Saturday, April 17, 2010

Week in Review - April 17

This has been a super crazy week. I've been preparing for my dissertation defense which is scheduled for this coming Thursday at 10:45. I'm excited but very nervous. I have four people on my committee and I know that one friend will be there for sure, another is trying to make it, and my husband will be there. I hope I don't embarrass myself!

The week at work was very long and hard. I'm sure glad that one is over! That's about all I can say about that.

On Tuesday of this week, I went to my upline's monthly meeting where we learn techniques and make things. We make three projects each month. There is always a technique that we learn and usually a card and a 3-D item. This month we made two 3-D items.

The first project I'm showing is the notepad we made. Inside is a junior legal pad. The project features the new Awash with Flowers set. This is a special deal from Stampin' Up. If you hostess a workshop of $350 this month, you can earn the set for FREE this month only as a sneak preview. The set will be one of the new ones featured in the 2010-2011 catalog that comes out in July.

The next item was a heated Big Shot flower. I used the scallop circle die and the scallop circles #2 die. I think the spring colors are very cute. Now I just need a spring cardigan in a certainly celery or mambo melon color. What do you think?

My favorite project of the night was featured by Julia Lassiter, one of my sidelines. She doesn't have a blog, but she got the technique from Julie Williams' blog. These are the most beautiful, gorgeous, amazing flowers you have ever seen. I'm going to spend some time working on these this afternoon. Isn't this fabulous? It's paper! I think it looks like a sugar flower from a cake. The paper is so saffron and it is sponged with regal rose. Expect to see some projects using these flowers soon!

1 comment:

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wihing you well with your dissertation results. Love these flowers and have seen them but not tried yet. I will look for you on Stampin Connection. Take care and good luck!