Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Laurel Shoebeox Swap

I love shoebox swaps!  If you've never been to one you should definitely go sometime!  They are so much fun and you meet such nice people!  Fortunately we have several per year in our area hosted by several wonderful ladies!  Besides the nice people and great food, there is so much inspiration to be had with all the different cards!  I always come away with some great ideas for color combos, layouts, and new stamps to be purchased! 

I recently attended a swap in Laurel, MD hosted by ScrapKathy on Splitcoast Stampers.  This was Kathy's first time hosting a swap and she did a fantastic job!  You would have thought it was her 100th, not her first!  Every single card was wonderful, I couldn't have picked a favorite if I tried!  This is the card I made for the swap, which was a Fall/Winter theme.  

Here's the ingredients, all are Stampin' Up! :  Stamp:  Home for Christmas; Cardstock: Handsome Hunter, Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red DSP; Ink: Choc. Chip, Handsome Hunter; Accessories:  Small Oval and Oval Scallop Punches, SU Markers, Brads, Handsome Hunter Ribbon, Dimensionals

My New Blog

Welcome to my new blog! I've switched over to Blogger as I wasn't all that happy with Typepad since I'm not terribly web saavy and it was much harder to use.

So, I'm starting all over and will be adding to this new blog as time permits. Since my last post on my old blog I have been dealing with the devastating news that our 10 yr. old Golden Retriever Rusty has cancer of the spleen/liver and hasn't been given a lot of time. Right now he is doing well but we've been told he will become weaker as time goes on. So I am spending lots of time with him and also working with our local Golden Retriever Rescue at the moment. So my posts will probably be limited for a while. As some of you may remember, I named my blog Golden Paper Dreams in honor of my love for Golden Retrievers and my passion for stamping. Here's a pic of Rusty just taken about a week ago out on our deck.  Looking forward to getting my new blog set up!