Friday, September 28, 2012

Ready, Set, Go!!!

I've been spending my time over the last week, preparing to go to our Regional meeting in Tacoma this weekend.  I've been really looking forward to it, but there was a lot of prep work I needed to do. 

I needed swap cards, which took up a lot of time, but I'm happy with the number I have.  I may still make a few more if there is time tomorrow.  I needed roomie gifts, a nice little tradition Stampin' Up demonstrators have and I got those completed.  Teaser photo below:


I will get back late Saturday night, and I am teaching Sunday School  at 9 am Sunday morning, so had to be all prepared for that.  After church, there is a special appreciation tea for the most wonderful woman who has been a spiritual mentor for so many women over the years!  I've been privileged to know her for 20 years, so I wanted to be prepared for that.  The guests are making scrapbook pages of their memories and their families as a gift for her.  I am donating paper and embellishments, so I needed to gather all that together so it would be ready. 

Then, I have two technique classes coming up next week, so I wanted to have all the cards designed.  And I wanted my blog posts ready to go.  So I have been busy, and probably will be until I leave at noon tomorrow!  My craft room looks like a bomb exploded in there!

I wanted to share a card I designed for my technique class next week.  I got the idea at the technique night of my upline, Tamara.  My theme for the night is "Let's Do Fall with Flair", so I wanted something a little out of the ordinary.  Here's what I came up with:


At Tamara's we embossed a Christmas design in silver and water-coloured it in.  I thought gold embossing powder would work better with these warm fall colours, and the design was so intricate, that I opted for sponging some So Saffron, Cajun Craze and Old Olive strategically around the wreath.  Water-colouring would have taken way too long.  I like the look of the sponging with the raised gold lines of the image, which, by the way is from the Full of Blessings stamp set.  I used the garland from that set on the So Saffron panel, stamping it in So Saffron ink and heat embossing it with Clear embossing powder.  I layered it with More Mustard and Cajun Craze panels on top of the Soft Suede card base and added a bow in Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, using this technique that I featured a few posts ago.



I hope you enjoyed this sample.  I'd love to have you come to my classes if you live in my area.  Just click on the Classes button to take you to my class schedule page.  If you don't see the type of class you want, won't you let me know?  I'm always looking for new ways to improve my service to my customers.  Just leave me a comment below.  I really enjoy reading your comments and getting to know you better!  Thanks for dropping by today!

Stamps: Full of Blessings (w128078; c128081)
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Cajun Craze (119684), More Mustard (100946). So Saffron (105118) and Very Vanilla (101650) card stock
Ink: Versamark (102283); Classic Ink Pads in So Saffron (126957), Cajun Craze (126965), Old Olive (126953) and Soft Suede (126978)
Accessories:  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Crumb Cake (122966), Stampin' Emboss Powder in Gold (109129)
Tools:  Heat tool (129053); Embossing Buddy (103083); Sponge daubers (102892)

Full of Blessings
Sponge Daubers
 

1 comment :

Tamara said...

Thanks for spoiling us, Heather! I love, love, LOVE the journal you made!! I may have to use that idea for one of my own classes :)