Monthly Archives: June 2011

Crazy and Wacky Demonstrator Madness!

Crazy and Wacky Demonstrator Madness!

Alright, so at our evening demonstrator meeting after a whole day at Stampin’ Palooza, we were given a task.  We were all sitting at tables of 4 or 5 people.  We were given a pick of solid colour paper.  We were given a pack of designer paper.  We were given one ink pad.  And we were finally given one stamp set.  And when I say given, I mean that each member of the table had to run up to the front of the room with the hopes of grabbing something that looked nice and would match what the other people in your group were grabbing.  With all of these random materials, we had the task of making cards for Ronald McDonald House.  We were given 45 minutes to come up with as many cards as possible as a group and to also make them look as good as possible.  Here’s what we came up with!  The first two cards I made and the rest are what some of the other demonstrators made, first from our group and then a sampling from the other various groups!  It’s amazing what you can do with limited supplies and time and unlimited imaginations!

 

Stampin’ Palooza Demonstrator Team Meeting

Stampin’ Palooza Demonstrator Team Meeting

Well, I’m almost done with the card posts from our Stampin’ Palooza extravaganza!  Below are the cards we made at our evening team meeting.  The first one I came up with on my own so it’s easy to tell that’s it not nearly as nice as the rest.  We were told to just use any of the paper and accessories on the table but I think by that point, I had used up all my creative energies so it didn’t turn out all that well.  The second picture shows a 3-D triangle card demonstrated by Christyne Frickin’ Richardson, a pretty awesome fellow demonstrator!  It’s pretty cool but somewhat reminiscent of Star Trek!  Next post will be all about this crazy and wacky challenge given to us demonstrators…

Stampin’ Palooza – Caveat

Stampin’ Palooza – Caveat

Before I post any more pictures from the projects we made at Stampin’ Palooza, I want to tell you what an amazing time we had!  I went with my sister and my dear work friend, who is becoming quite a stamping fiend.  It was a long day but filled with so many neat things!  If you have a change to go in October, I would highly recommend taking the dive into the stamping world.  The day was filled with projects, make and takes, demonstrations, food and other craziness!  You get to mingle with like-minded stamping people, trade cards and get so many amazing new ideas.  I can’t wait for the next one!  This time, though, I will make sure I get a full night sleep the day before!!  🙂

Stampin’ Palooza – Ridiculous

Stampin’ Palooza – Ridiculous

Okay, I’m going to start this series of posts with the two most difficult projects we worked on throughout the day.  These were pretty much brought to us from the netherworlds, especially the first one!  Here we have a jewellery box or a trinket case or a…something?  The second is a notebook holder thingy!  While both turned out really neat, they were a pain in the buttocks to make!

May Team Meeting

May Team Meeting

Well, I may be a month late posting these but at least I did it at some point!  Here are the two cards and the little magnet bookmark we made at May’s Canadian’s Ink team meeting.  We had lots of fun and I learned a few new things that I hope to showcase at some point here.  🙂  Beware of the next few posts with pictures from last weekend’s Stampin’ Palooza!!

Japan Relief Pokemon Cross-Stitch

Japan Relief Pokemon Cross-Stitch

Below is my first of two cross-stitch patches for the Pokemon quilt we will be making and auctioning off for the purpose of donating towards Japan relief/repair.  One more to go for August.  Sadly, I’ve had a few wrist issues lately which has halted my progress a little.  I’m hoping that a bit of rest will bring it right up to speed again so I can keep plowing through!!  And now on to some pretty pretty cards!!

Child’s Play Cross-Stitch 1 Finished!

Child’s Play Cross-Stitch 1 Finished!

As I’ve mentioned a few times, I’m cross-stitching several patches to be made into quilts that will be auctioned off for charity.  Some of the quilts will be auctioned off for Child’s Play, a charity that supports children’s hospitals across the world.  My first square for this project was of Mario and Bowser!  It’s finally done and I’ve posted it below.  I’ve started my second cross-stitch for this group as well.  Look forward to some excellent Plants vs. Zombies action in hopefully a bit over a month!

I’m back!

I’m back!

And hopefully I won’t be gone for such a long time again!  Been so busy trying to cross-stitch away on my charity projects, which I’ll show you in just a little bit.  Two done and two to go.  Once August hits, I will hopefully have a lot more time for card making!!  For now, I will show you a card that I made last month.  I broke out my pastels for the first time and played with a lot of fun colours!  I hope you like it!!