Hello Stampers! Man have I ever been busy lately! Why does it seem like when it rains, it pours? Yesturday was my girl's last day of school, my last day of work, and my annual Hostess Appreciation Party!
For my Hostess Appreciation Party, I really enjoyed pampering my hostesses! However, I totally forgot to take any pictures! They got to make a card and play with all of the new 2012 - 2014 in-colors! Which that means they got to use the new stamp pads!
At first, I wasn't too sure of these new colors, but after we made this card, I love them! We used the Raining Flowers stamp set for this card. We stamped the flower twice, and cut the middle out of the second one. It is popped up with dimensionals and then a pearl jewel placed on top! How fun is that??? Nearly everyone commented that they loved the new stamp pads, and one even said she was going to replace all of her stamp pads with the new ones and give her old ones to her granddaughter!!!
What is the difference in the new stamp pads you ask? They are made of foam and they ink up the stamp so much nicer and easier. You don't have to tap down hard and twist the stamp to get a good coverage. Just wait until you try them, you will understand!
The other card that we made last night was this fun card!
I have seen this double embossing folder technique on a couple of blogs, so I decided I needed to give it a try! I like to pamper my hostesses by having them make cards we wouldn't normally make in classes or clubs! I think this card just turned out beautiful, and they got to pick which color they wanted for their ribbon and card!
Since my Hostess Appreciation Party was called Chick's and Chocolate, we had chocolate cookies, chocolate pound cake, and chocolate candies! Plus everyone got to go home with a chocolate cupcake in a jar, plus the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!!
On a personal note, yesturday was the last day of high school for my daughter Casie! I can't believe how fast these four years have gone! See what our neighbor gave her to celebrate her last day:
Contact me today to schedule your private class with your family and friends so you can come to the next Hostess Appreciation Party!