What a MEGGA Week.
I havent had much of a chance to update my blog as its been a really busy week for me.
On Saturday, I held our Barnsley Crop and New Catalogue Launch Party and it was brilliant - thanks Ladies *waves*. I hire a room in a local community centre and set up our usual area as normal, then had a separate table set up with lots of samples and some of the new products. I used a couple of table cloths to cover the new stuff and everyone was really good - no peeking, at all! All the ladies left with goody bags and examples of ribbon/stamps (I will post pictures in the next few days).
We had our Silver Wedding yesterday so we renued our wedding vows and went out for a lovely meal. It was a last minute thing really as my DH isnt the most romantic soul and wasnt too keen on any fuss, but it was beautiful - I dont know how I stopped myself from blubbering during the service.
We received lots to pressies and some stunning cards. I told Ian not to buy a card (I havent converted him into making them yet...) so I made a joint card for us both. Here it is.
The card blank is an A4 sheet of Baja Breeze, folded in half. I stamped our names in Versamark onto Shimmery White cardstock using the Monogram Sweet Alphabet and heat embossed with silver embosssing powder. The numbers from Schoolbook Serif, and 'years' from the Just Perfect set were all stamped and heat embossed in the same way. Thank goodness for the Stamp-A-Ma-jig - I would have been stumped without it for this card!!!
The hearts were punched out of the Bride Specialist Cardstock (now retired) using the Full Heart Punch with a tiny bow added to one, and Basic Pearls to the other. I used the Scallop Trim Border punch on a strip of Baja Breeze cardstock and added the punched hearts. This was then mounted on some more Bride cardstock.
I trimmed a strip of Baja Breeze cardstock and used the Scallop Trim Border punch along one edge and wrapped strips of Whisper White Organza ribbon and silver elastic cord around it before mounting on more Bride cardstock.
I used the Scallop Trim Border on the top and bottom of the Shimmery White cardstock and then assembled everything onto the Baja Breeze card blank. To finish off, I stamped the 'friends' and 'love' from the Tiny Tags set
and punched out with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch and added the bow.
Thanks for stopping by, I will post pictures of the samples of the items from my Launch Party in the next few days.