Monday, December 29, 2008

Awesome WOW! Presentation

When I went to the SU! Regional, one of the best Wow! presentations of the day was from a demo in Austin named Cyndee Rust. Her stuff was awesome! She only had 5 minutes, but I think it blew the whole crowd away. Since she didn't have that much time, she was kind enough to take people's email addresses and send them the tutorials on how to do the projects. Here is what she showed us (all images courtesy of Cyndee Rust):

This first one is a peppermint patty box (holds two), which she adapted from Rochelle Wick's blog Impressions.

The next thing she showed us was an adorable mini pizza box filled with gift tags adapted from Jen del Muro's blog I{heart}2stamp.

Here is a scallop box with mini tins that Cyndee adapted from Sheryl Dickinson's blog Stamping with Sheryl. It uses the scallop die cut from the Sizzix, which is a neat tool (just a little expensive).

Here's another view.

This was so adorable. It's a Kit Kat bar cover! Use a 6”x6” piece of DSP. Mono around all 4 edges – completely all the way around. Fold up and around. Then crimp ends. Instructions were from Toni Tessler's blog Toni's Adventures in Stamping & Scrapbooking.

Then there was this criss cross box. Adapted from Nichole Heady's blog Capture the Moment.

Finally, she showed us a wonderful flip album. This picture doesn't do it justice, it was such a Wow! piece. This was adapted from a tutorial on Chiaki Haverstick's blog StampingPro.

She did a great job, and the thing that floored every person in the room? The fact that Cyndee made this all with one (1!) Simply Scrappin' Kit and had so much left over! I plan on attempting my own variations with these projects at some point, so I will post those when that happens. But don't hold your breath, I have to finish my Thank You cards for the wedding, a Thank You swap I joined, also after all these birthdays I need to make cards for - and, AND - I'm in the beginning stages of a rehaul of my designated stamping room. I have a room for everything, but I always bring my projects downstairs to the dining table because it's bigger and the lighting is better, so I am figuring out how to keep it more contained, so my husband doesn't run from the house for fear that the crafts are taking over, hehe. Busy busy, but still excited!