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Christmas Party

Hello Stampers,

On Tuesday night we had our annual Christmas/Holiday party with my downline - Canada Inks Up!  We had so much fun - stamping, eating and drinking fancy hot drinks including Hot Chocolate and Latte's.  Yum!

We had a shoebox style swap - each person brought a completed card and all the materials needed to make it.100_6312

Then we took turns stamping each project until we had made them all - I was the organizer so didn't get them all made but I loved the ones I managed to finish.  What a great way to spend the evening.

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100_63161_3 Stamp Sets:  Celebrate Everything, Sanded Background

Cardstock: River Rock, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper

Ink: Groovy Guava, Very Vanilla Craft, Ruby Red

Other: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Earth Elements Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

I created the card above using products from the upcoming Spring/Summer Collection 2008 catalogue (another benefit of being a demonstrator - we get to order stuff ahead of time and at a discount - 40% off for me!) In the summer I received an awesome card from one of my downline, Melanie Leslie, and I just CASED that design using different colours, designer paper and stamps.  This is how I was able to create my swap with only about 20 minutes to spare before I had to leave for the party! Thanks Melanie!

Here are some other cards I received in the swap...

100_63211 Card by Sandi Lindsay - I love the way Sandi used glossy cardstock and daubers to apply ink - the little flower popped up on top is a cute touch to an adorable card!

100_63201 Card by Dayanna Donng - I love the way Dayanna used the Shimmery White cardstock for the center image - the River Rock DP is such a subtle but effective touch along with the RR ribbon and cardstock.

100_63181 By Linda - I love this card because Linda used Crystal Effects around the circle on the image and then applied Dazzling Diamonds Glitter which gave it a raised profile - so beautiful - the colour combo of Purely Pomegranate and Certainly Celery is stunning in person.

100_63151 Card by Pam Lee - isn't this a knock-out card?  The Pixie Pink against the black just "pops" off the page.  Pam introduced us to a really cool trick.  She has us punch out the little dots in the center of the flower and then we punched out a scallop and placed it behind so it showed through the holes.  It fits perfectly behind the flower....what a great tip!

That's all I have time to share now....

Happy Stamping!

Alison

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