Card Challenge

I’m truly sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve added something new…and I can’t even say that “no news is good news.”  I was just lazy.  I’ll try to do better from now on.

The SWAT Team meets again on April 20th, and our challenge for the night is to use band-aids (real band-aids or a stamp) somehow in making a get well card or gift.  Here’s a sneak peak of what I came up with.

Any member of the group who comments on this post, and comes that night, will get two Stampin’ Up! stamps!  Just click on “Leave a Comment” right below this post and leave me a note.  Even if it’s just to say… “I’m coming on the 20th.”  Hope to see you then!  And… hope you all have a blessed Easter!

Cards Anyone?

My first “official” Stampin’ Up! workshop is just under a month away, and unlike the procrastinator that I usually am, I’m working on project ideas.  Here’s my second project for the workshop.  (The first is the “diaper-fold” pouch/chocolate/teabag holder from last week’s SWAT Team get together.) 

For this card, I used Stampin’ Up!’s “Take A Sip” stamping wheel (which worked really well!), their “Adorning Accents heart embossing folder,” and the “Pinking Hearts” border punch.  Oh, and just the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from one of the “Easy Events” stamp set punched with the “Word Window.”  After I embossed the hearts, I sanded over the raised images with an emery board so the hearts are white.   You can click on the photo for a larger view.

Quite a few different products, but I think it turned out really cute.  Those of you who know me, also know I couldn’t make a card without a bit of bling, so there’s Crystal “Stickles” glitter glue in strategic spots on the cups.

I hope I’m not spoiling the surprise for anyone reading this who may be at the workshop in March.  Just think of it as a preview of coming attractions!  Thanks for looking and be sure to leave any comments or suggestions!


The SWAT Team got together last Friday, and once again, did an awesome job with our “green” challenge.  The projects included “stinkin’ cute” green envelopes; a stitched gift bag topper (complete with chocolates!); a complete gift packet with chocolate, a book mark, and a tag with a peppermint patty; a super-easy but awesome-looking square “basket;” a shamrock pin on a rosette; and a diaper-fold pouch (again-with chocolate!).

As always, we had a great time and made several of the square “baskets,” and learned the “stained glass” technique (stamping and coloring on vellum).

And… I now have a Stampin’ Up! website up and running (as of 9:00 tonight).  It still needs a lot of tweaking, and I need to figure out how to put a logo on my blog that you can just click on to get there.  But, in the meantime,  you can click on this link to get to it and I’ll do a real post about it soon.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, we have named our “stamping group” the SWAT Team (Stampers With ATtitude).  “The SWAT Team’s getting together!” sounds way more fun than, “I’m going to the stamping group.”  Thanks for looking!