Hello my friends! I am back home! My flight from Salt Lake City was uneventful, a welcome change from going out there! LOL! First, I apologize for not getting back to your comments in a timely manner, I did finish replying last night! Today is going to be a long one, we have our golf event at work and I’ll be there from 8:00am until 11:00pm. Kind of kills the week off! So, the last day of Convention was definitely the best day! I was randomly selected for a VIP Backstage Tour for me and three friends!! It was at 11:00am on Saturday and much to my delight Donna Griffith was our lovely tour guide! I took Wendy, Maggie and Brian with me. We got to see all of the goings on behind the scenes. Sterling and Sarah were in the green room so we got to say a quick hello to them. We also got to see Shelli who I have to say is one of the most genuine and sweetest people I have ever met. She chatted with us for a bit and then patiently posed with us through four mobile phones for pictures! We also had the pleasure of meeting the make-up artist, who’s name escapes me at the moment. She was great, very funny and beautiful! Here are a few pictures from out little adventure…
That’s the four of us with Shelli and the Production Manager.
Me getting beatified! LOL!
The lovely master of making people look better than they really are!
The wonderful Donna, isn’t she a cutie?!
I really did have the best time at Convention. I will miss everyone but we’ll keep in touch and I can’t wait to see them all again!
Today I also have a double post! I needed to get my Freshly Made Sketches card in before the deadline and I also have my Monday mainstay, the Paper Players! First up is the Paper Players, they have a CAS Monochromatic challenge this week…
Did I need to see the feathers or the blues, nope! LOL! I started my card off with a base of Soft Sky Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White and I stamped the leaves from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon. I spritzed it with some Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky before adhering it to the base. The tag is a piece of Coastal Cabana that I punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and stamped the burst, also from the Kinda Eclectic Set, in Coastal Cabana. To create the feathers I stamped the Love Who You Are Stamp in Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon on the same color card stock and cut them out with the leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits. A quick score down the middle and some notches created with the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and they are done. The feathers were on one of Shelli’s cards during her presentation. They will have to do until I can get the new set from the Holiday Catalog! A pice of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon that I dyed with Bermuda Bay Ink is adhered across the bottom of the tag. A few scattered 2013-2015 In-Color Designer Sequins complete my card. I love the Kind of Eclectic Set and am so happy to have it now and the feathers are fun and simple to make!
Next up is my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…
As soon as I saw the sketch I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to show you some goodies from the new Holiday Catalog! The base of this card is also Soft Sky and I used the Dotty Angles Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the dots in Soft Sky right on the base. The middle Panel is a piece of paper from the All is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper* Pack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The wreath is from the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set* and is stamped in Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. I cut out the wreath, bow (a piece of Red Glimmer Paper) and greeting (a piece of Gold Foil Sheet) using the Wonderful Wreath Framelits*. I assembled the wreath and then adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two more pieces of Red Glimmer Paper are flagged and adhered under the right side of the wreath. I LOVE the new wreath and Framelits, so cool! The photopolymer makes it so easy to line up the elements and blues are my favorite colors for Christmas! I really hope that you enjoyed the pictures and double dose of cards today for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches! Thank you very much for checking in to see what I’m up to and enjoy your Monday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount and Love Who You Are Wood Mount
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon and Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin’ Ink
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon
Framelits: Flower Patch
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Itty Bitty Accents Pack
Embellishments: 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins
Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Spritzer, Multi-Purpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Freshly Made Sketches:
Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath* and Dotty Angles Photopolymer
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink
Card Stock: Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: All is Calm Specialty*
Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer and Gold Foil Sheet
Framelits: Wonderful Wreath
Tools; Bog Shot, Stampin’ Spritzer, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
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