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Oct 5, 2007

Rubber Romance Chocolate Girl

For the Salt Lake City gathering, each person needed to come up with 1 or 2 shoebox swaps. Here is one of mine. :)
I had gotten this Rubber Romance stamp recently and decided that girlfriends and chocolate went hand in hand. :)
I used a combination of ink refills and watercolor crayons to color this card. I chose the patterned paper first and then the ink colors that coordinated with the paper. The pillow she is laying on was done using the paper piecing technique.
Since I couldn't really take my Janome sewing machine with me to SLC I paper pierced on the outer pattern paper layer. :)
The tea tin was an accessory to set out with shoebox swap. I decorated it to match my shoebox swap card and even SEWED on it. LOL Then, I filled it with Hershey sticks. Each person was supposed to eat some chocolate while they were making the card. LOL It was all about the mood. When you stamp a chocolate girl card, I think you should eat chocolate. It helps with the inspiration. LOL Now I DON'T think you should eat flowers when you stamp with flowers. Just FYI! LOL
You can find rubber romance stamps here:
I buy the unmounted rubber and mount them on cling cushion. :)
I have been asked this question, so here goes:
Each participant designs a card/project. They then cut the materials for as many people to make the project as there are people participating. All materials including stamps, inks, embellishments etc are provided by the card designer. Then, everyone sets us their swaps around the room and participants move around the room and make each project. I find it difficult to "creatively" stamp in a group of people. With a shoebox swap, you are just CASEing the cards, so there is not a whole lot of creativity needed, yet you get to leave with lots of fun projects. :)


  1. This is gorgeous Jody! What a fantastic shoe box swap you did!!! The girls were very lucky!

  2. Gorgeous! I LOVE those Rubber Romance girls! And you did a fabulous job with this one!

  3. Jody, this is toooooo stinkin cute! I love it!

  4. where have I been? I completely "lost" your blog. Everything in it rocks. Those pumpkin cards are amazing and the framed season pictures are adorable. And this girl reading is fabulous. You have such talent and an eye for layout. One of the best!!

  5. Very pretty! I love the colors!

  6. WOWIE WOW! She looks AWESOME! Love your projects.


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