One of the Workshop Wow presenters at Hamilton Regional showed this cool idea, I'm not sure if she had a name for it though. Cut out your main colour of card stock, in this case Chocolate Chip. Then punch out your shapes, whichever you choose. Glue the shapes to the card stock base then run through the Big Shot in an Impressions Folder. Turns it into a mini paper quilt!

Stamps: Fox and Friends, All Holidays, Woodgrain background
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories: Marina Mist 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, scallop square punch, stampin' dimensionals, Big Shot, Square Lattice Impressions Folder


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2nd Hamilton Swap

October 01, 2010 in ,
My favourite new Christmas stamp set in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue is Welcome Christmas. It has that vintage look that so many people are into recently. And I just had to use it for my second swap for the Hamilton Regional.

Stamps: Welcome Christmas
Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin' Write markers: Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke
Paper: Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Glue got, Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retired), Big Shot, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing folder, Top Note bigz die, Scallop Squares Duo bigz die (Holiday Mini Catalogue)


Hamilton Regional!

September 30, 2010 in ,
What a great time I had at the Hamilton Regional on Saturday! And surprisingly I wasn't tired after staying up late Friday night. My husband and I did not get to our hotel room until 12:30pm because of work and construction and then I was awake until 2am finishing my swaps!

There must have been at least 300 fellow demonstrators there. After finding a seat it was time for some swapping. As I am standing there waiting to swap Shelli Gardner walks up besides me! So of course I just had to go get my camera and get a picture of us! So cool, I got a hug and she told me it was great that I made it to this Regional. I didn't even know she would be there and I've never had the chance to meet her before!

This was my first Stampin' Up! event. It was so great to see all the presenters from both the home office who travelled from Salt Lake City, Utah and local demonstrators presenting Workshop Wow's. Ended up with a lot of photos, some notes on how to do the techniques and a ginormous amount of ideas! Make sure to check back soon for my own takes on some of those techniques.

For my swaps I decided to make 2 different samples, I made 32 of each design and only came home with 2 of my own and 30 swaps! Unfortunately I have been unable to go through my swaps, yet! Here is my first swap design:
Stamps: Friends Never Fade, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Daffodil Delight striped grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, stampin' dimensionals, Decorative Label punch


Wedding Celebrations

September 23, 2010 in ,
My best friend from elementary school was married last Saturday and I was her maid of honour. Beautiful wedding, especially since they were married at Old Fort Henry here in Kingston. But last week was busy! My dress to hem, flowers to arrange, appointments to keep and the wedding card to create as well!

The scrunched spritzed flower was made at the same time as the used for a Birthday card last month. To start, the card base was embossed with the Elegant Lines folder and accented with the beautiful pearls. The Crumb Cake piece was actually left over from a Christmas Stamp Camp a few weeks ago, I just added the saying to it.

This weekend is the Hamilton Regional Seminar! This will be my first Stampin' Up! event and I'm so excited to go!! I have the day off tomorrow to finish my swaps and then off we go!

Stamps: Curly Cute, Wood grain background
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Fancy Flower punch, Whisper White 5/16" brad, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, pearls, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Big Shot

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