Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Stamp Club Swap Card

The ladies in my stamp club swap cards each month. It took a few months to get the ball rolling, but now everyone really looks forward to it. It's a wonderful way to walk away with 6 or 8 different cards each month. There are no vendor restrictions, so sometimes I use my non-Stampin Up stamps for my card ... as is the case this month. Funny thing is ... I forgot to put my cards out. So when I got home from my workshop, I discovered them in my bag. Oopsi ... oh well, I will get them sent out to each swapper ... "my bad".

I decided not to do a sentiment for this card to make it a little more versatile. I sent one just like it to my sister and her fiance to thank them for their hospitality when I was in Maryland in October. It could also be used as a congratulations for a new home or an anniversary card. Love those cute little birds.

Supplies: Two birds in a nest stamp by, Divine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon from Walmart. Colors: Soft Sky, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper white.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jumping In

Okay, so here's my 2nd post for today. I thought I'd share the project we'll be doing at my workshop tonight.

It's a little box bag I based on a project from Lynn Put's blog ( I made mine Christmas themed. It's a little hard to see, but I used Irridescent Ice embossing powder on the snowman circle, so it's pretty sparkly IRL. I filled it with some Hershey's miniatures and made up a little cello bag for tonight's door prize. The hostess will get some real red grosgrain ribbon to use for her holiday papercrafting projects.

It's more complicated than what we normally do in a workshop format, but the hostess requested it. My regular group of ladies are wonderful and I hope they enjoy kicking their papercrafting up a notch.

Here's a link to Lynn's wonderful project:

And thanks Lynn for your wonderful email with links to help me with my brand spankin' new blog. Email me with your snail mail address because I'd like to send you a little something.

Supplies: Merry and Bright, Ho Ho Ho wheel, circle punches, scalloped circle punch, Cropadile, Earth Elements brads, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Dashing designer paper, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals. Colors: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper white.

Welcome to my blog!!

I think it's time for me to give the blogging world a shot. It is such a great way to share the things that are important to me with my family and friends (those I currently have and those I hope to meet via blogging). I have a lot to learn, but the best way to do it is to just jump right in.