Saturday, May 17, 2008

Open House

Here are some pictures from the open house today! I had so much fun and I hope everyone had a great time as well. See, stamping is not as hard as you think... ;) ....and it can be so gratifying to see what you created! Huge hugs and thank yous to Lydia, my unbelievable upline, and my sister, Neesha for supporting and encouraging me today...

Getting everything ready was oddly relaxing for me. Probably because it reminded me of teaching. So, this was our "classroom":
The first project used the hostess prints pack paper, ginormous flowers set, absolutely fabulous set, and dazzling diamonds glitter. Actually, I still have a piece of glitter stuck to my nose and every time I look down at the keyboard to type, I see a little bling. Back to business: colors used were bashful blue, real red, and wild wasabi. I got the idea for the layout from one of Stampin' Up's fabulous publications.
Next, we did a 3x3 gift card. Now, I'm going to admit some bias here: I love, love, love this stamp from the embrace life set. I would use it on every single card if I could...I think it's that versatile. Look, this could be a birthday card, a wedding card, an engagement card, (in these colors, especially) a baby girl card (or change the pretty in pink to bashful blue and you've got a baby boy card), a thank you card, a get well card, a good luck card....catch my drift? :) OK, sorry to go on and on like that, I just feel THAT strongly about this stamp! The image is stamped on the background and on the main image in chocolate chip and colored in with pretty in pink. The little strip behind is chocolate chip and the base of the card is close to cocoa. This card just makes me happy.
And lastly, we made a gift card holder. Perhaps I should have taken a picture of the inside so you'd believe me that this is a gift card holder. DUH. Anyways, I'm kinda stubborn: instead of following one of the great tutorials for making a gift card holder, I decided to design my own. I made this holder from a 3"x8.5" piece of paper, scored at 1.5" and 5.25", used the slit punch to make the flaps, used sticky strip to stick the pocket down, and embellished with the one of a kind set/boho blossoms punch. The belt is just a .5"x8.5" scrap that I wraped around and held in place with a brad from hodgepodge hardware. Colors used: regal rose, old olive, and pumpkin pie.
Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think about these projects...

1 comment:

Jenn in GA said...

congrats on getting that first workshop under your belt! lots of fun going on, i can tell. my favorite is the 3x3 elegant! the gift card holder is very practical for this time of year too.

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