I am so excited today because I can finally show you some of my projects I did for Ronda Wade's Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Event. If you are one of Ronda's RubberQueens than you already know how awesome these events are and why they are so popular. Yesterday was no exception, as a matter of fact (and I know I always say this), it was absolutely OVER-THE-TOP!! Ronda's make'n takes were absolutely fabulous, the inspiration stations were all WOWs (so much talent, my jaw was dropping), we had one of the best lunches (all homemade, and sooooo good), great prizes, and Ronda presented how to conduct a workshop with all of her tips (priceless). I am still flying high today from everything I learned and saw yesterday.
My assignment was to do an inspiration table using the "Build A Blossom," stamp set and "Blossoms Petal Punch" from the new "Occasions Mini" catalog. And of course, I just had to throw in the brand new "Fun Blowers Bigz-L" Big Shot Die (I mean, come on, you really can't have the stamp set and punch without the coordinating Big Shot Die now can you). I hope you like some of my projects, but I have to admit my style is the kind of style that you either like (hopefully a lot) or you "would never dream of doing" style. But that is okay, because that is what I love about crafting -- so many different styles and techniques that there is something for everyone. The inspiration tables yesterday were a perfect example of this, as I would have never thought to buy some of those products (as I couldn't see me using them), until I saw what beautiful creations the other ladies prepared (cha-ching!!). I will be showing you these in the next couple of weeks, so be prepared -- these ladies are so talented!!
For Christmas my BFF, in Arizona, gave me these metal Victorian feet for a cabinet and challenged me to make one. Well, I can never resist a challenge, so for one of my event projects, I did a little vintage Victorian cabinet, and here it is:
|Close-up of the left side of the cabinet.|
|Close-up of right side using the new "Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons." (Yes, that is the beautiful new "Rose Red 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon" on the crochet miniature hat.)|
Close-up of the drawers (yes they open and have little treasures in them!). I used the "Matchbox Bigz XL Big Shot Die" and the "Antique Brads."
My buttons jar using the new "Fun Flowers" die for back layer and stamp and punch for the other petals.
This card was a direct CASE from the front of the Occasions Mini, using the "Build a Blossom" stamp set.
One of the four gift note cards (3" x 3") using the stamp set and punch -- very quick and fast.
I want to share with you a quote from Michelle Zindorf's blog update today that I really liked (author unknown):
The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.