A quick post today as I'm pretty tired after a successful catalogue launch Saturday, where we had a great time! We played a game I created called "Stampemon Go" which involved searching my house for QR codes, scanning them with smart phones and recording the Holiday catalogue product that they displayed. A couple of products produced instant prizes for the first person to find them! The competition was fierce!! We also played a non-digital form of "Heads-Up!" using Stampin' Up! products as well!
Then it was shopping time with my rubber rummage sale where they could get half of what they spend on retired items in free new product! Guess what? I sold enough to make my 100,000 CSV goal!! And the order that pushed me over the top came from Kim Findlater! Kim won a $25 gift certificate for that! Everyone won great door prizes and my Paper Pumpkin for September arrived the day before, just in time to make some adorable test tube treat holders for everyone there. I'll post some pictures of those this week. My hubby whipped up a quick test tube holder to hold them all!
I wanted to play with some new Halloween products I just got so I thought that I would use the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week:
Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper for all those panels and my new Jar of Haunts stamp set! Let's look a little closer:
- The possibilities with the Jar of Haunts set is almost limitless and it coordinates with the Everyday Jars Framelits from the Annual Catalogue! I just love it when Stampin' Up! does that and makes good use of the dies it already has with new stamp sets. It makes them so much more valuable! I decided to go relatively non-ghoulish with a little Jack-o-lantern stamped on Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added some Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker for some contrast and depth.
- A wee bit of paper piecing went into the stem, as I stamped it on Old Olive cardstock, hand snipped it and glued it onto the top of the pumpkin.
- A little grunge was added in stamped off Elegant Eggplant using a stamp from Timeless Textures stamp set.
- I love the Halloween Night Specialty designs with the silver foil spider web that I used as my background. (You can see the other design, as I used it for the background for my photo.) I echoed that with the Silver Metallic Thread coiled behind the pumpkin. The other two panels of DSP are also from the same Halloween Night collection.