Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fabulously Fun Flourishes Week-end

What a fun and fabulous week-end we had with Flourishes at their first ever Stamper's Dream "retreat". I would encourage any of you who can attend the next one to do so. We had the privilege of being taught by Becca Feeken (Amazing Paper Grace), Faith Hofrichter (Stampin' with Markie's Mom) and Jan Marie Caruso....#1 Flourish herself. We also did projects put together by Julie Koerber (Out to Impress), Latisha Yoast (A Busy Little Craftee Bee), Laura Fredricksen (Snapnextras) and Linda Duke (Linda's Works of Heart). The final session was a mini workshop by Marianne Walker (I Like Markers) who was here to teach the Copic Certification Class on Monday that most of us attended. Thank you all, ladies. What gorgeous projects you created for us to do! We were fed sumptuously and spoiled with goodies from the Flourishes store. We got to meet Latisha Yoast and Lauren Pope, the designer of the new Birthday Celebrations set. The card designed for the class by Linda Duke and Jan Marie was similar to this one I did, although it of course featured one of Flourishes stamps. We were all given a 6 x 6 pad of Basic Grey's Urban Prairie and I LOVE this paper, so I used it and the basic design to do my granddaughter's first birthday card. I meant to do the bow with the technique that Becca taught us, but I forgot an obvious step. Oh well, it's in the mail so it will just have to be fine for this card. I did use the Happy Birthday sentiment from Flourishes new Birthday Celebrations set inside the card. The raised, cut-out scallop was a technique Jan Marie showed us. I love this style of card with the lace border. I'll have more to share with you from our fab week-end. I'm thankful I was able to attend and now I need to put to use what I learned. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're all having a wonderful week.