Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Catty Open House 2010

At any New Catalog Open House- a Catalog Survival Kit is a must!
I printed them on CS and then cut them out on the BIG SHOT 2 tag die cut

The Scavenger Hunt was so fun!! It really helped my customers get use to the NEW design of the new catalog. They really enjoyed the games and of course there were doorprizes. Deb Brown the winner of the Scavenger Hunt won a FREE retired stamp set of her choice!
This is one of the cards we made as part of the make and take portion.
Stamps: Elizabeth, Elements of Style
CS:Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Vanilla & Lap of Luxury DSP
INKS: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride
Big Shot:Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Punches: Medium oval to pop up the sentiment with dimensionals
Ribbon: Love this new poly stitched Blushing Bride, very easy to work with if you are ribbon challenged. Love that little twist of ribbon underneath the focal point.
This is an orginal! This is one of the stamps I could not wait to get in the new catty!
Stamps: Ornate Blossom embossed in black embossing powder with a new half back pearl
the sentiment is from the Level One Hostess set "Afterthoughts" stamped in Cherry Cobbler
and the background is Bella Toile stamped off and on in Black.
CS: Black, Cream Confetti,Cherry Cobbler,Love Letter
Big shot: Scalloped Oval ( the focal point is stamped on the oval from the middle of this die cut)
Ribbon:Black Satin
Technique:Tearing and Sponging remember to wet the back of your CS before tearing and tear up not down. SU cardstock is dyed all the way through(which is one of the reasons our CS is the BEST!) The DSP is not dyed all the way thru which allows you to use your cutter kit and distress it until it curls back and then you can see the other side of the two-sided DSP and then you can sponge the edges of both and it gives it a burnt look.
This technique is so much fun, as you can tell we really like it.
This is one bucket of our door prizes.

Then we played deal or no deal, I chose certain retiring stamp sets and offered one for full price and the second one of their choice equal value or less for 1/2 price or they could choose one of the numbered milk cartons. Take your chances, great deal on that set you have your eye on or get the box which could have good stuff or be a dud. This was fun everyone enjoyed it!

Deb Forguson enjoying her make and takes. Such a wonderful lady and a great friend and customer,
Lynn and Leslie are two of my downline Serenity Stampers.
a great new experience for them as they venture into starting their SU business.
Both are very talented and getting off to a good start.

Deb Brown scavenging through the book to win the catalog scavenger hunt!
She won a FREE stamp set of her choice from my retired collection.
Her friend Jae our local Pampered Chef lady who has not bought a store bought card in over 10 years.
She hand stamps all her own cards. Hopefully, her schedule we ease up and she will become a regular member of our stamp group soon!

We had a great time and looking forward to our technique class on July 16th Friday night!