Friday, May 29, 2009

                   
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Stamp Club Cards & Projects, oh my!


Happy Friday! Yay! First, I have to say thank you for all your nice comments and congratulations on winning the Stampin' Up! Artisan Award. I couldn't believe it myself when Brent Steele called last Friday...I was in bed with fever and flu after school, but when I saw that "801" number on my cell phone, I got my happy, perky voice on fast! lol! Second, this post is going to be long, but good!, with lots of photos of cards from my stamp club members and stamp club projects from my bff and downline Lori, so you might want to grab your favorite beverage! lol!



Lori gave us these materials to use on our challenge cards. You can always add more goodies, but you have to use these and that's what I used on my card above:



I mentioned in a previous post how I add *chipboard* behind patterned paper sometimes to make it *sturdier* on the card, like here...



...but it's not always regular chipboard...




So I guess it's a partly *green* card! Look in your recycling bin, you probably have lots of good chipboard options!


Okay, now for the cards from some of the club members...


Below here is Beverly's super cute card, love that chipboard "U" she added and the rhinestone brad in the center of the "g"!


Next is this beauty from Michelva, don't you love that die cut she added, and how she cut the scallop square in half and cut out the two little birdies?! Darling!


I'm excited to show you Rachel's card below. This is the FIRST card or paper-crafting of any kind that she has done, and she did it all by herself!! How awesome!


Lastly is this wonderful card from Valerie, her ribbon treatment is the coolest, and I love how she added the bird house and sentiment!


We had a little random prize of hardware goodies (the container top is decorated with cute flowers and a big brad you can't see here!) for the participants and Michelva won! Beverly couldn't make it last night, so she can see the papers here that her name was included! hee! hee!


Now for the super cute projects that Lori created for us (she's helping me out and kind of taking over hostessing the club, but they're all my best friends so I'm still going, of course!). This is a darling box made from the scallop square envelope die with the Big Shot, and we made three little notecards with envelopes to go inside it. She told me who she got the idea from, but I can't remember, oops! If it was you, give me a shout out so I can give you credit and a link!



And lastly, she showed us this precious little business card holder, also made from the scallop envelope die and Big Shot. I believe she said that she saw it on Patty Bennett's blog, and I found the tutorial here if you'd like to try!



Schwooo! That was long, so if you're still here, give yourself a pat on the back from me! I guess I'm off to school. Is it our last day? NO! Is it Field Day? yes, ugh! lol! I'm old, out of shape, and I don't like sweating, so wish me luck! ha! Hopefully the kids will have fun and I'll get some great pictures to scrap!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

22 comments:

Silli said...

OMG Angie, so many beautiful prjects! I love your stile, I love your work, I love your blog! TFS! Hugs and happy day!

Silli said...

*projects*

~amy~ said...

Fun Cards and projects Angie!!!! Congrats on your award! I hope you have a terrific friday and great weekend!

Deanna said...

Totally cute cards! Love that embossed flower and the color combo on the first few cards... My Fav!

MEL said...

I LOVE the way you used the spin roll from the Trendy Trees set. Great card! :)

Jenn D said...

Congrats Angie! I am so excited for you and for all of the winners. Now I can get started on next year's entries. LOL!

Heather P. said...

LOL, good luck today with Field Day! I ~hated~ that as a kid... It seemed like every year we had to do hurdles, and well, hurdles and Heather don't mix! :)

Love what you created with your challenge card materials!

Savitri said...

Oh, CUTE stuff!!! See, I really need to join the club :)

Ann said...

OMG, these are all fabulous! I wish I lived close by, so I could come over and play! ;)

Donna Baker said...

great stuff! what a cute card - congratulations on Artisan Award! hope you're feeling better now!

Sue Lelli said...

OMG! So wonderful! Our SU demonstrator just moved back to Scotland so we are a little lost but she never made things like this! I want to move to Dallas!!!

chloe said...

Gorgeous projects! Ilove the idea of using chipboard behind Dp to give it some heft!

clouds shadler said...

some very fun and cute stuff you've got there! I like the colors, especially the blue colors and brown colors! You're so creative Angie!

HUGS
Clouds :D

Randee E said...

WoW! Congrats on the award! But I can see why you were selected, all of your cards are amazing! They're all so clean and perfect! Will looking for you in the SU! mags :0)

Rose said...

Wow, Angie! Congrats on the award! You totally deserve it - love your cards and creativity!

Jill Hilliard said...

Angie

CONGRATS on the Artisan award. You deserve it. I can't wait to see your projects

Juanita said...

So many wonderful projects here. I am overwhealmed with fabulous colors and great imagination by you and your ladies!

Cindy Major said...

I am sooooo happy for you and proud of you, Angie!!! Love when a talented stamper gets the recognition she deserves!

Are you attending convention this summer? I'm still undecided, but I would really love to see your winning projects on the display board, though!

Major congrats!!!
Cindy
xox

Alex said...

Such fabulous eye candy in this post Angie, it is all soooo awesome!! Congrats on the Artisan Award girl, I am sooo happy for you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deb Rymer said...

Thanks for sharing all these cards and projects, Angie - they are all so amazing! You have quite a talented group there!

kathleenh said...

Wow! So many fabulous things to see! Your challenge is uber cute! Love the rest of the club projects and cards too!

Megan said...

Oh my heck, I haven't checked your blog in forever it seems like! :) So many fun projects! Congrats on the Artisan Award! That is so exciting and you totally deserve it! :)