Friday, February 29, 2008

FEBRUARY weSTAMP SWAP

Earlier this week we held our monthly weSTAMP demonstrator support group meeting. This group consists of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the creative teams/downline of Lorri Heiling (Confessions of A Stamping Addict) and myself.

NOW is the ideal time to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator because during Sale-A-Bration (now until March 17) you can purchase the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit (a $330 value) for just $159. That's 20% off the regular price! PLUS, you'll receive ANY FREE STAMP SET of your choice from the new Spring-Summer Collection - up to a $47.95 value! One of the perks of becoming a SU Demo on my creative team is the opportunity to participate in our monthly weSTAMP swap, whether local or out of town. Please contact me via e-mail for more details .... nrileycm@cox.net.

This first card was our Make & Take provided by our hostess, Lorri Heiling. The original design of this card came from our ever-so-talented friend, Chat Wszelaki, Me, My Stamps, And I ... aka nitestamper on SCS. Click HERE for all the details on Chat's original design.

In case you're new to stamping and wondering what a swap is ... each month there is a theme ... this month's "theme" was to make a card using ANY new stamp set from the new Spring-Summer '08 Collection, the Sale-A-Bration, or Occasions Mini. Next month's theme is to create a card or 3-D item with Mother's Day as the theme. There is a deadline for the participation rsvp, then a final count is done. If there are ten people participating in the swap, you would design or case one card and make ten of them to bring (or mail) to the meeting. Then, at the meeting we exchange (and ooohhh and aaahhhh over) our cards. Each participant goes home with ten cards of ten different designs. A great way to have numerous cards to display at classes!

Here are our swap cards for this month ...

by Leah Sinatra ....
by Pam Wood, Creative Inking ...
by Lorri Heiling, Confessions of a Stamping Addict ...
by Ginny Schembri ...
by Adriana Gray ...
by Anne Fundner ...
by Jessica Blair ...
by Linda Bickley ...
by me, but cased from Taylor VanBruggen, Taylored Expressions. See Taylor's original card HERE.RECIPE
Stamps:
So Many Scallops (SAB), Polka Dot Background Stamp, Garden Whimsy, and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Ginger Blossom DP, River Rock, Ruby Red, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Ruby Red, Groovy Guava, and River Rock Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Accessories: Gold Brads
Tools: ½” Circle Punch, Scallop Punch
Supplies: StampinDimensionals

10 comments:

Libby said...

What a bunch of gorgeous cards - fun!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Nancy, they are all fabulous!! I'd LOVE to CASE your card for my girls night out next Wednesday if it's okay. I'll try and work in the Summer Picnic DP somehow though ;) LOVING that paper...lol
What fun you girls must have each month!!!

Alexandra said...

Wow! Nancy, these are all fantastic!!! I LOVE your card and totally want to CASE it for an event as long as you don't mind? This looks like a wonderful group of stampers and I am envious that you guys can get together and stamp - I wish I had that! My upline lives in Colorado and I am the only one in CA - the rest are all in Florida!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tara said...

all such great cards...fun, fun!

kathleenh said...

Beautiful cards! That's a talented group of ladies!

Anderson Arts Online said...

These are ALL so beautiful! There is NOT ONE that I don't love!

Janette said...

Love it love it love it....I will SO be caseing this cased card
TFS
www.cardsandchat.blogspot.com
Hugs
Janette x

Ryemilan said...

Gorgeous cards Nancy! Love your CASE'd card, especially love the colours.

All the best,
Sam.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW Nancy, it doesn't get any better than this! What a creative group you belong to! Every one is gorgeous!

Amy G. said...

What fabulous swaps! Very talented ladies! ;)