Okay I was a little busy yesterday and did not have time to blog. I spent the evening watching a movie with my hubby while our girls are away at camp for the week. ;o)
Before I show you the pictures of our projects, I want you to see some of the beautiful, special touches that Melissa and Faith gave us. First, they had a wide variety of glasses on the table and we picked our own glass that was ours for the evening and then to take home. That was so fun. The close up picture is a cute little shrinky dink tag made with one of the new stamp sets that demos got to preorder. Next they had a wide variety of bracelets that were hand made by one of Faith's friends especially for the ladies who earned the Gala. We also got to choose our bracelet. That is what you see draped over the glass. And lastly, they made a cute little framed inspirational poem for us. It is called "Make it Happen". All such special little gifts!!! Thanks again, ladies.
Now our first project. This beautiful card was designed by Faith using a new hostess set that will be available in the soon to be introduced Fall/Winter 2008 catalog!! (The catalog will be available on August 11th. All the "new" things that I mention will be available on Aug. 11th.) This multilayered beauty uses several punches, including our new scallop edge punch!!! You are going to have to have this. It is so easy to use and makes scalloping so quick!! This card also showcases some of Stampin' Up!'s new double sided Designer Series Paper called Bella. And check out the beautiful new ink colors---Pink Pirouette, Red Hood Red, and Kiwi Kiss.
Project #2 was created by Melissa and is a cute little book that could be used for photos or just little notes. The cover is made using a piece of textured cardstock and a piece of DSP which are scored and glued together. The inside pockets are made with 3"x3" envelopes which are folded back and glued together using their own sticky closures. We made little cards to insert in each little pocket. It is a tri-fold book as you can see from the pictures. This book was made using one of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful Simply Scrappin' Kits. You could choose whichever kit would work for the colors that you like or want. I love this project!!
I hope that you have enjoyed these pictures of the projects that we made. I can't wait to spend some time stamping and show you some other fun project ideas!!! Have a blessed day!