Sunday, April 18, 2010

{my swap} and highlights of the WooHoo Stampers event

Good Morning, blog peeps!  Happy Sunday to you.  Are you guys having a fun weekend?  Hope so.  I know I had a fun day yesterday.  I was at Michelle Halleen's WooHoo Stampers Event in Valencia, CA and I even got to speak, too!  About blogs, no less! :)  It was defnitely a fun filled day.  So, I thought I'd share some highlights from the event.  The picture above is the swap card I created. Quick and simple, it did the trick for me to be able to mass produce the swap in a short amount of time!  Lucky for me, the Fifth Avenue Floral daisy stamp is pretty as is, so I didn't have to do much to it :)  Here's a look at one of them close up:
One of the ways I was able to make this card quickly, is I used the Scallop Square die to do my little pink scallop border.  I cut strips that were 4"x1" and was able to do 8 of these strips through the big shot at one time (4 strips along the top and bottom of the scallop square die).  Makes mass production go pretty fast, and still gives your card a fun element :)  It's a great way to make your Big Shot work for you.  It's probably the workhorse of all of my papercrafting projects!  Here's the quick recipe before I get to the event details:
{Daisy Just For You card}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Sets: Oval All, Fifth Avenue Floral {it's on sale this month!}
*Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Regal Rose
*Inks: Basic Black Classic Pad, Pretty In Pink and Regal Rose markers
*Accessories: Scallop Square Clear Bigz die, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon
There was definitely lots of AWESOME ideas at the event yesterday.  Here are some highlights of the fun projects that were being showcased.  TIP: If you click on the picture below, you'll be able to see a bigger picture:
At the beginning of the event, we got to swap our cards and watch some live demonstrations of a variety of papercrafting techniques.  I especially loved watching how to make a lot of different 3 dimensional flowers.  I can't wait to try it out and share samples with you, so stay tuned! We also got to make 4 projects while we were there, too.  Even more inspiration, I tell you!  Between the speakers, stamping, swapping, demonstrations and visiting with other demonstrators and guests, it was a great day.

The ringleader for this awesome event is none other than Michelle Halleen.  She lives in New York now, although she makes a point to do this event for her California demos - isn't that awesome?  It's just one example of the dedication she shows to us as a group.  WooHoo for you, Michelle!!!
Here's a picture of Michelle and I.  She's one amazing upline! 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


for2nately said...

It was great to see you yesterday! Your presentation was great! Thanks for giving me one of your swaps-it's so cute!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous cards, Rose....just so simple but very striking. Love the color combo!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty cards! :)

Jane said...

Gorgeous! Great photo!

Melissa Sauls said...

I just HAD to comment here...I just knew why I liked you so dang much!! I have that EXACT sweater from Anthropologie too. :)