Saturday, July 11, 2009

Look What We Made at Stamping Around!

Hi everyone! Here is my report from the 2nd and final day of Stamping Around Connecticut and I wanted to share with you the fun projects we made.

First is a picture of the birdhouse class that I taught last night but didn't have any pictures of to post yesterday. Aren't these just adorable?!? They are both made from free templates that Nichole Heady of Papertrey Ink had on her blog. The small house was posted at Christmas time a year ago, and the larger box one was posted when she released Dawn's bird house set. ETA - sorry - it was Melissa's bird set - released in May 2009
Then our first class this morning was taught by Debbie Corbari. Pictured are Debbie, Julie Masse and Kim Schofield.

This is the fun project we made with Debbie - a cute little boxy bag (or is it baggy box???!!) and pretty layered tree card. Debbie is a stamp designer for Our Craft Lounge and we used one of her very own sets for this project called Swingin' By. How COOL is that?!?!?! We also used a really neat product called Sparkly Fluff on these cards. You probably cannot see it on the pics but we used it on the wings of the owl, the flowers and the tree trunk. It adds a sparkly fluffy dimension to the card.
Next up was Kim's class (she's one of the organizers of the workshop). We made this adorable box out of kraft card stock and 4 3x3 cards to slip inside. All the stamps on the cards are from a super set by Unity Stamps called Perfect in EveryWay .
Then we had our lunch break but snapped a great group picture before chowing down!

And here's a shot of the teachers, Debbie , Donna , Kim, Julie & Me!


After a short lunch break we're right back to stamping away - and Donna Marie Cecere had us making this really interesting layered card. The background was stamped on orange, green and red paper as well as on a piece of acetate. So using the orange piece as the base -we cut out pieces from the red paper and the green paper and attached them onto the orange. Then we colored various areas with sparkly markers. The acetate piece was attached to the Sizzix die cut frame and the frame was attached over the orange base with foam dimensionals. So what we ended up with was this great 3D look - which can't really be appreciated from this picture but IRL it has great depth to it!

Now as you can probably imagine - we are all pretty tired by all our efforts by this time (yes even we avid stampers can get exhausted!!!) But we had one more class to do before we could rest!And that class was lead by Julie Masse and look at the fun blocks that we made with her!!! These beautiful stamps are by Kitchen Sink Stamps from a set called Multi Step Berries. With these stamps you use 2 or 3 colors over-stamping lighter to darker, Each berry has 3 stamps (they are labelled on the sheet they come on) and look at the result you get from them! These are small 2" wooden blocks that Julie had already painted white for us - and we stamped the berries and leaves on each of the 4 sides. Julie is on the DT for the company so check out her blog or the store gallery to see how the stamping is done.
And one final picture - and I'm dropping into bed! We all made name tags for ourselves at home before we came to the weekend - and everyone voted for the one they liked best - and I won with my little birdhouse DP and chipboard letters name tag (Whoo Hoo!!) - my prize was this pretty stamp set by Gina K called Tropical Flowers.

When we arrived we were each given a numbered ticket and they picked tickets all day for people to win more stamps from the sponsoring companies - everyone won something. When my ticket was picked - I won this beautiful tree stamp shown below from Innovative Stamp Creations called Sketch of Nature

Ok - I'm exhausted! Sorry for the long post - hope you lasted to the end! Don't you wish you had been here with us these 2 past days?!?!? Check out the next Stamping Around Weekend that will be in VT in Sept - I'm going there too - just as a participant next time - and I can't wait to see what we'll be making (and winning!) then!!

(good night Debbie and Donna! It was just terrific meeting and teaching with you girls!!)

15 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia, what fun you all had!!! Such fabbie projects! Thanks for sharing all of your pics!!

Sharli said...

Oh my Goodness, Julia!!! What a fabulous workshop - I'm so jealous, but am very happy for YOU! Thank you for taking time to post everything for us . . . at least we can drool over the pictures!

Lauri said...

Julia it was so nice meeting you in person! I loved your workshop!! All of the workshops were great...each one a little different which made it so fun! I loved the chance to try different techniques...and the giveaways were wonderful! Thanks again!

Debbie said...

Julia! Your pics made me LOL! Ahhh...it was so much fun wasn't it? I wish I could go to the SA in VT...if for no other reason than to see YOU my friend!

lisa808 said...

Wow, thanks for sharing the projects. They are all very nice. The bird houses are just darling.

Congrats on your win. Your name tag was definitely prize worthy!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh gosh Julia - this looks like such fun!!!!!! thanks for the pics!!

jdmommy said...

Julia, I really enjoyed seeing the pictures you took, and the wonderful projects everyone made. Yours were the best, of course!! Rest up.......here comes a new week!LOL!

Kim said...

This is such a great recap of our fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for teaching, I adore the birdhouses and had so much fun!!

Andrea said...

It was so nice to meet you, Julia! Thanks so much for the great class - I'm going to go print up those templates. I think I might make some country Christmas ones to attach to presents this year. I'm thinking kraft wrapping with twine and birdhouses. It'll be so sweet!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wish I could have been there! Sounds like a stamper's dream!

Julie Masse said...

Julia your class was so WONDERFUL!! Thank you so much for all your preparation and hard work!! It was such a blast to see you again!! And VT will be another FAB time!! LOVE all your pics too - great!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Wow! That looked awesome! Too bad I couldn't make it!! I LOVE your projects! From your name tag to the birdhouses to the block, oh my! Fantastic stuff Juia!!

LeAnne said...

Julia, I just popped over here to see how everything went on the weekend--looks like you had LOTS of fun! I cannot wait for the one in Philadelphia---are you going to that one too? Or will you be burned out?? LOL! These projects look awesome! So much fun, tfs!

Anne said...

Wow Julia!! You are a quick poster..I didn't realize you had already blogged your weekend!! Woo hoo! What great projects, love the birdhouse, and all the projects you lucky gals worked on! How fun!! I'm still soaking it all in, thanks so much for the awesome post!! Going back to look through REEL slow... :) Hugs, Anne!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia....I am sooo green with envy!!!! It looks like you had a wonderful time and the projects are all FABULOUS!!!!