Other Shoebox Swaps

As promised, these are the other cards that were created at our Mini Convention/Shoebox Swap that I spoke about in the previous post:

Erin Mize
http://shescraftycrew45.blogspot.com/

Donna Hartel

Susie Reno
http://susiereno.blogspot.com/

Pam Miller

Gloria Cardoza

Karen Stocking

Melissa Cooper
http://melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com/

Flowers in a Jar

Every year, Stampin' Up! has a Convention in Salt Lake City.  For those of us in my Stampin' circle who couldn't attend, we arranged a Mini Convention/Shoebox Swap.  We all gathered at a Bed & Breakfast in Pine Mountain Country Club, courtesy of Pam (my downline) and we stamped and chatted and had a great time.  Afterwards we went to the local pizza place and had more fun.  It was a great afternoon with some wonderful women.  Here is the swap that I made for the group.  Tomorrow, I will post all the other cards I made from our shoebox swap.

This stamp set is from the new Holiday Mini catalog on page 29.  Such a fun set!

Stamp Set:
Perfectly Preserved

Paper and Ink:
Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Midnight Muse Stampin' Pads
Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White cardstock
Patio Party Designer Series Paper
Window Sheets (Clear acrylic sheets)

Accessories:
Cannery Set Framelits Dies Big Shot
Blender Pen
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere!

After a summer like mine, it's DEFINITELY TIME FOR A DRINK!  :)  I just love this new stamp set called Happy Hour... It has more than just summer drink options... there's stamps for Christmas and New Years that can be used.  There's a cute peppermint stick, some holly and an olive on a toothpick.  LOL!

The Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper is a perfect compliment to this stamp set with the tiny bubbles as the background!  :)

Stamp Set:
Happy Hour

Ink and Paper:
Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green Stampin' Pads
Whisper White and Gumball Green Cardstock
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper

Accessories:
Daubers

Punchy Flower

The Quint-Essential Flower is such a fun, single stamp!  So many uses out of one stamp!  This stamp is meant to coordinate with several of our punches:  2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle and 1/2" Circle!  So, needless to say, you can layer, layer, layer this card and really make it POP!  The use of the Top Note die is also fun and it's shape coordinates well with the Modern Label Punch.

Stamp Sets:
Quint-Essential Flower
You're A Gem (I just realized I MISSED that this retired!  SORRY!)

Ink and Paper:
Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze and Whisper White cardstock
Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze Stampin' Pads
Floral District Designer Series Paper

Accessories:
Top Note Die and Big Shot
Decorative Label Punch
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack and Pierce Mat
Paper-Piercing Tool

Imagine the Flowers

I just love two-step stampin'!  The dimension you can add to blossoms without having to color is just amazing!  Essential to two-step stampin' is the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig... Haven't used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig before? Come to class!  I will show you step by step how to use this simple, but oh-so-useful tool!

Stamp Sets:
Word Play
Reason to Smile

Ink and Paper:
Regal Rose, Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi cardstock
Regal Rose, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers
Regal Rose and Rose Red Stampin' Pads

Accessories:
Stamp-A-Ma-Jig
3/4" Circle Punch
1-3/4" Circle Punch

Oh! HELLO BLOG WORLD!

It's been a long time!

Wow, what an end of summer!  BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!  I recently accepted a full-time position at my work, and between kids' things and my things and vacation things, these blog things went to the back burner!

While on vacation in San Francisco, our car window was broken and my purse was stolen.. cell phone, credit cards, license.. etc.  I have just finally had the last of the items replaced, including my cell phone (cha-ching!),  and things are finally getting back to normal.

Stay tuned for all the cards I have been making over the past few weeks!