Monday, August 2, 2021

Swap Cards from My Team

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 To get everyone interacting and excited about stamping again, especially as we are getting closer to being able to hold in person classes again (maybe), I decided to organize a card swap for my downline. Not everyone took part but some did and I wanted to show you the beautiful cards that I received as part of the swap. You can see the card that I sent them HERE.

But first I want to explain why my photos have a kind of yellowish light to them, as hard as I tried to edit that out. Here in British Columbia, Canada, we are experiencing terrible forest fires and drought conditions and heat waves and the smoke is just clogging the atmosphere and giving the light a horrible, yellowy cast to it that is just so oppressive. We normally have a wonderful view from our house of Okanagan Lake and the cities of West Kelowna and Kelowna, but this is what it looked like today:

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This light filtered in through the windows in broad daylight and made photo taking
a nightmare, so apologies to my downline and my readers ahead of time!

Here are the individual cards:

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Susan Martin sent me this one. The thing I love about Susan is that she is always trying something new and this was a new technique involving Stampin' Blends on photo paper spritzed with alcohol. Very avant garde!

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This beautiful sample was sent to me from Dianne Gough. It's a design that she CASEd from Susan Campfield in the US. It's a circle panel pull-out card that uses the Encircled in Friendship Bundle from the Annual Catalogue. It's such an elegant design, and I love that the artistry continues from the outside to the inside with a little hidden message! 

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This next sample is from one of my newest downline, but you can see that she is not new to stamping and has mad design skills! Kim Findlater used the Seaside Seashells dies, and the Seashells 3D embossing folder along with some of the beautiful In Colour Shimmer Vellum to create this beauty. She also made a written tutorial to go along with it, so if you want a copy of that, let me know and I'll put you in touch with Kim!

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From one of my newest downline, to one of my most faithful downline, who joined Stampin' Up! almost at the same time as I did, Doreen has made use of the beautiful Hand-Penned DSP, the Colour and Contour Bundle and the Layering Diorama Dies for her unique and beautiful card. Doreen is a meticulous stamper and often is called on to create hand stamped cards for her hubby's corporation, which means you have to be really good at it! I really love the font on the Colour and Contour sentiments, don't you?

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The only demo from my Level 2 to take part, Carol Hamm sent me a card that the photo just doesn't do justice to! She created her own background using alcohol ink blending on vellum, using Stampin' Blends markers and paired it with the gorgeous shimmer vellum, which she embossed, and the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set to create this beauty.

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So there are all the swap cards. I hope you enjoyed seeing them. Leave the stampers some love in the comments below. They don't often have their work published!

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 3 the 2021 July/Dec Mini Catalogue goes live and you can start to order from it! Anytime after 2 am PDT, you can log onto my Online Store and place an order! I will have the link to the catalogue posted at that time as well as a link to my new Suite Shares for this catalogue.

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One More Sleep!!

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This is also the last day for the DSP Promo that has been going on all during July! Go to my Online Store to take advantage of this opportunity to stock up at a reduction of 15% off!

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