Remarkable meeting

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Back from my team meeting in York today and realized I wanted to post the swap I made for it, but never got to it. Been a crazy week... but I'll spare you the details.
Anyway, I used Fast & Fun Notes stamped in Basic Grey and colored in with Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery markers. Print background is stamped in Orchid and mounted on Orchid CS and Celery grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around it. I scored 1/2" on all sides to frame it. (lovin' my Scor-Pal)

I got a couple swaps that are really cool. These are my top 2 pics - the Full of Life with lemons from Tart & Tangy card just has B Sherwin written on the back so sorry I can't give the first name for the creator. But isn't it cheery? Love the saying too.
The Embrace Life card is by Linda Nagle. The picture doesn't really do it justice. Those flowers are sculpted and just beautiful.
I have lots of pictures to go through and have to finish my make n takes so I'll share some more later.
Oh - and I actually won a doorprize so I have a new jumbo wheel to play with. Lots of stamping fun.

Hoppy Day!

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Thanks once again to Beate for her weeekend sketch challenge, I was able to come up with this fun card. I really like the way it turned out. For some reason this looks a little washed out here, but it's very bright and cheerful IRL. I used Unfrogettable and the Daisy Field wheel. Colors are Wild Wasabi and Apricot Appeal. They look great together. My froggy was colored in with a blender pen and then cut out and mounted with a dimensional. I always make his pupils a little bigger with a marker. Looks better to me that way. He's mounted on white that I sponged in the 2 different colors. The printed paper is from the Level 1 Prints Pack. Apricot grosgrain finishes it. Hoppy Day!

So cute!

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As soon as I saw these I wanted to make one. I'm lovin' the Tart and Tangy set with the Summer Picnic Paper anyway, and these were just too cute to pass up. Underneath the purse flap is SU!'s clear envelope folded in half so it's super easy. Two other Dawn's have these on their blog - must be a crafty name. : ) Dawn Griffith has a tutorial, she got the idea from Dawn Mercedes. Love it when we all share great ideas!

Speaking of that - look what I did to this tabletop tin.

They're just 3/$1 at Dollar Tree. I took my Crop A Dile and punches holes around the top, then threaded black gingham ribbon through and tied. The rub ons are from the Anchored set. Isn't it cute? Now, any ideas of what to put in it?

A quick shout out to my sisters in the SBS 16 group! My internet has been limited lately and I'm not exactly sure how to add a blogroll, so if any of you can help me out, canyou send me an email? Thanks!


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As my head is spinning from from all the different ideas I have to start on for my vendor spot at Celebrate Mama I decided I need to just sit and stamp and get some feeling of accomplishment to ground me. Beate provided me with yet another great sketch to get me going. It's kind of simple, but sometimes that's good, right? I used the DSP from my Prints Sampler Pack, Whisper White and Lovely Lilac CS. Stamps are from Friendship Blooms - first time I've inked it up! White grosgrain ribbon, sponged edges, small firestone brad and dimensionals finished it. I did use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the swirl. I'm using that tool more and more. Can't believe I went so long without one.

Color Challenge

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I so loved the picture Kristina Werner did for a color challenge that I had to somehow make a card from it. Do you not want to just walk right into this scene? I could so use a vacation...

Anyway, here's what I came up with. I used the leaves from Artfully Asian, the rectangle (stamped off once) from the retired Shape of Things, and a rub-on from Cherished Memories. Colors are Old Olive, Choc. Chip and Tempt. Turquiose. If you're ever stumped I highly suggest looking up color or sketch challenges. They're fun!

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers

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Hello! I've just joined the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers- 16! For those of you who don't know me - I'm 37, married and have 2 wonderful kids, 7 and 4. I have a BS in Art Ed but for now I'm a SAHM and a SU! demo. I also babysit my baby niece, so that all keeps me busy. I joined SU! almost 8 years ago after having my first party simply because I wanted everything in the catalog! I love creating things and sharing my love of stamping with others. I have monthly classes at my home and try to squeeze a little stamping time in most nights as my "escape". I'm so happy to meet other blogging stampers!

Purse Tote Class

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When I saw Donna's Note purse and then Jan Tink's Scalloped Note Purse ,I knew I wanted to make one. Problem: I didn't have all the materials she used. Solution: Take the basic idea and make adjustments so I could use what I had. This is what came up with and I'm pretty happy with it. The girls at my Stamp Camp liked it too so I decided to go with it for my next one. I can also provide all supplies for this to be a kit in the mail if you'd like - email me for details. It uses Afternoon Tea DSP; Choc. Chip, Soft Sky and US White CS; Jumbo Eyelets; Polytwill and grosgrain ribbon; brads; punches; Live your Dream stamp set. Come make one with us!

May 9th 7:30pm My House $16 reserves your spot by 4/29.