Try Before You Buy

On Thursday night I held a 'Try Before You Buy' for my merry band. They seemed to enjoy trying out some of the new Summer Mini products and got to see nearly 60 new samples (which I'd got from the recent Regional Training & Team Training events I'd attended). Some are made with stamps and DSP from the Idea Book but most are using the new stamps from the Summer Mini. Hopefully they saw work to inspire them. We were talking about the different things we were using when Wanda asked "Who's Di Ink?" . She did make us laugh! Why did I spend so much time, 2 months ago. talking about different inks?
Another group of friends came over yesterday evening for a similar session, that was fun too. They made some super cards for me to use as samples, how kind! You can see them below, notice how often the new Bakers Twine makes and appearance.
The first two were made by Pat: 

The Open Sea mounted on Paisley Petals DSP

Tea Shoppe with Paisley Petals DSP

These were made by Marilyn:

Framelits & Four Frames
Paisley Petals DSP/Brights DSP
Fiona created this card:

Mixed Bunch

Now we come to Margaret's cards. Margaret always claims she's no good at craft, those of us who know her beg to differ. I leave you to decide, but I think you'll agree with us!

Paisley Petals DSP
Paisley Petals DSP, Little Leaves Sizzlits
Thanks to the ladies for two fun evenings! Looking forward to next time, I may even invite Di Ink to join us!


  1. Thanks for having us Lesley - good fun. And a vote for Margaret's cards from here x

  2. Another vote for Margaret - fun evening Lesley, I just enjoy playing so THANK YOU.
    My card has the paisley papers on it - well a bit of them anyway!

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  4. Thought I'd stop by and say HI! I travel to Canada tonight to go teach a few classes. Take to you again soon