Sunday, October 3, 2010

September Sparkles Team Swaps

Last Sunday, my upline held our team meeting.  I'm the swap coordinator, and for this meeting, I decided that our swaps should feature one of the individual stamps that SU! has available.  I chose to use the Ornate Blossom stamp.  I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it, and as time started to run short, I settled for using a Mojo Monday sketch and the Color Coach.  I wanted to use Concord Crush, and the Color Coach recommended a combination with Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait, so that's what I went with.  I also used the new Level 1 hostess paper pack - love it!  I stamped the Ornate Blossom in Concord Crush, then stamped over it with VersaMark (thank you, Stamp-a-ma-jig!).  I embossed the image using Iridescent Ice EP and cut out the image with my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System.  I know, I should have used my Circle Scissors, but I love my CM cutters, so that's what I grabbed.  The sentiment is from Occasional Sentiments, a level 2 hostess set.  I used the small Ornate Blossom from Friends Never Fade on the tag, and added a rhinestone for some bling.

Sofia was our hostess for this month's project, and we all loved her project.  It features the cute pansies made with the butterfly punch.  I was unhappy with how mine were coming out, but once they dried, they actually looked better.  I still would have liked to have had more So Saffron showing on them.  Here's Sofia's great card project:

Here are the swaps everyone else made.  The first is also by Sofia, using Elegant Thank You:

Then there's the cute Dasher card made by Anne:

Marlise featured Tiny Teacups for her card:

Dianna used Engraved Greetings on hers:

Cindy used the elegant Elizabeth stamp (I so need that one):

Marianne's card uses the Homemade stamp:

Jeanne used the Single Snowflake stamp, embossed using Iridescent Ice EP:

Notice all the rhinestones?  We all giggled about that as we traded cards.  It's been a while since we all got together and it was great that so many of us were able to make it.  Our next swap theme is Fall.  I think I'll do a 3D item for that swap, as I'm already working on something that uses the Autumn Spice Specialty DSP (love the thicker weight of this paper).  I'm going to try and get in the habit of sharing our team swaps with you as I've seen other stampers do that.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tinkerin In Ink said...

So many beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards! What a great way to show off those single stamps!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Looks like y'all had a blast--who wouldn't love swapping for these beauties?

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful cards!!!