A Simple Swap Card

Here’s a look at the last swap card I made for the Dallas Regional event.  I didn’t make many of these (just 18), as I knew I would quickly tire of fussy-cutting the flowers.  This card has such a simple layout, but I like how it turned out.

Madison Avenue Swap

This one would be easy to stick in an envelope and mail.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Madison Avenue, Curly Cute
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Embellishments:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels


Lots of Swaps

One of the fun things about attending any Stampin’ Up! event is swapping.  I received some great swaps while at the Dallas regional event this past Saturday.  Today I’m going to share some of them with you (I have permission to do this from their creators).  If they have a blog, I made a link to their site so you can go check out their other work.

Debra Teague Swap

Made by Debra Teague

Rhonda Glaze Swap

Made by Rhonda Glaze

Jann Swap

Made by Jann McCollom at http://stampingtable.blogspot.com/

Amy Storrie Swap

Made by my amazing upline, Amy Storrie at http://stampedwithjoy.com/

Diana Raney Swap

Made by Diana Raney at http://www.mystampingground.com/

These are just a few of the great swaps I received.  I received many others, but I didn’t want to overload you this morning.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Row of Butterflies — FabFri09

It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge after having been on a short break for the Christmas holiday.  Mindy has a great sketch challenge for this week.

I immediately thought of snowflakes when I saw this sketch, but my heart wanted to do something more Spring-y.  Maybe it’s because of all of the cold and gray weather we’ve been having lately, and I’m looking forward to Spring already.

A Row of Butterflies

Here’s another card with some fun new products from the Sping catalog.  I used the new Bitty Butterfly punch, which layers perfectly with the Elegant Butterfly punch in the annual catalog.  And I also used some of the new Delicate Details Lace Tape, which comes in two designs and has a self-adhesive backing, so it’s easy to attach to your projects.

Here’s a closer look at the tape and butterflies:

butterflies close up

Enjoy your Friday!  I hope you can find some time to play along with us in the Fab Friday challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Oh, Hello
Ink:  Basic Black, Island Indigo (splatters)
Paper:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pretty in Pink, Tea for Two dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Color Spritzer Tool

A Tall, Shiny Tree

I wanted to play along with the challenge at The Paper Players site, and I’ve been wanting to use the tree image in the Christmas Lodge set because it is so detailed and just beautiful.  I thought the challenge and the stamp were a perfect match.

I embossed the tree with Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and it looks so pretty and shiny in real life.

Have a great Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints dsp stack
Embellishments:  Pewter Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

Christmas Trees X 3

These little trees just make me smile!  I think they are so cute and I love polka dots.  I stamped and die cut three of them out and added three little stars made of the champagne glimmer paper (love that stuff!).  I embossed the greeting with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  This was an easy card to make.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Scentsational Season,  Curly Cute
Ink:  Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Versmark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Be of Good Cheer dsp
Embellishments:  Finishing Touches edgelits, Holiday Collection framelits, Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Very Vanilla 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon