Today’s first speaker was Lori Bush-Engel from Modern Woodmen of America in Arvada, Colorado. Lori spoke today about reminding us that will day to day and keep in mind that things can change in an instant, so it best to be prepared for what may happen. If you need help with taking charge in planning for what may happen give Lori Bush-Engel a call.

Lori Bush-Engel * Modern Woodmen of America * 303-880-4084 * Lori.Bush-Engel@mwarep.org * www.modern-woodmen.org

 

Our second speaker today was Terry Gore of Stampin’ Up in Golden, Colorado. Today Terry wanted to have us experience what her classes offer. She had three volunteers Dr. Erin Foley, Lori Bush-Engel & Ann Allen make a cute card for Easter.

Volunteers hard at work
Volunteers hard at work

The final card which Terry made this morning for a sample was a little chick, out of yellow card stock with rubber stamping for accents on the wings and feet. The tools required for this project are the Stampin’ Up Big Shot (99.00) to cut out the main body of “the Chick” and the Stampin’ Up large circle scalloped die. When using this you will fold the sheet in half and only run in through to the fold. Then to create the feet you would use the Stampin’ Up small hand punch (16.95) with the small oval die and punch out 6 ovals. Then one each oval you use the sponge dauber with orange ink, the sponge dauber fits on your finger tip, and daub or smudge around the edges. Then you will take the Stampin’ Up small hand punch with the small circle scalloped punch and punch out one circle – then cut it in half to create the chick’s wings. Stampin’ Up offers three different types of gluing your creation together – the Stampin’ Up 2-way glue pen – with it’s chisel tip for easy application in small areas, the Stampin’ up Tombow Multipurpose glue stick – this stick is versatile for very small spaces or covering a large area and the Stampin’ Up Mini Glue Dots – these double sided adhesive dots are perfect for creating a 3-D effects or scrap booking. Once you glue all the pieces on the outside – using a Stampin’ Up stamp – stating your message from the many that they offer on Lucite blocks so you can see exactly where you are placing the message. Each of the volunteers then

Easter Card
Easter Card

 displayed their cards and even those who claim to not be creative came up with wonderful cards!

Chick card creation
Chick card creationEaster Card

Terry also showed us another item that she whipped up this morning, a paper water bucket that was created from a Stampin’ Up template that you can download from the Stampin’ Up site and print out on any printer. Once you cut the shape out it is simply a matter of gluing all of the tabs together.

From start to finish of a Stampin' Up template
From start to finish of a Stampin' Up template

She also spoke to the high quality of the Stampin’ Up paper that she uses for most of her creations and it is thicker and are more stout than those that you can purchase at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. Keep in mind that when you take a class from Terry – you get use all the tools and toys to create cards and home décor with out purchasing them! Give Terry Gore from Stampin’ Up a call to look into taking a class!!

Terry Gore * Stampin’ Up * 303-502-6782 * tlgore@hotmail.com * terryscreativeprocess.blogspot.com