Inking Everything Christmas

A few weeks ago, Our amazing leader Becky Roberts hosted our annual Team Christmas party for those of us local to the Boise area. We had so much fun and I wanted to share it with you.
Becky rented Cacica’s Old World Italian Restaurant in The Village for our event. We had the entire place and it was such a cute little restaurant. 
These were the adorable centerpieces that were created for the event. Isn’t this tree just darling!! The mini chalkboards were handmade using our fun Stampin’ Up! products.

We always have a gift exchange and card swap at our Christmas event. The gift maximum is only $5 because it is really all about the wrap – Stampin’ Up! wrap!! And some of our team really outdid themselves this year.
First place went to Kozzette Bennet and her amazing tiny treat box advent calendar
Second place went to Sabine Swanson and her amazing creating of mason jar covered in twine, filled with beautiful paper flowers and decor to decorate the jar for every month in the year. It was amazing.
Third place was this fun snowman punch art box created by Cathy Stephenson. She is a punch art master.
This was the gift that I won at the exchange and I just love it. Created by Becky Roberts herself!
After the card and gift swap we were treated to a private lesson in brush lettering by the amazing Sarah Foutz of Sarah Pearl Studios.
We each got our very own packet of toys, personalized and packaged in the Home for the Holidays Designer Series Paper.
Our own pack of pens to use and take home,
and a custom created practice guide.
Sarah focused on learning how to letter envelopes in a creative way since we make and send or give out so many card. I had no idea there were so many ways to do that!

We were given time to practice our light upstrokes, our heavy downstrokes, our curves and our loops. All of the things make up the letters that Sarah uses for her creations.
We were able to practice each of the stokes with each of the pens. It was so interesting how each one was different.
We were given the tips of the trade and we had such a great time! I have continued to practice my lettering and I will say that I should keep at it. I am so thankful to be a part of Becky’s team and we had a great time! It was a very fun evening!
Thanks for stopping by! Be inspired to go create something beautiful!
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