Stampin' Up! swap cards 2

These are the remainder of the swap cards from the STARS meeting on Saturday afternoon.  The first card is made with a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, is a hostess set and is FREE with a $300 order.  And, yes, dies for the set are right around the corner!
Marion Swaim ~ Little Ladybug
Marti Jones ~ French Countryside
Meghan Hodgins ~ Silhouette Scenes
Sarah Williams ~ Peaceful Poppies Suite
Nancy Clagett ~ Lily Impressions DSP


Patti Barrish ~ Beautifully Braided

Stampin' Up! swap cards

At my monthly team meeting (SOUTHERN STARS) we swap cards and I wanted to post the cards from our meeting this past Saturday.  Enjoy and CASE ~ lots of great ideas!

Karen Benton's card using the Daisy Punch


Created by Ann Butler using the Special Someone stamp set
Cindy Black used Tropical Oasis Suite
Denise Caudron ~ From My Heart Suite
Geri Foster used Pressed Petals DSP from the annual catalog
Marie Shaughnessy's pretty Valentine with the Love You to Pieces stamp set on page 86 AC

More team swap cards on Wednesday ~ after Project Sheet Tuesday ~ see you then!

My Swap Card

I spent my afternoon creating a swap card for our team meeting of STARS tomorrow afternoon.  Yes, we always have a swap ~ everyone makes enough cards to share with all the other members of the team that are able to attend.  It is a great way to share ideas and now that we are fortunate enough to have a NEW mini catalog it is even more fun than usual!!  For my card I used the PEACEFUL POPPIES SUITE on page 24, 25 and 26 in the mini.  I used the Painted Poppies Bundle ~ the stamp set and the dies.  I love the colors in the Designer Series Paper but decided on the flip side of one of the sheets ~ the one with the large colorful poppies!  It is the polka dot piece at the bottom half of the front panel.  I stamped the smaller poppies and colored them with Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight blends.  The saying is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on a die cut piece of Purple Posy cardstock.  The die is from the same bundle along with the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (it is soooo easy to use!) on page 25.

Swap card ~ how did I get so lucky...This is the inside of the card.  The stamp set I used for the sayings on the card is THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS on page 11 in the mini.  I love this set!  Probably because I know so many people that I would like to send a card to using these words ~ choosing the right words for the right friend ~ it makes me laugh just thinking of the possibilities!

Swap card inside

Enjoy looking through the catty and come back tomorrow for some more ideas ~ I know my team of fabulous demonstrators will have super cards and you can CASE them all ~ no problem!  CASE = copy and share everything.  And, oh, not all the cards will be using products from the new mini ~ there will be lots of variety!  Enjoy and CASE!

More Valentine ideas..........

A few more pretty ideas using the FROM MY HEART SUITE on page 8 and 9 in the new Mini Catalog.  These are swap cards and I particularly like the one at the bottom created by Colleen Magness ~ a lovely demonstrator who lives in Chesapeake.  I am planning on using it in my STAMP CLUB this month.  Don't forget to sign up for my VALENTINE CLASS ~ FEB. 1st.  Details tomorrow................

Valentine 4

Valentine 5

Valentine 6

Valentine 7


Susan Tran sent me this picture yesterday afternoon.  She said that it was too hot to work outside so she created these cards with her favorite stamp set ~ Animal Outing.  You can find it on page 102 in the annual catalog.  Her cards are so much fun ~ I couldn't wait to share!!!!  Thanks, Susan ~ they're FABULOUS!


September STARS SWAP

I wanted to show you pictures of the swap cards from our demonstrator team meeting last weekend.  The theme was using any of the stamp sets/products from the HOLIDAY CATALOG!

Ann Butler ~ Beauty & Joy stamp set  page 51
Ann Butler ~ Beauty & Joy stamp set page 51
Cindy Black ~ Gather Together  page 48
Cindy Black ~ Gather Together page 48
Geraldine Foster ~ Playful Penguins  page 23
Geraldine Foster ~ Playful Penguins page 23
Marion Swaim ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set  page 54
Marion Swaim ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set page 54
Marti Jones ~ Toile Christmas stamp set  page 6
Marti Jones ~ Toile Christmas stamp set page 6
Meghan Hodgins ~ So Many Stars stamp set  page 11
Meghan Hodgins ~ So Many Stars stamp set page 11
Sarah Williams ~ Snow Front stamp set  page 45
Sarah Williams ~ Snow Front stamp set page 4
Susan Elise Morton ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set  page 54
Susan Elise Morton ~ Spooktacular Bash stamp set page 54

Who do you think the winner of the SWAP CONTEST was?  We all vote and the winner gets a nice prize.  EMAIL ME YOUR GUESS (STARS cannot vote!)  SE

See A Silhouette Suite

You can find this SUITE on page 133 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  As a demonstrator each Tuesday I receive information about products in the catalog that I can pass on to you.  So, look below this vibrant picture to see what Stampin' Up! has to say about the suite.

SU Tuesday August 20

Silhouetted Adventures

A picture can have a thousand meanings, right? So what about a picture of a silhouette? Just add in some inspiration and adventure, and you can make a beautifully personalized card that could be unique for everyone in your life!

The See a Silhouette Suite is full of inspiration and adventure, with quotes and sentiments that highlight what’s really important in life. You can use the dies and the shimmer Stampin’ Emboss Powder that comes with the suite, or you can think outside of the card and make a memorable tribute to someone important to you, like the Forever frame we have in the samples above.

They will love the unique style of the See a Silhouette suite. So share these samples with your customers to celebrate any adventure they’ve had or to inspire them to take a new one!

Pigment Sprinkles & new embossing powder

Sarah embossed her card using the BIRCH BACKGROUND STAMP (page 156) and the new Shimmer White emboss powder (page 181).  After the card cooled a little she added PIGMENT SPRINKLES and spritzed the card with water.  The flower uses the DAISY LANE BUNDLE on page 23.  And, more lovely swaps from our meeting below.

Daisy Lane Bundle w white embossing powder & sprinkles
Sarah's swap card
Daisy Lane Bundle  page 23
Daisy Lane Bundle
Floral Essence Bundle  page 107
Floral Essence Bundle
Good Morning Magnolia  page 37
Good Morning Magnolia Bundle
Mosaic Mood Suite  page 119
Mosaic Mood Suite

Royal Peacock Bundle page 25
Royal Peacock Bundle


New Wonders  Host set
New Wonders Host stamp set
Winds of Courage  page 44
Words of Courage


Vibrant Vases  page 61
Vibrant Vases
Woven Heirlooms  page 14
Woven Heirlooms

Over the Moon ~ again ~

I have considered that you may be getting tired of my infatuation with this stamp set, Over the Moon, but I keep going back to it.  It makes me smile ~ laugh, even.  So here are some more samples for you ~ enjoy these silly cows!

Cow w DSP w little stars

Dream big cow

Cow's it going

Framed over the moon

Striped over the moon

Party 'til the cows come home in poppy paradeYou can find this fun stamp set on page 32 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog ~ along with more samples for you to CASE (all of us do so relax and enjoy ~ 'copy and share everything').

Stamp set

Wildly Happy

You can find this cute stamp set on page 101 in the annual catalog.  It is perfect for a family with a new baby, don't you think?  I have been stamping with it, using the foxes, to give as a birthday gift to a friend who lives in the Pungo area of Virginia Beach ~ she feeds foxes that live in the woods near her home!  She doesn't get near, just leaves food for the Mom and babies.

Stamp set

Fox Cards

Fox Terracotta Tile