Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Demo, Demo, Demo!

What a fantastic day we had at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA. I spent the entire day at her store with the most fabulous group of women you can find anywhere. My demo started at noon and went until 2....well or a quarter to 3 because someone...it could have been me....did a little chatting. I demoed 9 projects including boxes, shaker cards, clever cover holders and beautifully painted flowers with Twinkling H2Os. In the evening, from 6 - 8, we had a new group of ladies in, and we did it all over again. I answered questions and gave hints and told them of all the whoopsies that I have made in stamping, and we all had a good laugh. At the end of the demo, but the day and evening, we had all of the attendees put their names in a hat, and we drew out names and I gave all the demo cards away. This way people had a chance to take home some of the things they had seen made.

I didn't get a chance to meet all of Angela's staff, but the gals that I met were fabulous and oh so talented. If you get a chance to take a class, do so! You will really enjoy it!

I brought a trunk show to Angela's (which means that I brought a whole bunch of stamps for people to choose from) and boy oh boy oh boy did they shop...bless your hearts! They all asked if I could come back another time, and I told them I would beg Angela to have me back again. I think it might work. So, if I do get the chance to come back again, I hope those of you who couldn't make it will visit with me then.

My next appearance will be in Pittsburgh, PA at the StampScrap Art Tour convention July 12 & 13. Check out their web site for more information.

Wildflower Card

The Wildflower set #341T (new this year) is a unique set that can be used for cards for men and/or women. The cattails are masculine where the Queen Anne's Lace is very feminine. Of course the cornflower can be used for either. In the sample card, we have embossed the 3 flowers on decorative scrapbooking paper with clear ink and red embossing powder -- a combination you may not have thought would look great with these flowers, but it DOES! We then stamped the "thinking of you (411B) again with the clear ink and green powder on vellum, added brads and layered. Quick, easy and WOW!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oh Boy--Oh Boy--Oh Boy!

I'm so excited to be able to talk to all of you! This is my first experience with a blog and hopefully I will actually know what I'm doing when my instructor is not with me.

I would like to use this as a way of letting you know all of the fun stuff that happens to Stacy--with her travels, her teaching and just life in general.

I'm here in Virginia with Angela from Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston and I've come to do some demos for her and her charming little shop tomorrow. So as we are here having dinner in her home with her husband and her two lovely boys, she was telling me about her blog and did I have one. Duh--the answer was no. So Angela said, "Well, let's start you one." And here we are up in my bedroom for the night starting the blog.

If I can figure out had to add pictures, I will be able to show you some of the card ideas that we're doing, some of the places where I'll be, and we can also share your ideas and your cards with other viewers--that is, if anybody ever looks at this other than me.

The card that is posted here was done by Angela (in a class taught by Laura - card designer) with Copic markers and Spica glitter pens. (I know you'll find this hard to believe, but they actually used a "thank you" that was not Stacy Stamps, so we covered it up with my business card. HaHaHa.) When I get back from Angela's, I'll tell you all about the demos and post some of the cards that we did.