Friday, July 3, 2009

Seminar Trades

Good Morning and Happy Friday! Do you have a wonderful 4th of July planned? I'm so excited as this is our first year celebrating the 4th in our house and we can actually shoot off fire works, we have a neighborhood parade that Abby is so excited about, and we live right near the lake where they have a huge firework show. My family is coming over to celebrate with us which means Mom will be bring items from the garden and her famous macaroni salad - yumO!

Today I thought I'd show you my seminar trades that I gave out.
This one is a favorite of mine and what is funny is it uses Kraft paper which I used to HATE - what's up with that? Do you ever do that - have something you can't stand and then all of a sudden you're like ummm that's not so bad after all. Not sure if you can tell but I stamped the swirls with Versamark. I then pierced part of the swirl using the stamp as the guideline. It really added to the card.

Stamps - All from The Angel Company: Curls n Swirls, Glitter Goblins (circle); You are (sentiment); Linear Sentiments (star)
Ink - VersaMark, Burnt Umber, L'Amore Red, Prussian Blue
Other - Mega Scallop Circle Punch, Super Jumbo Circle Punch, Brown Scrappers Floss, Red Button, piercer

This next card uses new sets from the catalog.
This one was a fun one to make and I just love the me! And doesn't that pig just look as though she could have an attitude?

Stamps - all from The Angel Company: Funny Farm (pig), Funny Farm Phrases (saying) and Enjoy Nature (flowers)
Ink - Noir Black, VersaMark
Other - Colored pencils & OMS, Extra Jumbo Flower Punch, 1/2" circle punch, pop dot

My last share is my special trade. For my special I made little note pads. I so love how they turned out. I got the idea when I was blog surfing and saw someone doing something similar with post it pads and pens. I stamped the image & colored her in with pencils & OMS as well as Copics. I used the Cha Cha SWIC line to paper piece her top and to put a circle in the center of the sunflower. The image is from Fall Harvest and is one of my favorites.
This is the inside of the pad - I got the little paper pads at my Dollar Tree. They came 5 "little" pads to a pack. One of my trades used 2 of those "little" pads. I then combine the left over pad with another one by using double stick tape. The pencils I got a year or so ago for another project I did - I got like 100 to a box so I have just a few of those laying around, lol!I used 8.5x11 paper and could get two covers per sheet. Because my pads were a little long I had to had a strip of black cardstock to the bottom which I just cut using my decorative scissors. It took me awhile to get my dimensions right but once I FINALLY figured that out these went together rather quickly. Coloring took the longest by far oh and maybe cutting out the tops :o)

Well I hope you've enjoyed my creations today. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a glorious 4th of July - stay safe!!

I am a Demonstrator for The Angel Company. If you are interested in purchasing these sets or have any questions, feel free to email me!


Tammi said...

Hi Michelle! Wow, so many cute things here...that pig is so fun and the notepad is sweet, love the image! Have a HAPPY 4th!

Anna said...

Great projects, Michelle! Love the star card, and your trade is adorable! Would make a fab teacher gift! Or girls b-day party favors!

Danni said...

Wowzers girl! These are all beyond awesome! Love them but especially the first one...that is just so nice!!
Great job!

Barb said...

Great cards, Michelle! I loved the punched detail on the swirls... you are a rock star to do that on so many swaps! And thanks so much for the little notepad... it is awesome!

Tina said...

Lots of fun stuff! Love that first one, super fab.

Cindy Haffner said...

Aw3esome work Michelle!!!

Amy Kolling said...

Michelle, I so enjoyed getting to meet you and how cool to know someone in Topeka!! I am going to have to check my swap sack and see if I received one of these beauties!! I love both your trades!

Anonymous said...

It was great meeting you at seminar! Love your trades! Happy 4th of July!


AmethystCat said...

loved your swap cards and specials and had a great time laughing and having so many fun times with you at seminar!! :) Congrats on your award and TIARA!!!

KellyRae said...

I was lucky to receive one of your swap cards AND that darling notepad & pencil ensemble. My class ladies are all loving it and wanting me to have a class for it.