Monday, October 1, 2007


I have been a busy busy busy stamper! And I'm SOOOO loving my new STAMP ROOM! It's not *quite* complete, but it's plenty ok to crank out a few hundred swaps. :)
This past Saturday (September 29), I got to intrude on Janice Weightman's group meeting. Her group, the Stampahowlics, had a pretty large gathering pretty close to me. I was SO excited! And, she even had convention-style swapping!!! The cards to the left are what I made to swap.
They are 3x6 (no idea, but I'm ALL ABOUT 3x6 & 3x3 right now!). The base is either Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, or Garden Green. I just can't do that many of the same exact card. I did 87 cards, by the way. Ok, before I digress any further... The base was stamped with the Print Pattern background stamp in VersaMark, then a few choice diamonds were decorated with the mini snowflake from the Perfect Presentation hostess set with Encore Silver ink. Additionally, Happy Holidays from the *new* Tags on Board Holiday Mini set was stamped on the base also in silver. The circle sentiment was colored with Real Red and Night of Navy markers and stamped on Whisper White. I cut these out by hand... why?? because I punched them with the WRONG PUNCH first... AAAAHHHH!!!! The Whisper White hand-cut disc is mounted on a 1 3/8" punched Real Red circle that is sponged around the edge with silver. The very center of the flower has been glittered with a 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. YES - I used glitter... thank you, Glenda Travelstead (those of you who went to convention know what I'm talking about!). And GUESS WHO WAS AT THE EVENT.... None other that Glenda herself!! I, of course, HAD to give her one of my swaps (even though she wasn't swapping... just returned from Founder's Circle and Advisory Board retreats), and yes, I told her WHY I was giving her a swap. And guess what she did... she GAVE me a chocolate bar (decorated, of course) that she had made for her downline (see photo at right!). How cool was that?! Ok, back to the swap description... the glittered, sponged, and hand-cut disc was mounted with a pop dot over Red Gingham, Real Red Grosgrain, or Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Grosgrain ribbon.
And the glitter did NOT stop there!!!!!!!!!! The two 3x3's on the left (told you I was into those) are for a HUGE Christmas swap that I'm participating in on SCS.
The first 3x3 has an Almost Amethyst base with the *new* Holiday mini Snow Jumbo Wheel in Ballet Blue. A couple of the snowflakes and one "O" have been glittered (just like the flower center above). The Snowman from the Perfect Presentation Hostess Set is stamped in Not Quite Navy, then glittered! Can you believe it?!?!?! The glittery snowman is closely mounted on Pretty in Pink paper (loving the colors from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit!). The tremendous reach of the Crop-A-Dile allowed for the rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit (love it!) to be attached as a button, and the whole thing is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals.
The 2nd 3x3 is much like the 3x6 cards above... only the "ribbon" became a band of Night of Navy CS.
My last project was just created TODAY for my Secret Sister... hope she's not reading... if so, SPEAK UP, you! I took a Pretty in Pink 3x3 and wheeled it with the Snow Jumbo Wheel in Ballet Blue. I took a metal-edge tag and stamped it with the Holiday Hello from the Circle of Friendship set in Bashful Blue. She said she liked the Soft Subtles color family, so here you go! :) I attached an Ice Rhinestone brad to the top of the tag and used the new Holiday mini Silver Elastic Cord to make a dangle with beads from the Pretties Kit. The tag is mounted with a pop dot. So easy, but oh so cute (in my opinion!).
I was BUSY prepping for my upcoming World Card Making Day workshop that I'm having at my mom's house. There are 12 confirmed coming... WOW!!! We are making 15 Christmas cards using the Winter Bright SSK, Perfect Presentation Hostess Set, Tags on Board, and a few other random stamps from other SU! sets thrown in for added holiday cheer. :) I will post those soon. Until then...

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