We had a great time on Friday night at Cyndie's house with a combined Ink It Up! and Song of My Heart Stampers meeting. We just barely fit, but it was fun! This is her beautiful stamp room--don't you just love how she has the clothesline strung up? Clever girl! Thanks for hosting, Cyndie!
We had three Make N Takes, provided by Jessica, Patti and myself. Mine was a Shabby Chic version of the Big Shot corkboard shown here, using the new Sweet Pea DSP stack and the other two were cute valentines using the glittered DSP Sending Love.
I'm going to do a whole post on Julie's amazing composition notepad purse and the fantastic, clever addition to made to a project she saw online.
Jessica had some fun games, door prizes, and a business-knowledge quiz for us. We had to guess what product was in each of the ten numbered brown paper bags, just by feel. Then I got up and gabbed everyone's leg off about Leadership. I went chronologically through the event from soup to nuts, and I hope I gave everyone a little taste of how incredibly fun it is to go to a Stampin' Up convention. After that pep talk, we are rearin' to go to Regionals in April. Ginger (who took all these fabulous photos of the evening) promised she would organize a chartered bus again!
As always, a highlight of the meeting (besides swapping) is getting to see all the amazing stuff people brought to show, like this Love Banner by Jessica, made from the new chipboard Board Books in the Occasions Mini. WOW! I'll be making several posts focusing on different projects from the meeting, so stay tuned! And be sure to ask me how YOU can join the fun and come to our next group meeting!