Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Upsy Daisy sunset

Here is a card I demonstrated, and we all made, at my weekend workshop. As you can guess by the title, I used the upsy daisy stamp set as a shadowed sunset. Basically we used baby wipes and dipped them into one colour at a time. They were tangerine tango, real red and riding hood red and we wiped them across the white glossy card stock. We used stayz on on our stamp set. I than got everyone to eyelet border the black card stock and we snailed it on to Perfect Plum cardstock. We hand stamped our greeting in stayz on and stamped it on to our regal rose grosgrain ribbon which was than glue dotted onto our cards. Nice card for any occasion!

Monday, July 20, 2009

what do you do at a Stampin' Up! workshop?

I have had a few people ask me how a Stampin' Up! workshop is run. Each demostrator has their own set of rules which they follow. I will gladly share with you what I do at my workshops and even show you a completed card or two!
At my workshops, the hostess is the person who gets everything I make at the workshop. So, I will usaully make 1 3D item, like a bag in a box, or something like that, just to demonstrate how versatile and thick the Stampin' Up! papers are. I usually than will make something that the hostess has asked for, it could be a scrap book page that she (or he) want to fit their album size, to a card with a certain stamp set.
Than the fun begins! I have materials for everyone at the workshop and we all create a step by step project, usually a card, that you all get to take home. Sometimes if time permits,we make a second card, step by step for you to take home!
During the wokshop I run a lucky door prize competition where you get the chance to win an item that I have prepared!!
Workshops usually run for an hour and a half to 2 and a half hours, depending on how many people are at the workshop and how tricky the items are to make.
I think workshops are great, they give you the experience of watching and even using, the tools that you may not have at home. Workshops are great to do with friends as you get to show off everything that you have created!
Here are cards from my last few workshops. The first two cards are from the one workshop that everyone got to make and take home with them!This top card is using the whisper white note cards. We used the Funky Forest roller with the chocolate chip ink. We used a small amount of o saffron under neath our torn and scalloped edged good morning sunshine DSP
This bottom card was made using Pale Plum and blush blossom card stock. We so swirly rolled in versa mark and we created a moving butterfly using dimensionals and coins. We scallop punched the bottom of our card and chocolate chipped a saying that we liked from the short and sweet stamp set. Here is a close up of our moving butterly which was scallop circle punched. I have been making this card since February at workshops as I get a lot of feedback about how easy but affective this card is too make.This card was made for my beautiful hostess at her workshop on the weekend. The hostess received this while everyone else got to see it being made. Jan wanted to see the spot on wheel put too use, so I created this for Jan. It uses the large flower from my pretties kit as well as a white pearl on it. The C/S is one of our current in colours "pink piroutte" the wheel is inked in the same colour. I rock and rolled the chocolate chip and pink piroutte butterfly and used a pop up glue dot under neath it, I than re-inked the butterfly in pink piroutte and cut it out and popped it onto dimensionals. I used the eyelet border with the chocolate chip card stock and overlayed it with the pretty in pink taffeta ribbon. I than used the curly label punch bundle (soooo loving this!) and chocolate chiped the stamp and used dimensionals to pop them on.

A few more questions answered about workshops...

Do I charge for workshops?

No I do not, I do however charge for classes where their are multiple things being made. These are usually advertised and payment is needed before the class.

What is the difference between a workshop and a class?

Workshops are when you get your friends, family around and we all make at least one item. Workshops are done to try to earn you free products and introduce your friends to Stampin' Up! Workshops are usaully held from 4 - 12 people, whereas classes are designed for a larger group, usually 10 - 20 people who are advised beforehand what they are making.

I would like top place an order, do I have to host a workshop?

Orders can be placed whenever you would like items, no you do not have to host a workshop, but it is more beneficial if you do, as others may order and you can earn free product.

How do I organise a workshop?

Just give me a call, comment to this post, or drop me an email and we can organize the date and time that would suit you.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Raspberry Tart.. delicious!

This card was made using the Raspberry Tart DSP. It is basically placed onto black CS and mounted on to Rose Red CS. I have used the word love from the short and sweet stamp set using a marker, the markers are great as the stamp set actually says love you, so the marker saved alot of time! I have used a bit of hodgepodge to frame the word love and than used the circle fire rhinestone brads to add a bit of shimmer.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bella Bleu me away...

Hello everyone, guess what my gorgeous hubby got me? A new CAMERA yeah!! So I can post photos on here again. My internet is not he best, but I am getting a new connection this week, so long wireless internet!
Here is a card that I made for Ray for our first wedding anniversary, lucky for me the first years marriage gift is paper, so it suited me to a tea!
This is the card:

I used the bella bleu DSP onto a base of chocolate chip. I have also used the three little words set, again stamped in chocolate chip. I used my eyelet border on whisper white and black, it is a gorgeous punch! I also used some hodge podge to try and make the card a litle masculine. I just tore the black to give it more dimension on the card.