Sunday, February 23, 2014

It was a special 'Girl's Day In' - Look what we made!

Happy Sunday!
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!!!

This was a project that Cheryl brought.  This was a stamp set and matching embossing folder.  We stamped the image, which was beautiful alone!  Then, we lined up the image in the embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug. Talk about quick and elegant - OMG!!!  Cheryl has no blog - but she will retire in 2 years, and we'll be sure she gets one then!

This was another CAS of mine.  This is a Bugaboo digi image.  So it was print, color, and add a few sparkly dots with a Sakura pen.  Glossy Accents on the bubbles was the perfect finishing touch.  The borders on the card base were made with a new set from Close to My Heart, which I love!

This fun card was another of Cheryl's creations!  What a fun card - I think it's going to go to my Senior Angel that I am a buddy to.  I'll include some Microwave popcorn, and it will be a fun package.  We used some Liquid Applique on the popcorn for some extra dimension.

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!

Patti J.


Unknown said...

Thanks for posting all our creative works from over the weekend. We had so much fun in so many ways! It was a wonderful weekend. Hope you are still baking in the glow of it all! And thanks for the beautiful new crafts you taught us.

craftieodmae said...

Oh my Word!!!! You made so many gorgeous cards, you all must of had a ball!!!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhhh these are all fabulous Patti, sounds like you had a fun craft marathon with your friends :)

Glittered Paws said...

We had so much fun - and Love all the cards we made and LOVE all the gifties we exchanged - best of all Loved the friendships.

Netty said...

You obviously all had a wonderful time crafting these beautiful cards.
Annette x

Anonymous said...

We had a GREAT time and had so much fun
creating all these beautiful cards - no two the
same. The best part was the friendship we

Anonymous said...

We had a GREAT time and had so much fun
creating all these beautiful cards - no two the
same. The best part was the friendship we

Lisa said...

Wow, all of the cards are absolutely gorgeous!! It sounds like you had an awesome time!! Have a great evening :)

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Gail said...

Wonderful bunch of projects!

Cheryl W said...

That sounds like a really fun two days of crafting, Patti! Love your cards!

Stef H said...

omgoodness! what a blast and what absolutely gorgeous cards! wowza. i love the background stamp on the 1st one and i just love the yellow grunge butterfly. they are all gorgeous.

p.s. i am now an AMUSE demo (go me). links on my blog!

hugs :)

Amy Johnson said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Such pretty cards. I love the grungy butterfly one the best!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, y'all were very busy. All of these are gorgeous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful creations, Patti. Sounds like a very fun weekend!

lisa808 said...

Sounds like a super fun weekend. Love all the projects, especially your first card. That background stamp and matching EF have been on my wishlist for awhile. The SU set is Gorgeous Grunge--love it! Thanks for sharing the wonderful projects from your weekend "girls' day in!"

Bonnie Weiss said...

Wowzers ... you girls were BUSY!!!!! Great projects and great results. So nice to get together with friends who have a common interest.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad you had fun. They are all lovely!

Donna said...

Was an amazing time, such fun, creativity and memories!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, that was a lot of cards. I wish I could have been there too. It sounds like you had lots of fun, but what amazes me is the beautiful results in such a short period of time.

Anonymous said...

You girls were busy, busy, busy! What fun! Beautiful creations Patti! Every once in awhile our stamp club here will do this for a day. It's so much fun to be with kindred stampers! Happy you have a great group to stamp and play with too!

Shirley said...

All I can say is Wow, what great projects they all are! A great meet!