Monday, May 18, 2015

Want to see inside the new Annual Catalogue? ...

I bet you, like many would like to see inside the new Annual Catalogue, well you can here.

Chris from our Demo Support Office and I were inside it at this weekend's Regional Training Event in Telford ...

… and what a truly wonderful weekend we enjoyed too. 

A quintessentially English Afternoon Tea, enjoyed in the sunshine of a beautiful garden at the B&B I stayed at with a few of my Team and some other Demonstrator friends, was how the weekend started.

It was then over to the Convention Centre early the next morning to meet up with the other Presenters. 

This year's Annual Training Event was attended by 350 Demonstrators. 

The day was jam packed with Business Training, Craft Inspiration, fun, giveaways and friendships … and a few surprises along the way too. 

Sarah Berry used a gorgeous new stamp set within her Demonstration. This 2nd Generation Butterfly set is sure to be popular and I for one, can't wait to get my hands on it. 

We broke for lunch and had the opportunity to enter the Make & Take room and have a hands on play with some new materials. This was also a great time to check out the  Inspiration Boards and displays, which are always a sure hit. I for one was super proud of one of my Downline Team members, Emma Fielding, who had been asked to come up with some projects to showcase a few new fun stamp sets. 

I think Emma did a fantastic job with such a selection and variety and some great back to school gifts.

 Both male and female, her creations couldn't help but make you smile.

Isn't this little dog just so dam cute? ...

There were many more displays to be seen by some other very talented Demonstrators.

Following lunch, we were back in the room for yet more Inspiration and Business tips, kicked off by Rhoda MacPherson had designed a beautiful set using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and a new co-ordinating Stamp Set.

Amanda Fowler gave a talk about Leadership, which she presented with the use of some new Project Life goodies. Being photographs of her own family and not having her permission to post publicly, I have chosen to not post these photo's here. Needless to say, there are some more lovely Project Life goodies to be enjoyed in the new catalogue.

Then the surprise that I've been keeping for the past few months was revealed. 

Before Easter I was asked by Paula Gorry, the Business Development Manager at Stampin' Up! UK if I would partner with them and present some new products on stage. Nervously, I accepted.

I was on stage with the lovely Lisa Cornwall who had also never presented before or done any form of public speaking, so we were both going on with butterflies in our tummies. 

Lisa presented a new Bohemian suite of Papers, Stamp Set and Washi Tapes. She had come up with some wonderful creations, in some very striking patterns.

Along with this gorgeous bag to hold the selection of cards in.

I had been asked to present a lovely new Project Kit, that involves a gorgeous Tin of Cards … a kit that has been causing a lot of excitement being on the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue.

Let me show you inside …. 

One gorgeous tin, complete with 9 dividers and enough embellishments, card bases and envelopes to create 16 cards of 4 different designs.

The designs have been chosen to appeal to the new crafter, to the slightly more experienced and with styles from rustic to full on bling. 

Tin of Cards

Tin of Cards Project Kit 2015-2016 Annual Catalogue

It's a gorgeous set no matter if you choose to keep it or gift it away to someone.

Later in my presentation, I showed how the stamp set used with this kit, could be used in another way and I'll show you these creations tomorrow, along with some amazing swaps I've been fortunate to receive. 

All in all, this year's Regional Training Day was another amazing event that this year I was fortunate enough to share with several of my Team, my Upline and another of her Downline.

I've returned home full of inspiration and excitement to share, so do remember to pop back if you want to see what else I designed with the Tin of Cards Stamp Set for my Swaps and see some more Team Gifts and Swaps that I have. 

Want to be a part of the big Stampin' Up! family? … then be sure to get in contact with me to find out how.

What so far from the New Annual Catalogue, is becoming your favourite?

Mikaela x


  1. Really enjoyed your presentation at Telford - both you and Lisa were great. Thanks!

  2. Really enjoyed your presentation at Telford - both you and Lisa were great. Thanks!

  3. Hi Helen, Thanks for taking the time to leave a message. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed it and I hope it gave you some inspiration for a future event of your own. Should you decide to purchase the Tin of Cards, you won't be disappointed .. it really is gorgeous xx