Grab a cup of coffee or a Diet Coke and sit back … this is a LONG post!
Last weekend (Sat., Sept. 19th), Kitchen Sink had its very first workshop. The event was held at the LaQuinta Inn in Warner Robbins, GA. Little did I know, I (and my dear friend Traci who I dragged to Georgia with me to help) we were in for the ride of our lives that weekend! My trip to Georgia will stay forever etched to the forefront of my brain! 🙂 I am just smitten by the southern hospitality and charm that I encountered from the people and places throughout my entire stay in Georgia!
It was wonderful to finally meet in person, KS Crew Members: Dee, Lynn & Lisa, whom I have only had the pleasure of knowing by way of email and phone. It was also such a thrill to meet those who attended the workshop, again whom I have only known through email and their “1 avatars on their blogs and through public forums!
I owe Dee, a big “thank you” for doing a knockout job with all the arrangements in Warner Robbins for the workshop … down to the food! Everything was fabulous Dee! I also want to thank Lisa & Lynn who traveled many miles to help & share projects at the workshop. If I may say… ladies you all rocked… like a well-oiled machine!!!! You all know how to get the job done! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The official KSS workshop was Sat. but, as if Dee wasn’t busy enough making all the arrangements for Sat., she hosted a simple meet & greet at her home the evening before!!! Friday evening set out to be an evening of nibbling on yummy food, chit-chatting, etc….. but, you know how it goes… fill a room with stampers and if there are stamps in the area… you know what comes next! I will admit, I am just as bad as a 4-year-old sitting next to a cookie jar! If there are stamps around…. I’ve got to hunt down the ink! LOL! [The photo above, left to right: Lisa, Gerrie, Sara, and Dee around Dee’s kitchen table stamping.]
The ladies that were able to join us Friday night, got to sample and play with a handful of KS stamps that have been available for a while. I was thrilled to be able to stand around the kitchen table and stamp with these ladies just like I do with my friends back home … right, Traci?!! 🙂 [In this photo, I am showing Pinkie (on the left) and Gerrie (on the right), how to find the image side to a flat/solid stamp (usually step #1)… it is a real drag when you stamp with the wrong side!]
Now we get to the big day… is it a wonder that I & Traci couldn’t fall asleep and were chatting until 5am! (sorry if we kept you up, Lisa!) …. Yes, my body clock was all off and I was just too darn excited… just like my boys the night before we go to Disneyland!!!! LOL!
[This photo shows Lisa (covered in post-it notes) and Dee preparing before the workshop and a game we used to give out door prizes throughout the day. Thanks, Dee… it worked great! Lisa, you crack me up!]
The next two photos are samples of what was created that day. Dee had many beautiful cards to share; Lynn designed a gorgeous bookmark (with the perfect ribbon to match!) and Lisa designed an awesome 3-project using a Clear Business Card Calendar Case (which I believe Lisa will be sharing more on this type of project in the future). The projects these talented ladies had planned, would certainly keep our Multi Step Stamping “Chefs in Training” very busy!
What did I do you might be asking? Hmmm? Good question, it was a blur to me! LOL! OK, besides handing out door prizes from KSS and from our generous donators (company list is at the bottom), I went through the steps on HOW TO Multi Step Stamp.
Each “Chef in Training” received a Kitchen Sink Tote Bag, filled with everything they would need to make these wonderful projects designed by Dee, Lisa & Lynn, including the newly released stamp set, Multi-Step Sunflowers…. plus 6 inks. Only six inks you ask? How does one get all those different colors of yellows, greens, reds, and browns that are used in the samples, with only 6 inks? This is where I showed our future Master Chefs, how to maximize their inks! Everyone was also supplied with a full-color guide for both the Sunflowers & Watering Can along with worksheets that show how to do that … maximize your inks & Multi Step Stamping, along with ….. stamping out-of-order and a few other stamping techniques I thought the ladies might like. 🙂
I had a blast and want to thank everyone who participated in the day’s event! Whether you were planning, attending or that mystery man behind the scenes … Thank you from the bottom of my heart, … it couldn’t have happened without you!
I can hardly wait to do it again! 🙂
[Here is Lynn demonstrating her beautiful bookmark; and as a 30-year veteran teacher … Lynn is amazing to watch!!!!]
And now, to introduce Kitchen Sink’s First
Certified Multi Step Stamping Chef Grads!
Congratulations Ladies! You are the tops!!!!
[Top row, left to right: Dee, Lynn, Andrea, Debbie, Liz, Gerrie, Rainy, Pinky, Henrietta. Second row, left to right: Sara, Penny, Anita, Deb. Bottom row left to right: Lisa, Traci & me. Not in photo, but attended the class: Margaret, Patty & Theresa.]
I would also like to thank all of the generous companies who supplied us with items that were either used in projects during the workshop or given as door prizes!
• Technique Junkies Newsletter (Great way to learn new & creative techniques!)
• SplitCoast Stampers (Super stamping apparel!)
• The Paper Temptress (Really cool & different card stock)
• Stamp Simply RIBBON Store (Scrumptious 100% Silk Ribbon)
• The Robin’s Nest (Beautiful Designer Papers)
• Jacksonbelle Embellishments (Supper fun embellishments + more!)
• Storage Units, Ink & More (Awesome papers + more!)
Thanks ya’ all!!!