Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where was I???

Hi all.....miss me??? The past couple of weeks had just been filled with memorable family events and with school that started right around the corner, my time for blogging just got sucked out of existence. Temporarily, that is. This does not mean that I haven't been stamping. No way! In fact, it's the opposite. I have just done two workshops last week and not to mention preparing for the Big Stamp-a-stack event that is happening this Saturday. Feeling a little pressure but that's when I work the best so I welcome it!

Enough of such talk, let's show off some cards from the workshop already! Doing a workshop coming from a vacation was quite an event to pull. My dear friend, Ulrika hosted the workshop and as always, I enjoyed meeting new people from this event and was happy to see familiar faces! It took some time to whip out the first card but I was happy with the results. I heat embossed Serene Silhouettes and brayered over it with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango. To highlight the image, I used the Label framelits collection to pop a window. The sentiment is from Happy Day and finished it off with candy dots from the Brights Collection. Love how this card came together!

The second workshop this weekend was pretty special and challenging! What do I do to keep the attention of five naturally charged six year olds at workshop like mine??? I had some ideas in my head but didn't really know how and what would click with these kids. I wanted to do punch art and had the kids put them together. Thank goodness for Pinterest or I wouldn't have a clue where to begin. These cards are CASED with a little tweak from me. I prepunched and pre-embossed the papers beforehand so the kids could focus on their cards. I also brought a set of birthday stamps in case they wanted to use them.

For the bee card, I used googlie eyes from Michael's and glimmer paper for the wings. What a fun fun card!!!

The next card was just appropriate for what ever is left of summer. I used Sweater Weather desginer paper for the scoops of ice cream and cone.

The punch art was a hit but which was great. What blew my mind, however, is that they had a better time stamping the sentiment on the inside of the card than working with punch art. Go figure!!!! I should have just brought clean cardstocks and a couple of inkpads and let them go to town. Ayyayaay!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy August 1st!

Happy August 1st everyone! What exciting things are coming our way? Let me see..

The Holiday Catalog is finally here! Thank goodness I can finally put a product in front of the gabs and card teases I have been doing for the past couple of weeks.  Not only is the catalog loaded with cool new products, it is also interactive. On page 5 of the catalog, you will find instructions to download the Layar app on your mobile device, scan a page of the Catalog that has the interactive icon and voila, a video plays related to that particular product. Check it out!

New products at SU! Don't forget to check out the Thinlits Card Dies that just became available today. So many possibilities with this die! For details, check out the Feature Spotlight section and when you are ready to order, click here.

It's unbelievable that we are almost three-quarters of the way done with 2013! Time flies fast, especially for me. It was only in April that I re-joined SU! I remember being overwhelmed re-familiarizing myself with the products and learning of new ones. What kind of cards should I make? How do I keep myself "in the know?" I credit a very supportive group in my upline, Angie and the Pretty Pals for that. It was nothing short of fun as I reconnected with old friends and keep meeting new ones.

As much as I dislike for time to go faster than it already is, I am stoked for August 31st to come for our quarterly Stamp-a-Stack event. Ever since the first one happened three months ago, I can't stop talking about it to my Stamp Tramps and now I have them all excited. This is like our monthly workshop but on 'roids! We are talking 6 designs, 24 cards total, people. Bring it on! I will have more information for you in the coming week, so hang tight.

Happy Stamping!