Monday, February 8, 2010

What a Wonderful Way to Spend a Saturday

Last Saturday was my Demonstrator 2010 Wedding Workshop and boy it was so much fun. My workshop was limited to 8 people, I wanted to ensure that there was enough room for everyone and that I was able to help everyone. I also offered a To-Go Kit for those who could not attend either because they had other plans or because it was to far to travel.

We opened with a brief talk about the designs I did, if there were any challenges that need to be explained, where I got my fonts, envelopes, how I advertised, and what the benefits and prices that I charged. We also went around the group and introduced ourselves, how long we had been demonstrating for and how we were introduced to Stampin' Up. I myself don't like doing this but I think it is a good way to network, break the ice and well frankly get to know people better.

I had 4 tables set-up with 2 people per table, each table had a different design and when you finished one you moved onto the next table.

I offered a homemade lunch that included:
  1. Tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and basil with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  2. Home made Chicken Lasagna Alfredo (so yummy)
  3. Caesar Salad
  4. Desert (chocolate mousse cake)
  5. Coffee and Tea

Ending with a chocolate fondue with fresh fruit yummmmmmmm

I would like to thank all the ladies who attended, they were so much fun and even cleaned up everything that all I had to do was take down the table. So sweet! I hope they enjoyed themselves as much as I did.

I would also like to send a special thank you too my wonderful husband who as always lends a hand without any grumbling and is so willing to help no matter what. To Heather who kept me on track, both with cutting and ensuring that everything would be fine and especially for being such a good friend. And last but certainly not least to Chelsey Draycott, who took her Saturday to help me with what every I needed, took the following fantastic shots and was and is the daughter I never had. Your a fantastic young women and I am glad that you are my friend.

For those of you who have order the To-Go the first shipment will be going out this week. An e-mail will be sent indicating that they have been sent if you can send me an e-mail indicating the have been received that would be great and I would also welcome any feedback good or bad.

Here are a few images from the workshop and what we created:

Circle Circus Wedding Invitation

Favour Box Using Pillow Box Die from Stampin' Up

Thank you Card, Save-the-Date and Wedding Invitation

Table number, Place Card, Thank You Card, Wedding Invitation, Favour Box,
Save-the-Date, and Menu Card

Elegant Wedding Invitation using Tiny Tags

Save-the-Date, Favour Box / Table Votive, Place Card and Ceremony Program

Wedding Invitation, Save-the-Date and Menu

Vintage Vogue Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation, Wedding Program, Thank You Card, Favour Box, Place Card and Menu

Favour Box, Thank You Card, Wedding Program, Place Card and Wedding Invitation

Wedding Sweet Wedding Invitation

Favour Box, Wedding Invitation and Save-the-Date

Table Number, Thank You Card

This is where I hold my workshops, each Demonstrator got a bag, with all their supplies, a battery tea light and of course chocolate. There were two people per table, to ensure lots of space to spread out.

Jen, Patti and Renee working hard on their invitations.

Renee and I discuss the Stampin' Ups Simply Adorned Jewelry, me thinks Renee might be ordering some on her next order. Sue is working very hard on the Wedding Sweet Invitation and Anna was taking a break from working on the Elegant Wedding Invitation.

Anna showing her beautiful smile looks like she was having a good time!

Pam and Renee are stamping up a storm, Jen is working hard and my proof reader. She was the first to notice that my Wedding Program for the Vintage Vogue Wedding Invitation was upside down, this is what happens when you are putting things together in the wee hours of the morning. That's Patti 's arm her and I were discussing envelopes and the best place to find them for various sizes.

Lunch very yummy

A well deserved break after all their hard work.

If you are interested in ordering a To-Go Kit, please e-mail me at, orders will be sent week of Feb 22 or sooner.

Again thank you ladies you were great, and I hope you had a good time!



Jenn Nusbaum said...

Thank you SO MUCH for a wonderful day! I am so happy that you opened your beautiful house to us and allowed us to make your wonderful designs!

Anna Crossley said...

Really was a fabulous day, and yes, I was definitely having a great time! Loved the projects (breathtaking!), people and your adorable dogs and super fun husband! Thanks again!

stamp empress said...

I had so much fun! Thank-you for the great designs and also - that Chicken Alfredo Lasagna was delish! Please sent me the recipe!!!


Karen said...

Looks like so much fun! You've described it so well and the pictures really capture the great projects and the fun that's going on. Have i told you you're awesome lately? :-)