Thursday night I went to our group holiday party hosted by my upline and we had such a great time! We had a gift exchange which was a lot of fun! We all brought a hand-stamped/stamping related gift, then we each randomly chose a color swatch (not knowing what each color meant, very clever Dawn!), then we exchanged gifts with the other person holding a swatch from the same color family as us! I had a Real Red swatch, so I swapped with Lyn, who had a Glorious Green swatch, and boy was I lucky! I was the happy recipient of this beautiful desk set Lyn made…

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And…it came in this beautiful bag too!

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I decorated a clear paint pail as my gift, and filled it with a bunch of different ribbons..

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We also had a shoebox swap! It’s always so much fun to make cards that other demonstrators create! I should’ve given some thought to what I was making, not just making it something I like because when someone mentioned the designer paper I used is called "Fall Flowers" I thought duuuuuhhhhh…it’s going to be on that retired list of accessories Monday I bet!! On the bright side, the card can sooo easily be fixed by changing the designer paper to something not retiring and matching colors to it, SU designer papers are so easy to coordinate! Here’s my card:

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Here’s Donna’s card, as you can see we both like lots of layers!

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Here’s Lyn’s card, I had to adjust mine a little by putting it on a layer of Ruby Red (it should’ve been all Sahara Sand for the background, sorry Lyn!), I messed up the bottom of my card when I went to punch my holes for my brads, so I had to cut it down.

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Here’s Dawn’s card…we used the metallic pencil resist technique. A couple of us commented on the fact that we don’t own the metallic pencils yet, might be time to buy them now!!

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And last but certainly not least is Diane’s card. She used a set called "A Beautiful Thing" (with matching wheel) that I just ordered and it’s being delivered on Tuesday, I can’t wait! This set can also be referred to as "A Wonderful Life" if you’d rather right girls?? lol!!

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