Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a Blast!

I had so much fun yesterday making cards and hanging out with some really lovely stampers. For a lot of the daytime it was just Sherri and I, which was a good thing, because I was having trouble getting focused, it took me ages to get down to something productive. I'm blaming the 6-10 little boys that were in my yard/house even though they were really good - that's the thing about living in a neighborhood like mine, as soon as you send your kids out to play they seem to multiply! Sherri was a card making MACHINE - she was a good influence - she just put her head down and got working, amazing! The Lynn joined us, she's kind of a "reluctant" stamper but you should see the lovely photo card she made. Then in the evening the party began... Terri, Julie, Sherri (still!) the other Sherrie, Barbara, Caroline, Marissa and Rhonda. We were eating and playing and those girls came up with some absolutely GORGEOUS designs! We got through a ton of supplies and turned them into works of art :-) I forgot to get my camera out until really late so I'm afraid I don't have many to show you but here are a couple of samples to give you an idea. Aren't they lovely?

This blue card is a mix of old and new... some leftover Brilliant Blue card stock, embossed with the beautiful snowflake folder that will be in the Winter Mini. Sherri spritzed this with lots of Smooch Spray and in real life it is VERY sparkly!

These are Marissa's cards, aren't they so cute? She used the Holly Jolly Designer Paper, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive with Sparkly & Bright stamp set - you can't really see but the reindeer has a diamond on his nose!
Sherrie used the Poinsettia embossing folder for the background of these cards which is picked up in the poinsettias beneath the dove, I love this stamp set. Then she glued teeny tiny pearls in the middle of each of the flowers. Simple but really effective.
We're going to be making more Holiday cards on Monday, September 27th, mark your calendars now, I guarantee you'll have fun, and you might even get a couple of your cards made!

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