Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Stamp Workshop

Our annual Winter Stamp Workshop was this past Saturday, January 26th over at The Barn restaurant. I really appreciate everyone who came out to see all the demonstrations and I hope that you enjoyed yourself and learned a lot about new products and techniques!

Below are samples that were created at the workshop by demonstrator Sherri Gochnauer. Sherri does such beautiful work, and was such a huge help to me with the workshop since it was my first time planning it all, and she's a veteran at being one of the demonstrators!

The flowers Sherri used on these 2 cards are Sheer Blossoms & Leaves from Creative Impressions, as is the mini rick-rack. These were quite popular and sold out very quickly. Rest assured, for any of you that missed out on them, more are on the way! The "beaded curtain" stamp she used here is from Rubber Soul.

The felt flowers Sherri used on these cards also come from Creative Impressions, and more are on the way! I've even ordered a larger variety of colors and sizes! And the grid ribbon on these cards was so popular, and at the store we couldn't believe how long the spools held out! For those of you that are in love with this ribbon, you'll be glad to know that more is on the way and in 9 different colors! Keep watching here and I'll let you know as soon as the shipment arrives! Also, the little Happy Birthday stamp is from Rubber Soul, and the scalloped circle punch is from Marvy (and we do still have some in stock!) That pretty designer paper is also from Rubber Soul.

Now these cards that Sherri designed just blew me away! They're just over-the-top fantastic, and that vintage look is so trendy these days! The resin frames that were used on these cards are from Melissa Frances, and we still have a good selection in stock. The designer paper she used is also from Melissa Frances. The stamps Sherri used on these cards are Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets. Many people had questions about how you would mail these cards since the frames are so bulky. I usually buy a pack of ten 17 cents stamps whenever I buy postage stamps, and I put one of those on the envelope along with the standard 41 cent stamp and don't have a problem. Yes, it's a little more costly but think of the WOW! factor when the recipient takes your card out of the envelope! It's worth a little extra to me!

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

Had a great time at the workshop - looking forward to visiting again soon. The blog is a great addition!