I hosted my Maine Stampers Team monthly meeting on Sunday and everyone was excited to see the projects everyone had made with products from Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.  Unfortunately, taking pictures totally escaped my mine as we all were amazed at all the different ideas. Dallas brought a great Christmas card she had designed and told us it could be used for all holidays and we started seeing all the holiday possibilities. I will ask her to send e-mail a picture or dropp off the card so I can post it for you.  Pat brought a great Valentine Bendi card and I will share it if I can get a photo of it. There were lots more including a container step box (I believe that is what it is called) that Bethany made, plus lots more.

Now I will share photos of what we made at the meeting:

Stampin' Up! Lotus Blossom Sale-a-bration stamp set, card created by Jeannine Tarrio

First, above is a birthday card using the free Sale-a-bration Lotus Blossom Stamp set (see page 7 of SAB brochure) and Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Lotus Blossom is a 3-step flower stamp!!  It is awesome and I am definite glad I chose it as my first free item, and  no, I did not stop with one free one.

Next is a Birthday gift card holder using the Balloon Bash stamp set (page 13 of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions catalog), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies (on page 9 Occasions catalog), and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure (see page 4).

Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies Gift Card Holde Jeannine Tarrio Demonstrator and Team Leader

Picture of Mini Treat Bag gift card holder and insert.

Stampin' Up! Maine Demonstrator Jeannine Tarrio leader of Maine Stamper Team

Last I did a demo  of the Bokeh technique:

Bokeh Technique background Jeanine Tarrio Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I went through every step and gave everyone a template so they could go home and create their own Bokeh background.
The card below is a finished card with the Bokeh background. The background is more muted than the technique card above.  Each look is different depending on the ink and pressure you use when applying the background colors and how wet your Whisper White Craft Ink pad is.  The drier the ink pad the more muted the color and design.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics Bundle, Bokeh Technique background Jeannine Tarrio



Stay tuned for more Stampin' Up! fun tomorrow.