Friday, July 10, 2009

Workshop Fun!

I had a wonderful workshop yesterday at my friend Chris' house. I met Chris through being a SU demonstrator - another perk of this job! The sun was streaming in through the windows and the room we were in was full of fun and laughter - making us forget how cold and frosty the morning had been when we headed out for the day!

Most of the ladies were familiar with Stampin' Up and papercrafting so Chris and I decided to make it a real "hands on" day. Everyone went home with a box and a card.

The box was CASE'd from this wonderful tutorial by Laurie Schmidlin on SCS. I changed it slightly by using a smaller square of DP on the top and using a layered scallop medallion for the image. I also added a 3D butterfly - how can I resist it it's sooo cute! Nancy Riley (iStamp) was the inspiration for the medallions with this fabulous tutorial. I made the set of 4 notecards and envelopes as a hostess gift for Chris so she could pop them into her new box!

The girls also made this card - which was inspired by the wonderful Convention swaps I got from Kristy Young and Kellie Winnell - it has elements from both these lovely ladies cards. I'd had a request to use a wheel stamp and find it very hard to go past this one at the moment! It was great to see some wonderful variations on this with the other stamps from the set getting used too - it was a great way to show how SU sets work together soo well.

I also made these 2 chocolate boxes - they had little chocolates and a couple of stamps in. The Chocolate Chip box was a Thank-You gift for Chris and the Real Red one was a door prize.

The video tutorial for these are by Dannie (Dannie's Designs) and can be found here. The only thing I did differently was to use my largest oval nestie for the ovals - I did have to cut a small piece off the end of my strips too.

Stamps sets used - Dreams du Jour, Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel

I had a wonderful day with a lovely group of ladies - so an extra BIG thank you goes out to Chris for organising the day!



Nancy Riley said...

Some really lucky women attended one fantastic workshop!!! Wow, Debbie! these projects are wonderful! The layered scallop edge medallion is just perfect for that box! Beautiful!

(thanks for the mention! ... you're so sweet!)

Annette said...

What a fantastic time you have had and a wonderful selection of beautiful items, some more to go on my to do list, especially love the cards and gift box makes a excellent giftX:)

Leonie said...

Wow! Now they are some fantastic creations! Thanks for linking to the tutorials, I cant wait for school to go back so I finally have some time to create again!

Mandy Schiller said...

Hi Debbie....Luuuv that box with the cards, it makes a perfect hostess gift. Sounds like you had a lovely day....


Christine H said...

It WAS great fun and everyone went home feeling very proud of their creations. Thanks Debbie for all the work you put into making it such a success. As one of my friends said..."Can you remember life before Stampin Up?!"

Deb A said...

You read my mind! I was thinking today 'now what colours did Deb use on that set'....well done!
Luv, Deb A

Alison Wade said...

Debbie, the Card Boxes look stunning and the gift boxes are such a great idea. Sounds like the workshop was a hit.

Cheryl Joshua said...

WOW!!! Awesome creations again Debbie,the colours and designs are stunning......sounds like you all had a lot of fun!

LINDA said...

Such wonderful creations.Must have been an awesome work shop..Very lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

nessy said...

what wonderful,artistic creations ~sounds like a fun time !! ~friends and crafting cannot be beaten!
vanessa xx

Emily said...

What a great workshop! Love the box, the cards and those great gift boxes you created! Just beautiful! Those were some lucky women:)))

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW... what fantastic projects for your workshop! I would LOVE to have been a guest and enjoy your creative ideas!! I'm sure the ladies enjoyed every moment... :)

And the 2 Chocolate Boxes are so elegant and I would have them on display in my craft room!! Have a super weekend Debbie.. Hugs! Michelle :)

Butternut Sage Designs said...

hi Debbie now these are so pretty, I wish I had had that tutorial when I was making mine a few weeks back for Jaron Windler's Challenge. It would have saved me a lot of hassle! LOL Hope you are enjoying your week. hugs! ~Donna

sandra said...

Debbie this is great!!!
Fantastic work!!!
I'm loving it!

Tanya Kitto said...

Hi Debbie, love your work. I have visited your blog few times, but am a bit shy to comment (I know I shouldn't be...but) Anyway keep up the wonderful creations, thanks for sharing them all :)

Kellie said...

WOW, WOW, WOWZEERS and then plus more! Debbie these are amazing! I love them all and everything about them! You know I tried that box but mine was odd sizes, hmmm maybe I can't read numbers, hahaha, amazing job Debbie! The card you made from the inspiration of myself and princess is GORGEOUS, I might have to CASE that one back! hahaha.


Liam said...

Love them all they are all favourites seen most of these but they still look gorgeous what you have created. tfs. I love those 3d items they are always my favourite.
hope the workshop went well.


Sam said...

WOW...what lucky workshop attendees! These projects are beautiful Debbie. I really love the box and cards...gonna go check out the patterns now.


Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

The boxes are so cute. I love the little present boxes ... hmmmm, something to add to the faves. Thanks debbie!

:) Marcia P

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oooohhh, I love the projects, especially the first one. Those are some of my favorite colors. And, of course, I love the Friends 24-7 stamp set! (grin)

Aren't those just the most fun days, stamping with friends? I hope you had big sales, too.

I'd be happy to send some of our sunshine to you... we have too much. It's definitely summer now. I think a trip to the beach is in order...

Lots of love my friend. I think of you every day.


Chantelle said...

Wow, you've been creating up a storm of projects. What fun. They are all beautiful. TFS.