Sunday, April 18, 2010

What a Fun Time at Stamping Around!


My nametag.
Wow - what a fun weekend I just had! I was teaching one of the classes at Stamping Around held at Wholly Scrap! in North Hampton, NH. And here's what we made!
My class was sponsored by Claire of Waltzingmouse Stamps (Thank you Claire!) and we used this beautiful Sewing Box Hugs set for our cards. Six lucky participants won this set after we made our cards - whoo hoo!! here are three of them saying "hi" to Claire!

Beth from Kittery Point ME Bonnie, from Newbury, MA and Janet from Sanford, ME


We used the Paper Tole technique, stamping the images several times on different colors of Claire's own digital patterned papers, cutting out each layer, and adhering them over each other using foam dimensionals. For the bird above, we stamped the image first directly on the card and then layered the bird and wing over the stamping.

The outlines were made using a Micron 01 fine tip black marker drawing a line 1/4" in on all sides. These are all 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square cards. On this heart card we added a twine bow and a little heart sticky gem by Amuse.

This set is full of wonderful sentiments that coordinate with the images. And with the stamped outline stitches - people are going to think you are a wiz with your sewing machine because it looks like real stitching doesn't it!?!

Our first class on Friday night was taught by Donna Cecere. (Hi GF!!) Her project was this lovely set of 3 cards tucked inside a stamped clear box. We stamped on the box with black Staz On Ink then colored the image from the inside of the box with Copics. We colored the flowers stamped on Kraft CS with Copics, cut them out layered them on panels and added stickles and Glossy Accents to the centers. Very cute huh!?!?

Here's Donna on the front left and Julie Masse (one of the organizer's) on the front right.


The third person on the left here with the blue top - is Sandy from Epping, NH - and she gave me this wonderful stamped linen that she made using Waltzingmouse Stamps - isn't it wonderful??? thank you SO much Sandy!!!
Lauren Meader's project was one of her not yet released templates - and we each got the stamp set we used for this project. Whoo hoo! Check her store to see all her wonderful stamps, templates and digital stuff!!
Isn't this a super gift package?!?After a delicious lunch of specialty deli sandwiches, popovers, sugared walnut, mixed greens salad and little pastries (Yum!!!) Monika Davis inspired us with a pretty spring easel card and matching magnetic bookmark (these are popping up everywhere aren't they?? wink wink - see Fridays post!) We used Just Rite stamps and a Martha Stewart punch on this project.
Below is Monika sitting at the front table just prior to starting her class. Julie Masse and Kim Schofield are giving away more prizes that were generously donated by several sponsoring companies.

For the last class of the weekend - Cindy Lawrence taught us how to make this terrific file folder organizer. The stamp set we used is Dandy Days by Our Craft Lounge.

The papers are My Mind's Eye/Little Boy Blue. Look at all the fun sections on this! Can you believe it's made by folding a regular manila file folder!!


Here's Cindy holding one of the WMS Sewing Box Hugs sets that she was lucky enough to win!

Now don't you wish you had come to Stamping Around???

Thanks so much for coming by!

24 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

All of the cards are fantastic. Especially love your crisp, clean cards. The event must have been a stamping extravaganza... Wish I were there!

Velta said...

Oh how I wish I had been there with you guys...looks like you all had a blast!!! Thanks for sharing Julia!!

Pauline said...

Wow your cards are always an inspiration, and they are no exception this time! Love the sewing box hugs set, great pics of the classes too. Pauline x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Looks like fantastic fun. I see many familiar faces and wish I could have been there too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Julie... I had so much fun yesterday. It was nice to meet you and do your projects! They were fabulous. Loved those digi papers. :o) I am still catching up... and have to finish the projects since my foam tapes got ruined yesterday so I wasn't able to use them. :o(

Sandy in Epping said...

Julia,
A very big "thank you" for your presentation at Stamping Around this weekend. I enjoyed meeting you in person, and look forward to many more inspiring bits on your blog as well.

Sharli said...

Julia,
It looks like it was just FANTASTIC! I love-love-love your cards! What a huge group - I sure do wish I could have been there!

Hugs!

Joanne Travis said...

All of the projects are knock out gorgeous!! Wish I could have been there, this looks like it was a blast!!!

Crystal said...

Julia WOW WOW WOW these are just AWESOME Girl!!! Those pics are great looks like you had a BLAST!!!!! Hugs!

Peggy said...

Looks like a fabulous time!! I love all the cards! Sewing box sets by WM are one of my favorites!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, this looks like a fun time! The projects looks great, too, and how fun to see some cyber friends in action. Thanks for sharing with us!

Claire Brennan said...

ROFL!!!!! JULIA! i can't believe you got the ladies to say HI!!!! marvellous!!! it's so lovely to put faces to names!!!!! (waving back at Beth, Bonnie and Janet) It looks like you ladies had a great time, what a fab resource these stampin around events are!!! thank you so much for the pics Julia!!!

jdmommy said...

Fabulous cards and projects as usual! Looks like everyone was having a wonderful time! TFS these!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

yep.....someday maybe I will get there...the projects look great...but the smiles on the faces really says it all....is it usually in the Hampton area???

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! How FUN does this look~~ The cards you made were awesome. How fun to "meet" some of the names I read about. WOW- major jealous here..LOL

Cathleen said...

Wow! What a fantastic bunch of cards! each one is cuter than the next! Look like you had a wonderful time!

Bonnie McLain said...

Looks like you have a lot of creative fun this day... or week-end... love that kind of time... fantastic cards and projects... Thanks so much for sharing it all with us..

Francie G. said...

My goodness, you were a busy girl! It sounds like you had a fabulous and very productive weekend! Love all these beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing!

maryr917 said...

these were such great projects julia-sounds like a fun time-wish I lived closer-I really like the stamp set with the outlined stitches

Julie Masse said...

Julia you are so quick!! :) Love seeing all the projects and your great wrap-up!! It was such a fun weekend and your class was super fab! ;) So much fun getting to stamp with you! Thank you so much for all you did to help make a great weekend!

Edna said...

Fun times by all, love all the cards particularly the WMS creations, hope you have time to put your feet up for a bit!

Belinda said...

Oh looks like a great time! :) Wish I was closer so I could play too!

Kim said...

Julia, Thank you so much for teaching again (I adored the cards and stamp set) and for getting this great overview posted on your blog! Love all of the photos!!! It was a delight to see you again and get to spend a few days stamping with you and all the girls!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Julia...I am sooo drooling over all the fabulous projects!!!!! Looks like a great time was had by all....wish I could have been there!!!!