Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our First Annual Downline Dinner and Swap

Yay!  I'm so excited to say that I have a "downline."  Really they're all my
sisters from other mothers!  I love these girls! 
So here are some details from our First Annual Downline Dinner and Swap ...
We started off with the menu that I put together using My Digital Studio.  It was way easier than I thought it was going to be to create this!  The "menu" template was already in my software, then I just added a few ornaments, input the text, printed it, then added a few rhinestones, and voila!

And here we are!  From left to right:  Linda, Janelle, me, Christy, and Gina.
My artsy creative mom is in my downline, too, but she scooted out early
before I remembered I wanted to get a picture of all of us,
so imagine that you see her standing beside us, too, because
I don't know how to Photoshop. :)
So here are our swaps ...
We started with Gina.  Isn't this a fabuloso idea?  She used the Snowflake Bigz die and made a tree with the Silver Glimmer paper and some Dazzling Details glitter.  Awesome job!

Next was Linda.  What a surprise this was!  She made some peppermint sugar scrub
and a butterfly-shaped lotion bar and tied some cozy socks on to finish the gift.  Too bad this isn't a smello-blog ... these REALLY smell yummy! 

Up next was my talented mom.  Isn't this adorable?  Little takeout box full of goodies!  And how smart to stamp the gingerbread man on that color paper to make it look like a real cookie!
After those swaps, I was starting to feel a little inadequate with mine that I almost decided to tell them, oh, I forgot to make any swaps!  But I went ahead and handed mine out.  These are the cocoa packet holders from a previous post.  They were really a hot seller in this year's craft fairs.

And for the grand finale, Christy's swap.  Mr. Claus himself made an appearance! 
Isn't it super cute with his buttons and embossed belt?
We had a wonderful time chatting and swapping and eating.  This has been the best year ever!  Looking forward to the Second Annual Downline Dinner and Swap!

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