I held our American Ink team gathering at my studio yesterday. There was such a good energy in the room. I love that! The swaps and make & takes were terrific. And Cindy's Artichoke Dip was the highlight of the food bar.
Here are some of the swaps (with a photo of the fabulous handmade purse I received as a birthday present from my friend Jules in North Carolina. She took a special class to learn how to make it, and after all of her hard work she still sent it to me!):
|My swap uses Floral District dsp, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Layered Labels stamp set|
|Kathleen (guest demo) used The Open Sea stamp set|
|Missy's swap uses Serene Silhouettes and Papillon Potpourri|
|Sharlene's swap shows the Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon|
|Kim's swap uses a new Vintage Faceted Designer button|
|Ginette's swap uses Everyday Elegance and Teeny, Tiny Wishes|
|Frankie's swap uses Patio Party dsp and she added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.|
|Bernie's swap uses Fresh Vintage (SAB 2012) and Scallop Trim Border Punch|
|Frankie's swap uses Comfort Cafe dsp and Petite Pairs|
Here's the amazing bag Jules made for me. It's gorgeous. It's got a nice weight to it and it's the perfect size for me. I love it! I took many photos of it and just can't do it justice. This photo shows the zippered pocket inside too. Thanks Jules!