Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Weekend Stampin with Selma

Hey girls - guess what I got to do this weekend!?! My good friend Selma Stevenson came out from Washington state to teach a workshop at Joan's Garden in Indiana. Well I just couldn't pass up a chance to meet Selma for real AND to attend a stampin' workshop as well!!!
First off let me share a few photos...

That's Selma in the foreground with Joan and her husband Jon in the background. They were totally delightful hosts for all of us and Selma was amazing in her projects that she shared with us.

Here we are - the silly ones :-)

Oh I suppose you want to see what we made - right? Well here ya go.

First up is this gorgeous pink shadow box. We used two MS punches (Garden Trellis and Lattice Arch), a CB embossing folder (Victoria), 2 Just Right Stamp sets, the MS Monarch butterfly (doubled) and some nesties to create this beauty. Don't cha just love it??? Well we all did for sure.

Next up we made this adorable little card (the real trick here was to learn how to use OMS with pencils and how to reduce the thickness of the multiple layers to cut down on the weight.)

Selma will post how to do the layering frames when she gets home (maybe next week?). Cute as a button and I always forget to layer the flowers like we did here. I love the dimension and depth it includes. I also forgot how much I love coloring with OMS (almost more than using my Copics sometimes.)

Lastly we made this stunning black box. WOW was all I could say once they were done.

We used a beautiful DP by Webster Pages. (Available from Joan's store)  I chose to focus the top of my box on the butterfly image but if you check Selma's page next week she'll show you the beautiful bird cage option SHE used (from the same paper). This box went together in a snap but it makes a truly lovely gift box. It's a generous 6x6x3 completed size.

Here's the inside of the box (see - the DP was used to decorate the sides and inside as well).


AND here's the inside of the lid...

Isn't that gorgeous. I LOVE this sentiment - Live the life you have imagined!!!

Finally, here's a close up of the flowers on the top... some fabulous mulberry flowers from England... WOW! (Joan also carries these beauties in her store.)

So there you have it - three wonderfully creative projects, a day spent with 26 women all in one good sized room - all of us stampin away the day and breaking bread together as well. Met some other gals from Stamp TV, too (Hi Betty, Hi Darlene, Hi Carol...)

Oh yeah - one last bit of fun for me... Jon has a brand new 2010 Harley so guess who got to go for a ride.... yep - yours truly... THANKS, Jon (and Joan for allowing me to borrow your hubby for a bit).


Loved my ride - what a great time. So - that's all for now - thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoy the projects - they were fun to make and I strongly encourage you to go to something like this if you get a chance. Please also stop by Selma's blog and Joan's store and leave them some love too.

Have a great week. Hugs n smiles,

20 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Such gorgeous projects! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omword! these are all gorgeous. each one prettier than the next!!! not really! they're ALL gorgeous! and sounds like you had a ball! you look fabulous! so? where in chicago do you live - or suburbs? i'm in sandwich!

are you going to the convention at collinsville next month?

GO CUBS!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful projects Pam! How lucky you are to get to spend the day stamping with Selma, oh how I would have loved to been there. I am glad you were able to and it seems you had a wonderful time.

Kathryn B said...

Oh Pam! WOW! What beautiful cards and that gift box you made...I love each one of them! Those flowers rock! and I love how the inside of your box is decorated too! (real classy)

Looks like you had a grand weekend! TFS!

Tina Gilliland said...

HA HA how fun!!!! Great creations!!!!

MarieL said...

I looks like you had twirl of a time. The projects look absolutely gorgeous. I finally sat down today and used my Prismas again. I know how you feel...lololol

Jennie said...

Eeeeks! What fun Pam!!!! Oh, looks like just a fabulous time and those projects...OMGoodness, they are FAB :o) Cool pic on the bike too...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All of these creations are beautiful Pam & you look so relaxed & refreshed! Amazing what some stamping therapy can do :) I am so glad you got away & had some fun - long overdue! As for the motorcycle - now I know where your son gets his daring side from! LOL Thanks for sharing this experience with all of us! When are you coming to Phoenix to attend a private workshop? :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a fun time, Pam! I bet they were wonderful folks to spend time with. So much talent!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Lucky you, Pam, to get to conenct with Selma, Joan and the other ladies! The projects you made are gorgeous! So glad you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey ... I know these folks! LOL!

Hello my new friend!! It was so wonderful to meet you this weekend ... what an awesome time, huh!! Hope you & Selma enjoyed the rest of your time together!! Take care and I'll be poppin' back in to visit again real soon!!

Janice M said...

What gorgous projects! Looks like you had a blast!

catdidit said...

oh wow how FUN pam!! I would so love to meet Selma AND Joan...and many others, I'm jealous! What gorgeous projects you all made too...wowza!! Look at you on that hog! haha!

Anne T said...

Gorgeous projects! They look like so much fun to make. I'm sure you really feel like you've achieved something when you're done. Love the detail on the inside of the box lid!!

wordbird said...

Pam...GORGEOUS projects! I would looooove the opportunity to hang out with both you and Selma! I know you gals are uber talented...and I can tell by your mistevious grins that you must be fun to hang out with as well! ;D Diana Q

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - these are just gorgeous! I am smiling looking at the pics! isnt it fun being with "like minded" silly people LOL!!!
that box with all its detail is just mind blowing!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi pam. :) what fun pics! and it looks like you both had a great time! I love your blog layout. Pretty! and this card is geeeeeeeeeeorgeous!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF looks like you all had a blast...how fun!!! So happy you get to enjoy some quality time with your friend!!!
Your cards and box look gorgeous!!! Love the awesome flowers on your box...fab details!!! Hugs ~S~

Melissa said...

Your talent is outstanding. Thank you for the inspiration!

Sue W said...

OMG I would so love to have been with you for this class!!!
Maybe one day! Your projects look awsome and it all sounds like so much fun!

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