Linda Carter, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Sr. Supervisor

Thonotosassa, Florida


Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's a RED HAT Day!!!

The Red Hats came  on Saturday, February 11, 2012 for their "play date" to make a few Valentine cards for their friends and family.  The whole group below is: (front - left to right) Me (Linda) and Abby Gale (puppy), Gabby, Lou, Pam, (back - left to right) Lee, Marcia, Queen Ginny, Shirley, Alice, Gwen, Cathie and Hilde.
The group showed up - in full Red Hat style, had a little meeting to go over details of their upcoming events and then were ready to make some cards.  
Gwen, Gabby, Alice and Shirley are ready to work and excited about making a sweet Valentine for that special someone.
 Marcia shows off her version of a Valentine using Stampin' Up!'s new heart shaped framelits.
Queen Ginny is so proud of finishing her first card!  What a sense of accomplishment each one felt as they finished their projects.
My dear friend, Kristine, busy teaching the techniques to prepare this card.  I am so grateful for Kristine's help when I have larger groups. We had 10 wonderful ladies join us for some fun to make cards and they all seemed to enjoy themselves.
Below - Hildi is pleased with a Valentine for her sweetie - with just enough hearts on it to make her happy.

Red Hat Day - Continued

Everyone made 2 Valentines and 1 general card with a sentiment of their choice.  Here the ladies are showing off their efforts at making the general card using the new Mixed Blossoms set with the Blossom punch.  (Oh my - not sure what I was talking about with my hands waving in the background, but really look a bit silly - - don't I?  Too funny! Smiles!)
Gwen's a "natural" card maker - - she really enjoyed adding her own special twists to all the cards.  This one was especially cool and she made her heart a little more distressed, which added a really cool effect.  Close up of Gwen's card:
Well the class went well and they all seemed to really enjoy themselves.  We will have to do this again soon.  It was the second time several of the ladies had attended the Red Hat Play Date for making cards.  We ended the afternoon with some sweet treats - yummy Red Velvet Valentine cupcakes made by Marcia (sorry - missed getting a pic of those) ... but trust me they were YUMMY!  
I gave each guest a Sweet Valentine treat also ... a pull up candy treat made with a retired set which had Red Hat stamps in it.  I thought they were cute and I think everyone else did also.  

 And a good time was had by all!  I am thankful to Pam Ashley for recommending the Red Hats come to my home for a card class and hope to continue to do this again in the future.  Pam was also a big help for the event on Saturday, which helped it to be a great success.  Thanks again to my helpers for the day, Kristine & Pam and for the excitement of the ladies, which makes it so much fun to offer these classes.  
Happy Stamping!

Getting Ready for Red Hats' Play Date!

Working on projects for the Red Hats play date on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - they will be able to make 2 Valentines and 1 General card.  The projects they made are below:
The first card is a sweet Valentine made using the You're My Type stamp set, with the Hearts embosslits, ribbon punch, and rhinestones, with some Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbons.  Card base and mat where typewriter is stamped is on Naturals Ivory, with mat of Riding Hood Red, and First Edition newspaper print DP. 
The second Valentine was made using the new Heart shaped Framelits to make multiple heart shapes out of Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede.  The stamped image was from the new set, My Heart to Yours - a really nice stamp for remembering days gone by of riding bicycles with your sweetie. 
The general card was made using Blushing Bride paper, ink and pleated ribbon with additional accents of Basic Gray and Basic Black, with a small piece of Twitterpated DP showing a gray and white design.  Everyone got to choose which sentiment best suited them to complete this project.  Looks like I took this pic before I put the bling on it, but each one had a rhinestone in the center of the flower to finish it off.
Each guest received a sweet heart Red Hat treat for attending.  This is a simple treat that when you pull on the ribbon, you pull a candy bar up as your treat.  I loved how these turned out using this old Red Hat set (retired) that I was able to get my hands on and love having it for doing things for this special group of ladies that have come to have a play date at my house twice now.  It is so much fun - for me and for them!!  
Thanks for visiting - Linda