Okay, I'm not doing as well at this blogging effort as I'd hoped! Here's a quickie update, and I'll try to get back SOON to post more:
Sale-a-Bration ends in just a few days, at the end of March. If you want to get some free stuff with every $50 you spend, please let me know or shop my online site and store A.S.A.P.!
As they did last year, Stampin' Up! is getting ready to temporarily release sneak-preview products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog for April only. (The IBC comes out July 1st.) The name of this promotion is "Spring is Blossoming," and they have selected two GORGEOUS products for you!!! Hostesses of workshops in April will have the opportunity to get these two products FREE when their workshops reach the $300 sales mark, and customers will be able to purchase these items when they place a $20 order (before the ordering of the Spring is Blossoming items). I may have a sample or two I can show you before the 1st, but can't promise that...More details will be available on that promotion at my online site and store on April 1st!
Also, Stampin' Up! is going to be including two new products in the Summer Mini Catalog (coming out May 1st), which will help raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Of course, this is very important research, and I'm so glad they're adding this fundraiser to what they're already offering in the annual IBC in support of the Ronald McDonald House. Hopefully this BCRF fundraiser will become an annual event for SU! I LOVE the stamp set, so I will soon be posting some sample projects using that. (The other product is a beautiful digital kit to use with My Digital Studio, a digital scrapbooking and card making program.)
Yes, I HAVE seen the Summer Mini, and I'm VERY excited about what's coming! Beach, nautical (think masculine and patriotic colors), and floral themes abound in this catalog, as well as some VERY cool new punches. I'm going to place my preview order in just a few days, so will be working on (then posting photos of) samples from that by the middle of the month.
Finally, I had the opportunity to attend the Orlando Regional Event for demonstrators. There were some fantastic women there, presenting ideas on how to make my workshops better, giving some WOW project presentations, and generally psyching me up to share more with my friends/customers. I even got to hear Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!) speak about the company and products, and she showed us some beautiful, easy projects she'd made for Easter which didn't look near as simple as they are!
I must say that this Regional has changed the way I think about projects in general and workshops in particular. I am planning to change up the way I present things at my technique classes, and especially the hosted workshops, starting in April. I just know that it will make things more enjoyable for my friends/customers.