On Saturday, July 11th, we had our Team Meeting. There are five of us in our local group, but two were unable to attend. I try to set up the room(s) the night before, but on this particular day, it wasn't until the morning of the meeting. My helper, Cocoa, is showing that he set up the Big Shot station! Oh wait! That durn opposable thumb issue! :)
|The calm before the storm|
Nina and Sandie were able to attend (we missed you Charlene and Jeannette!). We get together once a quarter to talk business and share ideas. Here's a photo of the three of us.
|The Three Amigas!|
A good time was had by all!
We started with the business portion, going over upcoming dates that Stampin' Up! provides for us. We all agreed that we cannot wait for the Holiday Catalog. As demonstrators, we can preorder in August, and it will go LIVE to our customers on September 1st. (If you have placed an order with me since the new catalog came out, yours will be mailed to you in mid-August.)
Then we started the really fun part! The Shoebox Swaps! We each bring a card design to the meeting. Here we are - hard at work!
|You can see Cocoa in the background on the right.|
He's keeping us on task!
|Nina is a Big Shot Pro!|
You already saw the card that my friend Andrea Withers sent to me HERE, well... here's my variation on her You've Got This stamp and I think we all agreed this is a GREAT go-to stamp set:
|You've Got This Stamp Set|
Here's the card I made for our Shoebox Swap. It may look VERY familiar to you as this card design is ALL OVER the internet! I have no idea who came up with the original idea, but everyone seems to use the fern stamp from Butterfly Basics and the Brick Embossing Folder, completing it with sponging and a butterfly.
**We are making a variation of THIS card
during Saturday's Watercolor Wings card class too!**
Nina had us playing with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and the White Christmas Stamp Set. If this 3-D item looks familiar, you know your catalog well! Check out page 68 of the catalog! She picked up her peppermint (and horehound!) sticks from Cracker Barrel. Gonna have to make my way there! Gold heat embossing, watercoloring with our Aqua Painters, fussy cuts - definitely need the Paper Snips!, some bling with our Basic Rhinestones, and SUGAR - who wouldn't have fun with this?!
|Nina's Treat Bag|
* The Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine is not in this photo. *
|Dawn's Treat Bag|
No candy here yet!
And Sandie went with a classic and made it monochromatic. And we used the itty bitty pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels on each of the flowers! Really an elegant card! The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine and we use it A LOT! Sandie also used the Papillon Potpourri and Butterfly Basics stamp sets. Doesn't the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder look nice with this? Oh - and although this looks like it was made with Basic Black and Whisper White, it is actually used with Night of Navy and Whisper White.
|Sandie's Monochromatic Card|
Using Night of Navy
|Dawn's card using Regals|
Hope you have enjoyed the great ideas! You can tell, I have a WONDERFUL and VERY TALENTED group of ladies that I get to work with!