I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of this stamping weekend and got to meet so many familiar stampers! The stamping industry is one of the warmest and it was a delight to spend a few days with these talented ladies!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Time for Those SNE Class Projects!
Finally! I'm getting around to posting the photos of our amazing projects that we created during the Stamping NE event! Some of you may have already seen these projects on the instructors blogs so I apologize if it's a repeat but I really wanted to highlight the beautiful work offered to us during our event last weekend. The one image I'm missing is from our Friday evening project, taught by Karen Motz, who is far too fantastic. :-) And I just have to say that I was totally digging her Canadian accent! hee hee We created an adorable album for holding sketches. Karen also demonstrated how to use a Bind-it-All, which I had never used. I'm trying to to run out an buy one...they are very fun and I can envision using one for all sorts of fun projects! Please, please, please hop over to Karen's blog to see photos of the album. It's so cute!! On Saturday morning our first project was taught by Lauren Meader. Many of you know Lauren and this was my first chance to meet her in person. She is just adorable and so sweet! She brought with her one of her unreleased templates, sold through Papertreyink. We then used our FREE PTI stamp set to decorate the box. This was my first time using one of Lauren's templates and it was super easy and too cute! We then filled our boxes with lots and lots of chocolate! Yummy! Next, it was time for Cindy Lawrence and watercoloring. I never met Cindy so I didn't know that she is not only a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but that she has a huge downline! (Yes, Cindy it's huge! LOL!) I know I'll say this about all of the instructors but she was so nice and I had a great time getting to know her. She presented us with a beautiful project, complete with two cards, stamped envelopes, and a clear box to hold the cards in. I was so impressed by her watercoloring abilities and it was nice to learn more about the technique. And the cards are stunning! Loved this project! We broke for lunch and then it was time for Julie's class. I was super excited about her class as we were going to get a chance to play with some of Deb's oh-so-cute die cuts from Say It With Letters. This darling chick was designed by Julie, isn't is adorable!! I love the stitched wing and the little crocheted flower on it's head! Julie crocheted all of the flowers for the class! I also was thrilled to get to play with the Kitchen Sink stamps to create the adorable tag. I need some practice with the three step stamping as I didn't line up my last layer very well! LOL! This was a really fun project and my chick is already on display in my craft room! Our last class of the day was taught by the fabulous Joanne Basile! I again was excited to play with stamps that I have never used. Joanne showed off her amazing paper piecing abilities with the My Favorite Things stamps. There are some serious layers on these cards...they may weight about a pound each! And they are just amazing, not just in the design but also in all of the details. These cards are also proudly on display, along with all my other SNE goodies, on a shelf in my craft room.