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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Colourful Impressions Meeting

Kristina Koch, Stampin' Up Mentor held her quarterly meeting event for members of her Stampin' Up! Colourful Impressions group of demonstrators. We get together to share creative & business ideas with each other, and it's a couple of hours filled with great demonstrations, swaps, project displays, overviews of promotions or business topics, recognition, door prizes, refreshments & lots of FUN!!

Monday night's meeting was no exception!  It was wonderful to get together with so many old friends, meet new demonstrators and hear all about the successes our group has accomplished in individual sales and activities during the past two months. 

So you get an idea of what we do when we get together, I thought I'd share some of the wonderful projects demonstrated and swapped by members of our very talented team.  If you are interested in joining my team, you too will be able to participate with this group.  Call me for more information.

Jo-Ann Unrau demonstrated a technique called Border Braiding and provided us with a template for left or right handed cutting.  The template is available for Colourful Impressions members on our team blog site under Jo'Ann's files.  Here are some pictures showing projects completed with this fun and easy technque.
Napkin Ring andCutlery Holder sample.

Here the Braided Border Technque is featured on the side of a card and it looks absolutely stunning.

Used as a center panel on a card this technique adds lots of texture on this Spice Cake Designer Paper  background.

Here is a close up of the braiding detail.  This is accomplished by making a series of long and short cuts on a paper template, and then folding the cut sections back and tucking them below

This was one of the Make and Take projects we made later in the evening featuring this great technique. 

Jo-Ann also demonstrated colouring basic rhinestones with Sharpie Markers.  Lots of ooooooohing and ahhhhing was going on during this demo. 
The green and purple rhinestones were coloured with alcohol based markers (Sharpies or other brands).  This is a great way to customize Stampin' Ups! beautiful basic rhinestones to match your cardstock and DSP.

Our next demonstration was by Julie Ramsay.  Julie showed us a card and some special occasion treat boxes made with the new Bigz L Die called Peekaboo Frames (pg 36 of the Holiday Mini #124587) and the Stamp set called "25 & Counting" (pg 37 of the Holiday Mini #123794(c) or 123792(w)).  The large box actually fit over top of a treat container so it easy for little hands to get at the treats.  The Halloween box is made by covering a square tissue box with Halloween DSP.  Both examples were very unique and beautifully constructed. 
This tall box fit over the top of a treat container.  It was really awesome and all the little Peekaboo Frames had neat surprises stamped behind them. 

This Halloween treat box was made by covering a tissue box with Halloween DSP.  This box was still being completed and Julie was going to stamp small Halloween images behind the little black doors.  Really cute project and fairly easy to do.

This is a card using the Peekaboo Frames concept.  Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of the card with the frame open.  It looked really good in the silver glimmer paper.
Following the demonstrations we broke into smaller groups and completed two Make and Take projects.  Here is the first project we made which was demonstrated above:

The second project was a Telescope Card.  Once again this was a fairly quick project to make using the Big Shot Machine.
Isn't this little face adorable!  This card will actually fit inside a standard card envelope.
Here is a view of the telescope card opened up. 
Another event during the evening was a card swap.  Check out these gorgeous cards.  Unfortunately I didn't get the names of the gals who swapped them, so if you're reading this post, send me an email with your name and I'll give you credit below the card.  They were all awesome!
This card was made by Sandra Farrell using My Digital Studio.  It was simply awesome.

This card was made by our very own Silvermo - Maureen!  She also demonstrated how to cut the beautiful border using the double border punch.  Great card Maureen!
Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you enjoyed looking at all these great projects and cards!


Micki - Avenue of Art said...

Penny, The cards and Treat Boxes are inspiring! Thank you soooo much for sharing. Sounds like everyone had a great time, too. - Micki

Melissa said...

sounds like you had a heap of fun, great crafting and great company, don't you just love Stampin' up!? Lovely samples,
I hope you are well too Penny!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

WOw that is a lot of cool projects!! I bet it was a ton of fun!!


Dale Morin said...

What a great meeting! Love all the things that went on. My favorite is the Make and Take Christmas card.

Debbie Martin said...

Thanks for sharing this! A lot of talent in your group.

Patty Mickle said...

Great post, Penny. I got a lot of great ideas! TFS!