Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Yup, I finally hosted my first workshop!  My husband's aunt, Susan, hosted the party with her workmates.  It was a blast!  I was nervous, stayed up way too late making the projects and got no sales, but overall, it was a fun and great learning experience for me.  There were 8 ladies, one brought her daughter.  I know they were lured to Susan's house because of her fabulous cocktails....and they were FABULOUS...but why not learn to make a card too?  Well they did and we had a great time.  I did not take pics of the projects, but suffice it to say they were two simple cards.  I showed them stepped up versions.  But, here are the gifts I made:

Hostess gift: card portfolio

Card portfolio, open

Beyond the Garden DSP, Summer Mini 2011

The card portfolio features products from the Summer Mini 2011: Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper and Happy Thoughts stamp set.

Those products are FABULOUS...if you haven't gotten them...GET THEM NOW!! 

I CASEd this idea from Mickey Roberts with minor changes.  Her idea came right on time...I was agonizing on what to make.  When I saw her samples, I thought it was a GREAT way to feature the products.  Check out Mickey's blog!

I don't have the thank you gift uploaded yet, but I will post it tomorrow.  Come back and see me!



  1. Way to go Cathy! I'm sure you had oodles of fun, and you're right about the cocktails: a great draw to the event! I love, love, love your envelope embellishment! And your cutting is absolutely perfect! Tell me something when you have time, please. Did you use 12 x 12 cardstock to create the folder? I hope so because I have a ton of it and would like to create several gifts like these. I just opened my schedule up to more workshops and these are just perfect! Thanks for sharing, Celia

  2. Awesome portfolio Cathy. I got here by clicking on Buffy's link she provided on the discussion segment. I also visit Mickey's blog regularly. Welcome to Stampin Up and even if you did not have any sales for your first workshop, you made those vital connections.