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!
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.
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...
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.
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....