Don't know about you, but the weather has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL here in Central Ohio! We have been working in the yard (still a HUGE amount to do!), along with a few home repairs. The garage door is on its last leg, so the new one is being installed on Thursday, and the dishwasher has finally breathed its last breath. The new dishwasher is being installed on Wednesday. Always something huh?
But, we will NOT allow the humdrum, boring, required, things of life to keep us from crafting!!!! We will IMPROVISE. ADAPT. OVERCOME. (Thank you Gunny Highway for that!)
I had my Sale-A-Bration Celebration on Saturday, and let me assure you. EVERYONE had a GREAT time! We played with project kits, made a few things, won a few things, and even had some demonstrations including a new technique to many. The oldies sometimes are the best ones to use! I'll post more on that later this week.
On Sunday, I had my Team Meeting. The Latte Joy Stampers. And we had FUN! Want to see a couple of things we made?
*NOTE: All supplies are listed at the end of this blog posting.
First thing we did was make one of those self-closing boxes. We made this on Saturday at the Sale-A-Bration Celebration. With graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings, etc., all within the next few months, this makes a cute little box to place a gift card! So we made one at our Team Meeting too! (FYI - Sale-A-Bration items were used on this sample)
Then, we moved onto a set of three cards. In Stampin' Up!'s quarterly magazine, Stampin' Success, they show us different ways to do things. Sometimes, they show a way to "step up" a card or design. So I thought we would do that for our meeting! I wanted to use supplies that are not retiring, so check out what we made!
Step 1 is the basic card.
Step 2 added another stamp color and a little bit more bling.
Step 3 was our WOW! card.
This one added more stamping, coloring with markers and blender pens, spritzing with rubbing alcohol and reinkers, and even added a little bit of ribbon (LOVE that the Silver Satin Ribbon is staying - I LOVE this stuff!).
And finally, to end the day, I also demonstrated a really cool idea! Tami Ackerson demonstrated this at my upline's meeting earlier in April. This is SUCH a great idea, so much so that I CASED it almost exactly!
FYI - This is similar to the Coffee and Cards May class that will be offered. I will be posting photos of that class around May 1st.
Here is the final "group" shot of all the projects:
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Blackberry Bliss Cardstock - RETIRING
Delightful Dijon 1" Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon - RETIRING
Note Tag Punch - RETIRING
Mini Metallic Clothespins - RETIRING
Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Shimmery White Cardstock
Tags and Labels Framelits Dies
Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Old Olive Cardstock
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Brights Stampin' Write Markers (Bermuda Bay and Old Olive markers used)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Brights Candy Dots - RETIRING
Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Party Wishes Stamp Set - RETIRING
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack - RETIRING
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
Sahara Sand Cardstock
1.75" Circle Punch
2" Circle Punch
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch - RETIRING
Tear & Tape Adhesive