Catalogue launch workshops - two months on....!

I have today been editing a large batch of pictures in order to upload them to my blog, and making a list of posts to go with them and, well, it seems that I have a large batch of pictures and posts to upload to my blog!

I realised just how far behind I am when I discovered that I haven't even put anything up here about the workshops that I ran to launch the new catalogue back in April!

Can anybody say 'bad blogger'....?!

But I now have a list to work through and will be endeavouring to rectify this situation post haste!

In fact I have made large leaps toward rectifying the situation by scheduling daily weekday posts from now until the 18th of the month!  And I'm still not yet done with the list!

But back to the catalogue launch workshops.

Now I could have just let a post about this go, since the workshop themselves were such a long time ago, but they were good fun and I thought I'd share a couple of highlights...

I actually ran the workshops in three different sessions as my house is not much bigger than a large shoe box, and a lot of stampers it does not accommodate!

Everyone that came along got one of these....


It's an idea that I originally got from Splitcoast Stampers and tweaked to my liking by taking different ideas from different 'Survival Kits' that I read about.

Here's what was inside...


Clockwise from the left of screen:

  • A wishlist - custom made for the Stampin' Up! enthusiast.  This one just about reached the floor once completely unfurled
  • Sticky notes - a great find by my team member Ali!  Pre-printed with perfectly apt slogans to stick all over your must-haves in the catalogue!
  • Catalogue tabs - printed with the different index sections for organising your catalogue
  • A pen - for filling up that mammoth wishlist of course!
  • A lollipop - sugar for energy as you make your mammoth wishlist
  • A bandaid - first aid for the inevitable paper cuts that result from frenzied thumbing of a new stamping catalogue!
  • A highlighter - for highlighting the stuff that you already own

I had heaps of fun putting these together and even MORE fun witnessing the reactions of the ladies as we went through the contents together!

Here was one of the projects that I demonstrated...


A set of love notes (6 in total - 2 of each design) that all went into a little box made out of Good Morning Sunshine DSP.  I don't have a picture of the actual box as I demonstrated it on the spot, then gave it away as one of the door-prizes, but I promise it was cute!

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"Cheep Talk Love Note set" Stamps: Cheep Talk Paper: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Pacific Point Ink: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals