Thursday, July 31, 2008

What I'm swapping today.....Thursday July 31st

Today is the first day of classes and meetings, and my schedule is packed with great swapping opportunities!

First at lunchtime, I will be swapping these little Hostess Gift idea buckets....It is just a little Dollar Store bucket punched with the CropADile and threaded with Very Vanilla ribbon dyed with Kiwi Kiss Reinker.

Next, I will be swapping for mini 3-D items with these black embossed and pastel/chalk embellished Tea Bag Holders that use the Always Set as well as the sentiment from the new for fall Sock Monkey set.

After classes end for the day, I'm in a swap for fun 3D items in which I will be swapping the Mini Book I sent in email last week. It is large enough to hold 4X6 pictures and uses our new Bella Rose designer series paper and the new Dreams du Jour stamp set.

At the same time, and in the same general location, I will be swapping the 6X6 2 page scrapbook layout that I also sent in my email last week with another group. I hope to get some great ideas for you all!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What I'm swapping today.....Wednesday, July 30th

I have two swaps to show you today--one is my Splitcoaststampers Dinner Swap, and the other is a swap for those of us on Splitcoast (SCS) who posted a lot to the swap-making support thread :)

Here is my dinner swap using "A Little Birdie Told Me". I made 54 of these...The new scallop edge punch made making the roof so much quicker, but it was still a bit tiring! A big thanks to Alison (arcopes on SCS) for helping me get these sponged and put together!

This is my swap lovers group Fancy Folds swap...only had to have 16 of these :)
Where's the Fancy Fold? Just a simple V-fold inside.....:)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What I'm swapping today.....Tuesday, July 29th

Today I will just be swapping a few general swaps while I travel. It uses the polka dot background and the Party Hearty set which will be available in the Fall and Winter catalog:

Monday, July 28, 2008

Zig Painty Retired!

I had this prototype in mind for a swap at Convention, but the zig painty was retired. I loved that gold and silver pen for Christmas accents especially. It made a nice leaded look for the grid technique as a faux tudor window....I was pretty excited to offer it for a class. Maybe there will be a suitable alternative? Here's hoping!

On my way to the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City!

I'm excited for a fun week of swapping cards, meeting stampers, attending classes, seeing great ideas and making wish lists from the new Fall and Winter SU! catalog!

When we arrive Tuesday evening, I will be giving a few gifts to Jessika (my upline) and Pat (my sideline) as well as a couple of ladies who are hosting get togethers and have put in a lot of work for fellow stampers benefit! Shown below are altoid tins, round tea bag containers with Pretties Kit flowers (which can be used for other knick knacks when the tea is gone), one of the cards we made at the Hostess Brunch on Saturday and a candy holder. The strips of the Bella Rose designer series paper make lovely accents so I won't be throwing away even the smallest strip of this new paper.

In this second picture, you can see the iridescent ice embossing powder gives a glittery finish to the butterfly.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

New Bella Rose paper Altoid Tin

I finally found time to make something that isn't a convention swap!

Here's a different style of altered Altoid tin using Stampin' Up!'s new Bella Rose paper and three of the new In Colors (Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette) that will be available August 11th. I also used the butterfly from the Dreams du Jour set and the "just for you" sentiment from the Sock Monkey set. The paper rick rack was made using SU!'s fun new scallop edge punch. I found the idea on the blog of a fellow SU! demonstrator. Thanks for sharing Julie!
I hope to have more new things for you soon!