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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My First Swap

I am going to my first swap tonight. One of the teachers at the school my husband works at is also a SU demonstrator. She has invited me to her upline's house for their monthly meeting. They are doing a swap where everyone had to use the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set. I saw a card on Nancy Riley's blog that used this stamp set so I borrowed her idea and tried to make it my own. Honestly, not one of my favorites sets because it is a two step stamp and I also mess up the placement of them. I was really wanting a stamp-a-ma-jig when I was putting these together, it would have been most helpful. Do any of you have one? Do you like it? Let me know if it is a purchase I should look into. I will let you know how the swap goes tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by.
All Supplies Stampin' Up
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Washington Apple
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, double rectangle punch


Traci G said...

Hi Sarah! I love your butterfly card. I do have a stamp-a-ma-jig and I have to be honest...I don't use it unless I ABSOLUTELY have to! I should probably use it more! I'm one of those people that think when you're using two-step stampin', it adds a little "character" if it's not exactly matched up! LOL

I think your card is great though, and I would never have guessed that you didn't use a SAMJ!

Happy Stamping!

Laura Brown said...

I have become best friends with my stamp-a-ma-jig and think everyone should have one!

Great card!

Carmen said...

Sarah I think this card loos great ... love the colors. As for the stampamajig I have one and ALWAYS forget to use it but when I do it's perfect!!

Beedubya said...

I love my stamp-a-ma-jig. In the beginning, i really didn't think I needed one. When I finally caved and bought one, I realized why it's so usefull. There's nothing worse than putting the final touch on a card and, splurch, you screw it up because you tried to eyeball it. All my customers have them now because I've shown all the ways it can be useful.

Beedubya said...

oh yeah! and your card looks great. I'm sure you'l be the belle of the swap!