Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring Fling projects Oh My!

Hello out there, first let me start by saying this is going to be a LONG post b/c I have MUCH to share.
On Saturday I spent the day in New Jersey with my fellow INKsisters. Tina has a bi-annual event for us & this one was Spring Fling. It was a great day spent with old & new friends. But the best part was making what I'm about to show you. I think this will make up for me being away for so long, well I hope anyway.

Mrs. Rodgers Neighborhood
These are the ladies who keep me going creatively
Clockwise from top left Stephanie, Kelly, Me, Patti & Sue. Stef is the "leader" of the pack. She was so kind to take us all in & hold our monthly downline meetings at her house. We all have been orphaned (except Sue bottom left, she's Stef's direct downline) so it's gr8 to get together & create. Sue lives in Pennsylvania & Patti just moved to NC so we only get to see them at these events. And Kelly she is very talented (not that the other ladies aren't) & you'll see with one of the projects below.

Project #1
This has to be my absolute favorite project we've made at one of these events. Tina gave us the website where these frames were purchased so can you say, UPCOMING CLASS!!!! It uses the big shot, beautiful butterflies dies, decor elements, some DSP (designer series paper), ribbon & hemp twine. So simple to make.

Project #2
Wait until you see what this box does......

How cool is this? Now look at what's kept inside...

Birthday/Anniversary Calendar

Cards, Note cards & tags
Wouldn't this make a great mother's day, teacher or birthday gift?

Project #3
This card was designed by Kelly (pictured above). I wasn't too thrilled about it b/c it was the first time I used our NEW POP-UP die & my cake doesn't look too great. But it has grown on me & how fun, now you can make pop-up cards for those kiddies or "grown-up" kids. This dies is currently not available so you'll just have to wait......

My Swap
I haven't swapped in a LONG time but I needed to replenish my cards. This is the card I made (20 card fronts) and I received 20 different ones back. Don't worry I didn't post them all. You'll have to wait & see them in person ;-)

WOW Swaps!!
Here is my WOW swap. What's a WOW swap, well it's a project that makes you go WOW when you see it. I came across this project on splitcoast & decided to make one. It's a pouch made out of a 12x12 sheet of DSP, and it holds 4 cards & envelopes. TOO CUTE don't you think?
This was the first time I participated & let me tell you, it won't be my last. These ladies are SO amazing & talented. So sit back, & scroll down to see some FAB projects.

"Double Magazine Holder", Recipe/Card organizer, Single "Magazine" Holder
How cute, a great way to organize your cards/recipes

Left Picture~ Here we have another box to hold cards (back left) A Cute basket that can make a cute centerpiece filled with what else, CHOCOLATE, a girls best friend ;-) & I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do with the thing that has my initial on it but opened up it is TOO cute. It was too difficult to hold open & take a picture of, sorry.
Right Picture ~ Glass etched votive holder & a Tic-Tac-Tote, players anyone????
Here is a close up b/c it's too pretty, can you see the butterfly OK?

Card & Accessory Purse Box
This one was made by my friend Laura & has to be my FAVORITE. I just may attempt to make one. This particular one is empty but it holds cards & envelopes on the inside & then in these outer pockets you can store pens, a little note pad & yup, more chocolate (at least that's what I saw in a sample)

Treat Boxes
These boxes were made using the big shot & our box dies. You can't tell in this picture but the yellow matchbook is "embossed" using our new textured impressions die. These boxes make GREAT favors for any occasion. All you have to do is change the colors & voila you have an any occasion favor.
Well I hope you liked looking at all the WONDERFUL things you can make with paper, stamps & more. If you liked anything in particular & would like to learn more just email me & we can set up a class/workshop with you & your friends!!
Until next time

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I know I've been MIA

Hello out there, sorry I haven't updated or added new projects, I have been a bit busy but I have lotz to share. I have my open scrap nite tomorrow so hopefully I'll get to update you later on this week.
Until then happy stampin' & scrappin'


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