Saturday, June 6, 2015

2015 Catalog Launch

Hello there! I know it has been a long time since my last post. A lot has been happening.

I was busy preparing for my Catalog Launch on May 29, we started some renovations on our house (new linoleum in our two upstairs bathrooms and new carpet throughout the house) and I caught a summer cold which kept me off work for a couple of days AND I still have the darn cold—the phlegmy cough will just not go away :(

Be that as it may, I wanted to share with you about the Catalog Launch. After much preparation, 13 ladies in our stamping group participated. I had so much fun, crafting goodies for this night–the berry baskets and card sets showcasing the 2015-2017 In Colors!

Upon arrival, each lady got to pick a Berry Basket filled with goodies—a ticket for the Door Prize Draw, a length of ribbon, a sponge dauber, a sponge, and some chocolate. Each basket was labelled with its proper color and that color was used throughout the night for the Prize Patrol draws (stamp sets that I had received as freebies during the year).

I had kept them in eager anticipation of seeing the catalog by purposely not having it mailed from Stampin' Up! After a few opening remarks, I let them them have a little time with their own copies of the wonderful 2015-2016 Catalog. In their catalog I included a bookmark which showcased the 2015-2017 In Colors.

I then had them form teams by choosing colored ribbons (Stampin' Up, of course!) from a bag. Each team went to their own location where they had 20 minutes to complete a Catalog Scavenger Hunt which led them through the pages and drew their attention to various products.

Once that event was over, it was time to draw ribbons for new teams!

This time, each team was presented with the same variety of supplies and tools. Their task was to as a group design a card using what supplies they wanted to use of those provided and then each make their own copy of the card design.

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch

Each team's completed cards were displayed as a group and then our impartial judge (thanks, Brian!) assigned the rank of first, second and third. Didn't they do a great job?

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch

An intermission for eating and socializing was then enjoyed by all before our final event of the evening—Blindfolded Stamping!

Teams were again chosen and then each team was provided with stamp pads, stamps, rubber gloves, a card base and a blindfold. The final desired card design was shown to all ladies before the start of the event.

Each lady took a turn a stamping a card while being directed and cheered on by their teammates. Check out the video clip below!

Points for each stamper from the evening's three events were tallied and three lucky ladies were presented with hand made card sets for their prizes!

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch
Bookmarks, Berry Baskets, In Color Card Set

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch
In Color Card Sets

To finish up the evening, we had the Door Prize Draw for a basket of stamping goodies! A fun night was had by all!

Linda Vich Creates: 2015 Catalog Launch
The Night's Winners!

We have family from out of town staying with us this weekend but my hope is to get back to more regular postings (in between moving furniture around our house while our new carpets are put in!) so I can show you some of my favourite new products with which to work!