I got back from convention last night late... and I had a fabulous time! Look at all the people, and this isn't the half of it. There were about 6,000 women (and a few men) attending. Besides great general sessions full of inspiration, demonstrations, information, and prizes, there were special cupcakes at lunch, tons of displays, lots of swapping, and fantastic music. Awards night featured an a cappella group called Tonic Sol-fa. You have to check them out!
Stampin' Up! made some great announcements that I am super excited about!!!
1-They have partnered with Sizzix to offer the Bigz Shot with exclusive dies that coordinate with stamp sets. The Bigz Shot cuts through just about any material from lace to leather, vellum to chipboard, and you can use dies from all the other systems with it.
2-Shelli Gardner, co-founder and CEO, will be starting a blog tomorrow (Monday 8/4) at www.soshelli.com where she will be chatting about her life, giving stamping tips, and throwing out challenges. And Shelli will also be picking out her favorite products and those will be indicated with a heart.
3-Stampin' Up! has entered into the Spanish-speaking market with products, catalogs, and a web site in Spanish. This is great for Spanish-speaking customers and demonstrators.
4-Stampin' Up! will be featured in a 21-page spread in Country Living Magazine this November. Check it out on newstands this fall!
6- Some cool promotions and specials are coming up SOON!
So that is it for now. I gotta order some cool stuff from SU for upcoming classes and then I gotta get to my craft table and make something!!!