I went to a lovely, fun day of Stampin' & Sharing with Liz Thayer, a 14-year Stampin' Up veteran demonstrator. Liz is a font of cardmaking knowledge, especially using Stampin' Up products, and when attending any of her classes or special events, it is always stupendous learning experience and a jolly good time! As expected, Liz did not disappoint! She just returned from convention, and it was a day full of sharing new ideas and tips to make cardmaking easier and a how-to discussion of the Faux Patina technique. This is a technique that I am familiar with and have tried once on a card about a year ago, but still feel basically an amateur! I loved Liz' color combination to achieve her rich patina. We also got to make three cards using products in the new catalog.
At the close of the day, when I went to pay for the class, what did find. . . I came with an empty wallet, and I never carry my checkbook! But, blessings to Liz, who glossed over my mistake with her warm and fun-loving personality, making me feel less of an idiot. As Liz did not allow this wonderful day to be ruined for me in embarrassment, I wanted to send her a card and a refreshing Starbucks gift card in thanks (along with her payment, of course)! It was time to get out my cardmaking tools and get busy. I decided to color the Magnolia stamp, "Traveling Tilda," and send her on her way with trunk loads full of thanks. Here is my finished card, I hope Liz likes little Tilda's visit! (Credit is given to my sister, Heidi Gonzales---my lil' scrap corner---for her original card design).
Recipe: Magnolia stamp: Traveling Tilda, Stacked Luggage. Copic markers. Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip. MFT "At the Movies" Ticket stamp/die. Computer-made Sentiment. Papers: MME So Sophie-Charming; Bazzill-Intense Teal; Paper Arts Kraft. Ribbon: stash.