Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shoebox Swaps

A get together with the Wacky Stampers: here's our group photo from last week:

I missed all the business blah blah but did arrive to participate in the shoewbox swap. The decor on the tables was so much fun and destive! Denise made this fabulous Lei using the exclusive SU Island Floral Bigz die - AWESOME!! Darn, I forgot to take a photo of her jelly bean margaritas with Island Floral die flowers through the straws. She also made flowers that attached to a foam visor - can you imagine?

Frances made this envelope card:

Message revealed:

Marybeth made this fabulous card - she already prepped the pansies for us (using the butterfly punch and sparkly misting). This card was voted Best of Class! You can understand why..........

Here is a close-up of the pansies:

Joanne has us make this great flower on the matchbox using 10 punched schallop flowers, spritzed with water.

Inside contents of the matchbox: (2) covered chocolate nuggets!

Lynn prepped this card: I personalized it by changing out the color and added texture to the real red background, along with making the message banner with a wavy curve and red/whit gingham ribbon.

Here's a close-up of the watercolor done:

Gina had this fabulous birdhouse card (check out her blog: for some more fabrulous cards.

Look - and here is the card opened:

Kathy's card here..........I missed placing (2) stamped buttons on the Chocolate chip CS part........not sure how I missed that one......

Here is a card from Vicki.......I added the "torn" interest and moon to make this card look "rough"

Sharon has this retro card made by using punches: Did I miss stamping my message again..........????

Mary M made this card: story about this card? It's one of Shellie's that she did from the Workshop of a lifetime.
Quick, simple, and elegant:

This card was created by Cheryl: I've never attempted stenciling so this was a great example to try this technique. The special paper really made it elegant.
Hope you enjoyed all these cards.....................


Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

It looks like you had a wonderful time - great decor and so many lovely cards and projects! Lucky lady you, to have such friends to share with!

Wishing you a great day today!


Barbara Diane

Carol said...

So bummed I had to miss it, again! Thanks for sharing though. Looking forward to seeing these in person!

Estelle said...

Gosh, you ladies do the most wonderful things - such an inspiration!

Ann & the Dog said...

I'm a Stampy Wacker too! Maybe it'll be on a day I can make it next time.

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great cards, I love that image of the man with the BBQ would love to know where you got the image from and if its a rubber stamp or digi. Hugs Julie

Sophia said...

It looks like you had fun, and those are some gorgeous cards. I can't get over how real those pansies look!

Creations by Patti said...

Hi Julie: tried to find a way to let you know the BBQ man is a stamp set that is offered in the Summer Mini caty, page 29 and is called "King of the Grill". Let me know if you have any further questions. Patti