Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Anniversary Stamping 411!

Yes, it REALLY has been ONE WHOLE YEAR since we began this grand stamping adventure!
ONE WHOLE YEAR since six (now eight) slightly crazy, slightly creative but super fun Stampin' Up! demonstrators decided to try and bring you a great stamping resource. Something new each week. Something you can return to time and time again. And something FUN to stretch your creativity - and ours - and to truly SHARE what we love to do with you!

In keeping with that FUN atmosphere we love to maintain, this week - our 1st Anniversary - will be a bit different than most. Each Stamping 411 Operator created a card and snail mailed it to our Sketch Queen, Selene. She in turn photographed each one, e-mailed us photos of a card that is not our own to post on our blogs and then snail mailed a different card back to us.
The best part?
Even WE don't know whose card is whose except our own! We even have a little guessing game ourselves on the side to see if we can figure it out! I'll give you my guess as to who made the card I have here later in this post, but for now, here is this great sketch!

And here is this fantabulous card!:

I LOVE this card - simply everything about it - and I think that Patti Chesky made this one. She loves to sponge things you know and she is also in LOVE with the new Smooch Spray lately too - and I think I spy some Vanilla Smooch on there! :)

BUT - I could be wrong too! I'm just goin' with my gut on this one!

Whoever made this card did a fantastic job - I love the Bermuda Bay and will be so sad to say goodbye to it on July 1st, but hey, that just means we will have new colors to play with!

So, you ask, what's in it for ME this week? What special surprises do the Stamping 411 Operators have up their sleeves for ME?

Well, WE are giving away MEGA Blog Candy!

Just hop on over to the Stamping 411 blog to play along. There are 3 ways to get an entry into the blog candy:
1) Create a card using the sketch this week and post it to the 411 blog using the linking widget provided there.
2) Make a guess as to which operator made which card this week and leave it in a comment on the 411 blog. (All the cards are there too!)
3) Do BOTH! You know we love to see your creativity in action - so have at it! This sketch has endless possibilities, so show us whatcha got!

This has been an amazing year with the 411 team. I love these gals like sisters and I love seeing your creativity from week to week and watching all of us grow as stampers and friends.
You, our loyal 411 followers make us what we are each week and give us purpose.
Thank you so much for your support and the fun you bring to us - in short -

Stamped Blessings,

Oh, I can't forget to thank Selene for the AWESOME Blog Post header she sketched! Isn't it amazing?! I can't draw a stick figure (which is why I stamp!) and I am in awe of her talent!
The operators pictured are left to right: Gretchen Barron, Selene Kempton, Lee Conrey, Connie Babbert, Me, Patti Chesky, Kerin Sylvester and Tiffany Bauer.
I really love that she drew me thin! :)


  1. I believe this card was made by Patty Chesky - Hope I'm right, lol. I randomly drew here name out of a hat.

    Thanks for offering this contest and a chance to win some of that wonderful blog candy.

  2. humm ... Robin, I can't really say "nice card" this week so I'll just say "nice post" instead! It is indeed an honor to be part of the Stamping 411 team with you! Blessings, Gretchen

  3. You ARE thin sweetheart! :) Alexis said that I drew our teeth too big... Big hair, and little bodies... We're doing okay! Just knowing you makes me a better person. Thanks for being one of my BFF's, always building me up and thanks for all you contribute to our educational "place" for our customers. Rubbah hugs, Selene~ As far as who made this card... I'm not tellin. :P

  4. Robin!
    You got me stumped here...dont' have a clue as to whose card this is. What I do have a clue about it How I feel about being a part of this group and that is honored. Thanks for always being there for everyone and sharing your gorgeous works of art.
    See you at convention.


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