This past weekend we had the STARZ group meeting at my house.  Everyone brought swaps and we also made several projects.  I wanted to share some of those with you.  This little swap caught my eye as soon as Danette walked in the door –

Is this not the cutest thing?

This is the new Owl Punch from Stampin’ Up! and Danette created this little bookmark using a jumbo paper clip – I forgot to ask her where she found the blue clips.  I don’t have it right in front of me but that must be the new Marina Mist color that she used.  There are lots of new Designer Series papers and I still need to learn what they are and what patterns they include so I’m not sure where the striped paper is from just now.

The punch cuts all of those pieces for you – I’m sure this is going to be popular – especially with the Late Night Stampers group since that is their mascot.

My punch finally arrived in my new order this week but I have yet to play with it.  I decided that it is going to be quite popular on swaps this year so I decided not to use it for mine.  Speaking of which here is my convention preparation update for today:

Shoebox swap – 49 cards – designed, cut, now half need to be assembled and the other half will be kits to be assembled at the swap.

UDI card swap – 19 cards – designed, cut and needs to be assembled

UDI 3-D swap – I only have to make 1!  And I know what it is just need to decide if I want to give away my sample or make a new one.

General swap 1 – 25 card fronts – designed, cut and half are assembled

General swap 2 – 25 card fronts – designed, cut, and all are assembled – DONE

General swap 3 – 25 card fronts – I have an idea in mind, I just need to work on it

General swap 4 – 25 card fronts – I realized I started cutting for a swap, used part of it for my STARZ swap this weekend, but I think I want to redesign this because I wasn’t completely happy with it, so I need to work with what I already cut

Friend gifts – planning to make some amount of something to give to friends I see

Roommate gifts – 3 – designed

So that is where things stand and I better keep working to get it all done.  There were a few changes – I mostly worked on the UDI card swap today.  I plan to take some of the pieces with me tomorrow when Kyle and I head to Georgia Tech for a 2-day orientation.  If I have down time I’ll work on my swaps there.

Thanks for checking in – I’ll be back tomorrow.