Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, July 12, 2010

Open House Fun!!

Hey, I am back! Fixed the issue with uploading pictures to my laptop...hopefully can get things to upload to splitcoaststampers too!

This weekend, I held my new IBC Open House. What fun! Longtime stamping friends came, and I met some new people too! It will be fun to get together again sometime...I need to plan my play dates!!

Funny story...Sunday's time-slot was 1-4 pm. I had 7 of you from 1-3-ish...and you all left within 10 minutes of each other. I settled down in my den... Then Jennifer came by at 3:30! I almost thought she was too late! Apparently I looked a bit dazed and confused! Heehee! Thanks for being patient with me, Jen!

Thanks to Debbie, Elaine, Malynda, Patricia, Gina, Rachel, Taylor, Lauren, Vera, and Jennifer for joining me!! Each of them got to pick from one of these two Make-and-Take cards (make it, take it home!). They also got some good deals on retired goodies, and filled out a scavenger hunt for a chance to win 3 Stampin' Write markers...Congrats to Rachel! Some placed orders on new stuff too, so it was a fun weekend for everyone!

My first card shows off Baja Breeze card stock with the new Elegant Soiree dsp. I added Early Espresso satin ribbon...yummy! The Hostess Level 1 set, Silhouette Sentiments, was stamped in Soft Suede and Baja Breeze on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with the scallop circle punch. I added a bit of sponging and dimensionals to highlight the middle circle.

The second card is so summery, isn't it?? We started with a Wild Wasabi card base, and added Whisper White and Perfect Plum. I used Stampin' write markers in Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi to color the main image of Because I Care, another Hostess Level 1 set. Two brads in Elegant Eggplant, found in the new Regals Collection of brads were added to the corner. The Perfect Plum layer was embossed with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder in my Big Shot. The sentiment is also in wasabi, on whisper white, punch with the large oval, placed on a scallop oval punched out or eggplant patterned paper from the new regals collection. Dimnesionals were added for, well, dimension!

Hope you like these...and hope they inspire you to make something pretty!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. oooh. Your hydrangea is lovely! the colors are gorgeous! Glad the open house went well!

  2. These color combos are so pretty... I can't wait to play with the new In Colors.