January 25, 2008

HAPPY FRIDAY - WORKSHOP SAMPLES

Happy Friday everyone! Ya know, I figured once I stopped working, Friday would lose its meaning BUT since I still get up to get the kids to school, I still look forward to the weekends and no alarm - LOL! And, DH comes home from his business trip tomorrow - yippee!! I am one of those crazy women who actually LOVES having her husband around *smiles*. Anyway, today I want to share with you some projects that I will be doing at an upcoming workshop. I am VERY excited since this will be my first workshop since I moved from Florida and I am hoping that it will lead to more. It will give me a chance to meet some other ladies and have some fun stampin'! So, please tell me what you think about these for the workshop! First, the 2,5,7,10 bag: I really love this cute pattern and plan on making several of these for treat bags for my daughter's class. This one is made using Berry Bliss DP - I can't help it, I love this paper! It did not require any background stamping because the pattern is already there so it went together quickly! The image is from the stamp set Happy Heart (they all are) and is backed with chocolate chip cardstock and stamped on whisper white in chocolate chip ink. I colored in parts of the image with rose red and pretty in pink stampin write markers. If you look at the flap, you will see that I scalloped the edges using my corner rounder (I just take the bottom piece off and it works great!) I then punched two holes for the chocolate chip ribbon and it was done! I really like it, it reminds me very much of Valentines Day. Okay, next is the card. The base is chocolate chip which I then layered with pretty in pink. If you look closely at this layer, you will see that I background stamped with the little butterfly from the Happy Heart Stamp Set. I then added a strip of chocolate chip cardstock. The image is backed with Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and then stamped on Whisper White. I stamped the cute little elephant in brown stazon and then watercolored him using my stampin' pastel chalks. The sentiment is backed with rose red cardstock that I punched using my large Tag Punch and the image itself is another stamp from Happy Heart that fits perfectly in the small Tag Punch. I added both Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon and it was done. I think it turned out cute and matches the bag well. Okay, now tell me what you think! Oh yeah, all products used for these projects are Stampin' Up!

26 comments:

Melissa said...

I think they are perfect Alex and look forward to hearing about your success!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Nikki Bond said...

They turned out GORGEOUS Alex! I'm sure you'll have all your new customers wanting to come back for more! GOOD LUCK! {SMILES}

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I think they are great! I know I'd LOVE to create these! Wish I lived closer! :)

Deborah said...

Your class will go great! With these cuties you can't miss Alex! Good luck!
Hugs, Deb

Amber Porter said...

I love my weekends too with no alarms! Ahhhh, I love to sleep in! Thanks so much for putting those images in the mail. I really appreciate it and can't wait to play with them!!
Amber SBS9

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

These are adorable, Alex. Love the colours.

Flossie's Follies said...

These are fantastic, love the pink and brown, they are great.

My Paper World said...

They would be great for the workshop Alex!
It sounds like it will be great fun!
Enjoy your weekend.
Nicola xx

Debbie said...

These look fantastic!! You can't go wrong with the box. I would really enjoy making them.
Have a great weekend!! :)

Marlou said...

gorgeous cards alex!!!! really beautiful xx

Suzanne said...

lovely sooo sweet Sue :o)

Debbie said...

What gorgeous cards ... and thanks for the great tip about the ribbon :-)) very helpful ...
Debbie
:-))

Deb said...

They are both absolutely gorgeous, I am sure your customers will be very impressed! Good luck!

Amy G. said...

They look great! I'm sure everyone will love them and hope the new workshop goes well. ;)

Rose Ann said...

These are sooo cute, Alex!!! I love the pink and chocolate!

Have fun at your workshop! Your customers will be very impressed with these! ;)

Tex said...

What a way to win over a bunch of new customers!!! These papers are scrumptious ... and the projects are totally CUTE! You're going to rock the stampers!!

Katie said...

Great cards! Good luck with your class. I wish I could get SU products in the UK!!!

NattyK said...

Gorgeous cards. I know what you mean I love Friday's too. x

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful projects Alex! Good luck!!

kathleenh said...

Cute projects Alex! Good luck with your workshop. I hope it leads to many more for you!

dd2njoy said...

Have fun with your workshop!! They'll love this project,I know I would!!!

Tracy said...

Sweet! i love the colours! really nice!

malieta said...

Ohhh...Alex, your samples are awesome! Your class will adore making thses beautiful cards!
malieta:)

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Put me in the "love having my husband around" club too. My husband travels quite a bit sometimes. In fact, he just left, and I already miss him.

These are GORGEOUS! WOW! I love them!

Manna said...

These are great!

Heather P. said...

These are fab!! Good luck at your work shop! :)