Friday, February 24, 2012

Shoe Box Swap

Last night I went to Denise's house (she is my amazing team leader), for a shoe box swap with some of my fellow CraftDStamper team mates.  The swap was for each of us to make a card, then put all the pieces to make said card in a "shoebox" which would get passed around for each person to make, there were eight of us altogether.  We also had a time limit of 10 mins per card.  Denise and I were a little off with the amount of time required to complete our cards, much to the chagrin of those who were making them.  Time management has never been one of my strong points.  

The swap was a blast, lots of talking, laughing and carrying on, in between bouts of silence as we were all concentrating on getting our cards done in the allotted time.  And at the end of the evening we all had a stack of gorgeous cards (I must say our team is full of extremely talented ladies) to take home along with some fresh ideas for our own make n takes and workshops.  You can read more about our evening along with pictures at Denise's blog, CraftDBear.

Below is my card, the one that took people a little more than 10 mins to complete, sorry to my fellow team mates.  It was inspired by Dawn Olchefske's card on her blog  DoStamping.  I love Dawn's ideas and her YouTube videos always inspire me.   


Stamps:  Rue Des Fleurs (#125487 for clear, #125485 for wood mount,), Vintage Vogue # 119109 for clear, #118882 for wood mount)

Patterned Paper:  Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (FREE!!! with $60 order during our Sale a bration until March 31, 2012)

Carstock:  Calypso coral (#122925  8 1/2 x 11 paper pack), Lucky Limeade (#122926  8 1/2 x 11 paper pack), Poppy Parade (#119793 8 1/2 x 11 paper pack), Very Vanilla (#101650 8 1/2 x 11 paper pack)

Classic Ink:  Soft Suede (#115657)

Tools:  Postage Stamp Punch (#122344), Banner from the Petal Cone die (#121810) cut on my big shot die cutting machine (#113439)

Accessories:  1/8 " Everyday Enchantment Ribbon in Calypso Coral (FREE!!! along with lucky limeade ribbon and a package of 30 everyday enchantment brads with a $60 order during our Sale a bration until March 31, 2012)

I am working things out with this blog and I hope to have my Stampin' Up! website up and running soon as well.  On my Stampin Up website you will be able to order online from me and have it directly shipped to your house.  How awesome is that!!!  I will let you know more once I have some technical issues solved.  

If you have any questions in regards to my projects, would like to place an order, or would like more information on hosting a workshop, or becoming a demonstrator yourself (Sale a bration has an amazing deal for those wishing to sign up as a new demonstrator!!) feel free to contact me via this blog or email me at

Have a great day everyone!!!


Denise Donald said...

Great info on the swap. I had such a fun time. I personally think you and I got it right and the other 6 people were wrong. lol

Unknown said...

I LOVED your card Ria!! It is absolutely STUNNING!! I could have done it in ten mins but I was still trying to catch up from doing Denise's "10 minute" card!! *wink*!! That was such a blast!! Can't wait to do it again!! WAHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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