Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Last month, my SU Sideline and dear friend, Lorri Heiling, and I joined our creative teams for monthly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meetings. We fondly named our group weSTAMP in conjunction with my blog name. The weSTAMP SU Demonstrator Group is a wonderful group of women that all share a passion for stamping, papercrafting, and Stampin' Up! products. If you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which includes the perk of swapping with this fabulous group of women, please email me!

Last night was our second monthly meeting, and our first SWAP. It was the first time most of the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in attendance had ever swapped, and each and every one of them rose to the challenge beautifully! Our swap theme was very general ... to create any card using any current Stampin' Up! stamp set/paper/accessories. Take a look .....

Lorri Heiling's swap card uses the NEW Time Well Spent stamp set and Cutie Pie DP. Don't you just love the way she snipped the Wild Wasabi CS to make the grass?!
Leah Sinatra's beautiful card uses the NEW Time Well Spent stamp set with Fall Flowers DP. Gorgeous colors, huh?! ... Soft Sky, Really Rust, and Old Olive.
Adriana Gray's SUPER CUTE swap card uses Bugs & Kisses Stamp Set with Cutie Pie DP.
Pam Wood used Illuminations stamp set with lots of BLING ... silver embossing, Dazzling Diamonds, and Stickles. So elegant!
Anne Fundner used Baroque Motifs stamp set to create this beauty with the colors of Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, and Kraft.
Ginny Schembri used the oh-so-elegant Le Jardin DP and Heartfelt Thanks stamp set to create this unique fold to her card.
Ginny's card open:
Jessica Blair brought in the holiday cheer with her Christmas card using Dashing DP, Perfect Presentation stamp set (Level Two Hostess), and a dry embossed Cuttlebug strip.
This was my swap card using Big Bold Birthday stamp set and Creative License Simply Scrappin' Kit (Level One Hostess). My swap card was inspired by Carol Frerich's card found at the bottom of her post HERE (Stamp Like Crazy). It's hard to see in the photo, but the Pumpkin Pie gift is popped up on dimensionals.
Big Bold Birthday, Polka Dot Background Stamp
Paper: Textured Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi and striped DP from Creative License Simply Scrappin’ Kit (Level One Hostess), Whisper White CS
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Blue Bayou Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Embellishments: Blue Bayou Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Word Window Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scissors
Supplies: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Note: Ribbon is in two pieces. The piece that wraps around the card base is adhered behind the main image with Sticky Strip.

Leah Sinatra won the door prize at last month's meeting, therefore being crowned the provider of this month's door prize. Leah altered these super cute chipboard letters with Fall Flowers DP that spell the word "STAMP".

Funny story .... the winner of this chipboard letter collection was Pam Wood ... the first three letters that Pam pulled out of the gift bag were "P", "A", and "M". We all had such a puzzled look on our faces wondering how Leah knew Pam would be the winner of the door prize to have spelled her name!!!!
This is the Make 'n Take that Lorri Heiling provided our group last night. This is a super cool GUY card using Outlaw DP and Wanted stamp set. This card was GREAT for showing off what the Crop-A-Dile can do by setting the eyelets in the center of the stars (which were punched out using the star punch) and dry embossing the row of circles underneath the main image on the Sage Shadow CS. WANTED ALL OCCASION CARD
Stamps: Wanted, So Many Sayings
Paper: Outlaw DP, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow
Embellishments: Eyelets
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Paper Piercing Template, Star Punch
Supplies: Adhesive
Technique: Using the crop-a-dile, stamping off (to show movement)

Looking forward to our next weSTAMP meeting and swap in January, girls! Can't WAIT !!!!


Jenn in GA said...

i'd love to have a group of women like this to stamp and swap with each month--how fortunate you are! thanks for sharing so that the rest of us can be inspired, even all the way over here near the east coast!

JenMarie said...

What great cards and LOVE that S T A M P prize!!

Dawn Easton said...

Holy smokes! These cards are all FANTASTIC! Sounds like a blast getting together and swapping! I've never done that before either. Great inspiration comes from all you girls!!

Pam Wood said...

I must tell you all that Nancy and Lorri really know how to put on a meeting! It was so fun! They have so much to share, it was great! Everyone is just super talented!! I love all the cards everyone made for the swap!I was so excited to win the door prize!! :) Thanks for including me Nancy!!

Melissa said...

Awesome Nancy! What a lucky group of women!

corinnesomerville said...

WOWZA AND HOLY SMOLLY MACARONI !!! These projects are beyond kick butt !!!! That's it...I'll be flying to Arizona for your next meeting...just tell me when and where and I'll be there...hehehe. Truly these are absolutely inspirational projects !! It deserves another WOWZA AND HOLY SMOLLY MACARONI !!!

Love ya

nitestamper said...

WOW!!!!!nancy those are great cards. you have some uber talented girls !!!!!.

Anderson Arts Online said...

These are ALLLL so wonderful! Talent galore!

Staci said...

Great swaps! All of you are lucky ladies to get to spend time together!

Doris said...

WOW!! Wish I could be there too! If I had to pick one for a winner, I couldn't do it!

Michelle said...

Ok, I need a group like that to stamp with! That sounds like so much fun, and the projects are all wonderful.

Dale said...

Oh my word! These are great cards by your team. Give yourselves a pat on the back; you deserve it. I sure hope the "Time well spent" set is in the new catty. I also love the colur combination on the secon card. You girls must have a blast when you get together. The gift idea with the Pumpkin Bread and Criss Cross card is very thoughtful. Love, love love it!!!

Joanne B. said...

What great swap cards!! Looks like you had a great time. Your gift to your downline is so thoughtful, I'm sure they'll all love it!

I have that "Time Well Spent" and I haven't had a moment to use it yet. I can't wait to break it out and play!