My dear friend, Ulrika, hosted her Stampin' Up workshop on Saturday since my reincarnation. Crazy and a hoot of fun is an understatement to describe this affair. Except for a couple of old friends, everyone at the party were new to me. I am forever grateful for their lightheartedness and openness to allow me to be creative with them in the cards that I shared. There were reminisces, card sharing and getting inspired to make this happen again. We cackled and heckled and laughed. What a rewarding feeling to see the creativity factor go from zero to sixty in a matter of hours, from following the exact details of the card in the beginning to adding their own touches in the end.
The first card we made was a variation of the brayered card we did at Stamp-a-Stack. Instead of using a brayer, we used sponges and direct-to-paper technique.
The second card only used one color: Melon Mambo and highlighted the wonders of Big Shot embossing folders.
I am looking forward to an encore of this event. I hope to see the same faces on June 1st and bring a friend or two with you to join in the hullaballoo.
Before I end this night, I want to share the wonderful Mother's Day present from my daughter. I was awakened by a nudge from my daughter who had been anxiously waiting to give me my surprise for the past two weeks and who had relentlessly given me countless hints at what it might be. In the end, she did a pretty good job of not spilling the "actual" bean. I love it, nonetheless.