I was one of five ladies invited to our friend, Shirley's home, for a crafting marathon that began on Friday morning EARLY, and ended Friday night LATE. It then resumed on Saturday morning EARLY and went into the early afternoon. Three of the ladies had traveled 1.5 hours, so they brought jammies and stayed all night. 2 of us live very close, so we came home, to return the next morning. Thanks to Shirley for hosting, and for all of the ladies for the FUN weekend!
Warning: This post is photo heavy - wink, wink!
Here is what we made:
|This was a project of mine. We used a Sweet 'n Sassy Background stamp, and an Amuse Studio sentiment. Heat embossed with white powder, then sponged on distress inks. Fast and fun!|
|This was another of my projects. Supplies used: Die-Versions Crochet Lace Border Die, Hero Arts Stamp/Die set for butterfly, Close To My Heart Sentiment, Amuse Studio inks, Copics, and cardstock. Another fast and pretty!|
|This was a project of Shirley's. Oh, so pretty - love the pastels! I was chatting and not paying attention. The two small flowers were to have been blue. OOPS! Beautiful card!|
|This was another of Shirley's projects. LOVE this! It's a new stamp set from Stampin'Up! called Grunge, or something like that. We had seen a similar card online (so sorry - can't remember whose it was), and just HAD to give it a try!|
|This beautiful card was one of Diane's projects. OMG, it was SO much fun making those satin butterflies! We used Elizabeth Craft Silk Microfine Glitter and double sided sticky paper for the butterflies. Note the OOPS (can't miss it - it's a BIG one!) on this one? I wanted a different sentiment than the Get Well that everyone else used. I thought I'd stuck it on the back side of the acrylic block, but guess not~so this one's in my 'fix' pile!|
|Marian, who is Donna's mom, brought this beautiful project. The technique is called Northern Lights. OMG, what a gorgeous card this makes!!! Marian doesn't have a blog, but creates such pretty things!!!|
|Donna brought this lovely creation. She showed us how to make a 'finger bow' that we had seen on a Stamp TV video. This card is fun, as it uses the negative pieces left over after dies were used. And, we have the die cuts for another card later!|
|Another of Donna's projects! I am totally smitten with that red and white ribbon! The stamps on both of these are from Amuse Studios, as are the inks.|
|Here is another gorgeous creation that Shirley contributed. The image and sentiment are heat embossed on watercolor cardstock. Then, we used distress markers and scribbled different colors. Used a water brush to blend each color to the edges. Isn't this just too pretty???|
|Another card project from Cheryl, using the embossing folder and stamp set. I think this might be on my wish list! Just sayin'....|
|Donna brought this beautiful card, too. It's pretty self-explanatory! Can't wait to mail it to someone special!|
|This is a magnet. I've really zoomed in, so you can see the details, but it only measures about 2.25" square. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Shirley dreamed up this one!|
Our friend Diane, brought another wonderful project with a great, fun fold, but I had to leave Friday night before we got to it. I have the kit here, and as soon as I create it, I'll post it for all to see.
The only other thing I can remember us making is an A2 card box, using our Envelope Punch Boards. It was so quick and easy! However, my boxes were empty, and got squashed, so I have no photo to show. That will be a project for another day!
So....if you have hung in there with me through ALL of these photos, you deserve a high five!
Be watching for some special blog candy! Before February is over, I will reach 1,000 blog posts, and I also missed my 5th Blogaversary! I'm thinking maybe the latter part of March..... working on something special for my faithful followers!
Hugs and smiles to all,
Thanks for stopping by, and taking a photo tour of craft marathon!