October 06, 2007

Stampin' UP! { FUN Stamp Club Projects! }

Can you believe that I've had two different Stampin' Up! Stamp Clubs this past week?! Does that seem a tad bit obsessive to you? :) I really didn't intend to join two, but . . . you know how it is when you love to stamp and get new ideas!

On Monday night, I made some terrific cards with SU Demo~Tanis. My favorite is a turning wheel card with the "Wild About You" set. Sadly, I accidently left my cards there and don't have them to post for you. :( Since I was hostess for the evening, I got to choose a level 1 or 2 stamp set and $40 in FREE merchandise. Was that ever FUN!?! There are just SO many stamp sets, beautiful patterned papers and cool embellishments that it made for a very difficult decision. I ordered some cardstock, mini binder clips, and the "Batty for You" and "Wild About You" sets and chose the "In the Spotlight" hostess set.

Last night my sweet DIL Jami {Crazy Daisy Creations} was hostess of my other stamp club with SU Demo~Jason. This is a super FUN group that I'll call the "Margarita Club". :) Jami made the most delicious braided chicken croissant recipe from her Pampered Chef cookbook. (Yes, she's not only an awesome cardmaker and jewelry maker, she can cook too! :) And we love to eat . . . and drink margaritas! I know, you're all wondering when we meet next and if you can join up. :) Sure! the more, the merrier! (Sharon, Nancy, Donna, Alexandra, Flossie, Michelle, Charmaine are you reading this? We would love to have you!)

The first card we made is a "Scratch 'n Sniff". Isn't it cute? We've used river rock as the base and the layers are purely pomegranate and blue bayou. The stamp set is "Eat Cake". The scratch 'n sniff is a mixture of kool-aid and embossing powder. I love this color combo and don't think my photo does it justice. (finished card is 6-1/2" x 3-1/4")

The second card is one that Jason told me not to post on my blog because she totally "borrowed" the idea from another blog. Well, obviously I didn't listen and I'm posting it anyway because I *love* it and think it's GREAT! If the original creator of this card just happens to visit my blog, I hope she'll leave a comment and tell me her name so I can give her full credit for designing such a super card. For this one, we used the Coluzzle Cutting System. I don't have this and think I might *need* it now. :) It worked perfectly for cutting this half circle.

This card is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (to top of circle). The base cardstock is basic grey and we've layered on purely pomegranate and taken with teal. The stamp set is "Priceless" with the "So Swirly" jumbo wheel used for the background. I think the majority of us bought this set last night! :)

Today is WORLD CARD MAKING DAY and this weekend is the 1st Birthday of The STAMP SHACK and they have a marathon of card challenges going on, so I'm hoping to stamp it up and have more to post tomorrow.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Smiles, Pam :)

Quote for Today ~

"The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way." ~ Eric Hoffer


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Nope, not obsessive at all! LOL Sounds like your groups are FUN! Especially the margarita one! Love the cards!

Heather Grow said...

scratch and stiff. sounds yummy. I CASEd your pumpkin card. It's on my blog.

Sharon in NE said...

I'm there! You just say when and where.

Lesa said...

Both cards are great but I am favoring the 2nd with the swirls and butterfly. Fun cards!

Michelle C. D. said...

The "priceless" card is an example of Serendipity! I would never have thought to put those colors together. But there they are and they look great!