The Excitement is Building!

Oh my gosh – I’m getting really excited, waiting for tomorrow morning!

Why, you ask?  Well, tomorrow morning – actually, at 1 a.m. tomorrow morning – we demonstrators are able to place our pre-order for goodies from the new Annual Catalogue!!

We’ve all been able to see the catalogue online, but we don’t know yet what we’ll be able to pre-order; Stampin’ Up! gives us lists of the products that we can choose from, and how many of each we can order (otherwise, we’d totally deplete the stock before you even see a catalogue!)

So I’m curious – you haven’t seen it yet, but you’ve probably seen a lot of ‘sneak peeks’ around the internet and of course on Pinterest and Instagram.  Have you seen a stamp set or product that you know you’re going to ‘have to have’?!  What do you think of the new In Colours?

Here’s some sneak peeks, just to refresh your memory – I have borrowed these pictures with permission from the posting demos, plus from Pinterest:

New In Colours for 2016-2018

SU sneak peek colours2

Aren’t those gorgeous?  I love all of them, but I think my favourites are Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach (and I haven’t seen them in person yet).

Here is a cute stamp set, that I’m hoping I can order right away:

SU sneak peek artist palette

Caroline did this set specifically to show off the In Colours – and how about the shakers?!  Spoiler alert – we’re going to be able to order the dimensional strips, to make it easier to create shaker cards! 🙂

This Ruched Ribbon is beautiful; again, in the In Colours:

SU sneak peek ribbon

I don’t often make baby cards, but I think this guy will become a favourite in my stash:

SU sneak peek baby bear

Isn’t this Baby Bear adorable?  Sara Douglass, our Stampin’ Up! CEO shared these pictures on her Facebook page.  Another one she shared is this new Cupcake set – and she shared the ‘how to’ make the frosting!

SU sneak peek cupcake

To make ‘frosting’:

Approximately 1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 tablespoon white acrylic paint
1 tablespoon white glue (multipurpose or school glue)
10+ drops of reinker of your choice (for color)
Add water for desired consistency.

I’m looking forward to having such fun, playing with new stamps, papers and colours.  Not to mention all the new tools that I’ve heard and read about!

If you’re in my area (Burnaby, B.C.), you’re welcome to come to my New Catalogue Kick-Off Party on May 29th!  We’ll be enjoying refreshments, creating Make & Takes, seeing samples created from the new products, and of course, everyone will receive their new catalogue and a special something from me! 🙂

For now, I’m off to finish my posts for this week’s upcoming Paper Craft Crew and Watercooler Wednesday challenges, as well as getting samples & kits ready for next week’s Birthday Bash class.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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