Monday, March 23, 2009

Scatter Sunshine and Stamp New England Recap

Oh My Goodness...I had SUCH a wonderful time at Stamp New England this past weekend. It was like a big stamping reunion, only I hadn't actually met most of the attendees before. And, talk about a room full of talent too! You should have seen all the prizes...it was INSANE! More on that in a bit though. 

I decided to use one of my prizes and make a card last evening. Hubby couldn't believe I still wanted to stamp after being at a stamping event on Friday and Saturday...he clearly doesn't get it! LOL!!!

The layout for this card is from Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #10. The image is from The Cat's Pajamas (I won a fabulous prize basket from them, which included the ribbon and plastic ribbon slide too...I'll show you the whole prize in a minute) and it's stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. I coloured it with copics, cut it out, then added a second flower for some dimension. I used my E49 marker to make little dots in the center of the sunflower. 

I used papers from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow collection...I just LOVE that paper pack! I also used really rust and chocolate chip cardstock for the layers. The sentiment is stamped with black Stazon onto a button slide. I added some Tiny Twinkles to the center of the flowers. 

Now onto all the goodies I came home with. Seriously...I must have had horseshoes around me the entire time, cause I was a VERY lucky girl! I'll start by saying there were more than enough prizes for everyone to go home with at least one. The event sponsors were so generous...it was crazy!

First I won this prize from Unity Stamps. Woo Hoo...my first Unity Stamps!!!
Next I won this fabulous basket full of stamps from Odd Bird Planet. I won this one because of my name tag...how lucky am I that enough people loved my name tag and thought I deserved the prize!!!! I really tried to make my name tag a reflection of me...the colours are pink, green and brown. There's a bird (from Stamping Bella), and a flower, and PLENTY of bling! LOL! 
As the day was drawing to a close on Saturday, I was on my computer, literally filling my shopping cart with Poochie images from The Cat's Pajamas (I've been wanting some for the longest time), when my name was drawn AGAIN and I won this fabulous gift basket from The Cat's Pajamas. Holy Moly!!! So I used the Scatter Sunshine image from one of the sets for my card. 
In addition to all these great prizes, this adorable package from Emma's Paperie was waiting for each of us in our rooms. It's filled with flowers, ribbon, glitter and chocolate.
I also received this darling little backpack, hand stamped by Julia Aston.
AND Papertrey Ink gave everyone an entire stamp set, Life, to use during Lauren Meader's class...wow!
I KNOW I'm forgetting some other things too. Isn't it terrible when you can't remember all the gifts you got? It really was like Christmas day!!! So you can see...between Joanne and myself, the car was packed on the way home! I don't have the other class projects to show you yet...I didn't quite get them finished cause I was a little chatty. {{{grin}}} But, I'm sure you'll see the projects on other people's blogs.   :)

I like to give a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful sponsors, the fabulous organizers and instructors, and to all the attendees who made the event so much fun! Cheers...to SNE!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen 

13 comments:

Kim said...

Love your card - just darling! And I didn't know you had won Unity stamps...hummm...I should have tried to sneak those in my bag before you left! LOL!

Thank you for coming to the event and for your wonderful class on Friday night - it was a blast!!

Leslie said...

Your name tag is outstanding, so it's no wonder you won. Love the little backpack Julia made you and love the pink wheelbarrow your Cat's Pajamas prize came in! Sounds like you had a fab w/e and man, did you score! Oh, almost forgot the card you made - love it too! :)

Sonia said...

Wowsers, that's an awesome bunch of prizes you've won!

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!!

Love your card! Is that using the different copic colouring technique?

Next time, pack me in an extra suitcase and I'll come with. I won't take much space, and you only need to throw me a few crumbs and water once in a blue moon. ;oP

Miche said...

Holy Moly....talk about prizes!!! Sounds like you had a fabulous time! Your card is beautiful...can't wait to see what you come up with using all your other goodies....I love the backpack you got too!!!

Beth Norman said...

You've got to be kidding. I've never seen someone with a horseshoe around their neck like you. How exciting. Congratulations!

Jenn said...

Wow!!! That is alot of goodies! ;D Your nametag is darling and your card is super adorable. I love the popped up flower on your card! ;D

Joanne B. said...

Great post! Had SO much fun with you. LOVE the TCP card!

Linda Crowder said...

I really enjoy your blog. I recently found it and I must say you have some luck! Good for you! I love your card today, as it is so "sunny". We have 75 degrees tonight and I was just thinking of sunflowers and starting my morning glory seeds tomorrow, etc. and then I opened your newsletter and this card really set me up for gardening. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Aston said...

Yikes! look at all the prizes you won - I knew I shouldn't have left!!! (but Julie said there are some for me coming in the mail!) It was SO great meeting you Karen! Love your beautiful card with the cute snail - what wonderful coloring you do!!

Karen Giron said...

Wowzers! Look at all that loot!! We need a Stamp the Wild West or something out here... Love you card today, it's so sweet.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Sounds like you had a blast and got absolutely spoiled! (which you TOTALLY deserve!). Maybe if they do it next year, I'll come stay with you and go to SNE too!

Wendy said...

You did get lots of stuff! Wow! It is like the cruise all over again!

Christine said...

Congrats on all your wins! I know you'll put them all to good use! I LOVE the worm on this card - so cute!
Thanks for sharing,
Christine aka The Stampin' Ninja