Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy 5th Year Anniversary!

Whooo Hooo!!! June is an exciting month for me. I'm celebrating 5 years with Stampin' Up! It really doesn't seem that long! It has been 5 GREAT years! Last night I held an Anniversary party at my house. We had such a great time. I had both customers and demonstrators here. They received a little goodie bag and made 5 projects. I acted like Martha Stewart and made some great goodies. Overall it was a fabu time. Here is pic of the cute little goodie bags they received.


Then tonight I held another canvas class. This has been a class I have been doing for a LONG time. My home is covered with them and tonight I finished one with my customers. I have always loved scrapbooking and this class is basically scrapbooking on canvas. Or as I call it, "Scrapbooking on the Wall."


So, the big question? "How do you do that?" I like to get my canvas from JoAnns. The best canvas to get is the brand "Scrapbooking on the Wall". You can try http://www.scrapbookwarehouse.com/ Their canvas is just pulled very tight and great to work with. However, when doing a class... they never have enough on hand that I need. Here are the basic materials you will need:

12x12 canvas

Matte Finish Modge Podge

8x10 photo professionaly printed (do not use a photo off your printer)

Embellishments of choice

You will notice in the canvas I did tonight, I did not use Stampin' Up! paper. The ONLY reason I didn't is because I prefer thicker designer paper. Basicgrey is typically the paper of choice. Stampin' Up!'s designer paper is a little thinner and tends to cause more bubbles with the modge podge than I like. The rest of my canvas products are Stampin' Up! I just LOVE our rub-ons and they work perfect on the canvas. I also used our chipboard and sponged it with Groovy Guava ink and stamped on the two letters with a stamp from Carte Postal in Purely Pomegranate ink. I love how that turned out. At the top of the canvas I used our wide Twill Tape and tied it in a bow. Then I used our chocolate twill tape ribbon that is in the mini and also added a label from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. I would love to do a video tutorial on this, but I just don't know how. Maybe my friend Christy can help me. *wink, wink*

Thats all for tonight. Have a fabulous night!!!!



2 comments:

Kim said...

WOOO HOOO!!!! Congrats!

Alexandra said...

This is gorgeous, my friend - I MUST try this!! Happy stampin' anniversary!!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex