Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My First Workshop

I finally took the plunge to try to move from hobby demo to business demo. Here are some samples I worked up for my very first workshop ever!

A 6x6 scrapbook page. Love those tulips made with the wing from the 2 Step Bird Punch!

I really wanted to try the flower vase thing I have seen so many demos doing lately. Such a nice use of the Ornament Punch, what a lot of folks would consider a one season punch.

This is a case and I apologize I can not remember from who, sorry. I added the those Embosslits....and added Hello Baby from the Teeny Tiny Wished stamp set punched with the Word Window and (eeks forgot the name) punch. Such a versatile card by changing the greeting.

Thank you Dawn Griffith for showing this card! She is oen fabulous demo. The ladies at my workshop LOVED this card and were totally amazed how quick and easy it was. Once again, elegant and versatile. I did use the Embosslits butterflies and I believe Dawn Griffith used the Butterfly Punch. This was my demo card at the workshop.

This was the sample that I took to the workshop and wowed myself with how quick and easy it was to put together!
My first workshop was small with just the hostess and one guest, but my goodness did we have a good time! Nothing goes better than stamping with good friends...thank you Heather and Caron!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

And the winner is....

Last month I was desperately seeking some decision making help. I sent out a plea to my many Yahoo stamping groups for advice and I am just now posting the winner. PRIMA FLOWERS!!

I was commissioned to make some party favors for a father/daughter dance at a local church. When I first started working on these Pillow Box party favors I had originally used an all lavender flower with my Stampin' Up! punches, then I remembered that I had some Prima flowers amongst my embarrassingly large inventory of crafting goodies. I showed my ladies that organized the dance and to my chagrin they let me make the decision as to the Primas or keep it monochromatic.....if they only new how hard it was (and still is) to make such decisions! I put out a plea with my fellow crafters/stampers and it was a fairly close race, but the Primas won out. When I originally posted my samples, the Prima flowers were much brighter, enough so, that is what was making my decision so difficult. After a tad more rummaging I found some subtle pastel Primas and they hit the spot as they perfectly matched the silk flower centerpieces on the tables. I attached a bookmark stamped with the Very Vintage wheel and placed it behind the Pillow Box with a belly band holding it together. I always like to make a little keepsake that the girls can have to remember their special night with their fathers.

If any of my Yahoo group friends visit this blog posting, thank you so much for your input, you are so appreciated!

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