Luau Catalog Launch Party Winners Announced

Want to see more photos from my Luau Catalog Launch Party? Yesterday I shared with you some photos of everyone working on the Make ‘n Takes so today I thought I’d share a couple photos of the food table.

Luau Catalog Launch food

This first one is the whole table – sigh, I thought I was doing so good Sunday but I took this before I heated up the yummy crab dip. Many of you commented on how much you liked the punch. Well the punch I made this year was sooo quick and easy.

Want to know the secret recipe? Well I was feeling rather adventurous earlier this spring and ran across Tampico Punch in a gallon jug at my local Ingles and so I gave the Mango Punch a try.  Added a 2 liter bottle of Ginger ale and voila’ – my Luau punch was discovered! Like I said quick and easy, right?

Here is a close up photo of my cupcakes. I think these little flip flops are just too stinking cute! I found them on Pinterest for my daughter’s graduation party and had so much fun making them I thought the ladies would enjoy them too. Aren’t they cute?

Luau Catalog Launch Flip Flop CupcakesLast but not least here is my display table showing off some of our new products in the 2013-2014 Catalog.

Luau Catalog Launch Display Table

I bet your asking yourself  – What about the door prize? As well as the Retirement List Hostess Code and FREE Shipping Contest winners from April’s contests? right?  Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten… lol.

As promised here are the lucky winners! Drum roll please…….

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 Door Prize

The lucky Luau Catalog Launch Party Grand Prize Winner (valued at over $50) is………….Check out my quick video of the drawing………oh the suspense!

And now for the Retirement List Hostess Code and FREE Shipping Contest winners:

The following two winners will receive an assortment of our Tag a Bag items, one of our NEW Catalog products (each assortment includes some of our Tag a Bag Gift Bags, Tag a Bag Boxes along and an assortment from the Accessory Kit – valued at over $10)

Prize Drawing

Retirement Hostess Code Drawing – Sue

Free Shipping Contest – Shirley

The lucky winners will be sent an email  – So check your inboxes ladies!

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Flower Shop

This past weekend I held my Luau Catalog Launch Party here in Clarkesville and wanted to share with you the Make n’ Take we made using the Flower Shop Stamp Set (item 130939/130942).

Luau Catalog Launch Make n Take Flower Shop

I made this card using our Flower Shop Bundle (Item 132727/132726 found on page 95) in our NEW 2013-2014 Catalog. Did you know that there are more bundles than ever are available in the new catalog? And when you purchase any bundle you’ll get a 15% discount! How great is that!

Don’t you love our NEW In Colors they’re just so yummy? I used the Crisp Cantaloupe from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (item 130136) and teamed it up with Calypso Coral for a soft tone on tone look.

I think everyone had a good time getting together, seeing all the new catalog items, getting some free goodies, and stamping their Make and Take.

Here are some pictures of everyone stamping on Sunday afternoon. (Ooops, I forgot to take pictures on Saturday.)

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 group (2)

I always love to see how my stamping friends change up a design when they make their own. I’ve got such a creative group of ladies.

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 group (1)

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Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize

You can still participate.  Your name will be entered into my door prize drawing; you’ll get a chance for every $25 in merchandise ordered.  How you ask? Just place an order with me or in my Online Store using Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R before 8 p.m. (ET) on Monday, June 24th – My Luau Catalog Launch Door Prize is valued at over $50!

Here is a picture of the Luau Door Prize – Wonder who the winner will be? I’ll be announcing the winner in tomorrow’s blog post!

Luau Catalog Launch 2013 Door Prize


Stamp Set: Flower Shop (130939/130942*) and Express Yourself (Exclusive Hostess item 130336/130339)

Inks: Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks (item 130136), Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White

Accessories: Pansy Punch (item 130698*), 1″ Square Punch (item 124094), and Postage Stamp Punch (item 122344)

*Available in Bundle (item 132727/132726)

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Luau Catalog Launch – Door Prize Winner!

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. We enjoyed ours here with the traditional food, party and fireworks. I know I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve had a lot of stuff going on with family – but I’m back now.

I wanted to share with you today some pictures of the Luau Catalog Launch event. We had a lot of fun trying out some of the new products found in the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog during the event while doing the two FREE make n’ takes and getting to see some of the new products and samples in person.

Everyone who attended received a little gift from me – a Catalog Survival kit. I made the kits using our NEW In Color, Summer Starfruit and the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper – I just love the designs in this package of DSP!

For those of you who weren’t able to make it, over the next few days, I’ll be sharing those make n’ take cards with you.

If you haven’t gotten the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog yet and want one why not drop me an email or give me a call and I’ll be happy to tell you how you can get your own NEW 2012-2013 Catalog along with your own Catalog Survival Kit as my gift to you.

Here is a photo of the table of “goodies”. I always have so much fun making special goodies for my fellow stampers. My recipe for the Maui Artichoke and Crab dip was a huge hit – So much so, everyone who tried it wanted the recipe and suggested that I share it with you here on my blog.

The recipe is quick and easy to make and was wonderful warm or cold, although I have to say family liked it better warm. It does make a huge batch and I knew I wouldn’t use it all in one day so I actually cut out the center of the bread to fit a serving dish in which I could just set the dip after I warmed it. This dip kept well in the frig too; it didn’t last long enough for me to try and freeze some.

King’s Hawaiian Maui Artichoke and Crab Dip

2 16 oz. loaves King’s Hawaiian Bread

3 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened

1 c. Mayonnaise

1/3 c. Dijon Mustard

¾ tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

2 14 oz. cans Artichoke Hearts, drained & chopped

12 oz. cooked Crab Meat, fresh or frozen, (imitation may be used)

8 oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Carefully hollow out one of the loaves to within 1 inch of sides and bottom. Cube the remaining loaf and bread that was removed into 1-inch chunks. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, until smooth. Fold in artichoke hearts and crab. Gently warm seafood mixture in microwave or stovetop, remove from heat. Reserving a ½ cup cheese for garnishing, mix remaining cheese into mixture. Pour warm dip into hollowed bread loaf. Garnish with remaining cheese. Arrange bread cubes around loaf when ready to serve. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 1 quart

Preparation time; 20 minutes

I know you have waiting patiently to learn who won the Grand Drawing Prize of over $75 in product on display at the Luau Catalog Launch event. So I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Drum Roll please…………Congratulations to Jill whose name was drawn after the event and won this little pail full of wonderful Stampin’ Up! products.

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