February 9, 2009

WHAT A FUN OPEN HOUSE EVENT!

Hi all!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend - mine was super busy!! Friday was my SAB event, then Saturday was my birthday so I spent the rest of the weekend doing family things. No stamping at all, but I had a great weekend! However, I want to share some things from my Friday night stamping event - we had such a great time!!! This first card is one of the make 'n takes we did; several of the gals wanted to learn embossing so that is what we did!! This card is super simple but turned out very nice nevertheless!! I love the black with the pink and red, it really pops IRL! The stamped heart is from the level I hostess set A Little Somethin' which is perfect for embossing! We stamped it in black craft ink, added some clear embossing powder and watched it turn beautiful!! They all loved this - none had ever done this before, and are excited to add this to their stamping tool chest! The background is cut using the Big Shot Top Note Die, which I also showed them. I like this card as it shows that simple can still be pretty! This next card was also a make 'n take but using the SAB stamp set Polka Dot Punches. We used the heart stamp to make a butterfly, and also tried out the new and very fabulous eyelet border punch! For the butterfly, we stamped the hearts using Bordering Blue ink, covered them in Versamark, added some Iridescent Ice, and added some heat!! I just love that we now have a heart punch that punches these stamped images out - makes these soooo easy to do!This went over very well as many had wondered how to use Versamark. I love when I am able to show simple techniques that can add a real wow factor to a simple card! I also have some fun pics to show you of this wonderful group of ladies who joined me for some fun stamping and game playing on Friday!! We played Stampo - a really fun stamping bingo game which allowed the lucky winners to go home with some really great door prizes! Here they are having a great time making their cards - just check out the concentration going on at this table!! At another table however, I got to catch some of the gals being silly and having some fun! These three ladies have been stamping with me since I moved to California and I feel soooo very blessed to have met them - they make me laugh because they always have fun, and they are very talented ladies!! I have to say, the favorite tool of the evening my heat gun - they all could not wait to get their hands on this fun tool! They just loved it and wanted to emboss everything, lol!! So, I will be offering a full class on embossing techniques so they can all get their fix *wink* I really had a fun time - these ladies know how to come and have a good time, enjoy each other, and stamp their little hearts out!! Tomorrow I will show you another fun project from this event but for now, I am off to blurf and get ready for my class tomorrow night!! Whoohoo - I just love stamping!!! Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate all of YOU!!!

28 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh, cute projects! Looks like everyone was having a blast!

scrapnnMO said...

Oh what lovely cards. Looks like everyone had a super fabulous time. I wish you lived closer to me. LOL! ♥

Hugs, Dawn

suzann said...

I would love to come to one of your parties - look like so much fun!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What cute cards Alex!! It sure looks like everyone had a really fun time!! :) TFS!

Ana Baird said...

looks like you had a great time Alex! Love your card!

Christina Fischer said...

Terrific cards -- it looks like everyone had a great time!!

Belated birthday wishes to you!! Hugs!! :)

Dani said...

Great cards! Looks like you all had a ton of fun!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh how fun!!!

kathleenh said...

Cute cards! It looks like everyone had a grand time at your Stampo event. Happy birthday to you!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Alex, looks like everyone was having fun. Hugs Nikki x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I hope it was wonderful! GREAT cards! Looks like everyone had so much fun!! Heat embossing is so cool!!

Ila said...

Love these fabulous cards! Everyone looks like they are having a wonderful time...Wish I lived closer....I would be there!!....Hugs, Ila

Marilyn said...

Isn't fun to have fun with your ladies! I love it! Your projects are so cute and of course the heat gun is always a hit with those who've never seen it before! You are a busy girl with another class coming up! Hope you had a wonderful birthday too!

Rose Ann said...

Fantastic projects, Alex!! It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!!

Happy belated birthday, my friend!! Hugs!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Cute cards and what fun pics! TFS!

Lauren said...

Good times, great projects Alex!!!

Diane said...

Hey Alex,of course I remembered from last year,that we shared our B'day!!! Your card is fab,and it looks like you and the girls had a terrific time!!!

Courtney said...

Oh this looks like so much fun! You guys made some really great projects. I can almost hear the chatter and laugter thru those pics!!

Michelle said...

Great & cute projects Alex. I hope your open house was a success & there was lotsa fun had by all!

Louise Forsyth said...

Great pictures, looks like a fabulous time.
Love the cards too.

Deb said...

beautiful cards! Happy Birthday for saturday, hope you had a fabulous day and got lots of lovely pressies! Your photos of your class look like a lot of fun!
have a great evening, Debx

Pam Speidel said...

Happy Belated Birthday Alex! I'm glad you had a good weekend with family. Your SAB stamping event sounded fabulous too!
Smiles, Pam :)

Heather P. said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like everyone had a blast at your open house! :)

Christie said...

I'm glad you had a fun birthday and it looks like your class was very successful! YAY!
I love the background on the first card, is that a die-cut?

scrappermimi said...

Hey girl! Happy birthday!Looks like a great event...and love those cards. Totally digging that border on the second one!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh looks like you guys are having toooooo much fun, awesome work.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Super cute!! Looks like you all had fun!!

Risa Malieta W. said...

Happy belated Birthday Wishes to you Andrea!
Your card projects are very cute and it looks like you ladies had such a great time! TFS!!!
hugs
Risa:)