Sunday, September 25, 2016

Swap Cards to Share (Part 2)

Sorry it has taken me so long to get to sharing some more swap cards, but you all know how busy life can be. That is how it was for me this past week! So without further adieu, here are some of the Christmas cards that I received in the fun Demonstrator Event swap! I photographed them by what stamp set they used.

This first stamp set is called Christmas Pines. They also uses the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, among other items.

This next couple of cards uses the Merriest Wishes stamp set, as well as the coordinating Merry Tags Framelits Dies. (I think the "Ho! Ho! Ho!" stamp is from the Greetings from Santa stamp set.)

And the third set of cards uses the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

If you look carefully, you can see that there were a couple different embossing folders used, as well as washi tape, and designer series papers.

I'm not sure who created each one of these cards, but they are all adorable! Thanks to all the different demo's/crafters who participated in the swap!

(I will try to get another post up showing you the rest of the cards I got soon.)

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Lots of Swap Cards to Share! (Part 1)

I told you all about the fun Demonstrator Event I went to last weekend. I decided to share the swaps I received from some of the others that attended also! So many people were swapping that I didn't get to have one of everyone's, but I did get quite a few. I got so many swaps that I am going to break them up into 3 or 4 different groups and share them over a few different posts.

So here is the first group. Let's start with the Halloween cards. 

This is the inside of one of the cards in the previous picture. It is so cute! You open up the little "coffin" and a vampire is inside!  

Aren't these cards just so adorable?! I don't know who made each one, because most of them were not marked, but they are all so cute! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! So much great inspiration! Thanks to all those who shared in the swapping! (Oh, and all the supplies to make these cards are  from Stampin' Up!)

I will be back soon with the next group of swap cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Swirly Bird and Suite Sayings Card

Some cards just make me smile. And this is one of them! 

I must admit that when I first got the Swirly Bird stamp set and the Swirly Scribbles Framelits Dies, I was overwhelmed with all the adorable things that were being posted online. SO MUCH CUTENESS! I struggled with what to create! But once I actually started using it, and stopped looking at Pinterest, the inspiration started to flow.

Here is my card for today:

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp Sets: Swirly Bird (#141749), Suite Sayings (#140712)
Inks: Daffodil Delight (#126944), Marina Mist (#126962), Pear Pizzazz (#131180), Soft Suede (#126978), Mint Macaron (#138326), Archival Basic Black (#140931)
Card Stock: Whisper White Thick (#140272), Whisper White (#100730), Pear Pizzazz (#131201)
Accessories: Big Shot (#143263), Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies (#141497), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), Dimensionals (#104430)

I hope you all have a wonderful afternoon/evening, and that you have something in your life that just makes you smile!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stampin' Fun, Suite Weekend!

This past weekend I attended a wonderful Demonstrator Team Event in Salt Lake City. There were about 60 people in attendance, and it was amazing! Not only did we have wonderful demonstrations centered around the great suites in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, but we had two very special demonstrators attend who were the keynote speakers. They were Natalie Travis and Robyn Cardon. Such amazing presentations, lots of great advice, and wonderful friendships were renewed or made!

Here are some of the adorable projects that were shared and displayed:

I had so much fun! And I received so many wonderful ideas and great inspiration! I can't wait to finish up my projects and show them to you here! 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Swirly Scribbles Suite Sayings Card

It has been a couple of weeks of celebrations around here lately. My great-nephew turned 2, and my youngest son turned 16! Parties and fun times were had all around. This card was not given to either one of them (because I feel that the colors are a bit too feminine for either one of them), but it is a card that could be given for a birthday, if you wanted. It could also be a card for any other celebration-worthy event. I hope you like it!

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!:
Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings, Swirly Bird, Watercolor Wash
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Archival Basic Black
Card Stock: Whisper White Thick, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker, Decorative Label Punch, Linen Thread, Brights Sequin Assortment, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals

On the Whisper White panel (underneath the Flirty Flamingo swirls), I used the Watercolor Wash Background Stamp. It is kind of hard to tell, because I stamped it off twice before stamping it on my panel. I used Daffodil Delight, but I wanted it to look very much like a watercolor wash had just been used on it. You can see it a bit better in real life, but I like it. I didn't want it to "jump out" at you, and take away from the other elements on the card.

I hope you all have something to celebrate today!

Thanks for stopping by,