Sunday, June 28, 2009

SU Workshop

I went to a Stampin' Up Workshop today at my friend Chriss's place, it was her first Workshop and she had gone to so much trouble, even went as far as making us all a little gift each! Everytime I go to a Workshop or Scrapbooking Night I always mean to take a photo of everyone and today I remembered...so here we are from left to right...Ann (SU Demo), Melinda (aka Melinda80 on SCS) me, Front row: Chriss (hostess), Lisa...Back row: Anji and Nat (neighbour who introduced me to stamping!) There was another lady there, Jenny, but she has slipped out before the photo!!

I have noticed that there are far more empty 'munchies' bowls than cards showing on the table! LOL! We did actually get a lot done. Ann always runs such a great workshop and we usually do 2 or 3 'Make and Takes' with quite a few techniques being taught - just as well for us that Ann is so patient, I guess that comes from being an Art Teacher!!! Personally, I am so thrilled to have connected with Ann, she takes SU to a whole new level - I love that!! This first card is using the 'Kissing' technique on the butterfly, although it is hard to see in the photo...we also covered stamping off and sponging....you know me, I had to add extra sponging and paper piercing to make it my own! It is always interesting to see how everyone starts with the same things and come out with something so different!

The next thing we made is this cute little gift box with the painted image. This was done using ink pads and blender pens, then we used the blender pen with white chalk to add the highlights....I loved this technique. I use my blender pen with the chalks/pastels but haven't actually used it like this - I love the end result! To be honest when I saw this stamp set in the Catalogue it wouldn't have been one that I would have purchased, but today I would say differently...it is a great set and I can see many uses for it....onto the WISH LIST!!! LOL!
As usual, we had a lot of fun, these days always are - I always look forward to getting together with the gals! It is great that we all have this common interest....a few of the usual 'faithfuls' unable to make it today....hopefully next time!!
It is school holidays for my kids - being at a private school where they don't have student free days, it all adds up to an extra week in these holidays and at Christmas....so yay...no roster tomorrow!!
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  1. Oh how fun, an SU workshop! I've never been, but would to one day. You ladies looks like you had fun and made some really cute cards!

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  2. Hi Linda! What fun you must have had! I've only been to 1 workshop... at my DD's but it was sooo fun! You made some great projects! I wish I had a local SU demo for the fun of the workshops, though I am trying to be on a stampin budget... but what fun!!! Thanks for sharing this fun picture with us!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  3. Sounds like you've had a great day and two great projects to show too!!! (Although I have to say I'm SHOCKED that you added extra sponging and piercing!!! LOL!!!) If you need some of those Aussie flower images....let me know - I've got that set!!! :)

  4. Hi Linda! I am going to a SU workshop on Wednesday. I can't wait to learn something new. Your cards look great and it looks like you all had a great time SU!

  5. Hey Linda,

    I enjoyed my first workshop and will do more in the future for sure! We did have fun. Even hubby loved the card and the subtle colours and stamping techniques we used...I might have to try the kisssing technique on him tonight as he is back from Sydney!
    x Chriss

  6. hi Linda, its me your neighbour Nat, i would go to a stamping up wkshop every week if i won the 90million lotto.
    Because as usual i fall in love with all that we do, and want it all, as im sure all the other girls do to. Thanks Chriss for having us, and all the yummies.

  7. YEH it WORKED, finally i got it right. Nat. ha ha just thought id have another go.


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