August 16, 2007

My first workshop!!

So, I am now a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and I am really excited. I had my first open house this past weekend. I actually had two dates since summer is so busy. I had 8 crafters Saturday morning and 15 (!) on Tuesday night. I had such fun. I gave them a couple card ideas and they had a blast. I had a lot of first time stampers that gotten bitten by the bug! I was amazed at how creative the girls were. Lots of people came up with their own layouts and used other stamps and ribbons that were out and about. I sure wasn't that brave when I started!

So, here are the cards I demonstrated for make and takes:

Stamps: Give Thanks and baroque motifs by Stampin Up
Inks: Old Olive, Rose Red, sahara sand, Chocolate chip, garden green and pumpkin pie
Papers: Very Vanilla, certainly celery, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie
Ribbon : certainly celery
tools: daubers, blender pens, post it note for masking, paper snips and dimensionals

This is what one of the Suzanna the first time stamper created (wow huh?):

The pink ribbon is from American Crafts

I loved her pink knot and she even showed me how but I'll have to have her show me again!

Here are some other things I had as examples and door prizes. The box uses baroque motifs and the card uses seeing spots.

Hope you can come next time!!


  1. Yeah!! Congrats on becoming a demo! You'll love it I'm sure!! These are all great projects! Good luck to you in your stamping adventures!! :)

  2. Congratulations on becoming a demo!!! Stampin' Up! is a wonderful will be in good hands!!! Your projects are just darling!

  3. I'm so happy for you!! Your open houses did great!! I wish I could say mine where doing as well, but they have been semi-duds so far. Mostly friends that come and do the projects and don't really purchase much of anything. That's where having that start up funds before hand has come in handy. But now I really need to work-it I guess you could say. I was considering hosting a open house like you did. How did you get so many people to attend? Sorry I know this is long.

  4. Great samples!!! I'm excited for you.

    Thanks for sharing,