Monday, 21 November 2011

Convention Woo! Hoo!

Well I'm back from one of the most fabulous weekends ever!

This weekend just gone was the 2011 Stampin' Up! Convention at Disneyland Paris, and along with over 300 other Demos from the UK, France and Germany we descended on Disney for 2 days of fun and freebies - and a trip up the Eiffel tower!

Convention is a great time to catch up with far flung friends, make some fabulous swaps and find out what is coming up in terms of new products - and this one didn't disappoint.

Registration opened at 8am on Friday morning - and we were given one of the most gorgeous Convention bags we have ever seen - an embrodered one in navy blue with a million pockets for all the bits and pieces needed for a workshop. Inside we had two stamp sets, Creative Elements and Just Because, and instead of a normal catalogue, we had a version presented to us in a lovely sturdy ring binder. All the way through the event we have "Prize Patrols where we can win free products - and this year the prizes were HUGE! I was lucky enough to win one on the last day - and I am now the proud owner of one of the new punches and a new stamp which will be featured in the new Spring Mini Catalogue!

Yes - you heard that right - the new Spring Mini Catalogue!!!!!!!!

As of next year we will be having not one but TWO mini catalogues to tempt you - the Spring Mini which runs from January 1 2012 to March 31 2012 and the Summer Mini which runs from April to September. From the Advance copy we were given at Convention - there are some lovely new stamp sets, new fabrics and accessories like the postage stamp punch, a big scallop circle punch, the CUPCAKE punch (and its matching stamp set - at last!!!) - and  and.... well you will just have to watch this space. Suffice to say - my advice to you when anyone asks you what you want for Christmas - all you need to ask for is lots of money to spend in this little beauty!!!

Watch this space for projects with the new stuff as the pre-order for us Demos starts on the 1st December - Santa is going to have to come early for me this year!!

With the Mini Catalogue coming on 1st Jan - Sale-a-Bration has moved back to the end of January in line with the same promotion running in the other markets. For those who don't know what Sale-a-Bration is - its your chance to pick up free gifts in the two months it runs. For every £45 spent - you can choose one of four free stamp sets - and new this year a pack of designer series paper which is absolutely gorgeous!

That's it - there's no catch - and the more you spend - the more you get!!

Spend £45 - get one free set/ paper pack
Spend £90 - get two free sets
Spend £135 - get three free sets
spend £180 - get four free sets
spend £225 - get all five items.....

AAAAAAANNNDDDD!!! as that Irish comedian says - there's more!!!

If you sign up as demo during the sale-a-bration period - you can choose an extra stamp set (any price - even the most expensive one) from the catalogue - there's another way to spend your Christmas money - well over £300 worth of product for just £119 and that before you add on my incentives!

Anyway - must rush - as reality beckons will be back later with more pics and maybe even some blog candy!

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