Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chinese New Year, Stamping Fun w/friends and Snow in the 'burbs of Chicago

    Here is the Link for my BLOG CANDY- ending 2/8

 I joined an Asian Swap thru the Rubber Stamp Chat group- somehow in our chatter it turned into a "Year of the Rabbit" theme......
 My ATC uses a Technique Junkies background Wax Paper Resist and a couple of unknown backgrounds I did not mark for the lanterns...  I had to add a rabbit on the bottom- a digi that I did not label when I downloaded it.....   Fun swap- I cannot wait for them to come back.
 I spent Friday night with some friends and we decided to stamp.  We made card 'kits' for everyone and of course I had to do a technique- mine is the card I posted Friday for the Bloggers Challenge- everyone enjoyed a spring themed card. 

 Diane created a great card-I have never made a 'dress' card before- so loved this one. We used  a Nestability for the dress and the  SU scallop oval punch for the belt. The purse is also a SU punch- too fun. We simply inserted the DSP a little farther than 1/2 way and punched. then turned over the DSP thet was over the center to make the top band on the purse-easy!    I showed the ladies how to color rhinestones with Bic or Sharpie markers (or Copics can also be used) to coordinate with the card. 
 Here is our group shot:

 We all sew and do needlework of some type and various other creative endeavors.... We have known each other for years, and decided it would be fun to take a picture.  Lt-Rt Diane, Jennie, Me, Kim, Lisa, Pat and Sara. I have traveled for Sewing vacations with Jennie, Lisa and Pat in the past- such fun memories!
 One more note- snow in Chicago- Diane lives in a Cul-de-sac- the City mounded up the snow in the center- it had to be 15 feet high or bad I did not take a picture- it is something to see!  Here are a couple of my Blizzard of 2011 pictures:

Have a great Superbowl Sunday- off to get some Stamping Done!!!


Tamara Morton said...

Oh Shelly these photo's are gorgeous, I love your picture of your doggie, he/she looks so cute it was an aaawwww momment in our house when Savannah and I saw it. Thanks for sharing them..

Unknown said...

Ohhh I would love some of that snow here!!!

Emily Keaton said...

These are cool cards, Shelly! Is there anywhere that *doesn't* have snow?? You've got quite a bit!!

jimlynn said...

Great cards and great photos!! Too much snow - but oh, so pretty.
Love the little "dress" card - very cute....but my heart belongs to the "lantern" card! WOW~Stunning.

Kathy said...

Wow, love your asian themed ATC, so pretty. The lanterns look amazing. Fun card your friend created, too. Looks like a fun time was had with your friends!

Stef H said...

fabulous cards!
super picture;
you can have some of my snow???? it'll be august before it all melts!!! ugh~!

glad you're having fun!

hugs :)

paige said...

Too much snow!
cute, cute cards!

Carrie said...

oh my gosh look at all that snow!!! I shouldn't complain about the little bit we got lol. Great atc's too.

Sue McMahon said...

Awww...look at your sweet doggie in the snow. We had to shovel a Puppy Potty Path for our Old Boy, Riley (13).

Juliet A said...

Well I'm looking forward to getting one of these!

trisha too said...

CUTE atcs--love the Asian one!!