Friday, June 15, 2012

~ Haven bound & Heavenly Giveaways ~

Haven Maven
Hello friends....YES as my post title says, I am Haven bound...

not to be confused with Heaven bound!
Maybe I can do a little of both while in Atlanta!!!!
A whole bunch of Haven and a little bit of Heaven
all rolled up into one big 
If any of you are headed to Haven you can join me in all my Heavenly fun!
Heaven you are wondering...what in the world is she talking about???
Ok...I'll share some super exciting news with you.
The other day I was talking with my friend Melissa Riche, who is the uber talented 
Public Relations Director (did I get your title right Melissa?) for 
Annie Sloan Unfolded.
Melissa is the lady responsible for making sure all the major and minor publications and media are aware of 
Chalk Paint™ brand decorative paints and products.
Not to be constantly confused with paid ads.
Melissa gets the Annie Sloan Unfolded product line noticed for FREE!
Now thats a talented and hard working lady.
OK...back to our conversation...

Annie Sloan Unfolded – the US distributor for the amazing Chalk Paint™ 
will have a booth at Haven and we have a lot of great giveaways and competitions taking place at the 
booth throughout the two days.

 Most of you have already heard of Chalk Paint™, and a lot of you have already blogged about it – in fact it’s thanks to bloggers like you that Annie Sloan’s unique decorative paint has become such a success with DIYers.   So Annie Sloan Unfolded wants to give something back (cuz they rock that way) to thier existing fans, and introduce new products and paint to those who haven’t already experienced it first hand.
So here is how they are going to do that..
image courtesy Alice and Jay
Every attendee at Haven will receive a sample pot of Chalk Paint™

say hello to pretty Diane..she hand paints my charts for The Empty Nest
Along with a hand-painted color card.
Here is what will be happening at the Annie Sloan Unfolded booth.
Add Hello Beautiful!
Firstly, we’ll be launching the latest color in the Chalk Paint™ color palette. 
 It’s called ‘Florence’ and it’s a gorgeous jewel-color shade of green with a hint of blue. Like most of Annie Sloan’s colors, it takes its references from 17th and 18th century colors.  

It’s similar to the old ‘verdigris’ which was used extensively on Italian furniture of that period. 
 I know you will love it – this will be the color everyone is talking about this fall - and you will want to use it right away to add a serious pop of color to a room or a piece of furniture.
My head is swimming with ideas on what I will be painting in Florence.
The Empty Nest will have this beauty in stock next week.
Can you spell

Secondly – we will have some great giveaways with a total of 
35 major prizes.  
That means you have a one-in-seven chance of taking away something extra special from 
Annie Sloan Unfolded
via 3Oaks blog
 whether it’s one of Annie’s gorgeous new brushes
 a quart can of Chalk Paint™,
or some of the Soft Wax.

We’ll be playing ‘Spin the Chalk Paint™ Color Wheel’ every hour, with sixteen prize colors to give away.  If your spin lands on the color of the hour, you could win, for example, an ‘Antoinette’ (a delicate soft pink) gift basket or the new ‘Florence’ gift basket, each will include a quart can of Chalk Paint, along with clear wax and one of the new brushes.
We’ll have bigger prizes too:  ‘Create Your Mint Green’ basket will feature quart cans of Old White, Country Grey, and Duck Blue, along with a set of brushes.  And our ‘Summer Hot Colors’ prize will feature e.g. Emperor’s Silk, Old White, and Barcelona Orange.
Last but not least:
Grand Prize 
will be given away at the end of the conference on the second day.  All you have to do to win is drop by the booth and give us your 
business card 
to be eligible.
so be sure to bring lot's of business cards for some awesome networking!!
The Grand Prize is sure to get your creative juices flowing, and its market value is almost 
$1000.00 read it right
$1,000.00 !!!
 It includes:

       One sample pot of each of the  glorious Chalk Paint™ colors (29 altogether)

       One quart can of Old White (which is easily mixed with any one of the sample pots to give you numerous color variations)

       One can of clear Soft Wax

       One can of antique (dark) Soft Wax

       One set of three Annie Sloan paint brushes (just launched here in the USA)

       An Annie Sloan apron

       Two of Annie’s recent best-selling books on decorative paint techniques: 

      A special stencil created for Chalk Paint™ by Royal Design Studio  (who will also have a booth at Haven)

Annie Sloan Unfolded will also be contributing prizes to the Haven Scavenger Hunt.
So are you feeling lucky???
Be sure to come by the
 Annie Sloan Unfolded
booth, say hello and take a spin on the Chalk Paint™ wheel.
I am so excited to meet all of you and you will recognize me right away...

Me and my BFF Annie Sloan...OMG...did I just say BFF!!
I'll be the lady with the Huge smile on my face!!
If you have blogging friends who are also attending Haven,
please help me spread the word.
Feel free to blog about this post and share whatever you would like.
See you in Atlanta!!!
Until next kind and stay creative.



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are going to have so much fun, Janet! I know that so many of the bloggers I follow are attending this year. With this news, now I'm more sorry than ever I didn't plan on this. Oh well, there's always next year!

Anne said...

Have fun Janet and I`m definitely coming next year to meet all of you ladies. Have fun.

Debbie Hayes said...

Thanks Janet! I'm getting excited to be there and I am part of Annie Sloan Unfolded!! Hope folks will also go to our new blog, We're really new so feedback will be much appreciated. Plus I am looking for our readers' Before & Afters to post!

lettielulu said...

Where will you be in Atlanta? So I can find you!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

That sounds AMAZING! Looking forward to Have and visiting the Annie Sloan booth!

NanaDiana said...

I am so excited FOR you- I think it is a little bit of Heaven @ Haven. I love, love, love the new color. I have always loved verdi and this one is gorgeous! Blessings- xo Diana

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow those are some good prizes...I am sending my readers over to the they get extra chances??

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

Have a great time! Sounds like it will be a blast.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I so badly wanted to come but it just wasn't in the cards. Have a blast!

Aprons and More said...

Would love to go but it is sold out... Sorry I missed you!

Katy :)

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

wow, how fun! I'll definitely be stopping by the AS booth! Scavenger hunt? What scavenger hunt?

The Retail DiYet said...

Wow! Can't wait! Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Kelly @ MomsWorkbench said...

WOW! I will be at Haven and can't wait to see the Annie Sloan Unfolded booth, it sounds great! Hope to meet you, Janet! - Kelly

Natalie said...

WOW!! I'll be there and this sounds incredible!! Seriously, I've been a bit nervous as this is my first blog conference but you just got me SO excited!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to type this and share with us!

Anonymous said...

Good look with Haven! it is going to be great!!! Have fun with it!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

'I meant good LUCK! jejeje

Beth @ UnskinnyBoppy said...

Oh man this post just got me SO excited for Haven! I cannot WAIT to participate in all the fun things that will be happening!

I will definitely be stopping by to see you!

Anonymous said...

Have a fabulous time. We cant wait to hear all about it. So looking forward to seeing the new color.

The Spotted Leopard Chicks <3

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I can't wait to meet you and I'll definitely be at the AS booth! You'll probably have to chase me away!

Amy W. said...

I'll be in Atlanta on the 11th of July for the day!! I can google and maybe find out where Haven is..however when will all of this take place?
If you have a minute or two, could you write me of any really interesting sees to see while I'm in that great and wonderful city??
Thanks so much!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How awesome! Would love to be there to join in on the fun.
You are going to have a blast.
Love ya

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Janet!!! Winning the brush from spinning the wheel was one of my Haven highlights! It was so fun to meet you and I can't wait to try my little sample pot of paint. :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Janet you were so much fun at Haven! Especially since you were giving away paint!! I wish you got out behind that wheel so I could have got to know you better. Thanks so much for the goodies! I am a new follower!

Katie said...

Janet it was so nice meeting you! I can't wait to use our sample pots of chalk paint and find a distributor close to us!

Kerry Rossow said...

I have told so many folks how awesome the AS crew was! You were so genuinely excited to share AS and to see folks win!
I am gearing up to attack my yard sale Louie chairs with AS paint!
LOVED meeting you!
Kerry at HouseTalkN