May Inspiration Night

I returned home from the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation yesterday and today was my monthly Inspiration Night.  I knew it would be a difficult one for me to run since I would be jet lagged, so prior to leaving I invited Jodi to help me with project designing and running the meeting.  Since our theme was critters, Jodi was the perfect choice since critter cards are kind of her specialty.

Stamped With Aloha May Inspiration Night Projects

Stamped With Aloha May Inspiration Night Projects

I was able to attend just the first half of the meeting.  Although severely jet lagged and a little under the weather I was happy to be there to see everyones smiling faces.  I checked everyone in, did some recognition and sharing and then turned it over to Jodi.  She did an outstanding job sharing the projects she designed.

Jodi shares with the group

Jodi shares with the group

The projects included one folder and four cards.  They all featured school house designer paper and critters created with the Playful Pals stamp set.  Everyone who attended received a sampler packet of the School House Designer Paper.

Since we were featuring School House Designer Paper I used this paper as well as some other retiring products to make my TOP TEN recognition cards.  Since the Foxy Friends was one of my pillow gifts on the cruise I was able to incorporate it into this recognition card.

Foxy Friends Recognition Card

Foxy Friends Recognition Card

Now lets take a closer look at the evenings make and take projects created by Jodi.

Card one was this cute long eared bunny thank you card.

Playful Pals Bunny

Playful Pals Bunny

Project two was a gift card holder that featured an owl which is Jodi's favorite critter.

Playful Pals Owl

Playful Pals Owl

This would be a great card to use when giving a gift card to a graduate.

Having fun at Inspiration Night

Having fun at Inspiration Night

 These ladies are laughing because I took the photo before Ralene could add the pupils to her owls eyes!

The next project was a folder.  

Playful Pals Mouse Folder

Playful Pals Mouse Folder

The folder featured an adorable mouse with a red heart accent.

Inside the folder were two adorable mouse cards.

Playful Pals Mouse with Sunflower

Playful Pals Mouse with Sunflower

  One had a bright and sunny sunflower and one had balloons that were cleverly attached to the mouses tail.

Playful Pals Mouse with Balloons

Playful Pals Mouse with Balloons

 I was so glad I was able to be there to see everyones reaction to Jodi's projects.  Also,  I just missed everyone since I had been gone for awhile and was anxious to at least say hello and share a bit about my trip.

So thankful for my team

So thankful for my team

I sure love these ladies and was glad I was able to be there for at least part of the gathering tonight.  I was also very grateful to Eve and Zeny who helped me during the day to do some last minute preparations. 

What a fun night!

What a fun night!

 I am so blessed to have such a wonderful team that are filled with the aloha spirit.

Now time to get some rest and get caught up cause in just a few more hours our new catalog will officially be launched.   I am VERY excited cause I love the new products and can't wait to put in my first order.

I hope you enjoyed these critter projects.  Although the School House paper is discontinued the Playful Pals stamp set is still available for purchase.  I hope you were inspired by seeing how you can use this fun stamp set to make the most adorable critters.

A special thank you again to Jodi for all her hard work.  If you'd like to see more information regarding these projects check out Jodi's awesome blog, The Stamping Owl.

 

 

 

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Playful Pals Pineapple

Tomorrow is the official start of the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation in the Mediterranean.   I am currently writing from Barcelona, Spain where we are spending a few days prior to the cruise.  I have had an amazing experience so far and as soon as I can sit down and sort through the hundreds of photos I've been taking, I'll be sure to share some of my favorite moments of this amazing adventure.

Today, however,  I wanted to show you the card swap I made for our cruise swap.  This card was made with the stamp set, Playful Pals.

Playful Pals Pineapple Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Playful Pals Pineapple Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Prior to the arrival of our new Pineapple stamp I was always trying to make pineapples out of other images.  Usually I made them with framelits or punches but when I was playing around with our Playful Pals stamp set, I came up with this one.

Playful Pals is a great set in which you can make lots of critters.  A bear, a chicken, an elephant, a frog, etc.  But who knew that you could even use this set to make a pineapple who appears to have a personality!!   The image is entirely stamped with pieces from the Playful Pals except for the crown which I created with the framelit that makes the frogs foot.  I cut it out and trimmed it to be the perfect size I needed.

Playful Pals Pineapple Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Playful Pals Pineapple Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Since this card says, "Sweet as Sweet can be" I thought it would be fun to enclose a packet of Pineapple Tea inside so the recipient would have a sweet treat from paradise!

Playful Pals Pineapple Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Playful Pals Pineapple Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

To make the coordinating envelope, I just used the left over scrap of card stock where I had cut out the frogs foot and used it as a template.  I positioned the template on top of the pineapple and colored with a marker.

This is the same card I created for my next downline Inspiration Night since the featured stamp set that evening is Playful Pals.  Of course our swap was supposed to be a "critter" swap but since this pineapple has a face on it, I think it could be considered a critter?  Don't you?

I hope you like this fun and creative way to use this fantastic stamp set.  If you haven't purchased it yet, it is going to be available in our new catalog.  I hope that when you use this set you will now know that besides creating some adorable critters you can also create a pineapple with a personality to brighten someones day!

Source: www.stampedwithaloha.com