When Shelli, CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up!, and her daughter Sara get together to stamp on stage at a Stampin' Up! event, you never know quite what to expect---beyond great stamping that is. This year was no exception.
There were two FUNNIES.
First, after chatting with the audience, and showing us their skirts:
and then revealing that their skirts could actually double as Christmas Tree Skirts:
(continuing my sentence from before the photos) they went around the work table to sit down. Sara sat first, and, I forget the comments, but Shelli was going for the same chair so just sat on Sara's lap. This was a totally unscripted move.
And she stayed there as she (Shelli) demonstrated a project. When Shelli came back on stage after lunch she revealed that many (newcomers) in the audience did not realize they were mother and daughter and couldn't understand why Shelli would sit on Sara's lap. The audience got its second huge roar of laughter. First roar of laughter was the original event.
Second funny was as they were demonstrating a cute card, showing how you could use fabric as ribbon, add a Pop-Up Glue Dot and cover it with Red Chunky Essentials Glitter.
Total embarrassment!!!! They found out from the audience as well as off-stage prompters that we no longer carry the Pop-Up Glue Dots. Hysterical!
I will be showing you how they made their various ribbon embellishments in the next months. First I have to get my fabric and practice!
A final holiday project: embellishing a plain brown wrapped gift package with a wide strip (8" or so) of fabric and an awesome tag.
Both the how-to for the fabric swatch and the tag will be coming up in the next few months.
And many thanks to my friend and fellow stamper, Patty Bennett, for allowing me to lift the skirt photos from her blog: www.pattystamps.com
Tomorrow, some more swap cards. They are just so awesome I have to share them. I'm holding some back that I will be basing later classes on. In the meantime, consider getting some of Stampin' Up!'s new fabric offerings. They aren't only for Christmas. While you're at it, check out the new Big Designer Buttons, p. 17, Holiday Mini Catalog. This fabric is going to offer so many fun avenues of creativity. Click on my signature below to "shop now".