Monday, January 31, 2011


We had a wonderful turnout for the SU! Chinese New Year Event!  As I mentioned in the previous post, Hsiao-hui did a wonderful job hosting us and this was a totally FREE event.  Linda Kincaid and I also demonstrated.  Lisa Chatterjee was to demo but her mom took ill at the last minute.  Luckily her mom is better.  We had a bout 15 people and it was a most enjoyable evening.  Here are some more photos from the event.
Millie made a very special Chinese New Year cake that was delicious.  Rita really loved it and so did everyone else!
Dale is selecting her piece.  There was more than enough for everyone!  The event was over at GBMC because the road leading up to Hsiao-hui's house was icy.  We'll plan a spring event at Hsiao-hui's when the weather is really nice.
I wish everyone could have tasted all of the Chinese delicacies. They were so good.  Everyone brought a little something but Hsiao-hui did most of it.  Her dumplings and egg rolls were out of this world!  Perfect foods to celebrate the New Year!
The other great things about the evening - other than the food and the stamping - was the great story Hsaio-hui told us of how the Chinese Zodiac came about and how this year is the year of the rabbit.  It was a wonderful and entertaining story.
Sandi and Linda listen intently to the story while we have Millie's dessert!
As you saw in the previous post, we made a card for the Chinese New Year with the theme for the new year being the rabbit. Hsiao-hui told us that next year is the year of the dragon.  Ok. we have some time to think about what kind of a card will be good for that one.
We had even more laughs come our way as we went on to hear more of the story and to just laugh as only girlfriends can do!
Pat Nuckels got up just before we started stamping to make a presentation to each of the demonstrators.  She gave us each a Chinese New Year card and some stickers so we can do a scrapbook page of the evening.  I love how Pat dressed so appropriately for the event.
Pat announced that every year we should do a Chinese New Year party and we all agreed!
Look at how pretty Sandi looks.  She had on a very appropriate outfit for the celebration as well. Sandi said she had a most wonderful time.
Next we broke into groups of 4 and went to do what we love most after we spend time with friends and that is to stamp and craft.  Look at the big smile on Linda Murphy's face!
Cathy Weir is our brand new SU! demonstrator.  She is going to give it a try.  Cathy works so hard and is such a kind and giving soul.  I thank God everyday for her and the wonderful friends I have that attend these SU! events.  Cathy didn't demonstrate this go round, but she has done so in the past and she does a great job.  If you live in or around Street Maryland, she would be great as your demonstrator.
Pat made some beautiful cards. Pat is a Scrapbooker most of the time, but...she crafts really well and makes really nice cards, too!
 Clair and Natalie are shown above working on Hsiao-hui's lovely card that you saw in the post below.
 Linda is demonstrating how her card is made to Millie.
Cathy and Sandi are showing the lovely card that Linda Kincaid demonstrated.  Linda is very talented.  She demonstrated a wonderful Valentine's day card that used the Love Letter dsp and the bitty buttons and some texture using the Big Shot.

We had some fun at the close of the event taking some fun photos.  Some of the gals had already packed up, but some of us stayed a little behind and so we got in the photos.  Above from left to right are Linda Murphy, Rita Gorrick, and Dale Trott.

And in this photo from left to right are Sandi Haertig, Me, Pat Nuckels and Linda Kincaid.
And here is my great team of demonstrators minus just a few out of town.  From left to right we have Cathy Weir (brand new demo), Hsiao-hui Lin, Me, Sandi Haertig, and Linda Kincaid.  This is an awesome group of women!

Tomorrow I'll post the cards that Linda and I demonstrated.  You saw Linda's above.  I did one with brand new Saleabration papers, ribbon, buttons, dsp and stamps!

Sunday, January 30, 2011


It's the Year of the Rabbit!   
Hsiao-hui was certainly ready for it and she had the most wonderful Chinese delicacies for us to try.  Everyone brought a little something to share and it was a fun evening for all!  We stamped away and had a lot of fun!

Here are some highlight photos from the party featuring our hostess Hsiao-hui!
Hsiao-hui used the new Petal Cone Die for SU! Big Shot to make us Chinese New Year Favors.  These were beautiful!  She used RED Glimmer Paper and the new Punch Bunch Saleabration Stamp set!
I absolutely love Hsiao-hui's creation.  Look closely or click on the petal cone above.  You can see that Hsiao-hui embossed these as well, using the dots embossing folder.  They were so elegant. The little chinese umbrella in the cone was an added touch!
And they were filled with chocolates! Yum! Yum!
This is the card that Hsiao-hui demonstrated!  Absolutely gorgeous!  She die cut the red glimmer paper too and embossed the designer paper with the new tulip border folder for the SU! Big Shot.  The bunny is a Saleabration stamp set you can earn FREE - Forest Friends - stamped on a medallion from artistic etchings stamp set.  So beautiful!

This card has a neat way of being held closed.  There is a glimmer brad that holds it in place.  So Cool!
I think that was a clever idea.  Hsiao-hui certainly teaches us some of the neatest things!
When the inside opens you are treated to those adorable Kimono Kids wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Here is our beautiful hostess Hsiao-hui showing her projects! 

We all would like to thank Hsiao-hui for a wonderful Chinese New Year party!  This hopefully is the first of many to come!  Look for more photos from the party and of the projects we made this week!