Sunday, August 29, 2010

August Workshop

Yesterday was our August Workshop.  It was an absolutely a gorgeous day outside and inside as well.
Sixteen ladies and two men attended the workshop.  The men ate the food, and teased the gals, but
we just couldn't get them to stamp.  Of course, Jon was in on that as well.

As I mentioned before Darlene, came early and helped me get ready.  What a blessing she was to me!!!
Cathy and Brad arrived from Wisconsin Friday evening and helped us finalize thing Saturday morning. Everyone pitched in and made things so much easier on Jon and I.

Both Darlene and Barb Schram did demos showing the gals great ideas on making some gifts.
Darlene showed how to make an adorable box that holds cards and envelopes.  Barb made white chocolate
covered popcorn and then showed us different ideas on packaging.  Both were awesome and the popcorn was yummy.,

Next, I showed ideas using some of the new things I learned to do at CHA.  I gave tips using the Grunge paper, show how to use the Distress Inks, Martha Stewart Edger punch and The Heartfelt Creation Dies.

Then gals started on the three projects we had ready for them.  Everyone seemed to enjoy the day.
Lunch was wonderful as usual!  Great cooks in this group of ladies.
Lots of free stamps were given away to lucky winners, compliments of Heartfelt Creations and JustRite.

I will be adding pictures of the projects  later as the guys are working on some electrical stuff and will be shutting off our electricity.

Bottom row - Colleen, Penny, Gretchen, Etta, and Cheryl
Middle Row- Kelly, Joan (me) Jo, Stephanie, Darlene, Maggie
Back Row- Diane, Cathy, Barb, Vickie, JoAnn

Mom came out in the afternoon to spend some time with the girls. 


Colleen said...

It sounds like your workshop was wonderful! I'm so happy for you.

Glenda said...

It sounds like a wonderful time. I wish I was closer!

cgargus said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Your mom looks great!! I'm so happy for you!

Stephanie said...

Had a wonderful time yesterday at the workshop! Met lots of creative people and learned some great new techniques! Hope to see you in October!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Joan, it looks like a fun group of ladies (where's those men?) and I know all had a ball! Wish I was closer!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Great pictures Joan! Looks like you all had a wonderful time, so happy your workshop was a huge success!!

Darlene said...

Joan ... I was SO happy to be able to come lend you a hand getting ready for the workshop ... what a wonderful time I had and how great was it to see the ladies again that I only get to see when I come to your house! Bless you for your kind heart & generosity!! Looking forward to doing it again in October!!