Sunday, 6 March 2011

Baskets for recent workshops and training swaps

Hope that you're all having a fun and relaxing weekend. A quick break from the monthly In Love With Stamping challenges today. They don't seem to be up on the forum yet.

I had a fantastic day at regional training yesterday with my upline Joanne, downline Jan and about another 67 demos! Hi to Ann and Ann-Marie that shared our table *waves*. Can you imagine, 70 of us in one room? It gets giddy at times ... and very loud, lol. Not sure what the nurses doing their training in the next room must have thought of us. And of course we're all very supportive of each other in our need for paper stroking, frippery and glitz, heehee. Jan and Joanne didn't do anything to reduce my ever growing shopping basket as we got to see and play with the new goodies coming up in the Mini Catalogue. I can't wait to share them with you on 1 April (a fool free zone that day on my blog).

For now I'll share the little project that I took for swapping and that we also had as the make and take at a recent workshop.

Stamp set: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry
3mm Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Gold Brads

The basket is 7.5" x 7.5" Rich Razzleberry scored at 2.5" on all four sides then flipped over and scored from the corner to the intersection of the scorelines. The crop-a-dile was used to punch a hole in each corner for threading the ribbon. Adhered to each side is a 2" x 2" square of River Rock stamped with the leafy frond in Always Artichoke. The large flower was stamped three times and the Friends once onto Very Vanilla card with Rich Razzleberry. These were then cut out (or punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle). The flowers had a gold brad added in the centre and they were all popped up on dimensionals. Finally the corners were threaded with ribbon, gathered and tied in a bow.

For the swaps I also made a few different versions (I get a bit bored doing all the same).

Mother's Day version:

Easter version:

Christmas version:

And at the workshop I demonstrated the spritzer tool and the Bliss stamp set using a large version of the basket.

Large version using 12" x 12" cardstock:

The Bliss set is no longer available but I have a few extra sets to give as hostess gifts for the first 3 people that book a workshop with me. Email me to book.

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Sara xx

1 comment:

Maria said...

These are so lovely in real life. I was delighted to receive one of the Easter ones yesterday at training and will definitely be CASing this Sara if that's okay ?

So cross that I didn't realise it was you when we swapped.I have been an avid follower of your work for a while as you know and could have told you in person how you inspire me.