Saturday, June 25, 2011

Who Said Stampin' is Boring!!

Today I hosted a SU Workshop run by my friend Ann - she is an incredible teacher and I never come away from time with Ann without learning something and being inspired!

Today we had a lot of fun - I am not sure if there is more laughter or stamping at these events - you can see the photos further down the post to see what we got up to today....

Our Make and Take was created using the SU Nature Walk set - my DH got me this set for Mother's Day and it was great to use it for the first time (shhhh!)  Don't you love collage - Ann is so good at it, I have admired her cards and loved creating this one!!

We stamped, sponged, coloured and spritzed - and this is the end result - what do you think!?!

Ann also showed us more uses for our Chalks/Pastels - something I use everyday - I love them used with Versamark

and created some handmade flowers - you will see those on some projects in the future....

On the lighter side of things we took a break for some 'planking'......

that was inspired by these photos of my Mum

What a gal - I learnt everything I know from her! LOL!  This woman raised 4 children and 14 Foster children - never a dull moment I can tell you!  Thanks Mum for the laugh today - this was the last thing I expected when I opened an email - it made me laugh out loud - YOU ROCK MUM! LOL!

We finished off a fun time with sweet Pavlova and coffee - and lots of fabulous company - a recipe for a perfect day!

  I would like to thanks the wonderful ladies who came today, you all helped me get a new set of Chalks/Pastels - and I am very grateful - not to mention the Embossing Folders and Stamps that I am adding to my collection because of SU's amazing deal and my wonderful friends!!

This card is for the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge - Things with Wings - bird, bees
Poodles Parlour - Come Fly with Me
Sew Many Cards - Dry Embossing
Stampin' For the Weekend - My Favourite Things - vintage, sponging, embossing
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting with me today - I love to see that you have been - you always make my day!!  It is Saturday night here and I am chilling out - literally, as it is very cold here at nights - and preparing for Sunday.....I think it will be an early night tonight - well, that is my intention anyway!!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. What fun!!! Wish I could have been there!!! Love your card, your flower is beautiful, those red shoes stole my heart, and YUMMMY - dessert looks fabulous! Oh...and can I have your mum??? lol....

  2. Beautiful collage - love the colors and added embossing! Looks like some yummy desserts! Thanks for playing along at the Bloggers Challenge!

  3. Hi Linda,
    Certainly sounds like you had a fabulous time at the class.
    This is just absolutely Beautiful!!! Love the images you have used, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout too. Just Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxx

  4. Looks and sounds like fun!!! I love the collage card, the bird cage is fantastic like that. Your mum is a card isn't she, heehee.

  5. OMG how fun, something my Mom would have done. Looks like fun was had by all. Love your card and flower.
    Blessings Bernie

  6. Ohhhhhh. I wish I could have come to your party. I think it would have been a bit of a commute for me to get there. What a beautiful card you made, and the treat you made for your guests looks delicious. ~ Abby

  7. On Linda what a day you must have had - wonderful photos - all of them!! I never thought of using my chalks on flowers - the mind is whirling again.

  8. Beautiful card & great photos Linda!
    Thank you for sharing it with SFTW & Good Luck :)

  9. What a day; your mum is amazing!!! And she looks quite young too? You must have heaps of fun planking :-)
    I really lile your card; creative and pretty.
    Hugs Guro

  10. Linda a beautiful card thankyou for joining us at poodle parlour this time hope you join in again soon
    Jacki xx

  11. Wow the collage card is divine and that dessert looked so yummy. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Thanks for joining the BC Things with Wings challenge this week.

  12. Wow! Thanks for joining in at Simply Create - hope to see you again next time!


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