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Saturday, August 30, 2008

E Komo Mai...

Today was the day of my open house. I was really close in cancelling this event because I was soooooooo tired and haven't really caught up with my sleep, but decided to have it anyway! I'm so glad that I did because we all had a great time! Here are the projects that we did for our FREE make 'n take. The first project (my personal favorite) is this cute basket using the SU exclusive XL Sizzix die called Basket & Blooms. I knew I HAD to have this die! Used the new Bella Rose DSP. It took me a while to figure out what to do with all of the little pieces that came on the die and after standing around staring at it, it finally came together! Here's another basket using the same paper series - I made this basket to send to my friend Colleen (Hi Colleen!...this is for you!) As a special treat, I wrapped up little incentive stamps to give to each person who attended the open house and they could put it in their basket.
Here is project #2. A simple tag that used the new In Color cardstock called Pacific Point. This tag featured the new scallop edge punch and the new curly punch and stamp set.

The next project was a card that my GF Wini demoed for us featuring the watercolor crayons direct coloring on the stamp and then spritzing it with water. She got the idea from a make 'n take at the rubber stamp expo. Thanks Wini for demoing for us! Everyone loved this cute card!

Here's a close up of the little treats that I wrapped up for all attendees. I love the new cut and emboss special SU 20th Anniversary die that is exclusive and a limited edition.

That's it for tonight! I'm hoping that I can catch some zzzz' s early so that I can have a early start tomorrow. Can you believe that I still have not cleaned up my craft room like I said I was?? I didn't even finish writing my thank you notes either (but I will!!) I'll have help tomorrow as my sister and nieces have "volunteered" to help me get organized. Thank goodness for family :) Hopefully, I will have some time to post a baby card that I made for my niece to give to a co-worker and also a surprise RAK I got in my mailbox today.


Rita said...

These baskets are all so pretty & that card gorgeous card that Wini made...wow such talent! Looks like you had a good time today! Now get to bed & rest up girl! Hugs

Colleen said...

Hi Teri!

It sounds like you had lots of fun at your Open House today. I am sure that everyone that attended was very happy that you did not cancel it.

All the make and takes are really cute and I am sure that everyone had fun making them. Thanks for making me the cute basket- in two of my favorite colors too. :) Thanks for thinking of me. You are always such a great friend and so nice to me.

Now that the event is over, I hope that you get some well deserved rest. Maybe you can sleep in tomorrow while your nieces and your sister clean up your craft room. :)

Allison Rankin said...

Great make and takes! Love those bags esp. with the big die cut flowers!

Jodi said...

These are great Teri! Sounds like everyone had a blast!! =)
Now you can relax. =)

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! What great projects! I love the bags and the "Inspired by Nature" card. I have to get that set! Sounds like you all had a great time! Enjoy your rest. :)

Risa said...

Terri the baskets you made for your class are the cutest! Your choice of DSP and all the extras are very pretty and your cards are very beautiful too! Colleen is going to love her basket..it is awesome!
Take care and get some rest!!!

Angie said...

Great projects Teri! I can't wait to get my BigShot and play with it. I recently became a demo so I used my first order (30% off) to buy it! Great deal! TFS your fun projects.

Little C's Creations said...

How Fun!!!! You made cute stuffs!!! Love Wini's creation too!!! We were crazy this weekend!!! Sorry I missed it - Saturday all day had parties, parties, parties... but we were there on the windward side for a wedding. So my thoughts was there. =0)


Jenn Muraoka said...

OMG, Teri! What beautiful projects!!! As I was telling Jen, sorry I've been MIA. THis is the first time that I've been able to sit and comment on blogs. Thanks for being such a faithful and sweet friend. Thank you so much Teri! Hugs, Jenn