Hello! Today, November 11, is Veterans Day here in the U.S. The men in my family all served in the Army: my grandfather and his brother served in France during WW1, my father served in England during WW11 (and is still alive and well at 98 years old!), and my brother served in Germany. If either you or any of your family members are or were veterans, thank you for your service to our great country.
Last week I attended the Stampin’ Up! virtual annual convention for 2 1/2 days, along with over 10,000 demonstrators from around the world! While nothing can quite replace being together at a live event, they did a fabulous job bringing all of the things we love most about convention to the small screen. We got a first look at the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, and once again, it doesn’t disappoint! It covers a wide variety of holidays and special occasions and there truly is something for everyone. One of the things we love best are demonstrations of new product suites, stamp sets, tools and accessories and the highlight is always the session where Shelli Gardner, founder of Stampin’ Up! and Sara Douglass, CEO (and Shelli’s daughter) stamp together. It is always a treat to see not only their creativity, but the wonderful relationship they have as well.
Another highlight of convention is the make and take sessions. This year demonstrators were given the opportunity to pre-purchase the Dandy Garden Project Collection that includes some of the products in the Dandy Garden Suite from the upcoming mini catalog. We were given measurements to cut the cardstock and DSP in advance so that we could make the projects during the session – so much fun!
As you can see from the images above, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set includes floral and dragonfly images and has a coordinating dragonfly punch. Also included in the project collection we received was a pack of 6×6 Designer Series Paper, braided twine and the cutest little ladybug embellishments.
There is another stamp set in this large suite, Garden Wishes, which has a coordinating set of dies that will be available beginning in January as well as Memories and More products and beautiful laser cut paper. Demonstrators are able to pre-order a select group of products from the new catalog for several days after the convention ends, so I have the rest of these products coming later this week and can’t wait to play with them! Stay tuned for more cards featuring this beautiful suite.
Thanks for stopping by today!