fabulous leader, Shelli Gardener on stage. She is so wonderful!
This is at Awards Night with my fellow Advisory Board friends and Shelli. It was a bittersweet time for us; saying farewell after a wonderful year serving our term. Love these gals!
I was thrilled to be in the top 100 of the company again this year with an invitation to Founder's Circle in southern Utah in September. Woo hoo!!!
And one of the most exciting bits of news is that the next Grand Vacation is a Mediterranean Cruise!!! WOW!
Here are the late-night survivors of the After Awards Party. Loved the unique paper flowers photo back-drop they had for us.
It was a blast as usual and sped by quickly. I'm so glad I was there to see so many of my demo friends. And having 10 of my team there was awesome! A memorable event for sure!
I'll share swaps and project photos soon!
Last week I celebrated my workshop Hostesses at their Appreciation Party. I made them dinner and gave out prizes and gifts. I am so grateful to them for hosting and supporting me!
Here are the wood mount full-size boxes I decorated and filled. I love these boxes as they can hold lots!
And this is some of the contents:
I added a notebook/pen combo, envelopes, Designer paper, twine and a glue pen. Just a little something.....
Above is a close up of the tag on each of the gift boxes (Pool Party with Blackberry Bliss). The stamp is from the Million in One set and the flowers are from the new 'Something to Say' set that coordinates with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. Love this flower!
Besides that they each received an In Color bookmark, a spiral bound new catalog, a free stamp set, designer paper, ribbon and more. I love spoiling them as they keep my business going by introducing me to new stampers!
I forgot to take a photo of all of the bookmarks; but these two were left. I just love the new In Colors!
Yesterday was my big New Catalog Open House. It was a big success as I had so many there. Love seeing everyone excited to pick up their new catalog! It's pretty fantastic. Here are some highlights:
First off my new Ikea cart filled with brand new beautiful catalogs!
You might notice the lower rack has spiral bound catalogs specially made for my wonderful, workshop hostesses in the last year. They also get invited to my Hostess Appreciation party next week.
I love making special treats for this event. This time the highlight was my Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifle. Here's the recipe for those who requested it.
Strawberry Brownie Cheesecake Trifle
Beat the above together until smooth.
I added a heaping tablespoon of the filling in the bottom of each cup. Then a few chunks of brownies and a few strawberry slices. Add another spoonful of filling and more brownies and strawberries. Finish with a swirl of whipped cream and a few raspberries.
This recipe can be made in a trifle bowl which would be a lot easier!
Other highlights included free cards and card fronts with orders placed:
Here's the free make & take made with the awesome Bloom with Hope hostess set and Blackberry Bliss in color.
I also used the new Moonlight designer paper stack and the new gorgeous Satin Stitched In Color ribbon here. I sure like this easy fun fold. It's standard A2 in size but I cut off part of the front and added a stamped layer on top.
Love my new Celebrate banner! It matches my studio wonderfully! This kit is in the Occasions catalog and is carried over in the new Catalog too.
A photo of some gals browsing their new catalogs and at the far table, making their free Make & Take.
Thank you to everyone who came!!
Great weekly deals this time! My favorite Bigz die ever is on it - the Tasteful Trim die! See samples I've made using this wonderful trim die below. Oh; I'll miss it so!!!!
And here are the updated Retired Lists. Wow! Tons of stamp sets are sold out already!!
We had the best time in Minneapolis with my downline and friends! We took 4 days and did a ROAD TRIP from Minot to Minneapolis!
Above are Shana, Annette, Becky, Kari & Jane
And here are Brandy, Melissa and Jean
This is what I made each of them for the event. Wood mount boxes filled with goodies and catalog items.
Here we are at the Premiere:
Popcorn, soda and the best movie we've ever been to! It was the fastest 2 1/2 hours ever! They demonstrated so many new products and we fell in love with them all of course.
And when we walked out this is what we were handed; the new Catalog!
As you can see I found quite a few things I have to order! I guarantee you will love so many things in here; it's a sure winner! Remember that if you are a long distance customer of mine and want a catalog be sure to let me know that!
We spent hours at IKEA and wow; did I find lots to buy! Lots more organizing for my studio plus items for our remodeled basement, although you cannot see most of the IKEA boxes behind our luggage. This is how 4 women pack after four days of shopping! We were riding pretty low.....
Amazing! They announced this at Leadership last week:
Can you believe it?! Anyone who joins (or joined from July 1st last year) through Stampin' Up!'s upcoming convention registration dates (which is typically in April) - can attend the "Inspire, Create, Share" Convention for FREE!
And one of the best times to join is coming in just one week! Join during Sale-A-Bration, January 28-March 31st, for our always low price of $99. But instead of choosing $125 worth of Stampin' Up!, you can choose $150 worth of Stampin' Up! product! That's getting $50 free!!!
I'd love to have you join my Flowerbug's Team. Read more about it here.
I'd just love to have a big group of us go together this year. It's such an amazing experience and one you will never forget or regret. Remember Convention is for everyone! It doesn't matter if you are a hobby or business demonstrator.
Remember that if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, a monthly kit club, between now and February 10 and you will receive a free set of 2012-14 In Color Markers ($14.95)! Kit is $19.95 and includes shipping. Each kit has everything you need (except adhesive) for 30 minutes of "me time" every month. Sigh... priceless!
And don't forget about the exclusive stamps that come in each kit. They're awesome!
Here are a few tidbits of news from Stampin'Up!'s Leadership conference:
Yes! When you sign up for a new Paper Pumpkin membership between January 11 and February 10, you'll get a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers--that's a $14.95 value!
I heard that Leadership attendees got a sneak peak of our upcoming months of Paper Pumpkin and they just loved them! SU plans to boost their usual Paper Pumpkin kits a few notches up! Can't wait!
Go here to sign up. Just add my name LeeAnn Greff to your subscription please!
We're getting a new products called Blendabilities .... which are Alcohol based markers.
Here's a picture of the colors we'll have ....
Here's what I know ....
They will be packaged in packs of three for $11.95
Another new item I have been waiting for! It's a personalized stamp for monograms and customize wording. It should be available at the end of January.
I will be ordering one of these ASAP for myself!!!
Lots of exciting things coming this month, besides Sale a Bration! Are you ready?
Additional items that don't generally carryover are Designer Series Paper and Ribbon/Accessories
and the banner kit, frosted finished, clips, kits, etc.
Do you have a long Stampin' Up! wishlist? Did you know Christmas is the perfect time to pass that list on?
I love to get a wishlist from people so I can get them exactly what they want.
Why don't you make your own list and pass it on so your family or friends can shop for you?! Just fill out this Christmas wish list and send it to me at email@example.com along with the contact info for your friends or family. I'll send them your wishlist so they fulfill that list!
Or send them the wishlist with my e-mail address and I can order for them. The items can be sent directly to them or to you; it's your choice! It can take a week or more for the order to arrive in most areas of the US, so be sure to give enough time during the Holidays.
And if you want to get in on some of these amazing 'Black Friday' deals get started right away! This incredible sale goes through December 2nd.
Click here to see everything on sale.
Here are more photos from my Founder's Circle trip last month:
This was the beautiful display case showcasing new products coming out in January.
This was another pillow gift which was a wooden 'wine' box - but it had a pretty eternity scarf inside. Sorry - no picture ready of it though!
Okay; I've finally made time to upload some Founder's Circle photos. I honestly didn't take as many as I should have but I thought you'd really like to see some sneak peaks from an upcoming stamp set called Happy Watercolor. I cannot share the actual stamps yet until they are released in January.
Check these out!
Do you love it too??!!
They announced and demonstrated this new innovative product at Convention!
Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe you want a special family logo, a personalized stamp or a sketch you'd like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!
How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.
Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam (pg 197) to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
Included in the Refill Kit:
Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll have a "look what I made!" moment.
Today is my new catalog Open House event and I hope to see many of you here. This is the make & take we'll be making:
It uses a few new products like the Happy Day stamp set, the Modern Medley designer paper and the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder. The colors are Vanilla, Black and Strawberry Slush. Love the pop of color here!
I've got lots of displays set up and I'm cooking up a ton of food! I have lots more new projects to show you soon!!
Here are a few of the photos of our Stampin Up trip to Fiji last week. We spent lots of our time relaxing by the pool or beach and visiting with old and new friends. It was a fantastic dream vacation!