This past weekend I went to a Stampin'Up! regional meeting in Vancouver BC. As always it was a fun event. I learned some new things that I will show you in the coming days. It was inspiring to see the displays and all the lovely things that demonstrators are making. I even won a door prize! One of the highlights of the day are the make and takes. We were given the set Nature Walk from the Occasions mini catalog. All of our make and takes used this set. I was very happy with the projects and will be showing them to you as I complete them. I know I should have finished them at the meeting but I find it easier to do it at home. Here are the two I completed.
I learned another way to color the Rosettes (page 16) in the Occasions mini catalog. We used a Cherry Cobbler marker and colored directly on the rosette and then blended the colors with an Aqua Painter. I was leery that it would blend and lose the streakiness from the marker but it did. We also used the Color Spritzer (page 195 of the IB&C) to soften the background. This is a 3 x 3 notecard and yes, we do have envelopes.
This is card is 3 x 6 and yes, we have envelopes for this size too! I actually completed this card at the meeting. I did not read the directions because if I had I would have known that I needed to color the egg stamp with a Marina Mist and Old Olive marker. I will have to make this again. I think hints of Marina Mist and Old Olive on the eggs would look cool. If you are wondering the tiny scallop detail is the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch cut in half.
Going to Stampin' Up! events is one of the benefits of being a demonstrator. There are many more! If you have every wondered what it would be like to be a demonstrator now is the time to find out. Call or email me and I would love to talk with you about it!