I just finished up Day 1 of convention and my head is swimming with lots of stamping ideas as well as business ideas. I'm so glad I decided to come. There were two general sessions today and three classes. Shelli showed one stamping project in the first general session.
It's a beautiful picture frame.
The flower was stamped in Versamark ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. She also embossed the bird and the leaves. She punched out three of the flowers and layered them on top of each other using dimensionals. The white background piece is a piece of Watercolor paper that she cut out with the Big Shot and then embossed using the Chevron Embossing Folder.
Other than that, there really wasn't any stamping during the general sessions. They did show us the new My Digital Studio Two Plus that will be coming out on August 1st. There are 75 new features that are amazing. I can't wait to get it.
I did get the chance to attend a class where there was stamping and I wanted to share a few of those projects with you. Please note that not all of these pictures are the best quality. I'm taking pictures of screens as the presenters are moving. Sometimes they are a little blurry and sometimes the camera man cuts off parts of the projects by zooming in too far.
Anyway, all of these projects were presented by Laura Milligan. She demonstrated lots of different ways to use Stampin' Up!'s fabric.
I thought this bag was absolutely adorable. I will make a tutorial for it once I get home.
Here's a closer look at the flower. She combined both fabric and DSP in the flower for more dimension and texture.
She also used the Petal Cone die and some fabric to make these cute holders for her Paper Snips. Again, I will make a tutorial for these as well. She showed us how to make these by sewing them and also how to make them if you don't sew. I sort of sew, so I'm glad she showed us both ways.
She also made this Christmas mug full of hot chocolate and Biscotti. The belly band is made of fabric and has one of her gorgeous fabric flowers on it. Yes, I'll show you how to make these too.
She did the same thing using a different fabric and turned it into a "Get Well" mug full of cough drops, chapstick, and some tissues. I absolutely loved her presentation. That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with more pictures and updates from Convention. Thanks for stopping by!