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 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!!!!


Kim said...

WOOO HOOO!!!! Congrats!

Alexandra said...

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