Monday, June 27, 2011

Survey says...'s a tie!  Responses to which design of my swap card to make has yielded a tie!  I am going to send the picture to my office workers and ask for their input also.  We'll see which version they like.  I have asked or heard from about 12 people and 6 are for the bow-6 for the fourth pearl.  I will be curious to see which one wins out!

Speaking of swaps - DH and I sat this evening and finished cutting out all the little silver tools for my masculine swap,  100 saws, 100 hammers and 100 tape measures....all done!

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My Stampin' Fairies are returning on Saturday so I hope to get many of these swaps assembled.  Check this post to see what the other two swaps look like.  I have impressed even myself this year in being so far  into the process!  I still have 2 weeks!

Yesterday my Sunday Stampers met and made our June projects.  As always, we had a great time, even through Adrienne was out of town and couldn't make it.  This is one of the projects we did at all the June club meetings.  

This card uses the butterfly from the Strength & Hope stamp set.  The colors are Concord Crush for the base and Perfect Plum for the layer.  I used Mr. Big Shot, of course, to create the background layer with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, as well as the Ovals die for the focal piece on front.  I stamped the butterfly directly onto the Very Vanilla oval using Concord Crush ink.  I then inked the butterfly first in Perfect Plum then rolled the edges of the stamp in the Concord Crush, stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla, and cut him out!  I blinged it up with Dazzling Glitter and glue pen, then attached him on top.  A piece of ribbon under the oval and it's done!  This makes an awesome sympathy card!

So, if you didn't comment yesterday, please do so.  I am relying on you all to tell me how to finish these swaps! I'll be ever grateful!


  1. Do your hands hurt? I can't wait to see which card is your final "winner"!

  2. I still vote for the ribbon!! LOL

    I also just LOVE the butterfly card! I think it is my favorite from this month! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us on July 7th (hint, hint, reminder, reminder LOL)!

    Thank you for all that you do for us! You are so inspiring!

    YOU ROCK!!!!

    Lisa C.

  3. I vote for the ribbon.