This is the fun project we made with Debbie - a cute little boxy bag (or is it baggy box???!!) and pretty layered tree card. Debbie is a stamp designer for Our Craft Lounge and we used one of her very own sets for this project called Swingin' By. How COOL is that?!?!?! We also used a really neat product called Sparkly Fluff on these cards. You probably cannot see it on the pics but we used it on the wings of the owl, the flowers and the tree trunk. It adds a sparkly fluffy dimension to the card.
Next up was Kim's class (she's one of the organizers of the workshop). We made this adorable box out of kraft card stock and 4 3x3 cards to slip inside. All the stamps on the cards are from a super set by Unity Stamps called Perfect in EveryWay .
Then we had our lunch break but snapped a great group picture before chowing down!
After a short lunch break we're right back to stamping away - and Donna Marie Cecere had us making this really interesting layered card. The background was stamped on orange, green and red paper as well as on a piece of acetate. So using the orange piece as the base -we cut out pieces from the red paper and the green paper and attached them onto the orange. Then we colored various areas with sparkly markers. The acetate piece was attached to the Sizzix die cut frame and the frame was attached over the orange base with foam dimensionals. So what we ended up with was this great 3D look - which can't really be appreciated from this picture but IRL it has great depth to it!
Now as you can probably imagine - we are all pretty tired by all our efforts by this time (yes even we avid stampers can get exhausted!!!) But we had one more class to do before we could rest!And that class was lead by Julie Masse and look at the fun blocks that we made with her!!! These beautiful stamps are by Kitchen Sink Stamps from a set called Multi Step Berries. With these stamps you use 2 or 3 colors over-stamping lighter to darker, Each berry has 3 stamps (they are labelled on the sheet they come on) and look at the result you get from them! These are small 2" wooden blocks that Julie had already painted white for us - and we stamped the berries and leaves on each of the 4 sides. Julie is on the DT for the company so check out her blog or the store gallery to see how the stamping is done.
And one final picture - and I'm dropping into bed! We all made name tags for ourselves at home before we came to the weekend - and everyone voted for the one they liked best - and I won with my little birdhouse DP and chipboard letters name tag (Whoo Hoo!!) - my prize was this pretty stamp set by Gina K called Tropical Flowers.
When we arrived we were each given a numbered ticket and they picked tickets all day for people to win more stamps from the sponsoring companies - everyone won something. When my ticket was picked - I won this beautiful tree stamp shown below from Innovative Stamp Creations called Sketch of Nature
Ok - I'm exhausted! Sorry for the long post - hope you lasted to the end! Don't you wish you had been here with us these 2 past days?!?!? Check out the next Stamping Around Weekend that will be in VT in Sept - I'm going there too - just as a participant next time - and I can't wait to see what we'll be making (and winning!) then!!
(good night Debbie and Donna! It was just terrific meeting and teaching with you girls!!)