I was busy today, I cleaned my studio, well pretty much, heck as soon as I go to stamp anything, I pull it all out again…it's like making the bed…why bother…ha!, and I updated my Etsy store, I added over a dozen new items and most of them are just one card only, so once it is gone it's gone.
I also was nominated by three people for the Sunshine Award how fun is that? I want to thank Sherry, Juliana and Evita for giving me the Sunshine award. I am supposed to pass it on, but I am gonna let you decide who you think should get the award, copy and paste the award to your computer and pass it on…I guess I can do that right? There are so many awesome blogs out there, that I think everyone should get an award. I gave this award out last week or so, now it's your turn.
About a month ago my sweet friend Robin Merriman asked if I would like to be part of her GoDivas swap group, and she said the girls in the group were awesome stampers, and I thought I would give it a shot. I knew the stamp set I wanted to use, and I already showed you the card I did for it. If you forgot here it is.
So the other day I got the swaps back in the mail, and holy moly, they are awesome. I am just going to show you a few, and the rest are displayed in my studio, and some I will be copying for classes.
I wanted to show these cause they used the new Square Lattice Impressions folder that you can start ordering May 1. It looks different if you use it flip side too. To me it looks more like fabric then lattice, but I don't care what it is called, I love it, and I say bring on those folders Stampin' Up! we want more!
The swap was using stamp sets from the new mini, so if you see a set you like give me a shout, if you didn't get your mini catalog yet.
This card was stamped by Selene Kempton
Love the "dirty" look of it. Satin ribbon and a motorbike, gotta love it.
This card was stamped by Carrie Gaskin
Man, I don't even know where to start with this one. The colors pop and I also love the "dirty-ness" of this card too and all the little embellishments.
This card was stamped by Lisa Bohler
I love everything about this, the colors, the little punch to hold on the ribbon. The Top Note, and I swear the embossing folder really looks like fabric on the card, like a baby blanket. Makes ya wanna have a baby…ok maybe not…maybe just smell the head of one…or buy a new wallet with a picture of a baby in it…that's the ticket.
This card was stamped by Patti Chesky
These colors make me want to sit by the pool and drink a pina colada. How about you? Want one?
This card was stamped by our famous GoDiva Queen herself Robin Merriman
I love how Robin inked up the folder and then ran the paper through, the pattern really stands out doesn't it? See how her crosses are indented and some of the other cards are reverse? That is what I mean it looks different which side you use.
Make sure when you come to class you ask to see the cards, I have them in a special little basket.
So we are down to the Top 5 now on American Idol and I am glad that Siobhan went home and NOT Casey, OMG! I was freaking. Then I looked up something on my phone on the newspaper under entertainment and the first thing I see is Siobhan is kicked off, I seen it like 10 seconds before they told..ha! And my BFF Tracy is so good about not telling me stuff, except what I should NOT miss, like the Ford commercial, OMG! I loved it. The Idols were vampires, and I so want contacts like that, I already have fangs. Yeah, I know…I'm a freak, but a fun one.
I really enjoyed this weeks music, and I loved tonights entertainment, but wondered why they had Shakira sing and not Shania? Their names are kinda similar, but come on it was country week already. I did kinda like the Sons of Sylvia, any band with a fiddle and a mandolin in it, is all right in my book.
Well I am off to bed, I finished my 4th Vampire Academy book, it was excellent. I am gonna switch things up and take a vamp break and start to read Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, my sweet friend, and down-line Donna loaned it to me.
Have an awesome Thursday and thanks so much for stopping in. Oh and if you found a stray "W" in my post somewhere I hope it didn't make a bad word, I started typing "W" and then I don't know where it went. How eird, I mean weird…ha!
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Carey Rogers says
I love those cards. I got that embossing folder but haven't been able to use it yet. I misplaced one of the pieces to use with the embossing folders with my Mr. Big Shot, duh. You are in with some hot stamping mamas. They are all fantastic (like you of course.) See ya tomorrow.
aka Roscoe's mommy
Tracy Altemose says
Your GoDiva Swap is Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing !
I CAN NOT WAIT to see you in those contacts!! But don't get a set as a gift for me! THAT's your thing!!!
Love Ya my Lil Freaky BFF
Jacqui Lines says
I knew you would like the vampires on AI!!! And I too thought WTF why isn't Shania singing – whatever she's an artist I would rather listen to than watch anyway.
Even though she is from Canada – sometimes she makes me nauseous.
I was glad that Siobahn went home and not Casey – I'm surprised that Mike has not been in the bottom three since his save date – I think they should have let him go then – he sounds the same every week.
That embossing folder is cool – what do you mean she inked up her folder first?? Like put the ink pad to the folder is that what you mean??
I have never done that before….interesting..if that is what she did.
carrie gaskin says
Hey Di – thanks for posting my card! I had such fun making it. I can't wait to get mine in the mail!
Patti Chesky says
Hey Di! Thanks so much for showing my swap card!!! I SO love yours. That King of the Grill is awesome. I am also a huge fan of watercoloring!!
Looking forward to future GoDiva swaps with you!!!
P.S. Love your AI updates. Keep 'em coming!
Diana Gibbs says
Yeah she inked up the folder, and then put the paper in and embossed. I am almost positive that is what she said she did.
mary jo says
Beautiful cards! I can just go borrow my grandson and take a nice wiff of his little head (with tons of hair) for my baby fix 😀 Thanks for sharing. MJ