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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Austin Area SCS Shoebox Swap


OMG...what a FABULOUS day we had yesterday!!!! The Austin area stampers sure do know how to put on a wonderful event!!! Thanks sooo much to Rae Ann, Brenda, and Karen for all your hard work!!! Carmen...your Lone Star Retreat was such a wonderful facility...perfect for all our needs and the food was delicious!! Libby...thanks for coordinating all those freebies from such great companies...I was blown away by there generosity!!!
This is the swap card I made to take....we had to design a 10 minute card...yikes!!! I cut the cardstock, ran the Ruby Red layer through the cuttlebug with the Diamonds in the Rough folder, and cut the top note from Kraft. I even pierced the holes for the brads and punched the slit for the ribbon. All they had to do was to use Ruby Red and Always Artichoke markers to color the Asian Artistry image, stamp it on the Kraft, and use an aqua painter to watercolor the image. They didn't even need ink...the water from the aqua painter will move the stamped colors around to give a watercolored look. The stamped sentiment, brads, ribbon, and popping the top note with foam dots finished it off.

This is the card I added to my exchange gift. The JustRite image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with copics. A white gel pen was used to add the highlights, Daisy D's paper was used for the layers, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, primas, leaves, and button with twine finish.





Libby, Lori, and yours truly








Lots of busy stampers!!






This is the whole gang...notice the jackets!! It was in the 50's...burrrr!!!






15 comments:

Fern said...

Hi Joan, your SWAP card is beautiful and I had so much fun making it. That ribbon is gorgeous. Of course mine didn't look this good. Your coloring is always amazing, and I need to work on that. And what a lucky person who got your door prize. Beautiful Fall card.. Love the design and the pumpkins are beautiful...
I had so much fun stamping with you girls again.. Can't wait until the next one... Take care gf.. Hugs :o)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Joan!! WOWZER lady!! What awesome swap cards....wish I could've been there!! How cool is that you've got to meet all of these fabulous stampers!! :) Looks like you all had a wonderful time!! TFS! HUGS

Lynn said...

I am so sad that I had to miss this fabulous event this year!!

Would have loved to have made this beautifully designed card, Joan!

Looks like it was a fabulous day of stamping and fellowship!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! Look at that group of happy stampers! I'm glad you had such a great time; only wish I could've been there with ya! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

How do you manage to make a ten-minute card look so gorgeous?

JulieA said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Great cards. I really love the color combo on your pumpkin card. Lovely!

Michelle said...

LOVE your swap card! It's especially gorgeous for a quickie! And what fun you had!

Candy F. said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Your swap card is really pretty and your image from Just Rite is one of my favorite fall images they sell.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your first card is so soft and pretty Joan!! And your second so bold, vibrant and rich!! Two totally different cards, but equally gorgeous!! And it looks like you had such a fabulous time!! How awesome!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Argh... I'm SO jealous of all the fun you had! LOL Why don't Northeast Ohio stampers ever want to have this much fun??? Your cards are awesome, Joan! I especially love the rich colors on the Just Rite card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

How fun for you to get together with so many fellow stampers....you look like you had a great time....awesome....and I love your swap card....

Stamp and Smile said...

Good times had by all! So much inspiration brewing with this amazing group of gals.... Fantastic cards! The bright pumpkin, purple and kraft color mix works VERY well together!! TFS... :)

TexasGrammy said...

Your swap was such a treat to make! It's perfect for so many occasions! (Please be easy on me ... you know I don't need to buy more sets!) And I'm lovin' those event pics! I'm still smiling over the fabulous time we had! (((hugs))))
~Bev

broni (waterchild12) said...

Looks like so much fun, Joan!! So glad you and Holly and Bev got to go and play together!!

Melanie said...

oh I wish I'd know about his! sorry to have missed! oh well, maybe next year if I'm able(thinking about the date now i think I as takign care of sicks kiddosn and DH), looks like a blast!

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