Monday, May 17, 2010

Workshop Fun & Wink Wink Ink

Happy RAINY DAY Monday to you all!

What a fun weekend I just had!!!  As you know I attended a workshop in Indiana this weekend along with my friend, Carol Smuts.  We arrived back home around 5 PM last evening and after getting the car unpacked, I headed out the door to get the grass cut before today's predicted rains came through ... and raining it is!!  Guess that means I will have to stay INDOORS and PLAY with my new "stuff" I bought at Joan's Gardens over the weekend.

Selma Stevenson from Washington was our workshop hostess (along with Joan) ... WOW, what a talented and sweet lady!  I was glad I went out early and had some extra time to enjoy the company of Joan & Selma. The projects we made were awesome and so much fun!!  I can't wait to make more of these boxes ... isn't it beautiful!  And so easy too!  

This is Webster's Pages designer paper & lace trim.  All products used are available at Joans Gardens.  

The other two projects we made at the work shop are this cute little "Cherry Picking Girl" and beautiful "Shadow Box Card".

My photographing ready don't do these projects justice!  There is so much dimension and detail that the photo just doesn't pick up ... but you can imagine how sweet these projects are IRL.

There were 25 ladies at the workshop ... some friends I had made in the past at Joan's Workshops and some NEW friends which I hope to see again at future workshops/get togethers.  It was a little snug but Joan was able to keep us all in one area and we had a GREAT time!  Joan & her husband, Jon are such wonderful hosts and I can't thank them enough for all their kindness!

The ladies decided Joan should schedule another workshop while we were all there and could decide on a good date.  The next one will be on August 28th and I hope to attend and link up with many of these lovely, fun-loving ladies again.

Also on Monday I like to share with you my *Wink *Wink Ink Design Team card.  Today I was really working "outside the box" with these adorable "Outer Space" and "Little Green Man" images.

All images are from the *Wink *Wink Ink store with the exception of the sentiment which is from Inky Impressions.   To save time, I have used the PRE-COLORED images for today's card.  That's one of the wonderful benefits of these fun *Wink *Wink Ink sets.  You  not only get the image you can color to your personal preference ... but you get a pre-colored version that all you have to do is print and create!

Please be sure to pop on over to *Wink *Wink Ink ... Melanie has created some new FANTASTIC images you don't want to miss and don't forget, today is the last day to get YOUR IDEA submitted for next month's challenge.  You could be the winner of  a 30% off coupon for *Wink *Wink Ink and you will get your card using YOUR idea posted on our blog right along with our DT's cards!

May's challenge continues through MAY 24th and we would LOVE to have you join us!!  You can check out all the details HERE!

Guess I'd better get something done around here!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope your day is filled with joy & laughter!!



  1. Phew - that was a long post!
    Lovely works of art hun - glad you enjoyed the workshop weekend. Looks like it was fun!
    Wish I could have come too - bit too far for me though - LOL
    Have a great day, even if it is wet. Glorious sunshine here for a change!
    Teri xx

  2. Tee Hee - I KNOW these people too! Great post. Love it. Did you know that I am one of the co-founders of JUGS (Just Us Girls)and Wink Wink Ink is going to be a sponsor for us first week of JUne so I'll get a chance to try out one of her images. Good to get to know you!

  3. It's raining here to YUCK! Doesn't do much to get the creative juices flowing!!

  4. Oh Dar I am so jealous! Looks like alot of fun!! The projects you made are gorgeous..I would like to start taking some classes soon to.

  5. It certainly looks as though you all had a fabby time! I'm so glad you did, you so deserve it! Those projects are wonderful. Love the pink card with all the dainty white punches.
    Just a fun and wonderful Wink, Wink card this week!
    Kim xXx

  6. WOW! Every single one of those projects is absolutely gorgeous, Darlene! That box especially caught my eye! And I love your alien card! Talk about switching gears! LOL You do great no matter what the style! ;o)

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend that is awesome Darlene!! All your projects are GORGEOUS girl, try and stay dry the next couple of days...LOL!! Hugs!

  8. WOW!! These are all just fantastic!! You lucky gal, Looks like you had a wonderful time..
    Hugs, Linda

  9. Sounds like you had a fabby time, my friend!

    Love all your projects!

    The alien card is too cute! Love how you used it!

  10. Looks like you had a great time, Darlene! Your cards are adorable--great job!

    Glad you beat the rain! We had a bit yesterday, too, with more to come! This has been the strangest weather year for us!

    Hope you have a wonderful night, my friend, and thanks for all your sweet words!

  11. So glad you were able to get away- looks like fun!! Your projects turned out great! I'm with it's always great to have somethings that you don't have to color : )

  12. Darlene it was so wonderful to meet you at the workshop. I am so happy you and Carol were able to go early so I could spend some time to get to know you. Isn't it wonderful the friendships we can develop through stamping. I am so happy you enjoyed the workshop. All your projects are beautiful. I hope I can go back for another workshop and see you again.


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