Friday, February 3, 2017

Fabulous Friends Friday: January SUper Friends Swaps!

Happy Friday!!!  Hope you are having a fabulous day!!!  I've been having a busy week, but a great one -- especially because it started with time spent with my SUper Friends demonstrator group!!!  We had a great time catching up, talking about the great new Sale-a-Bration and Occasions projects, doing a little card assembly, sharing some yummy treats, and swapping! Actually, we did not one but two swaps!!  And, I have both of those to share with you today!  Since there are so many pictures to enjoy, I'll keep my commentary (from here on out!) pretty brief!  ;)

One of our swaps was a 3 x 3" swap to create a Valentine's sampler.

Connie used the Lift Me Up Bundle to create her sweet 3 x 3":

Jana used the Sealed with Love Bundle to create these two flirty pieces (the "love you lots" note in the envelope in the first one actually comes out!  So cute!)

Margery also created two beautiful pieces, which show off the lovely lace doilies from the Occasions Catalog.  The first one uses the Love Notes Framelits dies and "love" from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  The second one has a lovely kaleidoscope-like flowered heart.

Judy-Ann created this fun, heart-filled shaker card with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and Layering Squares Framelits:

Nancy used lots of little hearts from the Confetti Heart Border Punch, the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and the Blooms & Bliss Paper for her fabulous artwork:

Agnes's elegant piece features a heart from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, cut out of Red Glimmer Paper, and with a bit of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper in the background:

My card has the horse from Carousel Birthday, colored with the new Watercolor Pencils and Wink of Stella, then fussy cut, with the ferris wheel in the background stamped with bleach on Real Red (I colored the cupcake icing with a white watercolor pencil).  Ribbon is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit, and the little hearts in the corners are from the Any Occasion Sale-a-Bration set:

Whew!  That was our first swap.  Tomorrow, I'll show you how I put all those pieces together into a framed sampler.  Our second swap was of cards made with new items from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.

Connie created this darling card using the Moon Baby Stamp set, clouds from the Lift Me Up Bundle, and Sale-a-Bration ribbon:

This adorable card is Margery's creation, featuring a couple images from the Little Cuties stamp set, along with Delicate Details from Sale-a-Bration, the lovely lace doilies from the Occasions Catalog, and the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

Jana's glorious creation features some very intricate piecing work done with the That's the Tag Bundle and the Sunburst Thinlits Die:

For her lovely creation, Judy-Ann did a combination of watercoloring and paper piecing with an image from the Beautiful You stamp set:

Agnes's dreamy card features a bokeh background from the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper with stamping and die cut dragonfly from the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle:

 For her chic card, Nancy paired greetings from the So Very Much Sale-a-Bration set with a bit of metallic pizzazz from the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Washi Tape:

I couldn't resist creating a "SUper Friends" card using the Everyday Hero stamp set and some watercoloring with the new Watercolor Pencils:

Thanks for staying with me through this long post!!!  Hope you enjoyed our creations, and we've inspired you to do some stamping this weekend!

- Michelle

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