Sunday, 2 October 2011

Launch Party & Blog Hop

Hello Everyone

And welcome to those of you who are joining me for the New Catalogue Blog Hop - you have probably just clicked here from the lovely Julie. I promised to share pictures of my New Catalogue Launch Party displays today - but first a project made with goodies from the New Stampin' Up! catalogue.

I made this card using the new Perfect Pennants die. As well as three pennant shapes, it cuts two beautiful scalloped circles, which layer beautifully with other punches.

Here I layered the two scalloped circles, then punched with a circle punch in the middle to create my wreath shape.

I made the berries with the smallest circle on the Owl Punch and topped them with Crystal Effects to make them pop. I added a ribbon, tied through the bottom two scallops and my wreath was done.

I wanted to hang it on a 'door' - and my front door is shiny and white with Georgian panelling - so I thought my card should be the same!

I used glossy white cardstock and the large square punch to punch the panelling - all popped up on dimensionals and hung the wreath on the front.

Now if you would like to pause here a while and have a look at my lauch party pics - there are all below. If you are off to continue on the blog hop, click here to visit the lovely Michelle.

So for those of you lingering a while - I have some pictures to show you... (link to Michelle at the bottom too!)

I am SO blessed to have such wonderful customers, who have become such wonderful friends and it is always great when we get together to share our love of crafting - and I had so many new things to share....this is my maid display area - some close ups coming up below....

I was set up half an hour early, (first time ever) - so time to pose for a photo with my events file - I have everything organised in here!

And I couldn't do these events without my lovely husband Michael - he is a star with the drinks and biscuits!

OK - so off we go - my lovely ladies starting to arrive....

OK - some close ups of my main display...I have had SO much fun playing with the new In Colors - they are just FABULOUS...

Here is the central part of my main display.... GROW was my theme, (as is the Stampin' Up! convention this year), as I said today, our friendships, my business, our creativity and our crafting abilities are all growing together!

We have some beautiful new stamp sets and wonderful new Big Shot dies - I have loved creating with those I have so far - my wish list is a mile long!

Now I made all my lovely ladies wait until we started before peeking in their catalogues - so at last I allowed them to open their bags....

...and there was a good reason - on page 7 is my lovely customer and friend Tracey! I am SO VERY proud that she has been chosen to feature in the UK catalogue as a hostess. (Oh and she booked her next workshop today!)

I only found one photo of her today - taking pictures of the display stand...

NEW in this year's Stampin' Up! catalogue is FABRIC. Now I don't sew - so I am delighted it works with the Big Shot and we have some great fabric adhesive - but for the display I did use my great grandmother's sewing machine to produce a couple of items...

Now we had lots more - like make & takes and the raffle and my demos - but I think you have had enough pictures for today. I will just say for my American visitors - I asked them yesterday what the difference is between our catalogue and theirs....

....well I only realised this year that we spell it catalogUE and over the water it is is spelt catalog! Our spelling is so different isn't it - with our colors and colours and our favorites and favourites?!

Anyway - click on the picture above to look inside or CONTACT ME, if you want your very own copy.

Thank you for getting to the end of this mammoth post - I will be back in a couple of days with some lovely new catalogue projects.

For those of you blog-hopping - off you go to Michelle - she has lovely things to show you :)

Love Elizabeth X


  1. So clever Elizabeth!
    Margaret x

  2. Your display looks fabulous Elizabeth! Love all the flowers everywhere - such a variety. Like your front door card too - great little detail with the way you did the handle.
    Re the catalogue - we also have a different card on the cover to the US!

  3. Lovely card and your display looks fabulous.x

  4. Wow Elizabeth, you must have spent a LOT of time getting your displays all together. They look amazing :o) I will be picking your brains about those flower balls at taining in a few weekends............ Loved the wreath on the door card as well. So creative.

    Julie xx

  5. Your displays look great... I love the door effect of the card :) x

  6. WOW Elizabeth I am in awe of your launch party!!! DO you mind if I case some ideas for an all day event i am doing? I love how you went with the 'grow' theme it all looks wonderful.

    Thank you so much for taking part in the blog hop x x

  7. Love your Christmas door with the wreath. Your launch party looks amazing - what fantastic samples.

    Sara xx

  8. WOW, what wonderful projects. I find your blog to be very inspirational. I love S U. Can I ask you to please consider popping on the Subscribe to Posts by e-mail gadget? This would make it easier for myself and the many others like me [ who have bad memories ] to follow your blog and may even increase sales for you.Please let me know if you add it then I can subscribe and will miss nothing. Many thanks. xx

  9. Holy moly! Beautiful cards/projects. The display(s) looks fantastic!

  10. I love your Christmas card and how you created the wreath, so creative!

  11. Fantastic displays, Elizabeth - looks like a truly inspiring launch party! Love your wreath idea too.

    Sarah x

  12. Wow!! What a fabulous launch party. Mine was very very low key, but next year I want to do one like yours.

    Could you tell me where you got your airer for your dispay board? I'd like to do one the same please!!


  13. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all!! Great displays. Wish i was there!!

  14. Wowzers Elizabeth! Your launch party was great!!!! I'm so happy for you & LOVE all your displays! I wish you continued success my friend...TFS!!!!!!

  15. Great door card Elizabeth and what a stunning display for your catalogue launch! Looks like it was a huge sucess, well done :-)
    Big Hugs xx


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