This is a brand new stamp set called FOREST FRIENDS available from Stampin' Up! It is one of the adorable sets available in the OCCASIONS Mini Catalog. If you would like a copy of this mini catalog, please post a comment and I will contact you. I am more than happy to put one in the mail for you.
Last night, I had so much fun stamping with Corris, Alexei, Jenny B and "Ballet" Melissa! We used the super cute stamp set, FOREST FRIENDS, on all of our cards. I loved combining the BIG SHOT TOP NOTE and the new paper from TASTE OF TEXTILES. Melissa has bunnies at home and loves them to bits. I knew she would just adore this card!
The newest and coolest thing to come out of the Mecca! I saw an idea sort of like this in a crafting book and HAD to make these for my nieces, Reghan and Delayne! I can't wait for my sister, Hilary, to get them and give these to the girls. I MUST see pictures!
This one started as a simple purple satin band. I loved altering it with lots of ribbons and beautiful silk flowers.
These are such spring and GIRLY colors. I loved combining different colors in the same way they we would see them outside in a wild patch of spring flowers.
Do you love the look for Silhouette Stamps? They are all the rave! Several stampers gathered at the MECCA to make an awesome project...a card holder FULL of beautiful cards that are matching! Corris is getting ribbon cut and ready for her card holder.
I loved making these cards. The colors are great and are perfect for all different occasions.
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This class was SO much fun! We collaged plain white picture frames using lots of patterned papers and embellishments! Corris cracked up when she put herself in her frame! Besides her big smile, her frame was gorgeous! At this point, she wasn't quite finished but was having a great time posing!
My principal and dear friend, Alexei, had a beautiful baby boy and I was looking for something crafty and sweet to make for her. I thought a brag book would be something great. She could fill it up with pictures to carry in her bag. Every new mommy needs a book to share with friends and family!
I made a book for her called a Flip Flop Album. This project was found on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website. I used papers from several different companies. Alexei loves earthtones and these colors, textures and designs looked like something she would love!
This is the inside of one of the panels of the book. It is called a Flip Flop Album because of all of the "flipping" and "flopping" of the pages and panels.
Each month at our team meeting we do a really great swap! This gives us a chance to learn from each other and share a piece of our creativity with our team members. At each meeting, one person is chosen randomly to come up with the "theme" for the swap for the next meeting. I made these little purses for our February Meeting and just LOVE them! I was inspired by purses made by Mary Fish. I earned TONS of Designer Series Paper and ribbon from our recent Sale-a-Bration Promotion. (Most of you are nodding your heads as there is ribbon and paper all over the MECCA!)
I printed out the purse templates on this paper and cut them out. I embellished the purses with Bright Delights Rub-ons and a very cool button from Button Bouquet! I used Sticky Strip to put them together and added ribbon. Each one was unique in some way and everyone LOVED getting them!
As team leader of the Gotham City Stampers, I organize monthly team meetings. We talk about business, celebrate accomplishments, swap and share crafts. One thing that we did recently was swap Valentine's Day gifts. I was lucky enough to get the name of one of my bestest buddies, Corris.
I picked up an unfinished wooden jewelry box from Kate's Paperie in New York City. Corris LOVES the Pink Flamingo Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! I used that paper and Mod Podge and covered the box. I added some light pink paint to match the paper.
I lined the inside of the box with felt to protect whatever Corris decided to put inside.
I surprised Corris with this box at one of the meetup events at the MECCA!
Corris and Yvonne pose with the jewelry box. Corris loved it and I even saw a little tear of happiness!