Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sharing some things I made recently....

My son and 7 of his friends were just recently confirmed into our church family.  One of the mentors asked me to make a special card for her student.  This is what I came up with....

This over-sized card is made with the following items:
Shimmery White cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Vellum Cardstock
Bride Designer Series Paper
Pretties Kit
Big Shot Embosslits Beautiful Wings
Big Shot die Beautiful Butterflies
Big Shot embossing folder Perfect Polka Dots
Big Shot Bigz die Table Setting

inspiration for this card came from the wonderful Big Shot quilted purse cake from Dream Night.  You can see it in my previous post....

And this is one of the graduation party invitations I was hired to make for a student from my school. This was inspired by one of the shoe box swaps we made at Dream Night...

 Items used in this card:
Whisper White cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Staz-on ink
Go, Graduate stamp set
Various Stampin' Write Markers

And lastly, I was hired to make a set of retirement cards by a co-worker.  We have 12 teachers retiring this year.
Items used in this card are:
Ballet Blue cardstock
So Saffron cardstock
Regal Rose cardstock
Gable Green cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Gable Green Classic ink
Glorious Green Classic ink
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker
Gable Green Stampin' Write marker
Branch Out stamp set
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Modern Label punch
Stampin' Dimentionals

I hope you like the projects!

Lots of exciting stuff going on!

Earlier this month I was blessed to be invited to Dawn Rapsas' Dream Night with Shelli Gardner!  Dawn is amazing.  I've known her for just about 2 years now, having first met her at Convention 2008.  She's had us down to New Jersey several times to join her downline groups shoebox swaps.  These girls are amazing stampers, and just so much fun to hang out with!  Dawn is so personable and down-right friendly.  You'd never guess that she's one of Stampin' Up's top demonstrators... she's that down to earth....

I'm uploading a few of the pictures taken at Dream Night!
This is me and my CRAZY upline and best friend, Cathy Maltby.
 The Short Hills Hilton was simply beautiful!  This was just outside the meeting room where 100+ stampers gathered to stamp, eat delicious fruit and pastries from the chocolate fountain, and just chat!

This is Cathy and I with the "QUEEN OF STAMPING" Shelli Gardner!  I can't tell you what a thrill it was to meet her.  She is SO classy!  She's also very genuine.  After just a few minutes talking to her, she made you feel like you've been life-long friends.  She ate dessert at our table, so we had an extra chance to get to know her.  Her friend Sue actually has family ties to our area, and even spends many weekends during the summer not more than 10 miles from my house!  Talk about 6 degrees of separation!

These fun girls are some of Dawn's downline who have become good stamping buddies with Cathy and I.  We LOVE going to visit our "Jersey Girls"!  Never a dull moment, and tons of laughs!  Can't wait to come down again!

This is just part of the incredible chocolate fountain dessert bar!  AND we not only had this dessert, but a SECOND dessert later that night.  YUM!  (Thank you Dawn for making sure there was plenty of fresh fruit!!)

and here are some of the stamping displays!  After all, what is a Stampin' Up event without lots and lots of samples to drool over!

This incredible "cake" was made up entirely of Big Shot quilted purses!  Everyone attending Dream Night got to take one home!  Thanks so much Dawn and crew for the awesome gifts!
In addition to meeting Shelli and visiting our awesome friends, the "Jersey Girls", Cathy and I had the great pleasure of meeting THIS crazy bunch of stampers from New York and Florida. These girls had us laughing so hard our sides hurt!  Can't wait to see them all again, hopefully soon!