Wednesday, April 30, 2008

weSTAMP APRIL MEETING & SWAP

Last night was our monthly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Meeting & Swap, weSTAMP. Lorri and I had so much fun planning this meeting, we must have called each other 5-6 times that day with last minute things! Our weSTAMP group has only been meeting for a few months, and most of our members are new SU Demos and new to stamping! Let me tell you, these fine ladies just step up their swap cards each and every month! I am so proud to be sharing them with you!

First, I've got to share with you the excitement and anticipation of our swaps! It is very similar to opening presents on Christmas morning! Everyone gathers in a circle ... the first person starts their pile of swap cards around the circle with each weSTAMP member taking a card. You should hear the ooohs and aaahs as the swap cards are passed around! Lots of comments swarm the room like "OMG! That is so cute!", "How did you do that?", "Which stamp set is this?", "How did you come up with this great idea?", etc. The swap is definitely the highlight of the evening, and we always save it for last.

This pocket card was our Make 'n Take (the very first thing we do at our meetings) provided by Diana Knight ... This was the door prize provided by Jessica Blair, and won by Ginny Schembri ...

Our swap theme this month was Masculine Birthday or Father's Day. Here they are ....

by Pam Wood, Creative Inking ...
by Ginny Schembri ...
by Linda Bickley ...
by Lorri Heiling ...See instructions for this wallet on Lorri's blog, Confessions of a Stamping Addict.

Yes, this actually opens like a wallet with slots for gift cards, etc.!by Diana Knight ...

by Leah Sinatra ...
by Tammy Heiling ...
by Terri Guyman...
by Jessica Blair ...
I posted my swap card yesterday. Click HERE to view it.Can't WAIT for next month where we'll be creating swap cards using a sketch!

12 comments:

Lorri said...

WOW sounds like fun! Oops, that's right I was there! WE DID HAVE A GREAT TIME!! Can't wait til next month. Thanks Nancy!!

~Lorri :)

fran said...

Looks like you had too much fun!! What great cards - and that's not an easy theme! Guess I'm going to have to come visit you to get in on all the excitement!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic cards! I was oooohhhing and ahhhhhing as I was looking too...hehe! All of the cards are wonderful and masculine cards are so difficult but all the girls rocked them out!

Melanie Welch said...

Such cute swaps!! Love the Father's day wallet!! I think my husband may be getting one of those!! ;)

Pam Wood said...

THANKS for another GREAT meeting Nancy! You and Lorri always make our meeting so wonderful to be at! I learn so much from you guys!! Great Swaps too! I am so grateful that I get to be a part of it!

Mauna said...

Okay Nancy...that's it... I am moving to your area :) Wish I could!!!
These cards are great. I ooohhhed and ahhhhed with my dog...just not the same but still fun.
I am anxiously awaiting the sketch for next month!!

Dale said...

Masculine cards are always difficult for me but these cards are perfect and so masculine. Great work

LeAnne said...

Wow, these are all wonderful cards--a very creative group you have there!
LeAnne

Alexandra said...

Sounds like a wonderfully good time was had by all - I love all the cards, what a bunch of talented gals!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing! What incredible, inspiring masculine cards! Mega talent in your group...WOW!

Amy G. said...

Sounds like you have so much fun! The cards look amazing! ;)

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