The Melbourne Heartfelt Stampin' Event yesterday was so much fun! It was fantastic to meet up with friends old and new, and play with some soon to be released new products!
By far, the best thing about attending a Stampin' Up! event is the inspiration! Everywhere you turn there is something else to see....it's better than Christmas! My head is brimming with so many ideas of things I want to make and new techniques to try.....not to mention all the new products in the brand new Annual Catalogue starting on September 1st that I can't wait to get my hands on!
Here is my contribution to the share boards at yesterday's event:
It's called a Kusadama Ball, and I have made a large, medium and small one, and strung it on ribbon for a Christmas decoration. I love it! I really wanted to make a second one for me to keep, but I ran out of time. This one took me a week to complete.....lots of work, but well worth it! It was awesome to hear the oohs and aahs over it once I put it up on the share boards too! Hopefully I have inspired other's to have a go at making one of these :)
A note to my regular class ladies: If you bribe me with LOTS (and by LOTS I really mean LOTS and LOTS and LOTS) of Chocolate (Plain old Cadbury Dairy Milk is great!!), I may give in and agree to let you make this in a class. NO.....I wont be folding all the individual petals for you. YES, It will take more than 1 day. Can you sleep over? That will depend on the volume of chocolate involved in your bribe! Feel free to start bribing as soon as you like!
Now, I am really looking forward to getting my fingers inky again.....
Cardstock: Letters to Santa DSP
Accessories: Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive, Basic Jewels - Rhinestones, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon