Saturday, June 18, 2016

Stamping with Demo Friends + Baby Bear Stamp Set = Fond Memories

Today there were 14 of us StampinUP Demonstrators who got together in my "Stampin' Den" for a Basket Swap.  Our "Stray Duckling" group consists of demos from various cities in Central IL.  The gals today came as far away as Sterling to the North, Roseville to the West, Washington to the East and then of course the Peoria area ladies where I live.  We had a great time using new StampinUP Products, eating, chatting and making fond memories!  Thank you to all who came.......AND THE SWAPS ARE FABULOUS!!

Jolece and Nancy

Jen and Kim

Pat and Sheryl

Mary and Debbie

Sheilla and Karen

My table mates- Kelly, Bonnie and Greta

The 1st card I would like to share from our swap was designed by Kim Baker of Hennepin, & made by me.
I messed up a little on the verse at the top so had to adjust a bit & do something different (sorry Kim)
I have not ordered "Baby Bear" yet but its definitely on my Wish List!!
Thanks Kim for your inspiration and participating in our group swap.  I'm SO glad
you joined our Peoria area group of demos.  :)

Thank you for stopping by.  Check back during the next few days for some more basket swap projects.
Lori Helvick, Demo since 1999 and still loving stamping with friends!!


  1. So sorry I missed the swap, it looks like you had a great time! I love all the cards I've seen so far!!!

  2. Thanks Chris.....we missed you!! Hopefully, next time you can join us too :)

  3. Is it bad that I'm taking solace knowing that I'm not the only one who screwed up cards yesterday? I messed up 2 of mine! It just makes them more unique! ;) :D Thank you for sharing my card & for being such a great hostess! :)

  4. Oh not bad at all Kim....we all can mess up a card from time to time but it just means an added challenge for us to fix them! (smile) Yes, we will have to make that Basket Swap and annual event!! Lori