Our monthly weSTAMP meeting was last night. There was EXCITEMENT in the air as we heard all about Convention from three of the gals who attended. 2010 Convention HERE WE COME! LOL

We had two new gals join our weSTAMP group with the awesome promotion going on. You have a few days left to take advantage of the Mini Starter kit price (only $85!!) and become our newest weSTAMP member!! Click on this link HERE to join now and start buying your products and WHOLESALE PRICES! This is what is included in the mini kit. This mini kit promotion expires Aug. 31st.
Ok, done with the commercial, onto PROJECTS! LOL

As always, we start the evening off with a make and take. I saw this sketch, and thought I would use this design for our make and take.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Branch Out, Teeny Tiny Messages, Falling Leaves
Paper: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Autumn Traditions DP
Ink: Soft Suede, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Versa Mark
Accessories: Scallop Edge/Scallop Circle/1 3/8″/1 1/4″ Punches, Always Artichoke 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon

I am always inspired by the diverse creativity by our group! Hold onto your hats, and get ready for amazing swaps!

Rachele’s swap:


Linda R.’s swap:


Ginny’s swap:

Pam’s swap:

Barbara’s swap:

Leah’s swap:

Patti’s swap:

Peggy’s swap:

Linda B.’s swap:

Melissa’s swap:

Elizabeth’s swap:

Lorri’s swap:

Recipe:Stamp Set: Pumpkin PatchPaper: Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory, More MustardInk: Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke (More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, and Craft White used on More Mustard cardstock for faux wood for sign)Accessories: Dusty Durango 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

The pattern for the folds were found on SCS HERE. This is called a Stair Step Fold. I followed Beate’s instructions, but instead of making the card 5 1/2″ across, I made mine 4 1/4″ across. It was my HUSBAND’S IDEA to tie the ribbon around LOOSLY so it stays together like an accordian, yet you can still see the stair step effect with this. If you want to mail it, it will squish down inside an envelope, but when it stands upright, and you view it from the side, it expands about 3/4″. I will use mine as a decor piece by my computer. 🙂

Last but not least, was this AMAZING door prize, provided by Linda Rodenberg. Her blog can be found HERE.
It is the cutest purse made out of paper (larger than you think!!) and it was FULL of fun surprises inside. Look at the detail in this!! Way to go Linda, this is just beautiful!