Silver Elite and Team Meeting SWAPS

Good news! Good news!

I was promoted to Silver Elite during the most recent Sale-a-Bration! Yay! So excited!!!! Thank you to Joan and Karen for joining my team! Welcome!

At our team meeting last night, my upline, Pearl Robb, surprised me with a sweet little, unexpected, gift! I just had to take a picture because, she too was promoted too!

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We also did a few make’n takes and created cards to swap!

Here are the swaps from everyone.

I’ll start with mine of course! I also had it on my Card Buffet this weekend. It’s a really cute graduation card –

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It’s standard card size too!

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I got the idea from Debbie Henderson. She has a great tutorial for this shorter version. Check her out!

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Pearl’s card.

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Joan’s card.

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Cheryl’s card.

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Cari’s card.

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Shirley’s Card.

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Gail’s card.

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Nancy’s card.

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Diana’s card.

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Sally’s card.

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Susan’s card.

All the cards were awesome this month! Happy to have these samples!

We had a wonderful time chatting and catching up on things! I wished were all able to meet more often!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

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Team Meetings SWAPS

This past week we got together for our Team Meeting and we did our usual swapping of new ideas and a couple of make’n takes.

These were the two make’n takes –

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This is an oldie but goodie technique, shaving creme, that I miss and should try again! The results are stunning.

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Inside looked almost as good as the outside!

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The other make’n take is an easy idea that’s been out for a while. You can never have too many gift card holders!

Now the swaps we traded were as wonderful!

I’ll start with this knockout –

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It’s a perpetual calendar that Cari create for each one of us!! I can’t wait for the countdown to begin.

Next on the list of ‘you shouldn’t have gone to all this trouble‘, goes to Sherri –

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I forgot to take a pick of this card extended….it’s gorgeous!!!

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Susan went all fancy fancy on her card! I haven’t tried to emboss foil yet! Apparently you can and the look is stunning!!!

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The glitz just continued here from Pearl. Kicking myself for not ordering this bundle….

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Diana went with traditional colors on her card. Love the NOEL word!!

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My swap was already blogged about. And, it was featured on the November Card Buffet.

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We had a terrific variety of cards this time around! Great job ladies! Can’t wait for the Holiday party in January!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five, Plus, Card Friday

I thought I’d share the cards from this past weeks Team Meeting.

We had 8 people swapping including myself. My swap was posted here on Thursday.

These are the rest of the wonderful trades in no particular order.

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Diana

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Nancy

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Sherri

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Susan

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Shirley

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Pearl

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Cheryl

So, I can definitely see myself casing some of these ! They are wonderful cards!

And, we did two make’n takes. Only one I photographed. It was this nifty little wrapped nugget holder –

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I hope you enjoyed the shares. Please leave comments. I’d love to pass them along to everyone!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Team Trading

Last week I was able to get together with my downline for some stampin’ and chattin’.

We chatted. We stamped. We traded.

Here is what we created –

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Nice, simple card.

The other was a bit more amped up.

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A Z-Fold oriented tall.

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See how cute! We also incorporated the June Paper Pumpkin too.

I used these little summer baskets the other day and wanted to give them to my team for holdin’ all there goodies –

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We just made a simple tag addition with various punches.

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It made for a really nice ensemble!

I’ll share tow of the swaps –

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Here is Carole’s. Terrific job on the colors and sentiment.

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This one holds a surprise….

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So clever Tina! Great slider – magic window – gift card holder – card! I’ll have to get the directions for this. I’ve never made one of these! I was intrigued!

Looking forward to our next get together ladies!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

You’re Amazing Swap Fun

I participate in two monthly swap groups and it’s also my team meeting month. Sooooo, why mot make a bunch of adorable cards for everyone?

I made lots and lots of these –

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Aren’t they just gorgeous? And, this is only a few of the twenty something I made of these.

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I just love how the light goes through them.

Here is an up close of the card –

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It’s quite similar to this card here. I liked it so much – I decided to make more. Lots more!

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I used the other flower in the Rose Garden Thinlits for this one. And, I omitted the leaves here.

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It’s also another fold over card too. This is such an elegant style of card. You should try it!

What do you think of my swap card this month? I’d love to read what you think. And, it’s also good ‘card-carma’ to leave a comment. Good things come to those who comment!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Five Card Friday, 3

Yay! I have another one! Multiple cards in one post!

These are from the Team Meeting I was talking about yesterday. And, it’s more than five cards too!

Here is the spread, minus mine, we traded –

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Great cards! Without planning, people used way different stamp sets.

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Pearl’s card, above

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Cari’s card, above

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Sharon’s treat container, above

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Julia’s cupcake card, above

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Susan’s over the top tea-cup card, above

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Nancy’s tea-cup fancy cut card, above

A wonderful spread of cards this time around! Great job ladies. I can’t wait until we meet again!

Please leave a comment to share with all this talent! They’d love to hear what you have to say about their cards!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Easter Joys

We recently had our postponed December Team meeting, dinner, card swap, and gift exchange!

I made this little simple number of a card to share –

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It’s such a sweet design. Great for Easter.

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I took a few pictures to show off this neat style of a cut apart card, because the front is not all there.

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It’s very east and you don’t use any more card stock than a typical 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card.

You cut a basic card, 4 1/4 x 11. Score as usual at 5 1/2.

Place that score line in your trimmer at the 1 3/4 mark and cut. Basically, you’ve cut most of the front of the card off! What’s left, trim to 1 3/4 (this becomes your bottom panel) and the remainder, trim to 3 1/2 x 2.

I just decorated those pieces with DSP, 1 1/2 x 4 and the center panel I stamped is 1 3/3 x 3 1/4.

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Quite lovely, yes?

I saw this idea over at Julie’s Stamping Spot. Very talented designer.

I’d love to read what you think about my card creation today!

Happy Stampin’
Libby