Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Janice's Last Chance Workshop

Sorry it took so long to get these up, but I've been having a hard time getting time and motivation to work on my blog in synch! Several friends have been bugging me, so here goes.

On June 14, I had a last chance workshop with Janice and met a couple of new stampers. We all enjoyed the make and takes, but SU, in it's infinite wisdom, retired most of what I was doing for make and takes. First, we were going to make this darling alligator card, but SU is retiring the Kiwi Kiss CS and the Key Tag Punch, so I just made these as samples. Got the alligator idea from Angie Juda's Chic 'n Scratch blog. She makes the cutest critters with punches and set off a frenzy for the Key Tag Punch with her alligator. By the date of my workshop, it was all sold out, so I didn't even bother to demo this little guy. Angie has lots of video tutorials and her alligator video is great. She has a new puppy one, too. Having trouble getting a link to work here, so can only tell you to go to www.mychicnscratch.com and scroll down right side of page to punches. The above may or may not be a live link, but you can copy and paste it into your search engine.

This card and alligators were made with Kiwi Kiss, basic black and Whisper White CS, and a bunch of punches: Spiral, Key Tag, 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8". Angie used the scalloped edge punch for his teeth, but since I don't have that one, I used my scalloped edge scissors. I used the rounded side for the bottom left gator and the "negative" side for the other two so he would have sharp teeth like a real gator. The matchboxes are a new die from SU that I borrowed from my upline Vivian.
This is a pic of the 6 cards I made to go into a simple portfolio made with designer series paper (DSP). I made one card from each of the retiring In Colors and stuck some matching retiring DSP behind the 1" band of CS. This was a very simple card, punched up a bit from a design on Angie's Chic 'n Scratch blog. I gave this set to my hostess.

Our first make and take was this Father's Day card. I had him all planned and SU retired the Baja Breeze and Pacific Point CS and promptly sold out of the Baja Breeze everything. Oh, well, we all made him anyway. For those without fathers, they put Happy Birthday or whatever as the sentiment. The guests (can't call them "ladies" as Marvin was there!) really loved the reflection technique using waxed paper.

Marvin took my design and ran with it, doing the same scene on the inside but without the reflection. Carmen did that to the inside of her card, too. Turned out smashingly, don't you think?

After all the work of the first make and take, I had everyone make this simple thank you card with the retiring Lovely Labels. I didn't have a lot of Pacific Point CS left, so it was really simple.
Buuuut, Carmen went crazy with a scrap and the Eyelet Border Punch and came up with this! My digital screwed up the colors, but it turned out great. Too bad I didn't have enough Pacific Point CS for everyone to do this to their cards!

That's it for now. Now, I get to play with my new stuff to get ready for my July 7 workshop.
Thanks for stopping by!

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1 comment:

~* Tracy *~ said...

some fantastic things here! Love Mr Gator, he's cute. Love the hostess gift too and the mirror image card. Thank you for sharing