Monday, December 7, 2009

Austin/Georgetown Texas SCS Christmas Shoebox Swap

Hello everyone!! My DD Holly and I went to the Austin/Georgetown, Texas SCS Christmas Shoebox swap on Saturday and look who was there...Lynn (allee's)...Whoohoo!!! I have been a big fan of Lynn's for years and it was such a joy to finally meet her!!! She is such a sweet lady and boy, can she stamp!!!!

Now, I gotta tell ya that she really isn't that short...I was stretched to my full 5'1" height but Lynn was sitting on the table....we thought maybe y'all would think I was 5'7....LOL!!!

This is the whole gang...we had such a great time and how cool to have over 20 cards ready to mail out...Whoohoo!!!!

I made this card yesterday for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast. We were honoring Michele (MitchyGitchyGoomy) and WOW...what a fabulous gallery!!! I finally chose the Cherry Valentine to case. I kept the same theme and basic layout but I changed the colors, stamps, and added two more hearts. The Clear Dollar Stamps Billy Bee and sentiment were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and Billy was colored with copics. Glitter was added to the wings for a little sparkle. Primas, ribbon, ferns, and a Candy Dot finish it off.
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Billy Bee and Bee Kind sentiment
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Prism Sunflowers Medium, Camped Out by Bella BLVD, Garden Bees by The Paper Patch
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Heart Shaped Nesties, Primas, Candy Dot, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Glitter, SU Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting today and now I have got to get in gear and finish decorating my Christmas tree!!!
Have a great day !!!


jdmommy said...

Oh how I envy you and Holly, getting together with Lynn and all the others to stamp!! Great group picture!! I love to see people having fun.......and you gals sure were! thanks for sharing, GF!!! Hugs to Holly!

Lynn said...

My, you look tall, Joan!! Thanks for sharing these great photos!

Loved the wonderful, relaxed day of stamping and sharing with those who share our same passion!! Meeting and visiting with you and Holly was absolutely awesome!!

I'm going to check out the next Belli Challenge and try to play along! I'm sure Holly will have a great sample to inspire me!!

When I arrived home Sunday, there was a KSS package waiting, so I spent the rest of the day stamping to be ready for the Monday release!

You better get after that tree!! It will be time to take it down before you know it!

I have to get 20 recipe scrapbook pages done today, so I better get on task as well!!

Lovin' the holiday season!! Have a great day!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

thanks so much for Ann said above, it is so heartwarming when you know SCSers are meeting and having fun.....

and...your card is pretty dang terrific too

hope your tree is done

Fern said...

Joan, your card is soo cute.. love the little bees and the layered hearts are soo pretty... So glad that you all had a wonderful time visiting and stamping!! I hope that tree isn't naked any more!!! XXX Fern

Liz Williams said...

Wow, look at all the fun I had to miss!! Hope that won't happen again!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures and love your card.

Kittie said...

Thanks for sharing the fun photos, Joan! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Such an adorable card, Joan! Your shoebox swap sounds like a BLAST, and how awesome for you to meet Lynn! (and her to meet YOU!) {{big hugs}}

maryr917 said...

sounds like you had fun at the shoebox swap and you have cards ready to go-that's always a plus-especially if they are christmas cards. just love your fs card-the colors and the hearts are so sweet together

Realtor in Toronto said...

What a wonderful card. I like it very much too. Those colors fit so well together. I haven't finished decorating the tree yet as well. I like this activity, it's also a tradition, but it would be good to have it done.

Take care,

Shawna said...

Great card Joan!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Looks like you had a BLAST Joan!!! What fun pics!!
Your card is PURE fabulousness! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Dawn Easton said...

What fun, Joan! I can't wait to go to CHA and meet some other stampers! I bet you girls had a blast!!

Love the card! Those blues and browns with the pop of yellow....yummy! CUTE bee!!

Anonymous said...

HI Joan!! WOW!! It sure looks like you had so much fun hun!!! Love your beautiul card with all the hearts!! SO sweet!! TFS!! HUGS

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh you look like you had a fun time. So glad you got to go an enjoy yourself.
Sweet card, I like the hearts as the panels.

Rose Ann said...

Looks like such a fun time...and I love your cute bee card too!!