Friday, December 22, 2017

Inkspired Stampers Group Gathering - Shoebox Swap and Xmas Party!!

We had our Inkspired Stampers (downline) Group Gathering this week at the stamp studio!!

It was so much fun!!  We decided to have a Christmas party and do a shoe-box swap.  I've never (can you believe it??) actually participated in a shoe-box swap before...  I think it went pretty well for our first time :).

I ran around and took pics of everyone making their cards..... (they all humored me, took a moment out from their card making and smiled!).

Here are Beth and Sunday....

Sabina was filling in for her good friend, Nancy, who is home with her foot elevated recovering from a broken ankle (so sorry to hear about this, Nancy!)....

Our mother/daughter duo, Paulette and Danielle...

And Deb proudly showing off her card (we all loved that sliding barn door!)....

We all brought a little treat to share.... This was my contribution.....

  These little cuties came from Carolyn's Cake & Confectionary Shop, a local sweet shop just down the street from the stamp studio (I LOVE this place!!).

We held our regular raffle drawing, too!!  I was excited to get some new product into everyone's hands.....

I also made these fun tags for a gift I gave everyone that attended.  Watch for my facebook live video later today on the Gathering Inkspiration Stamp Studio Facebook Group where I show just how to make these cute tags! 

We played a kind of game with these tags.  First, I put the tags on each gift.....

On the back of each tag was a number....

I also put numbers on the bottom of each person's chair.  But, before they looked under their chairs, they all had to rotate around the table 2 spaces.  Then, they looked under their chairs and found the gift with the same number.  It was fun!!

Of course, I forgot to get a pic of those prizes before I wrapped them up... but everyone received a brand new goody from either the Sale-a-Bration or Occasions Catalogs!!  It was my Christmas gift to them :). 

Our only criteria for the shoe-box swap was to make sure to use at least one new item from either the Sale-a-Bration or Occasions Catalogs.

Everyone did a wonderful job of coming up with cute cards - and we didn't duplicate any of the products!!  I guess that tells you how many new things we have to play with in these catalogs!!

Danielle's swap card

Nancy/Sabina's swap card

Beth's swap card

Sunday's swap card

Deb's swap card

Paulette's swap card

My swap card

I'll post more later on my swap card - it was actually a "CASE" from another swap I participated in recently.  These swap cards came in JUST in time as I was, at the last minute, of course!, trying to come up with a swap card to share with everyone at the party.  Thank you so much, Kim Vogel, for this cute card idea!!  You saved me!!

We all had a great time at the party and making our new cards!  I think we're going to do it again for our next Annual Catalog release in May.

And... don't forget to RSVP for the next Online Card Class TO GO kit.   RSVP's are due by next Friday, December 29.

Check out these cute cards....

Aren't they fun???

  Here all the details on this Online TO GO Kit Class!!

I hope you have an Inkspired day!!

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