Tag Swap

My team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (Southern Stars) met this past Saturday for our December Team Meeting.  We had lunch together, saw lots of new products (coming soon in the OCCASIONS CATALOG), made a gift BOOK OF CARDS and had a TAG SWAP.  The tags are below ~ I hope they will give you some good ideas for those packages you are wrapping!  Let me know if you have questions!

Tage ~ Karen Benton

Karen Benton

Tags ~ Denise

Denise Caudron

Tags ~ Geraldine

Geri Foster

Tags ~ Marie

Marie Shaughnessy

Tags ~ Sarah

Sarah Williams ~ yes, she die cut the contents!!!

Tags ~ sem

My little deer with a wreath around his neck.


My monthly meeting for my team of demonstrators, SOUTHERN STARS, was the afternoon of Saturday, September 10th.  One of the 'cativities' that we all look forward to is our CARD SWAP.  Everyone brings 12 cards that they have made and goes home with 12 cards all different!  So ~ I wanted to show you the cards in our September Swap!







More swap cards tomorrow ~ thanks for stopping by!  Susan Elise


Cranes under construction

Cranes under construction at our SOUTHERN STARS team meeting on Saturday afternoon.  Sarah Swaim is getting married on the afternoon of Saturday, October 29, at Norfolk Botanical Gardens.  Sarah's wish for 1,000 paper cranes for her wedding prompted our involvement with this project.  We were able to create 86!


STARS meeting tomorrow...........Paper Cranes

Tomorrow afternoon, September 10, is my monthly meeting with my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, SOUTHERN STARS.  It is going to be a really fun meeting for all 15 of us!  We are going to start the meeting making paper cranes for an upcoming wedding.  Sarah Swaim wants to have 1,000 cranes at her wedding in October at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens so we are going to help.  I have asked everyone to bring their BONE FOLDER to make it a little easier to do all the folding we will need to do.  We are using retired DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (you know that I have plenty and a wide variety!).  Marion Swaim, Sarah's Mom, sent me a picture of a crane that she made as a sample to show you.  I'll let you know how everything turns out!


Lynne's stamp room organization

Lynne G stamp room 1         Lynne G stamp room 2

Love showing off someone's stamp room!  Lynne is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a member of my SU Team who has been working on redoing a bedroom in her home into her exclusive stamping space.  She recently mentioned that she was finishing up her project and I asked her to send me some pictures so that I could share her ideas with you.  Thank you, Lynne, for sharing and congratulations on a great job!  I know you will enjoy this well organized stamping space!

Lynne G stamp room 3     Lynne G stamp room 4

Lynne's Ink Pad & Marker Holder came from 'stamp -n- storage', a Minnesota company that has been in business three or four years and makes quality storage products for stampers.  They have a nice website ~ visit Stamp N Storage

Lynne G stamp room 5     Lynne G stamp room 6

Lynne G stamp room 7     Lynne G stamp room 8

Tic Tac Cat

Tic-Tac Cats

Yesterday afternoon was our monthly team meeting, SOUTHERN STARS, in the CAT/Art Studio.  I thought I would make little surprises for my team members and found a similar 'cat' on Pinterest.  The stamp set is Friends & Flowers and you can find it on page 46 in the Occasions Catalog.  The cover of Whisper White card stock is wrapped around a container of Tic Tacs so it is a TIC TAC CAT!

Measurements:  2 3/4" x 6" Whisper White card stock scored at 1 7/8", 2 1/2", 4 3/8" and 5".  The ribbon is a retired Stampin' Up! ribbon that I have been hoarding because I love it (do you ever do that?), Pretty in Pink 1 1/4" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon.  The ribbon is tied around the little box of Tic Tacs so you can pull it up without disturbing the cat!  It is always important not to disturb the cat!

Tic Tac Cat

Template Swap Cards

March Margaret Spencer

This is Margaret Spencer's swap card using the Wildflower Fields designer series paper from the SAB brochure, page 12.

March Kelly Fidler

Kelly Fidler used Wink of Stella on her butterfly and on the flowers ~ gold and clear.

March Lynne Galewski

Lynn Galewski used the new, FREE, Metallics Glitter Tape (141020, SAB) on her pretty card.

March Marion

This is Marion Swaim's swap card.  I think she has weddings on her brain ~ her lovely daughter, Sarah, is getting married in October!

March Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams made this pretty bright card ~ perfect for Spring!

March Lynn Carroll

Lynn Carroll, new to Southern Stars,

created this pretty card using It's My Party designer series paper stack on page 5 in the Occasions Catalog.  It is the same paper I used on my card, below.

March SEM swap card

I hope you enjoyed the SOUTHERN STARS TEMPLATE SWAP!

Saturday's Template Swap

Saturday afternoon was the monthly meeting of my TEAM of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators ~ always loads of fun to get together to talk about our stamping business and STAMP!  Another thing that we do, consistently, is SWAP.  We usually choose a specific catalog, holiday or limit the swap to an occasion.  Margaret Spencer suggested that we have a TEMPLATE SWAP for our March meeting and that I choose a template for everyone to follow.  Here is the template that we used.  I found it on a website (MOJO MONDAY) and posted it on our SOUTHERN STAR FACEBOOK page for everyone to see.  Please use it if you would like to.  My next post will show you our swap cards ~ feel free to show us your creations also!

Template for March

And, if you are interested in being part a fun and crafty group of ladies think about joining my team, SOUTHERN STARS.  We would love to have you join us and Stampin' Up! has a fabulous deal on joining during SELL-A-BRATION (ending March 31)!  YOU can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more in FREE products for your Starter Kit.  The kit ships for free and you get a total of $155 of products for only $99!  WOW!   Email me if you have questions or if you would like more information!  YES!

Swaps continued....

Earlier this week I posted some of the swaps from my team meeting last Saturday afternoon.  I know you are waiting to see the other swaps from my creative team members so here we go............

Anne Mrie's swap

Anne Marie's swap

Sarah's swap

Sarah's swap

Swap ~ Karen

Karen's swap

Swap Lyn

Lyn's swap

Swap Marion

Marion's swap

Swap Lynne

Lynne's swap


Weekend Swap w Southern Stars

Swap Mr. Bunny

The monthly meeting of my good friends and team members, SOUTHERN STARS, met on Saturday afternoon from 2 PM to almost 6 PM.  Much longer than usual BUT it was for a good reason ~ we were stamping our little heads off!  It was our FEBRUARY SHOE BOX SWAP!  I know you are thinking why in heavens name would we want to swap shoe boxes!  It was what was in the shoe boxes that was important ~ all the ingredients for each of us to make a special card that was in the box.  Each person made a card, brought their box and then (from 2 to 6!) everyone made the cards ~ eleven total!  WOW!  I will share those cards with you this week ~ you will love them.  The cute one above was created by Marie Shaughnessy.


Swap Botanical Gardens

Kathy Rogers-Winter

Swap Soaring

Kelly Fidler

Swap Romantic Margaret

Isn't this one perfect for Valentine's Day?  It was a bit time consuming but it is so beautiful ~ well worth the extra time!  It was designed by Margaret Spencer.  More swaps soon ~ thanks for stopping by and consider joining SOUTHERN STARS ~ you would love this great group of stampers!  EMAIL ME FOR MORE INFORMATION!  Susan Elise