Showing posts with label Stamping Around. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stamping Around. Show all posts

Sunday, April 18, 2010

What a Fun Time at Stamping Around!

My nametag.
Wow - what a fun weekend I just had! I was teaching one of the classes at Stamping Around held at Wholly Scrap! in North Hampton, NH. And here's what we made!
My class was sponsored by Claire of Waltzingmouse Stamps (Thank you Claire!) and we used this beautiful Sewing Box Hugs set for our cards. Six lucky participants won this set after we made our cards - whoo hoo!! here are three of them saying "hi" to Claire!

Beth from Kittery Point ME Bonnie, from Newbury, MA and Janet from Sanford, ME

We used the Paper Tole technique, stamping the images several times on different colors of Claire's own digital patterned papers, cutting out each layer, and adhering them over each other using foam dimensionals. For the bird above, we stamped the image first directly on the card and then layered the bird and wing over the stamping.

The outlines were made using a Micron 01 fine tip black marker drawing a line 1/4" in on all sides. These are all 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square cards. On this heart card we added a twine bow and a little heart sticky gem by Amuse.

This set is full of wonderful sentiments that coordinate with the images. And with the stamped outline stitches - people are going to think you are a wiz with your sewing machine because it looks like real stitching doesn't it!?!

Our first class on Friday night was taught by Donna Cecere. (Hi GF!!) Her project was this lovely set of 3 cards tucked inside a stamped clear box. We stamped on the box with black Staz On Ink then colored the image from the inside of the box with Copics. We colored the flowers stamped on Kraft CS with Copics, cut them out layered them on panels and added stickles and Glossy Accents to the centers. Very cute huh!?!?

Here's Donna on the front left and Julie Masse (one of the organizer's) on the front right.

The third person on the left here with the blue top - is Sandy from Epping, NH - and she gave me this wonderful stamped linen that she made using Waltzingmouse Stamps - isn't it wonderful??? thank you SO much Sandy!!!
Lauren Meader's project was one of her not yet released templates - and we each got the stamp set we used for this project. Whoo hoo! Check her store to see all her wonderful stamps, templates and digital stuff!!
Isn't this a super gift package?!?After a delicious lunch of specialty deli sandwiches, popovers, sugared walnut, mixed greens salad and little pastries (Yum!!!) Monika Davis inspired us with a pretty spring easel card and matching magnetic bookmark (these are popping up everywhere aren't they?? wink wink - see Fridays post!) We used Just Rite stamps and a Martha Stewart punch on this project.
Below is Monika sitting at the front table just prior to starting her class. Julie Masse and Kim Schofield are giving away more prizes that were generously donated by several sponsoring companies.

For the last class of the weekend - Cindy Lawrence taught us how to make this terrific file folder organizer. The stamp set we used is Dandy Days by Our Craft Lounge.

The papers are My Mind's Eye/Little Boy Blue. Look at all the fun sections on this! Can you believe it's made by folding a regular manila file folder!!

Here's Cindy holding one of the WMS Sewing Box Hugs sets that she was lucky enough to win!

Now don't you wish you had come to Stamping Around???

Thanks so much for coming by!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

WMS Inspiration Challenge at Stamping Around

WMS is sponsoring an Inspiration Challenge over at Stamping Around from March 15th through the end of the month. And you can win the Waltzingmouse stamp set Sewing Box Hugs

Fellow WMS DT member, Anya, found this wonderful picture on the Country Living web site to inspire us.I was inspired by the quilted placemat, the colors, the lacey edge of the yellow plate and the blue ribbon. I cut 1" squares of Claire's Victoriana digital paper for my quilt, layered the hearts and tied it all up with a beautiful blue silk ribbon!
Let's see what it inspires you to create! Add your project to Mr. Linky over at Stamping Around before the end of March and you could win this fun WMS stamp set - Sewing Box Hugs!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Sewing Box Hugs

Paper: White, Lemon Tart - PTI, Victoriana Digital paper- Waltzingmouse

Ink: So Saffron - SU, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: lacey punch - Martha Stewart, sponge, silk ribbon -Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, vintage buttons - PTI, tag trio - Spellbinders, twine - PTI, glue dots, foam dimensionals.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Stamping Around in Manchester, VT !

So here I am in beautiful Manchester, VT (even though it was overcast it was still lovely!) for the Stamping Around weekend. It was held at The Inn at Willow Pond. This is the main building where we had our breakfast and got our coffee all day long.

The room for our workshop was in this bulding directly across the drive.

Our first class on Friday night was led by Erika Martin. She had us do a really intersting project involving an 8x8 canvas board, acrylic paints, small pieces of designer papers and Modpodge. Here's Erika showing us her sample (which was larger than the one we made today).

We started by painting a canvas board with blue acrylic paint. Then we added white with swirling strokes. While that was drying we cut out a sun, a hillside, and rectangles and triangles to make little houses to run along our hillside. (We had been instructed to bring a bag of coordinating color designer paper scraps with us to the workshop). So here is the beginning of my project.

And here it is after I got it all together. After we got all the pieces on it - we went over the whole thing with ModPodge - let it dry overnight and in the morning we outlined all the pieces with a fine point Sharpe marker to give all the pieces definition.

Here's a shot from the back of the room we were working in.

Here's me sitting with new found friend Dee who came over from Conway, NH for the weekend. (Hi Dee!)

We were all asked to make nametags before coming to the weekend - here's mine.

Julie & Kim give away prizes all weekend long (I won a pack of new 6x6 Basic Grey papers, an Amuse Halloween Stamp and a Castle Clear Stamp !) - below center is Julie picking out a winning number. Erika is on the left here, then Julie Masse, Kim Schofield in the green sweater (the organizers of these workshops), and you can see Cindy Lawrence another instructor in the red sweater.

On Saturday we had 4 classes and just look at the wonderful projects we made! Joanne Basile had us make this fun tote box and 2 beautiful cards! The stamps are by Stamping Bella.
We hardly took a breath and we were onto class #2 led by Cindy Lawrence where we made this wonderful box that she designed as well as these two beautiful cards using a stamp set by Our Craft Lounge.

Then we broke for lunch where the choices were smoked chicken, pulled pork, ribs, brisket, baked beans, cole slaw, ceasar salad, corn bread and Texas toast - Phew!!! talk about yummy!

Next up was Jenn Shurkus - who I'm sure many of you know as one of the Amuse Instructors

She had us make 5 (count 'em - five!) great Halloween cards using some of Amuse's new stamps. Each one was cuter than the last!

Ok, so by now we are getting pretty exhausted from our marathon stamping - but we had one more project to go. Julie Masse taught the last class and she had us make this terrific acetate box decorated with a wonderful pumpkin multistep stamping set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. Can you see how 3 dimensional these pumpkins look?! And we got 2 cute aroma wax pumpkins and a votive candle to tuck inside.

So there you have it! Don't you wish you had come!?!?! Check out the next Stamping Around to be held in PA in Nov - they still have spots open I think.

Thanks for much for dropping by today! Can a person have too much stamping in one day?!!?