Thursday, January 7, 2010

Shoebox Swap Cards

I attended the Gateway Glitter 'n Ink group Christmas party back on December 11th. It's always a fun time with a "shoebox swap," gift exchange and food! This year we made 14 swaps. If you're not familiar with what this is it is where you create a card or 3-D item and furnish all the supplies for the attendees to make your project -- placed in a "shoebox." Well, actually not really a shoebox but everything should be ready to stamp and assembly and placed in a container. We then go around the tables and create everyone's projects. We try to make them quick & easy so we aren't there all night trying to get every card made. Here are some of the cards that we made that night:

Gift card holder using clear-mount stamps (Vintage Vogue) by Mary Derhake.

Love this winter "easel" card by Sarah Klassing.

This one is my shoebox swap. Simple but cute!

We learned how to do "iris folding" with Sally Nusbaum's card. (Oh, I forgot to color my little guy, LOL!!!)

An adorable Valentine card using one of my all time favorite stamp sets -- Crazy for Cupcakes. When I use that set it always makes me hungry for cupcakes!! This card was made by AliciaTomicich-Wiley.

Another cute card using new product from the Occasions Mini - I {heart} hearts stamp set and the new punches!! Card made by Earleen McDaniel.

Loved this beautiful butterfly card. It is so spring-like. Unfortunately, I can't remember whose swap this was ... sorry!

I love the new speciality DSP on this card ... Sending Love ... it's all glittery and sparkly! Card made by Cathy Reash.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at all the wonderful cards made by a great group of stampers!!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Look What's New at SU

This is such an exciting time at Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration starts today (FREE product for every $50 purchase - see link to the right), Occasions Mini Catalog products available today (see link to the right) and if that's not enough SU has a special Valentine's Day product -- heart treat cups (item #120435 - $2.95 for 12) and Sweetheart stamp set (clear mount item #120780 - $15.95). See the link to the right. These items will only be available while supplies last which SU hopes will be until Valentine's Day. However, I predict they will be VERY popular so don't wait to get you "sweet treats" today!

Don't forget to check out all the links to the right. It's a VERY exciting time and you don't want to miss out!

Thanks for stopping by and staying to shop!