Tag Archives: Swaps

Finding the Sweet Spot

By | September 28, 2016

Art is subjective and there’s also something to be said for developing a personal style; when my sister-in-law Sherry and I submit cards for consideration to the magazines, even if I haven’t seen her cards ahead of time I can usually pick them out by sight when they are published because I know her signature… Read More »

‘Tis a Gift to be Simple

By | September 22, 2016

This is the last of the nine cards that Ann, Susan and I made to swap with each other last month to prepare samples for the Holiday catalog, and it’s one of my favorite! As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of Susan’s favorite materials is designer series paper, and a card can be… Read More »

A Tale of Two Cards

By | September 17, 2016

Every card has a story and these two are no exception: There are distinct similarities between these two cards, although Ann and I didn’t make them together. Her Harvest Moon card was part of the summer swap that we both worked on in August. My Blessed Maple Leaf card was just made today, the result… Read More »

Oh, Christmas Treat!

By | September 10, 2016

On swap day, our friend Susan showed Ann and I how to make a Christmas card that I really love! It’s simple but elegant with some shiny gold accents, and it would be a really easy card to reproduce when making multiples and time gets short: It was inspired of Susan to use the Woodland… Read More »

Swaps From the New Holiday Catalog!

By | September 1, 2016

It’s September 1st and today is the first day to order from the new Holiday Catalog! I got together with a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from my group recently and we each had a few new products from this catalog to make some early samples with, along with holiday items from the regular catalog.… Read More »

Remember Those Swaps?

By | July 30, 2016

I didn’t forget! A while back I mentioned the Stampin’ Up! demonstrators’ gathering that I attended with my friends and said that I would be sharing some more swaps from that event. Here are a couple of cards that we made with the Swirly Bird stamp set and matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies. I’ve shown… Read More »

Kitty Cats and Cards Don’t Mix!

By | July 1, 2016

Ok, I am finally ready to tell this story; it isn’t pretty, but Real Life is messy, as I’m sure anyone who has ever had a dog, a cat or a small child will understand! I mentioned at the beginning of June that I had attended a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s event where we met together… Read More »

How to Get Inspiration From Swaps!

By | June 28, 2016

I attended a demonstrator’s gathering earlier this month where we swapped different card ideas, and this one was designed by Ann with the new Touches of Texture set, with a sentiment from the Perfectly Wrapped set. Her color scheme is Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy with a little Always Artichoke on the… Read More »

Helping Each Other Grow With Stampin’ Up!

By | June 6, 2016

As I mentioned in my last post, I got together with some other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from the Stampy Wackers and the 24/7 Stampers groups on Saturday to stamp and share ideas using some new products from our just released 2016-2017 Annual Catalog! This card, made with the Helping Me Grow set, was water colored… Read More »

New Catalog Means New Card Designs!

By | June 1, 2016

I’m excited that the new 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live today! This week I have been working on a card design with some new 2016-2018 In Color card stock and inks and the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies for a demonstrator’s swap that I will be participating in this weekend: The pink sponged centers… Read More »

Take Time to Smell the Roses…

By | January 18, 2016

…and take time to handcraft beautiful cards for significant times. These were made by a couple of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group, and they both used the new Rose Garden Thinlits Dies from the Spring Occasions catalog. These are a good example of versatility because they each used a different set of flowers and leaves,… Read More »

Feeling in the Pink

By | January 13, 2016

The new Stampin’ Up! Spring Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure are so full of exciting new stamps and products that I can’t wait to try! And while not everything from my recent swap was red and pink, that was certainly a theme running throughout. This is a darling card made by Denise, our demonstrator’s upline who… Read More »

Swap Meet! First Cards to Share

By | January 5, 2016

As I mentioned before, our group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators met on Saturday to visit and swap cards. Here are the first couple to share: The first one is an extra card that I made in addition to the “What I Love” swap pictured in my last post. In New England this would be called… Read More »

New Year, New Stamps!

By | January 1, 2016

I love that at the beginning of the year we have new stamps and products to work with, for all of the Spring holidays and other occasions! Even though the Spring Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure begin on January 5th, I’ve already been playing with this three-step stamp set called “What I Love.” This is one… Read More »

All Stamps on Sale? Yes!

By | October 19, 2015

Yes! It’s only for five days, so you’ll have to think fast, but all of the regular stamp sets in both the annual catalog and the holiday catalog are on sale for 15% off through Friday, Oct. 23rd! That doesn’t include bundles (because they are already 15% off) or the already discounted hostess sets, Weekly… Read More »