Monday, January 23, 2012

Birthday Treats are the Best!

Howdy Stampers!!
Can you tell I just returned from San Antonio?? heehee.
There were definitely some cowboys hanging around our hotel, but I didn't do much "howdying" - SU! kept us pretty busy with our conference!

Something really cool did happen to me and my friend Michelle Suit. We had gotten on an elevator to go up to a little get together in Jan Wakeland's room, when all of a sudden this guy in a bright blue cowboy shirt practically sprinted onto the elevator. Well, I didn't pay him much attention, but then I heard Michelle talking to him behind me. So, I turned around and found myself staring into Mr. "God Bless the USA" himself, Lee Greenwood!
Lemme tell ya - THAT was a pretty cool moment.
What was really cool was that I maintained my composure (I think. I'll have to check with Michelle) and stuck out my hand to shake his. I said, "Hello Mr. Greenwood. Thank you so much for your music." Or something like that. He said "You're welcome." and I think I told him to have a good evening.
Honestly, it's kind of a blur right now. But, hey! I didn't go all fan girl on him and ask for a picture or gush or anything - and I'm pretty proud of myself.
Good thing he got off the elevator pretty quickly or things might have been different. Just sayin'.

I'll share some fun photos from leadership with you tomorrow. We had a blast and came home so ready to share all that we learned. I've got some great ideas for projects and classes too, so look out - we're gonna have some Stampin' fun this spring!

Here's a card I created for my card classes this month:

It uses a mix of old and new stamps and accessories. I love how some stamp sets blend so beautifully together - like they were made for each other.
The colors are from the current year In Colors - Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder. I added Whisper White as my neutral.

The candies that are stamped on the White background layer come from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set (which was all the sweeter because it was a gift to us on the Alaska Cruise this past year!). I added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter with my 2 Way Glue Pen so they would stand out a bit.

The six punched squares are pieces of the new Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used my 1 1/4" Square Punch to punch out 2 each of 3 different designs. I think it's a fun mix of candies, cakes and ice cream! Actually, it's making me hungry........

I stamped the greeting from the new Sweet Cake stamp set on a Whisper White scrap with Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink. It's punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and edged with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I trimmed off part of the bottom of the punch out so it would sit nicely behind the Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon that's tied around the top layers. Those layers were attached to the stamped background with Stampin' Dimensionals - you know I had to! Dimensionals make the card dontcha know!

This was a fun card to create and one of the class favorites this month. It's perfect for anyone's birthday, young or old.

Have a great evening everyone! I'll be back tomorrow with fun photos and another project too!

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1 comment:

  1. Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing more about your San Antonio adventures. Sweet card -- like how you combined Sweets for the Sweets with the goodies from the Occasions Mini!


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