My downline is a fabulous group of demos and are fairly active when it comes to group meetings and the likes.  We have a quarterly event that all my downline and really anyone is invited to.  It's our quarterly group Shoebox Swap.  Each attendee designs a card and then brings all the parts for that card, we then stamp each card and  you go home with a whole bunch of new samples.  I feed them lunch and then in the afternoon, we have a Diva Day and those demos that have achieved certain criteria are invited to stay for more stamping.  It's scads of fun.

So here's my sample for Saturday's event.  Two packs of Taken with Teal cardstock has languished in my paper racks for a couple of years.  This Taken with Teal is the current HOT COLOR in the stamping cottage.  I used it with the Holiday Lounge DSP and now with the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Love it, rich and yummy.  I never have enough Man Cards and even less, Smelly, Goofy Pre-teen/ Teenager Boy cards!  So I set to work as this is the ULTIMATE set for the aforementioned group.  (Denver said, "SWEET!" when I pulled out the set from the order the other day.  I had planned on using Taken with Teal and Old Olive and my newest member of my downline group was here working up her sample for Saturday, (Go Brandy) and I threw down both Chocolate Chip and Dusty Durango and said….which one?  "Uuum, both?"   I used a Sketch Challenge 264 here for my layout.

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& Triffles – just a few notes


  •  CS:  Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Taken with Teal, Old Olive and Sweet Pea DSP(#117161) Stamps:  On Your Birthday (111664) & Extreme Snowboarder (115117)   Misc:  Modern Label Punch  Jumbo Brads (112534), Texture Plate, Cutter Kit
  • Extreme Snowboarder is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration options listed on the back of the Sale-a-bration flyer.  FREE with a $50.00 order anytime Jan-March!
  • To create the snow drifts, I just tore several pieces of cardstock and distressed the edges with my fingernail and layered them up.
  • I used the Rock and Roll technique to jazz up my boarder.  Simply ink in Dusty Durango and then roll the edges in Chocolate chip.  Yes, I cut him out and popped him off with a glue dot.

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