At our Luv 2 Stamp Group meetings we always look forward to swapping cards and I also ask that they put one card on the "Card Contest Board", then we vote for our favorites!  I send these cards in to the Stampin' Up! monthly Wow Art Contest!  So you may see some of our group artwork on the Stampers Showcase or as winners in the contest!

Here are the top 3 winners who took home fun prizes at my meeting:

Below, in 3rd place with the Upsy Daisy set and beautiful sponging and glitter accents, Saundra Huston!

3rd Saundra 

Below, in 2nd place with the Inspired by Nature set and the Faux Dry Embossing Technique, Elyse Foley!  For instructions for this technique, please see Elyse's blog HERE.

   2nd elyse   

Below, in 1st place using the Wide Oval punch to make a pumpkin, Nancy Baladad!

1st Nancy  

All of the cards were fantastic.. thanks to all of you for swapping, and again, congrats to the winners!

Signature spider ghost 

On Line Ordering Special while I'm away this week:

Place an On Line Order (HERE) of $50 or more between 10/13 and 10/17/08 and I'll send you a goodie packet of at least 25 die cut images from the Big Shot machine!! One goodie packet for each $50 in orders!  No limit!  And be sure to check out the Stampin' Rewards  HOSTESS BENEFITS table before you place your on line order!