Sunday, July 8, 2012


I think all stampers can relate to me when I say, "I work best under pressure."  Why is it that I always procrastinate until the last moment?  Maybe it is because I know I have no other option but to stay focused and get my work done.  This does not apply just to my stamping -- but everything I've done since I have been retired.  When I worked and was raising my children, I had to stay on top of everything or check myself into a mental hospital.  Now, I think I can wait because nobody is pressuring me.  Well I now have every day packed with things to do on my check list before I can step foot on the plane to Stampin' Up Convention!!  This just doesn't work well for a Type A person!!

So I am so very happy to say I have my swap cards done.  After I get done with this post, I will run over to my daughter's to water her garden, clean the kitty litter, play with the cats, and sweep up their messes.  I have been house sitting all week and this is my last day.  Wahoo!!  Two things off my check-list.  Still have lots more to do today, but those are 2 biggies!!  Okay, now for my swaps:

As you can see, they are all the same -- but different.  (Hmm, that sentence must have a grammatical error in it somewhere.)  My goal was to create swaps that were easy to duplicate in a Stampin' Up Workshop or card class.  So these cards were way out of the box for me, and the best I could do as WOW cards are very difficult for me.  Product used:  Stippled Blossoms, Flowering Flourishes, Blooming With Kindness, and Forever With You Stamp Sets; Fan Fair and Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper; Very Vanilla and Soft Suede Card Stock; Midnight Muse, Rasberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Soft Suede Classic Ink; Rasberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit 3/8th-Inch Satin Stitched Ribbon; Bigz Clear Oval Accent Big Shot Die; Basic Pearls; and Dimensionals. 

Until next time,

"I am God, and there is none like Me."  -- Isaiah 46:9
"To fully understand God is impossible; to worship Him is imperative." -- Author Unknown


  1. Your cards are gorgeous!! Those who get them at convention will be very lucky!

  2. they are all I am going to need to add a few more sets to my "wish list"! I'll be watching for you at the cards! I'd say you are finished WAY ahead of schedule....we still have a just over a week, right? I procrastinate to the bitter of those crazies you see stamping and assembling on the plane, in the aiport lobby during layovers, etc. Jan Hoyt O'Fallon, IL

  3. Sandi I'm loving your cards. They're gorgeous. My favourite since I'm a flower nut is the first one, but I would be thrilled to receive any of them.

    Great job and way under the time limits for a procrastinator. My usual modus operandi as a professional procrastinator is to work until 3am to complete the "last of my stuff". You did good girl! See you hopefully at Convention.

  4. Hey, glad your cards are done. How many? I've got 150 but they're not totally done. Waiting for the mitten punch so I don't have to cut them out. When the power went out on Friday it was pretty cool in the Paper Palace so that's what I did. You can stamp without electricity but eventually it got to dark to see. I even got some swaps done for Tues night.

  5. Absolutely stunning! There are going to be some happy swappers :)

  6. love them....hope i am one of the lucky ones to get one!

  7. Your cards are gorgeous. I am going to have to case them because I'm not going to Convention. Convention is so much fun--have a great time swapping.

  8. you have done an awesome job, love the design, love your work,thanks for sharing. Wish I was going to convention and getting one of your swaps. Congrats on getting them done

  9. Sandi, I love your swaps and wish I was going to be at Convention to get one. Maybe next year?

  10. Hey Sandi,
    Your cards are beautiful and I can not wait to swap with you. Save me one. I have had Nancy helping me get all my organized ones done and my Shoe box swap prepared. What a life saver. Now I am working on my general swaps again this year. Maybe all together about 1200. Can't wait to go. See you less than a week.
    Sandy Haynes