I hosted a Stampin' Up! demonstrator event yesterday called Stamp-4-Fun; I do it once every quarter for my downline the Artful*Inkers and assorted demonstrator friends I've gotten to know through attending Regionals, Leadership, Convention, Stampin' Palooza, and through chatting online on demonstrator-only groups. (Hey, if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like to be on the mailing list for the next one in April, send me your email address!)
Anyway, back to yesterday ... eighteen of us braved the cold and snowy day to get together for a great presentation by two demos who just got back from the Leadership Conference in Nashville, followed by a delicious lunch catered by the cafeteria staff at ARC Industries (mmmm, that roasted veggie soup was delicious, ladies!) and then we stamped the afternoon away! I can't think of a better way to spend a wintry Saturday, can you?
So where do the shoeboxes come into the picture? Well, each one of us designed a card at home, cut up enough kits for everyone to make, and packed all the necessary tools, stamps and kits into ... you guessed it, a shoebox! (or plastic tub, crate, stack-and-store, basket, whatever) and brought them on Saturday. Then we just moved from shoebox to shoebox to make each card while we chatted and visited with old friends and new!
And what did we end up with? OMG, what a bunch of talented gals they all are! I LOVE every single project we got to make - seriously! I started to take photos of a few to share here, but I couldn't bring myself to leave a single one out, lol.
Sooo, here are the first six that I randomly pulled from the pile .. I'll post another six tomorrow and the final five on Tuesday. (PS- I can't remember who designed each card, so to be fair and give due credit to everyone, I'll list ALL of the creative gals' names in Tuesday's post)