Sunday, 16 January 2011

Productive Training Day!!

Well - I don't know about you - but yesterday I had a lovely crafty day doing some Stampin' Up! business training with Natalie and her Stamping Stars team down in Crawley Library. That's the nice thing about the Stampin' Up! demos - nearly all of of those who have got big teams are happy to allow taggers on like me join in their team training. Natalie is the nearest top 5 demo to me - and I go along to her training sessions as my own "SU Mummy" is a bit too far away from me (in Aberdeen) to get to the sessions she runs....

However as well as "business training" we do spend most of the day creating samples to use at our SU workshops, and this time we were concentrating on using the Sale-a-bration sets.

After I posted a Facebook status saying I'd come home with lots of pretty things, quite a few of my friends asked me to share what we made - so here they are.....

Let's start with the swaps!

Swaps are an integral part of SU meet ups - and this time - Natalie had asked us to bring samples made with the Sale a Bration sets and here is what I came home with!

So lets swiftly move on to the goodies we created on the day.... First up was this lovely card made using the Sweet Summer set......the card itself was designed by the very talented Jenny Moors who creates the most gorgeous things. Here the stems and beasties are stamped on a base of  the new Shimmery White cardstock while the flowers were stamped on another piece, then cut out and raised on a dimensional with the tiniest pearls being used as stamens!! The card base was made using a mix of cardstock and DSP before finishing with some Pear Pizzazz poly stitched ribbon and some more pearls. The greeting is from So Happy for You!

now onto another card - this time using the Bliss set

Here we stamped the flourish onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and topped it with the buterfly stamped in marina Mist onto white cardstock. This was mounted onto a Marina mist base, then a strip of the sheet music paper from the Newsprint pack was added and the card was finished off with a pleasted ribbon and the flower from Bliss  added on a dimensional. The butterfly and flower were  embellished with flatback pearls!

Now this set I just LOVE to bits .... it uses the Bliss and Punch Bunch sets!

This is a set Natalie suggests as a hostess gift!  Here we have used Sweet and Sour DSP as well as the ordinary DSP block as a background for a stamped and sprayed block on whisper white!
The white card was stamped all over with the flourish  stamp using black ink, before being spritzed using Rose Red. The greeting was stamped onto white and punched out and mounted onto a little frame of black and embellished with branches cut using the bird punch, and just look at those gorgeous little roses.... to find out how to make them - you will need to ask me along to do a workshop for you!!

And now - the piece de la resistance - the mini album......

The photos really don't do this lovely little book justice. Its made in black and vanilla with hightlights of Cherry Cobbler  and uses Newsprint papers. The stamp set used is the gorgeous Notably Ornate...... Here's the front cover....

Open it up and inside you will see.......

Lift up the right hand section and you get......

and finally..... open that one up and you get this....

Wouldn't it be fabulous as a wedding album??

As always if I can help you with supplies to make any of these gorgeous things please get in touch via email -, or via phone 07973 969153.

Hope you liked them!!

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