Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Morning CAS and North Texas Shoebox Swap Pictures

Good Morning!!!! What a beautiful day....maybe I can get outside and dig in the dirt a little today!!!

I couldn't resist the CAS challenge on Splitcoast this morning...what beautiful colors and shapes in all the beachy stuff!!! I decided to combine this with the Featured Stamper challenge from yesterday to honor the wonderful Roxie (Rox71)!!! This is the beach towel I used for the color inspiration and this is Roxie's Dots by Punches and Die Cut card I cased. The colors were changed, Rubbernecker Butterfly Inchies stamps were used instead of butterfly punches, the black layers were deleated from behind the circles and the white background layer, and the scoring was deleted.

These are some of the pictures I took at the North Texas Shoebox Swap on Saturday. We had 50+ stampers and helpers...what a FABULOUS Swap!!!! Thanks, Suzy for all your hard work!!!

Here are 3 of the Belli girls, Me, Christi Thorsen (cici510), and my DD Holly (hbrown)

Christi (cici510)

Jen del Muro....whoohoo!!! Real life stamping royalty and a real sweetheart!!!!!

Holly and Christi...the dynamic duo!!!

Fern (DFriley) and Sharon (Stampscout)

Annette (epaw), Holly (hbrown), and Fern (DFriley) working sooo hard!!!
Annette brought the most awesome snack made with little round pretxels she bought at Wal-Mart. Here is the recipe she shared with us:

Cayenne Pretzels
1 container (20 oz) round pretzel balls or sticks
1 pkg dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup canola oil

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well. Spread out on two cookie sheets. Bake in a 200* F oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Pour out on paper towels to cool. Store in plastic bags. It gets spicier as it ages. I sometimes toss in 2 cups of pecan halves.

We had such a wonderful time and everything was FABULOUS!!!! Thanks Suzy (sOOzy66) and all your wonderful helpers for everything you did to make this run sooo smooth!!! I can't wait for the next one!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a GREAT day!!!


Lee said...

AWEsome photos!!! You ALL are just so adorable and look so fun!!!!

Libby Hickson said...

It was so nice seeing you again Joan!! What a fun day! Your photos are so much fun! Love your card too, what a fun design.

Joanne Travis said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pics, Joan. Everyone looks so cute and it looks like you had a blast. So nice to see some of the Belli girls! Wish I could have joined you all :)

Betty Wright said...

Joan!!! WOW!!!! You are in the hub of all the action!!! I need to move to TEXAS!!! Fantastic pics!!! TFS!!! Your card is fantastic, too!!! Great dimension and images!!! {{{Hugs}}}

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

OMG royalty too..and so are you. I would love to attend this. I always find out too late..I need to remember next time!!!

Thanks for sharing all the awesome photos!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love all your spotlighted butterflies Joan!! And it looks like you had the most fabulous time!! Way fun!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Oh My Joan your projects on here are all so gorgeous!!! I have seen your picture on comments on blogs I read many times and today I had some time to come by and so glad I did!!!

I have added you to my follow list so I can come back often and see your gorgeous creations!!!


Dawn Easton said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! Stamping with a bunch of friends is always a great way to spend the day! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Looks like all had a great time, thanks for sharing the pics with us! Nice to put faces with some of the names I have heard about.
Great take on the CAS card, love those colors!

Broni said...

Joan, I love how you used the butterfly inchies on that great graphic card! So glad you and Holly had fun over the weekend! Thanks for sharing the great pics!!

Anonymous said...

Joan, your card is just gorgeous!! I love the blue tones and butterflies!! Looks like a really fun time for sure!! Yeah!! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

how wonderful for all of you to meet and 'play'

and your creations are fabulous as always

Jackie said...

Awesome card and great pics Joan! I'm glad you had a nice time!!!

JulieA said...

What a fun card! I love your colors. And looks like you had a wonderful time at the swap. Thx for sharing!

Connie M. said...

Your card is just sooo beautiful, Joan! Love all the butterflies...sounds like you had a great time!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh WOW, girl...AWESOME pictures. You got to meet up with so many great girls!! How FUN!!

Savor the Journey said...

Argggghhhh! I just 'knew' this would be the bestest of days!! Next time .... I'll be up to 'stuff' next time!!

Fabbooo pics!

Unknown said...

LOVED living vicariously through your pictures at the swap! LOL! What a grand time you must have had!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Cute card, I like all those butterflies.
Looks like you had a great time a the swap. I love all the pictures.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time! Great photos!! Love the butterfly card too....gorgeous!

Anne Harada said...

Whaaaa!! I'm so sad I missed this!! Looks like a wonderful year GF!!! I will look forward to it!! I wanna see the cards you made!!

Rose Ann said...

It looks like a great time, Joan!! Love your butterfly card too!!

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