That's Smashing Darling!
I Am Not a Lazy Stamper...

Another One Bites the Dust!

I think that was what Rhonda said as we hugged good-bye and patted each other on the back for another event over and done with.

Today was our first ever Summer Smash Stamping Bash, oh we have done tons of events, but this was the first one we have held in the summer other then the Stamp & Scrap Universities that we retired.

I think everyone had fun, let's see do these girls look like they are having fun? It's hard to tell as they are concentrating!

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Summer smash projects 002 copy How about these gals?



Summer smash projects 003 copy I think these gals were having the best fun...



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or maybe these girls?

Actually I think everyone had fun, and they enjoyed making their projects. Plus a lot of time these events are the only time some of these girls get to see each other.

When everyone arrived they had their blotter sheets at their places with a few of their goodies, and then they collected their bags at the door.

Summer smash projects 009 copyAt each place setting, we had a water bottle for everyone with a little Countrytime Lemonade in it...gotta keep up their strength and that was to wash down all the chocolate that was in the center of the tables.

I just used the 20 year SU! sizzix die to make a little emblem to put on the front of the bottle hanger thingie.



Now yesterday I showed you one of the projects, and that was actually a frame, a few of you asked me if it was a card. I picked these up at Target a while ago.  I see things, and snag them and then they end up getting used later at a class or an event.

Summer smash projects 005 copy Rhonda and I were shopping for the Summer Smash one day (looking for CD cases) and we went into Joannes and found these cute tins.  Of course we must have got them before anyone else in the world cause we did not see them anywhere else to get an idea of what to do with them.  It is so much easier to copy and tweak then to invent the wheel so to speak..but this is what I came up with.

They were perfect for putting in the supplies everyone got that day, their chipboard letters, their buttons, their clips, ribbons, beer caps etc.

The color is very close to the Kiwi Kiss and looked great with the Muirfield pack of paper everyone got.  We really lucked out when we found them.



Summer smash projects 008 copy Again, I can't understand why when I take a picture straight down it looks yellow, but this is the top.

We had cut everyone's chipboard ahead of time and then everyone cut their own "B" with their paper.

We went with "B" which could stand for buttons, bling, whatever...we were calling everyone so their name started with a "B" we had Beronica, Bari, Bathy, Bulie....yeah we are a riot!!

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One of the other things they made was a mini book, these are all the rage right now and the Top Note Die made it adorable, and so easy to do.



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This is a page in and my BFF Tracy. My printer ink was low so I did not add many pictures, I need to accessorize more to it, and will do that later, I also would like to add more pages.

We glued the background paper to the designer series paper cardboard that comes with the pack, to add a little heftiness to the dsp.



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Here are our "dates" from Convention, Grant & Brandon. They actually are young enough to be my sons, they are super sweet and I would be proud to have them be my sons. So I can pretend.  But date sounds sexier...yeah I'm a freak!

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This was a fun gift card holder, with my favorite little frog from A Flower for all Seasons.

I am totally gonna make more of these.

We got the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers - I hope the link works. I am a fan club member and I hope that does not mean you can't open it, if you are not.

Summer smash projects 023 copy I think the big wow was the CD Case Photo cube.  I found these on Paper Jewels blog - they are so much fun.  I had a bit of a hard time with the base using the tutorial, I am not very mathematical, so I was like "gee Rhonda, looks like this is your demo" ain't I nice?  So Rhonda made it much easier for everyone to do. 


Summer smash projects 020 copyThese are pics of our trip home to Canada this spring.

This is my Granny and me.



Summer smash projects 019 copy This is me with my Dad and Mum.



Summer smash projects 022 copyThis is the whole fam damily, minus 4.



So don't ya wish you had of been at the event? It was lots of fun, it is great to put these on and see everyone have fun, and it is even better when things are new and they have not see them before. In this old day and age of blogs etc. It is hard to surprise people.

Have a super Sunday, and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs, Di