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!!!