Sunday 9 February 2014

Playing in the warmth---enjoying an Open House!

When it's cold enough to freeze the air around you, what better way to spend an afternoon than with a group of fantastic ladies, being creative and simply enjoying yourself?  That's what we did yesterday during my Open House.

We had one make-n-take, then a little break during which the ladies fuelled up on snacks while I got the table ready for the next make-n-take.  It also gave everyone a chance to have a look at all the new products, both in the Occasions catalogue and on my display tables.  From all the oohs and ahhs, I would say the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper is a real winner.  That and the Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi tape.

This is the first of the make-n-takes.  You've seen the template and sample here already.  Everyone loved the little box.  It certainly makes the versatility of that Scalloped Tag Topper punch evident, especially since I also had samples of tags and cards using it on display.


I didn't get a chance to take photos of everyone's but this still shows them off quite nicely.  The first box is actually the same as the other, but shows the back of the box.  So this box is just as cute going as coming.

Our next make-n-take was a card and showed off that wonderful Hexagon Hive Thinlits die.  You'll remember the Christmas card that I designed around the die here.  Well yesterday's card was nothing but springtime and happiness.  The colours from the Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper were perfect with the Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar.  And the cute image and sentiment from the Crazy Mixed Up Love stamp set was the perfect finishing touch, don't you agree?  Who wouldn't smile, seeing that little bee?

Yes, those tiny hearts were punched out of the Gold Foil Sheets using the heart from the amazing Owl Builder punch.  The wings of the bee were made sparkly using a thin layer of Dazzling Details, of course.  And those adorable little blossoms in the bottom left corner were stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe and then punched, thanks to the brand new Petite Petals Bundle and finished off with a punched out Gold Foil circle.

We had so much fun during the Open House that it felt quite empty when the last people left.  A good time was had by all, we had a chance to laugh and enjoy some creative moments, and Sale-a-bration was officially launched. 

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