Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cheryl’s 8/16/09 Workshop

I finally had time to process the pictures and figure out what to do here to answer everyone’s questions about the various samples I had at the workshop or that we made.  First up, the pictures.

Here’s my sample of the quilled rose we did as our first make and take.  I used Whisper White, Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive cardstocks, the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, the scalloped circle #2 Big Shot die (both sizes for both roses), the little leaves Sizzlet, the large oval punch and the scalloped oval punch.  Sentiment came out of Oval All, stamped with Pink Passion ink.  If you don’t have the Big Shot die, you can also use the scalloped circle punch and make two small roses.  As bases for the roses, I used the 1” and 1 3/8” circle punches.  For a really cool video tutorial on how to make these roses, check out Valita’s blog here.  The roses tute was her first, but she has several more. 

Elegant Bouquet 2

Next is our second make and take made with SU’s new Autumn Days.  Cardstock was Sahara Sand for base and Soft Suede and Crushed Curry for the Top Note layers.  We dragged or sponged Soft Suede and Dusty Durango inks across the top layer, fussy cut out the sheaf of wheat and pheasant, popped them up on Dimensionals and finished off the pheasant with white Signo pen on his neck.  We had stamped the pheasant on the top layer, so we wouldn’t have to cut out his legs and feet for the popped up bird. 

Autumn Days 5

Here’s the second table with the “Ettes,” Pat, Pam and Marcella.  Pam is a very good friend who gladly helps out as my “staff” at a lot of my workshops.  I don’t know what I’d do without her! 

Pam and Pat

Here’s me, Edie and Maureen at the first table. 

Me, Edie & Mo

Now for the questions.  I had a nifty box full of chocolates, made with Flamingo designer paper, with Top Notes on the top and bottom.  There’s a picture of the box with a link to the instructions on my April 5 post. 

I had a matchbox with an alligator on it with my black brads for the Autumn Days card.  My June 23 post has pictures of my alligator box and cards and a link to Angie Juda’s blog, Chic ‘n Scratch, where she has video tutes on how to make all kinds of cool things with punches.  It was Angie’s blog that showed me how to make the little bear bookmark we did at Cheryl’s workshop, as pictured on my June 1 post.  That’s where you’ll find the little sheep.

Cheryl was a great hostess, again!, and fed us all really well.  Love, love, love Marv’s Marvelous Soft Ginger Cookies!  When I end the summer boycott of my oven, I’ll make me some.  If Cheryl says it’s okay, I’ll post the recipe here.

I think that covers everything!  Thanks for stopping by.  Leave any questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer them.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,
Very nice stamped projects...things do go better with friends...

Deelite said...

OMGoodness these cards are exceptional. The quilled rose is fab, and the pheasant card is just wonderful, with the colors you used. Your card is possibly the best card that I have seen with this set. I will have to case it for sure, with the permission of the creator.
I really enjoy seeing the pics of the ladies at the workshops. What a lovely house this is to "work" in.
TFS your good times with friends.

Pam said...

AWW, aren't you sweet. It is always fun going along and seeing all of our stampin friends to the West. I do need to make that pheasant again!


~* Tracy *~ said...

I absolutely adore your roses card. I have to have a go at making those roses, they are beautiful.

And the background on your pheasant card is so effective, I just love it.

Big hugs for my wonderful friend, I will talk to you when you get home tomorrow.