|This was a little wearable brooch that I made for each of my group. Just in case anyone got lost!|
We were treated to some wonderful craft presentations and workshop wows by demonstrators and staff. As always I came away with a lot of new ideas and was inspired to try some projects with our new fabric line and Big Shot dies.
One presentation that really stood out was about the creative process involved in designing a card or craft project. The projects used our stamps to create a scene and the first example was a Christmas setting looking through a window into a house. It was lovely with the family dressing the Christmas tree (Welcome Christmas set), decorations hanging from the ceiling and the roof with a big wreath over the top. I wish I'd taken a photograph of the finished card! But the main thing I took away from the presentation was about looking at our stamps in a different way - using them to create a picture. Sketching a design beforehand is rarely something I do. I usually have a stamp set, colour scheme or technique as my starting point and jump right in! I might try some preliminary sketches to see if I can view my products from a whole other perspective.
I would also like to mention a big thank you to Jenny H for bringing her donation of cards for the troops with her. We did the handover after lunch and had a nice catch up chat! It's lovely to connect with other demos at these events and continue to build our friendships. And of course, this year I had an extra treat having both my downlines, Tracy & Irene and 6 of my gorgeous customer friends along for the fun. That's the first time I've been able to take a group with me and it was lovely!
Anyway, enough chatter. Here's some pics! All images are copyright to Stampin' Up!
|Here we all are, very happy to be stamping and crafting all day!|
|At the table, BEFORE we got it all messy with our make n takes|
|Me & Susie checking out our swaps|
|Gloria offers tips on how to put this card together......it's all about the glue & where NOT to put it!|
|Michelle is in her element|
|Tracy won the first door prize of the day|
|Could you give us a bigger smile Susie?! It's all about the glitter - FREE champagne glass. No wonder she's grinning.|
|The swap board|
|Susie's swap is a memory game. How adorable is that! Check out her blog here.|
|A close up of the flower on the top of the box - I love it!|
|Tracy made these pinwheels as little party favours|
|Irene used the Top Note to make these lolly bags - and put lollies in too!|