Yesterday I held my first ever Cards for the Troops Day at my church. I had a great turnout….26 ladies came and worked like crazy stamping over 500 cards in less than 2 hours! It was truly amazing! At this table we have Paulette, Nicole, Holly and Wendy. They were the super fast table and whipped out the cards in no time flat.
This table was all beginners and girls from my church who had never stamped before and they did an awesome job making a ton of Christmas cards!
Here are Sheila, Deb, Bonnie and Niccole. Niccole is in my downline and Sheila, Deb and Bonnie are my customers. They also did a fabulous job!
This is Donna Cunningham (in red) who is another fellow demo in our area and she had all beginner stampers at her table too!
Here are just a few of the many cards we made today. As you can tell from the picture, it is a great way to use up lots of retired papers!
There were about 15 or so different cards and we made between 20-50 of each one. I have to give a big THANK YOU to one of my downline (Melissa Carr) who couldn't come but sent in 5 different projects for the girls to make today. Also thanks to Niccole Marshall, Donna Cunningham, Susan Tenczar, and Lynn Wyndham for helping out today. I could not have done it without you!
When I got home, I went through all the cards and bagged them tightly into the biggest box Stampin' Up has and it was filled up to the very top! These will be sent to http://www.fromourhearts.info/ and then they ship them to several different groups of service men and women stationed overseas.
Here is a side view of the box so you can see how big it is. I can barely lift it! I bet it weighs about 40 pounds.
THis is a great card to make for gifts or for those last minute times when you need a card in 5 minutes or less. I love this card because it is so simple but still gorgeous. I recently made about 50 or so of these to gift as gift sets. Everyone loves them. I used the Flores Suaves set and soft suede, razzleberry, and artichoke colors together. This looks even prettier in person.
I am still trying to catch up from being gone all last week on the Stampin Up cruise so my mojo is a little slow getting started. I am already missing being waited on all the time. I could easily get used to that lifestyle.
Here is this week's sketch…….
and here is what I came up with…..
I used the Bella Bleu designer paper and the stamp set Flores Suaves from the Spanish catalog.