May 25, 2008

Featured Swapper-GSGFS05

Hi girls I'm (Monique) back with my pick for featured swapper. Here she is,The Featured Swapper of the week! Introducing Jimmi Mayo. If you have not checked out her blog it is a must see. Not only is she a very talented stamper( I love her designs and her color combinations) but she has a black belt in shopping. She has great links for shopping on her blog as well!

Here are two of her favorite cards, one is old and one is new:

Here are 20 questions to get to know Jimmi:

1. When did you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
I became demonstrator in January of 2007 when my sister moved to Italy, who was my demonstrator.

2. What is your all time favorite stamp set? Roses In Winter

3. What is your stamping style? Hard question! If someone can figure it out, let me know;)

4. What is your favorite color combination? Almost anything with Certainly Celery! Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink or Chocolate Chip or all 3.

5. When not stamping or scrapbooking what is your favorite past time? Shopping!

6. What is one embellishment you could not live without? Ribbon most definitely

7. Do you stand or sit when you stamp? I've never really heard of standing and stamping but I'd like to see it...I sit.

8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? To Italy to see my new baby niece and my other niece of course (and my sis and bil but they are always 2nd to the nieces;))

9. What is your favorite kind of chocolate or candy? Reese Peanut Butter Cups, but I prefer the specialty shaped Reese's like the Easter eggs and trees at Christmas...right now they have Batman shaped ones that I have been buying up every time I go to Wawa!

10. What is your favorite kind food?Mexican

11. Favorite Restaurant?La Tolteca, a little run down Mexican place we try to go to every Friday night. We've been going there for over 10 years.

12. What is your guilty pleasure?Shoes, Vera Bradley and TIVO

13. What is your favorite stamping tool that you could not do with out?My paper snips

14. Are you married?Yes for almost 9 years

15. What is your husband's name?Mike

16. Do you have children?Yes

17. What are the name(s) and ages of your child(ren)?Rachel, just turned 16

18. What do you do for a living?I am officially a "legal secretary" but I mostly surf the internet, blurf and sometimes's slooow around here!

19. Where are you located?Suffolk, VA

20. What does your husband do for a living?He is a Hydraulic Mechanic

Ok here is the card I chose to CASE of Jimmi's -

And here is my version of her AWESOME card! I LOVE this card so much that I didn't want to change it so I kept most of the same elements:

Here are the details:

Paper- Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla

Stamp Set- Fabulous Flowers and Much Appreciated

Inks-same as paper

Other- Chocolate chip taffeta ribbon, pearls (pretties kit) sponge

Ok here is what I changed: the colors to Celery and Very Vanilla and kept the Chocolate Chip. I changed the background stamp to En Francais, I changed the brads and eyelets to pearls and I made the flower pop out with four layers and crinkled it. I also change the ribbon and added an extra layer to the base card.

Ok girls have fun with this challenge and if you participate be sure to use code GSGFS05 and link it back here. Happy Stamping!


Katherine (beadfreak22) said...

Congratulations, Jimmi! You totally deserve this honor! I, too, am honored, because I was the proud recipient of the "Just Because" card, featured above. It is a beauty! You go, girl!

mommy0f4 said...

ok I have been stalking this blog for a while now and I just couldn't stand it any longer- I had to do a challenge!!! Jimmi's gallery was so cute! I posed my card and a link to Jimmi's on my blog:

Kim Muhl said...

Congrats, Jimmi girl!!! Not only is Jimmi an awesome stamper, but she's just as awesome of a friend, too. I'm going to do this challenge on Tuesday..I love that card!

StampOwl said...

congratulations Jimmi .... you rock!!!!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Jimmi! Your cards are beautiful!

Lisa H. said...

what a great choice, Monique. I love Jimmi's gallery! I love your card Monique, the layers on that flower are beautiful.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awesome choice, can't wait to play!!

denise:) said...

Yay Jimmi!!! You are da bomb! (i am pretty sure i have the same necklace you have on!)
Can't wait to play!!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Jimmi, I found so many cards in your gallery I wanted to 'copy exactly' it was hard to pick one to 'case'!
Here's mine.

Sherry said...

Congratulations, Jimmi! I love yout techniques and cards but then again- you taught me everything I know about stamping! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Maren said...

Congrats, Jimmi! I do love your uname style immensely!! I hope to make time later tonight to case one of your beauties!! :-)

Becky Carafa said...

Here's my card !

desirée said...

Love your style Jimmi! Here's my version of one of your cards:

Speedystamper said...

Hi Jimmi - I've always loved your style! Here is the card that I uploaded to SCS. You can also find it at my blog under the May 28, 2008 post.

Kim Muhl said...

Here's my card. Its also in my SCS gallery, too.

Vera said...

Congrats, Jimmi! Wish I could have made it to the shoebox swap you're hosting today! Hope you're having lots of fun!!

Here's my card.