This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Check it Out!!

Bombshell Stamps has a brand new blog!!!! It isn't "officially" open, yet, but it's up and running and ready for your input and comments! Check it out here! You still have time to participate in the October sketch challenge and Ms. October's monthly challenge. Information about these 2 challenges is already on the blog! Remember to check out the blog tomorrow for the Bombshell Hump Day Hop! Kas' challenge for this month is "Halloween Ma'am...Just Halloween". So make sure to stop by and see all the fabulous Bombshell Halloween projects on display!! And while you're there, why don't you become a follower of the Bombshell Stamps Blog? You won't be sorry!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oh, my...what a WONDERFUL day!

Yesterday I spent the day stamping with the nicest, most talented group of ladies that I know...Amanda hosted another fabulous shoebox swap, and we made some of the most beautiful Christmas/winter cards!! You've already seen the card that I took to the swap to share (if not scroll down- it's the post right under this one). Here are the cards we made yesterday...

(this is a little washed out by the flash- I couldn't scan it because of the 3-D ornament)
this was really fun to make!

what a FUN felt Christmas tree!!!

such an adorable image and fun holiday colors!!

now I MUST order this Christmas Collage stamp!
This is beautiful!

such an old-fashioned feel to this card!

isn't this seal just the cutest??

Rhonda- we missed you! This is one of my all-time
favorite Santa images!

this card just shouts Christmas!

Paula R.
makes me wish for snow (well, maybe not as much as we had last year, though!)

Paula L.
just a gorgeous card! (I DO love that Crumb Cake cardstock!)

Michelle G.
love the "bling" on the ornaments!

This next card is the one that Jane loving refers to as the "PITA" card.
It really wasn't as hard as it seemed, but it DID teach me to read directions and it was well worth the effort!!

Michelle D.
what a FUN card to do- the scan doesn't do it justice! :)

such a pretty wreath image!

the original sample had the image colored but I liked it uncolored giving it
a more vinage feel

my poor one bird looks like he crashed into the tree face first!
I do love this set!

simpliticity at it's best! The tree image is popped up on dimensionals.

Gloria never disappoints...great tree image!

the original sample had silver snowflake brads on the snowflake DSP panel.
Guess who forgot to put them on??? (LOVE that DSP!)

what a stunning card!! The Stickles on the ornaments doesn't show up
but it's just gorgeous in person!!!

It was an exhausting day but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Amanda makes her swaps SO fun!! She had a FABULOUS hat for those to wear if they forgot to put anything back into the box...I do believe that Angie really LIKED the hat!! We're all looking forward to the next swap after the new year...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Another Meade Girls' SBS Coming Up!

I'm SO far behind on my stamping! I REALLY need to get my hideaway cleaned and organized so I can find what I have!! It's a total mess!

Anyway, the Meade Girls will be having another shoebox swap this Saturday. The theme is Christmas or winter cards...and that's great since I only have ONE Christmas card made so far!! Here's the card that I made to take to the swap:

This is my favorite new color combination- Cherry Cobbler (LOVE IT!) and Old Olive with Very Vanilla. The stamp set is a retired SU set called "From Our House to Yours". I bought it at a "yard sale" at the last shoebox swap that I went to. It's one of those sets that I kicked myself for not buying when it was in the catalog, so I was happy to be able to get it! I hope the girls enjoy making this card.

I'm really looking forward to going to the swap. It's always so much fun to stamp and spend time with friends...and of course, the eating is fun, too! I'll be back this weekend with pictures of all the cards that I make at the swap, so stay tuned!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tags Galore...

I spent Sunday afternoon with my stamping buddies for some fun, food, and creativity. Jane had us all over to her house for a Tastefully Simple tasting party. Oh, my...the dishes that she created were DELICIOUS! After our bellies were full, Amanda hosted a tag "class". We used Stampin' Up's Tags Til Christmas stamp set to create these adorable gift tags.

I still need to attach the eyelets and twine or ribbon to finish them up. They're just SO easy to stamp and punch out!

Amanda also showed us how to make this fabulous little divided box to put our tags in:

The plastic card boxes were purchased online and the cute little stretchy bow was included with the box. She showed us how to make the divided insert for the inside. She is just SO creative! These would make nice little gifts for teachers, the mailman, or anyone you want to give a little token gift to.

Thanks to Jane for her hospitality and to Amanda for her wonderful "class". Getting together with these ladies is always a great time!