Monday, September 22, 2008

Busy Days

I apologize for not posting lately.....I have been busy with life outside of stamping as well as two stamp camps I am preparing for, a stamp club meeting and a Wee-Inker meeting!!  I have been stampin' a little, just haven't had time to post.

Yesterday was my Stampin' Up! downline meeting of the Wee-Inkers.  There were only four of us altogether, but we had a great time chatting and stamping.  I can't show you ALL the projects we did, but I will show you my favorite:

Weeinker Meeting Project 1 9-21-08

This is a little altered notebook, covered with the new DP from the Holiday Mini, called Autumn Vine.  LOVE THIS PAPER!   As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to pair it with some buttons die-cut from the new Big Shot, a Felt Fusion Too flower and the wide Baja Breeze ribbon.  Those little buttons on the DP are sooooo cute!  I showed them how to remove the coil from the top, adhere the DP, punch holes using the original holes as a template, then replace the coil.  Easy!  No stamping, actually!  I did dauber the edges of the buttons to give them some depth, and added a little "thread" with my white gel pen!

Here are the swaps we exchanged:

Swap 9-21-08 Alison

Swap 9-21-08 Laura

Swap 9-21-08 LeAnne

Swap 9-21-08 Shawn 2

Swap 9-21-08 Shawn - inside Shawn even stamped the inside of her card, ala Peanutbee! 

All the swaps were very cute!  Such great ideas from a creative bunch of girls!

 

My last share is the little recruiting gift I gave to Alison, who recruited her friend Jenn!  I added some quick rub-ons from the Holiday Mini to an Ikea frame and put some beautiful DP as a background.  Now she can add a picture of her little one playing in the snow----if we ever get any!  Ooops, maybe I shouldn't say that---we'll get inundated!  I apologize for this photo---it looks like the frame is warped, but it's not.  Anybody know how to NOT get this when they photograph their projects?  Seems it happens to me a lot!

Weeinker Gift 9-21-08 Rubons

Weeinker Gift closeup 2 9-21-08 Here is a closeup showing the Old Saint Nick rub-ons from  as well as the felt snowflakes available --so cute!

 

Thanks for visiting!
LeAnne

4 comments:

  1. What a great Idea for a frame. I am sure she will love it.

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  2. I love that frame, and your swap card is beautiful.
    Thanks for pointing out that you need to remove the coil off the notebook. I was thinking of altering a notebook, but was not sure how to deal with the coil. It is so obvious, now that you mention it

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  3. Geez, now we can blame you I guess for all the tons of snow that is coming this winter! Thanks a lot! LOL

    CUTE notebook, LeAnne! I love the colors, and those die-cut buttons are adorable! Great swap cards, too! Love the grizzly bear, and that frame is beautiful even if it is going to cause a blizzard or something!

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  4. hello... love the cards and note pad. Quick question though.... how do you make the top of the notepad fit with the spiral bit when altering it. Let me know as I LOVE IT!

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