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Monday, October 4, 2010

Swappin' with the Girls!

Would you believe I've been sitting on this card for a week now and haven't gotten around to blogging it? Ugh, I am the worst blogger ever! Is anyone even reading anymore, or have you all given up on me? :-) Anyway - I made this card because last weekend I got to escape and spend the entire day Saturday hanging out with the girls, making cards at the Austin Splitcoastampers Shoebox Swap!! YAY!

This card idea was borrowed from my incredibly talented friend Heather (heather maria on Flickr) - she is the master of beautiful vellum flowers with this Hero Arts Large Flower stamp. Check out this card or this card or this card - see what I mean? *swoon* Heather you should know, I got tons of compliments at the swap - thanks for the inspiration!!

I had to keep my card fairly quick and easy to make, as there would be about 10 minutes or so to make it. To simplify things (and to avoid a major embossing powder mess!) I pre-stamped & embossed all the vellum flowers. For 40 stampers. So yes, 80 flowers. Remind me to think of something less time consuming for the next swap! LOL!

And speaking of ~40 stampers (there were a few short of 40, actually) - here's the whole lovely group of us!

And here's a little collage of photos I took throughout the day with my phone...

Clockwise from top left, that's Lydia, some cards, some inky fingers, Brenda, Suzy, Lisa & Michelle, Bev, Karen, Rae Anne, Rachel, Christy and of course me and Lisa in the center.

Yay! Good times!


  1. I loved making this card. I just thought it was so beautiful. It is definitely one of my faves!!!

  2. Sweet! It looks like you all had an awesome day, so jealous.LOL, Oh and I am still reading :)

  3. I'm still here Libby! :)))

    Love this, and I know it was a hit! Wish we had something like this around here......

  4. I'm here, Libby! Love your sweet, Heather-inspired card! Just beautiful!!! And I can't believe you made 80 of those flowers!!! AAAHH!! I'm sure it was BIG hit--it's so delicate and gorgeous!

  5. What fun! I am so jealous! I know, we have SCS shoebox swaps here, too, but I *know* you guys!

    PS: How did you make that collage? I would love to learn how to do that!

  6. Leslie, I made the collage with Picasa - SUPER EASY and Picasa is a free app to download.

  7. What a stunner!! I so wish I would have gone. Maybe next year!

  8. What a gorgeous card! And what a great idea for a get together for card makers! :>

  9. Libby, yes of course I'm still reading! Your card is fab! I love the gorgeous flower and it looks brilliant against the beautiful pink and kraft bgs. I can't imagine how long it must have taken to make 80 flowers and you must have used a bucket of pearls! Thanks so much for the mention and lovely compliments:)

    I loved reading about and seeing photos of what sounds like an amazing and fun day! I would really, really love to do a shoebox swap like this. Any chance of you holding it in Ireland next year?!

  10. Beautiful card, Libby! Looks like you had a wonderful time!


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