One of the projects we made at Late Night Stampers last week was a little Topiary Tree. I just love it! I think it would be so great to use for a baby shower or a bridal shower - using the colors of the bride (or baby).
The Designer Paper was cut into strips - we were told that she ran the paper through her shredder. What a great idea!! Then we curled the DSP with our bone folder and used a pin to stick them into the styrofoam ball. There were a few flowers scattered around which were made using the Spiral Flower Die.
Wouldn't this look great done in fall colors for Thanksgiving or Christmas colors for December?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Marianne and I went to Salt Lake City several days before convention actually started. The Late Night Stampers group was hosting their Stamp Camp for the 13th year. I had always heard about it but never attended. Unfortunately, I think this will be the last year for it. They booked a block of rooms for the event (and convention) at a discounted rate at the Radisson. As of May 1 (their cancellation date), they had filled almost all of them but as it got closer to convention, people started canceling. I think what happens is that demonstrators book several rooms early in the year hoping their friends and down-lines will want them. When that does not happen, they cancel with no cancellation penalty. So,today we received an email that they were 150 short of the 80% of rooms to fill. When we were in SLC, the head of the group was told she would have to pay $20,000+ to cover her contract. I don't know what the total came to after all was said and done but I am sure it was a hefty amount. I can't imagine coming home to tell my husband I have to cough up that much money!! The event was a lot of fun and we were busy from 8:30 a.m. until about 7 p.m. at night for 3 days. We started at 6 p.m. Sunday night with a welcome party where we each took a handmade gift to exchange. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we were busy doing 3D shoebox items, different projects and winning a bunch of stuff!!
Several times a day, we got to go to the "Give-Away" table and pick an item for free. Plus they drew names several times a day for a large prize give-away. I won the flower Big Shot Die below on the final day!
|Projects and 3D shoebox|
|More 3D shoebox swaps|
|Projects we made|
|Just a portion of what I got for free|
|More of my freebies!|