Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dames meeting today!

Crafters -

First, let me tell you about the wonderful ladies in my downline. We had our quarterly downline meeting today. These fabulous Dames showed up with coffee, pumpkin doughnuts from the Circleville Pumpkin Festival (thanks Steph!), and chocolate (never met a chocolate I didn't like - thanks Geneva!)!

We had two demonstrations today. I don't know about the rest of you, but I struggle with bow-tying. Am I alone in this? I'm a-thinkin' not!  :)

Stephanie demonstrated how to make bows using brads, first. How come I never thought of this?


Then, Geneva demonstrated bows using Lee Conrey's Magic Bow Maker. Let me assure you, we have a group order for Ms. Conrey! We literally went "Wow..." after seeing Geneva demonstrate it for us!


Then we had our Challenge winner (see this post for our Dames Challenge), Nina. She won on BOTH the closest to $50, along with the most DIFFERENT cards/projects using her items. Way to go Nina! (If you are a new stamper, see how easy it is to make cards?)


Finally, we completed our Shoebox Swaps. I think that is the favorite thing of all. Now, I may be a little-teeny-tiny-bit partial, but I think these are just beautiful cards. I may not be a grammar geek, but I know pretty cards when I see them! Hope you enjoy these lovely ladies' talents!
Nina's card

Steph's card is on the left.
I don't know if mine will be a Valentine's Day card, Anniversary card, or wedding card,
so I left mine blank.

I altered Steph's original design. Here's a close-up of mine.

Geneva's card

Tina's design. Can you tell what the clouds are?
That's right - The top of the cupcake punch!

Dawn's card

Close up of the bird.
Don't you just LOVE how the Crystal Effects brings makes this card really pop?

Dames - thanks so much for spending your Saturday morning with me and thanks for the coffee, doughnuts, and wonderful chocolates. Business relationships may change, but friendships remain strong. I'm so thankful that I have these wonderful friends in my life. Thank you Dames!

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Great card, great day and great ladies. So much fun! Sorry for those gals who couldnt' be there.

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