Friday, February 8, 2013

Good Morning!
As usual my plans seem to have gone awry once again this month, but I am not totally late, other than by a couple hours!  What can I say other than my apologies to my fellow Ladybugs.  I got up early this morning to photograph and write this blog and doggone if I had not lost my connection to the internet, so that took a little mucking around for me to get set up again. 
So on with my part of the tour.  If you started at the beginning, you would be coming from Nichole’s contribution to our blog hop.  As you can see she has been a real busy LadyBug preparing for us! 
We had our regular monthly LadyBugINK meeting this week and I have used the swap I brought to share with the other ladies attending.

I used Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Real Red Card stock plus the Amore Designer Series Paper.  I embossed the Pool Party with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  I used the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies for the hearts and the flag.  The chevron striped flag is the opposite side of the More Amore Designer Series sheet of paper along the side of the card.  I stamped the top heart with Whisper White using the cute Pretty Petites Stamp set which is available for FREE from our annual Sale-A-Bration event which continues through March 21.  To learn more about how you can earn this set and many other items, please give me a call or visit my Stampin’UP store at
The ribbon is also a lovely set of 3 different colored spools of ribbon and matching buttons and available for free.  I layered between the two hearts a mint patty for the treat.  It is pretty easy to make.  I also sponged the edges with the same ink as the stamped image.
The above photo is the make and take.  It was available for those attending the meeting as a guest or a demonstrator.  This is created using all SAB products.  The DSP is from the Sycamore Street pack.  The ribbon is the Indigo Isle ribbon from the Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack.  The cute little stamped hello stamp is from the Pretty Petites Stamp Set with Whisper White Craft Ink.  I used the Vine Street embossing folder, thank you to my friend Melinda F. for letting me borrow yours, on the Pool Party card stock.  The card base is Sahara Sand.  It is becoming one of my favorite colors for the card base!  The little flag is also from the Hearts A Flutter framelit die set, which also has a coordinating stamp set available which when purchased as a set, you get the two of them at a discounted price. 
I have also included the complete list of our participants in case you get lost and need to get back on track easily.  They are all highly talented and I admire and respect them a bunch!!  You might want to consider joining our fun LadyBugINK group.  Now is the perfect time to join.  Call me for more details. Because it is StampinUP’s 25th anniversary, thru SAB, you will be able to select 25% more retail items in a Demo Kit which bottom line allows you approximately $156 for only $99.  Now that is a deal, don’t you think?   Call me!!!
That is pretty much it for the monthly blog hop. The next destination is Liz Kay’s blog and she has out done herself again. I am so going to make some of these for some youngsters I know here in town!!!!
Have a great week and happy stamping to you all!
Ruth Norton
Nichole Gonzales Jaramillo