Friend Katherine invited me to go with her to make cards. Well, that fit right in with all the mixed media stuff I’ve been doing, so away we went. It was fun to be the student instead of the teacher, and I learned a lot.
If you scrapbook, etc., you probably know about Stamping’ Up products. Mary Anne Grimmer is an independent demonstrater which means that she sets up things like workshops in her home/business studio and special parties in your home for you and your friends. We went to her current studio in Providence Plantation and played with her stuff—and some other nice friends of hers. Katherine, who works at PHS near there, likes to go to the 4:00 workshop straight from school. Mary Anne has this kind of workshop set up so you don’t even have to think if you don’t want to. Thinking, and independent creativity, is allowed, however.
Our goal was to recreate four cards that she had designed using materials just released that day for the new business year. New colors and patterns and stamps and stuff. I Don’t Cut and Paste very well, but Mary Anne was there to hold my hand as needed, and she gave me some great tips for the future. My stamping looks so much better.
The nice thing about the set up was that I could change the card to say whatever I wanted. It didn’t have to have a birthday card. Katherine insisted that I also add something to the envelope to connect it with the card which was a great idea.
Mary Anne even let us take pictures of some of the other cards and layouts she has recently done with other groups. So many ideas —- I want to incorporate some of this into some bookmaking.
If you are interested in any of this—I mean it was 4 lovely cards to make and a load of good food to eat for only $10.00. (I gave Meghan one card before I photographed it.) — you can contact me or go straight to Mary Anne at http://www.mag.stampinup.net or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh, there was absolutely no pressure to buy anything else!