Mar 19, 2008

*Party Hearty* Set - Sneak Preview from Oakland Regional

Here is a sneak preview of one of the Fall 2008 sets called *Party Hearty*:

Mar 18, 2008

*So Much* Stamp Set - Oakland Regionals

*Live Your Dream* Stamp Set - Oakland Regionals

Favorite Cards on Display - Oakland Regional

Here are some of my favorite cards from the displays:

Home Decor by Jaron - Oakland Regional

Jaron Winder made these cool CD hanging signs and showed us how to do it, step-by-step -- he used old CD's which he covered with designer paper and chipboard. The Crop-a-dile is perfect for punching through so many layers:

Workshop WOW - Explosion Box + Various Gift Items from Scrappin' kit - Oakland Regional

All of these items were made using the Simply Scrappin' *Crew Kids - Girl* Scrapbooking kit. You really get a lot of bang for your buck with these kits! :

The blank clipboard, covered with designer paper:

Gift items:

Workshop WOWs Stamping with Glitter - Oakland Regional

Then we learned how to glitter-ize everything with the versamark pad and heat-n-stick powder. You can use glitter with just about any rubber stamp. Look at how pretty and shimmering!:

Workshop WOWs Spinner Cards - Oakland Regional

The workshop WOWs were different for Friday and Saturday. On Friday we learned how to make these spinner cards made with pennies and the word window punch.

Isn't this one so cute? The little sheep spins round and round!

Sidelines & Sideshow, um....

OK, so here I am with my sideline (actually, to be more accurate, my stampin' up *aunt*) Stefanie! She's my upline's upline's downline (my upline Brenda's sideline). It was my first time meeting her in person although we had previously emailed and even swapped stuff in the past. Friday didn't have nearly as many attendees as Saturday so everyone was spread out. The two of us had a table all to ourselves! We did a lot of good swapping too!

And of course, the highlight of our day was Jaron Winder!!!! It wouldn't be a real Stampin' Up event without Jaron. No, he's not a sideshow freak but he certainly loves to attract attention, laughs, and heckles as if he were! He kept the jokes coming and had us laughing and laughing! At him, or with him (I couldn't tell at times!), but he certainly kept us entertained!