Our 2nd “weSTAMP” meeting was last night. We had such a great time!! I wanted to give a SPECIAL WELCOME to Tane, who is to a “soon-to-be” Stampin’ Up demonstrator! I’m so glad she came to check out our meetings. This group is made up of gals who are in Nancy Riley and Lorri Heiling’s downline (plus one “orphan” demonstrator).

We’d LOVE to have you join our group! If you are interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, and be included in these once a month get togethers, please email me! If you love stamping, paper-crafting, swapping ideas, getting a DISCOUNT on products, making new friends, and eating YUMMY food, you are welcome to come to one of our meetings and see if Stampin’ Up is a fit for you!

Here are some pictures of the gals who were here at our meeting.

This is a picture of the Christmas gift Nancy and I gave to our Stampin’ Up downline. It was inspired by Chat Wszelaki’s gift basket, and her blog can be found HERE. It is pumpkin bread baked in a small ceramic loaf pan, and a criss-cross card (designed and stamped by Nancy!) with the recipe that we used on a card inside the criss cross card. Nancy’s blog can be seen HERE

Here is a picture of the “make and take” I prepared for the class. It features the “Crop-a-Dile”, which we used on the eyelets and the dry embossed “dots”. The stamp set is called “Wanted”. It’s a great set for us “Arizonians”. You will fall in LOVE with the CROP-A-DILE!

Last but not least, I am posting the swaps that we traded amongst each other.

This is Adriana’s swap. I LOVE the “Cutie Pie” paper (which is still buy 3 packs, get 1 free until the end of the month!) Isn’t it cute how she stacked the bugs? I need to make a gazillion of these for kid birthday parties! THANKS for a great idea Ada!

This swap is Ginny’s. Don’t you love how she showcased the Designer Paper? The fold is on the top and when you open it, the soft sky part of the card is attached to it. The sentiment is in the inside, and says “heartfelt” along the left side. THANKS GINNY, great card! (Ginny’s 6th grader son, Daniel, LOVES stamping, too!)

Jessica came up with this darling Christmas card! She also used the Cuttlebug with embossed swirls in the color River Rock in the middle. What a great card, and this would be a great one to mass produce for Christmas cards! I think Jessica did a wonderful job creating a cute card for the holidays.

This is Anne’s card, LOVE the elegant look to this one! The colors are rich and my favorite part is how she did the unique bow on this! This stamp set is called “Baroque Motifs” and is an awesome set for ANY occasion! Great job, Anne!!!!

This is Nancy’s card. Nancy is the gal who co-hosts the meetings with me. Isn’t this color combo awesome? That is from the Level 1 Hostess paper. There are several layers that are popped up that you can’t see in the picture. I really enjoy Nancy’s cards and always look forward to what she posts on her BLOG. Check it out!

This is a card designed by Pam. WOW was this card stunning! Wish you could see it in person. The picture doesn’t capture the beautiful embossing done in silver on GLOSSY paper! She also used Stickles on the “H” and in some of the dots on the swirls. I can’t wait to show this to my stamping friends!

This calendar below is a project Pam made for “show and tell”. WOW isn’t it a fun way to count down the days until Christmas? You can put treats inside the tins (that is what the round holders are). Thanks for sharing, Pam. You have been BUSY!

This card was made by Leah. Leah is an awesome stamper, and designed this card using the FREE set we received from Stampin’ Up a couple of weeks ago! I love how she used the orange and blue together, too! 🙂 She used the daubers to sheade the flowers. What a beautiful card!

At our meetings we do a doorprize. Leah won last month, so she came up with the prize for this month. She made these CUTE CUTE letters that spell STAMP. She used the Designer Paper “Fall Flowers”. This will look so nice in a little craft niche! Great job, Leah!

Here is the swap I came up with for our meeting. I just couldn’t resist using the new set we got called Time Well Spent. Sorry, I know it’s a little EARLY for spring cards, but it was so fun and easy to work with!! Hope you enjoy it! 🙂 No special tricks to this one. I just used Speckles to add some bling, and the grass is just cut by hand out of cardstock.

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