Category Archives: Swap Samples

Convention is around the corner….

Card SampleHi Stampers – well it's that time once again for Stampin' Up!s yearly Convention!  Going to be a BLAST I can't wait! Need some more mojo! 

I'm working on swaps and here is part of them!  I know I'm bad right??  Will show you the full card(s) soon! 

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Happy Stampin',
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Hello Dear Friend

Ok, I am showing you a sample of one of my swaps I made for Regionals. I will post the full picture along with a few other cards.  Everything in my card is using product that is retiring! Boo Hoo! I LOVE the Scallop Square Duo! I am listing those things next to the sample.

 Stamp Set:  Moving Forward #126-322 (c) Stampin’ Up! donates $3.00 of all sales of this stamp set to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Cardstock: Whisper White and Regal Rose (retiring)
Accessories: Scallop Square Duo #120-903

 Thanks for stopping by….

Happy Stampin’,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Love is in the air

So I just couldn’t resist sharing some more swaps. 

So what is sharing here? A few swaps I received from Marlene Salvato at our 2013 Stampin’ Up! Leadership event I went to in Orlando, Florida! 

Seriously are these just the cutest ever?  I LOVE the Little Penguin! I have another one from her that I’ll share with you all later!  I also love the lay out on the both cards. The color combo and textures on the other card are just AWESOME!

Ok, going to relax now it’s chilly and I have a quiet house! Need to finish a blanket that I’m making for my grandmother. Which you can see HERE next week.

Check back in tomorrow for some more ideas! Until then….

Happy Stampin’
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Happy Friday

 Hi Stampers! Well it’s about time I start sharing right? I know I do apologize my son was sick yet again!!!  He was just sick over his X-mas vacation! Poor him – but this was his first full week back to school and Mom is getting caught up!  So since Stampin’ Up!s Sale-A-Bration is in full swing let me start by sharing some AWESOME ideas from Swaps I received  at Leadership! The 1st card sample is using the Feeling Sentimental Set from the Sale-A-Bration catty! LOVE THEM!  Enjoy!

Ok seriously? Are these not great cards! Talk about simple and pleasing to the eye!

The creators from left to right: Cheryl Segawa, Diana Sarkine and the last has no name on the back of the card!

Here is another great and simple card! I LOVE this card.  Thanks to Georgia for swapping with me!  No last name.

I will have some more shares a little later!  Thanks for stopping by and

Happy Stampin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Sharing Convention Make n Takes & #4 Convention Swap

Convention 2008 Make n Takes    Convention 2008 Make n Takes 1  

Here are 2 Photos of the Make n Takes we did at Convention! I really enjoyed them. 1 maybe 2 were a little detailed but all in all they were great Make n Takes!  We made 8 different Items!  A Gift Bak, Cute litle Book Marker (Next to the gift bag on the left) 3 Cards, 1 Mini Book, 1 Scrapbook Page and a Cute Little Gift Box.  the one in Pink on the right! That Bow is ADORABLE!  I'll show you how it was made….SUPER easy.  I like Easy!!!

Butterly Thank you Card Ok, so I did Fib a little, 1 of my new stamps was inked before I got home! ; )  I just had to use it! It is the new Stampin' Up! "Flight of the Butterfly" Set that we got in our Bags!  I only made about 20 Swaps with it.  This was a super quick and easy card.

Stamp Set: Flight of the Butterfly
Cardstock: DSP Bella Rose, Riding hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding hood Red
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Glitter, White Ribbon

Horse B-Day Card Ok, then I said I hadn't been able to stamp since I got home!  Ok, another little Fib. On Sunday my Son was invited to a Birthday Party and the Birthday Boy LOVES horses…..SO with so many swaps I searched and found this one!  OMG! Super Cute & Easy to make OH and Quick too!  Thanks to Gina Shirey-Potts! Great Swap!!!

Stamp Set: Wanted
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Choc. Chip, Close to Cocoa, Vanilla & Really Rust
Ink: Choc. chip, Really Rust
Accessories: Small Star Punch

Ok, just got back from Dinner with Hubby and back into the garage to stamp.  I am in the middle of the directions for th Birthday Box I promised.  It just takes a little bit of time, having to stop for photos etc…So hopefully I'll be able to have it up by Monday.  Along with another SUPER Cute box I did.  Anyways as always Thanks for Stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Back from Stampin’ Up! Convention 2008!

Catalog and Stamp sets
I can't even begin to describe the 2008 Stampin' Up! Convention to you! PLUS celebrating 20 yrs on top of that! Over 6,000 in attendance! WOW! I can say you could for sure feel the Excitement, Energy and Anticipation in the Building that is for sure! 

Well I came home Saturday Night to a computer that had a Virus! UGH! But I think it's all fixed so sorry for the delay! But there is so much to share all the great stuff from Convention!!  On the left is the new Catalog, stamp sets that we got  and a Make n Take project!  Now that is just a Few!  So much more! 

Coming soon a Never Seen before Special (15%) off New Stamp Sets from the new Catalog! Woo Hoo! Which Will start August 11th! PLUS can we say "Big Shot die-cut Machine" Stampin' Up has teamed up  with Sizzix and we will be offering exclusive Stampin' Up Dies! Woo Hoo!

Big Shots Xmas ProjectsHere is just 2 projects with the "Big Shot!" How cute are these?????  Oh My just wait til you see the rest of the photos I got!

Oh, the ideas….yep are endless.  I'll post more photos a little later!

Here are just a "FEW" Swaps! I've got new  3D projects to share! Talk about being overwhelmed! WOW! So much talent out there! It's incredible!

Well I've got more to share but have to get caught up on housework! Darn! LOL!  But stay tuned I promised to share directions to the Bird-Day Box I shared and will do so! I of course have to make a new one with the new Stamps, Colors and DSP!!!  OH, just wait til you see ALL the new DSP…Simply Scrappin Kits etc…. If you are a PAPER Person watch out! I know I am in TROUBLE! And I LOVE it! ; ) Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin',

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

3rd Card Swap for SU! Convention 2008

Party Hearty 1 Here is another Card I made with yet again “Party Hearty” Stampin’ Up set.  This is a really cute set!  All supplies Stampin; Up! unless otherwise noted.

Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, W. White
Ink: Pixie Pink, Green Galore & Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter

I didn’t get as many swaps done as planned BUT I’m sure I’ll be making some NEW ones with the NEW sets we are getting! Woo Hoo!

Thanks for Stopping by!  Yvonne Metz

Another Swap share

Dreams du Jour

Good Morning All! Here is yet another Swap Share that I promised to share!  This is with the Dreams du Jour Set, which will be in the new catalog too!  This is a 4 pce set and it’s Super Cute! LOVE it! 

So I also used the new In Colors and to be honest I wasn’t to sure about them to begin with..But after playing with them for the last 3 days OMG!  I am really LOVING these colors.

Card Stock/Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, & Pink Pirouette w/Whisper White.

I’ll post some 3D projects I’ve been working on for Swaps that I’m in all using the New Goodies! OH and the New Bella Rose DSP… Can I just say “YUMMY!” ; )  Thanks for stopping by and I’ll post some more a little later! Still working away and packing and cleaning and laundry….; ) NEED my Coffee and all will be just fine! Yeah it’s done brewing!

Happy Stampin,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Free Wheelin Samples…

Good Morning, boy it sure is gloomy outside today! UGH!  But it’s great stampin weather that’s for sure! ; )  Ok, here are some samples that I got from a Swap using stamp sets from our FREE Wheelin Promo!  They were designed by Barbara Jackson! I LOVE them both!  Enjoy!



Stamp Set: Stitched Exotics Bundle
Card Stock: Groovy Guava, W. White, Purely Pomegranate

Ink:  Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Ribbon, Pretties Kit

*for the wheel she used an un-inked cartridge and made a two-toned cartridge w/Groovy Guave & Purely Pomegranate. It’s super cool.  I really liked how this one turned out.  Sorry the picture isn’t all that great! Very stunning in person! ; )

Dsc00458 Recipe:

Stamp Set: Pun Fun Bundle
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Lavendar Lace, W. Whte, Pretty in Pink.

Ink: Black, Pretty in Pink, B. Gray, Lavendar Lace
Accessories: Ribbon, blender pen, brad

This set is super cute! I’m trying to control myself! LOL!  Well, those are the samples that I have SO far! I have a few other goodies that I will post in a few, one using the Baroque Motifs Set PLUS some super cute and easy projects!

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stampin!