Saturday, July 19, 2008

My package from down under...

On Scrapshare I joined a Sister swap for the first time. I wasn't really sure how it worked but I thought it would be different and fun. I ended up being paired with someone in New Zealand! Wow, that should be interesting... We were given a word, I think it was BLOOM and we could do whatever we wanted with it. We had to send at least 5 items though. It could be one for each letter in BLOOM, 5 items that represented the word, or totally go in our own direction and ignore the word. It's really anything goes. We tell each other a little about ourselves and our scrapping styles and voila...packages get sent! I'm really not that picky, I only did it for fun but I was thrilled to get this package in the mail yesterday! Christmas in July! I opened it this morning because I got home late last nite...

LizCNZ sent me the coolest stuff! I should take a close-up but the plaque in the front is going in my says "I'm scrapbooking, take a number". The colors match my room perfectly! I love it! I love the little altered book as well and everything else she sent. How very generous and creative of you Liz! Thank you!

I need to take some close-up pics later. I wish I had taken a pic of the package I sent her. If I do this again, I will.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cards I made today!

Pamela came over this morning to stamp and make cards with me. I think she brought everything she owns! I'm thinking she'll be more likely to choose a project to bring with her next time. LOL! We had a ball trying new stamps. We had both bought some new Amuse stamps during Amuseapalooza (sp?) last week. I love the new sleigh stamp I bought and made a bunch of Christmas cards with it. The card itself is Amuse and I also used some velour paper, gold glitter and one of my new Copic Markers that cost WAY too much. I love the way they came out!

Here is a card using a new technique I saw on Scrapshare. I inked the 4 squares with SU! Stamping Spots. I never really thought to use them this way. It's a great way to use stamps you don't want to spend all the time coloring in. I love the look. I used Pamela's Cuttlebug Embossing folder for the dots.