Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring Into Stamping Highlights

I mentioned a little bit about the event in my last post. Our Spring Into Stamping event really turned out great! Everything always seems to fall into place and I think we make it look much easier than it actually is! It takes a lot of people and a lot of time to prepare and pull it off. Thanks to everyone who helped out to make the event such a huge success!

I should have taken more photos, but I'll share a few that I did. In addition to the workshop presentations by Tammie Rundle, Mary Ellen Stites, and Susan La Croix (that's my mom!), we had over 10 different product demonstrations by many talented demonstrators in our group. Sherla Carpenter, Kim Peck, and Meg Loven shared some great ideas about reaching new customers with Decor Elements, Simply Adorned Jewelry, and My Digital Studio (respectively). And after Laura Yates and Rachel Chamberlain's demonstrations, I think I'm finally going to cave and buy some colored glitter! Rae Anne Littrell had the most beautiful projects using a variety of techniques to create paper and ribbon flowers. I can't wait to try them out! Nancy Hawthorne showed off some pretty easel cards and shared some easy tips to put them together. Cathy Roy wow'd with her Simply Scrappin' projects. Jan McGowen got punchy with her display and showed some different ideas with Paper Lace. Jessica Ingold showed off her out-of-the-box creative side with her Kids & Lids demo, showing us a variety of projects using frozen juice lids! And Stacey Schafer sold me on the Glassy Glaze embossing powder with the Cracked Glass technique. Check out her Cracked Glass samples here.

My favorite demonstration of the day was Leslie Sollars, who showed us the Waterglobe card technique. I was AMAZED to see her use WATER in the Sweet Treat Cups to create these fishy cards.

Leslie started with some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, added the water (yes, just plain water!) and sealed the Sweet Treat Cup (#116802, $2.95/8) with a small piece of Window Sheet (#114323, $4.95). The waves were made from the Swirly Decorative Strip die (#113456, $19.95) and the stamp set with the little fish is Something Sweet (#117688 (W), $27.95) from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Who would've thought!? Water in a card! Leslie said she CASEd this idea from Australian demonstrator Vanessa Webb.

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kjvbaptist said...

wow!! love the water/fish card! that is pure creativity!

Stacey Schafer said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Juls! I had a ball:)

Liza Yon said...

Hi Julie- of course everyone in the SU world knows your name! that is definitely a wow!! I wish I were closer to you all and made it to the SIS event... sigh...

Dee Tollaksen said...

Julie, thanks for all the inspiration. Love the info on the sweet treat cup: I just spent the last hour making a snow globe card!