Showing posts with label convention 2012. Show all posts
Showing posts with label convention 2012. Show all posts

Friday, July 27, 2012

Everything Eleanor

Here is my last swap card from convention. It features my new favorite stamp set Everything Eleanor. This stamp set has flowers, some scrolling, a frame, and a bird . Soo cute. My card also features a fun fold I saw online that I haven't seen much of, it is a winged card, I think.

This was my Over the Top entry, it has quite a few details to it like several layers and embellishments. I love the colors they are from the NEW In Color collection, Midnight Muse, Razpberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and a touch of Primrose Petals.

Stamp Set: Everything Eleanor, Fabulous Phrases
Ink: summer starfruit, midnight muse, raspberry ripple and chocolate chip
Paper: raspberry ripple, whisper white, crumb cake and primrose petals card stock; raspberry ripple, midnight muse and summer starfruit dsp
Accessories: scallop trim border punch, 2-3/8" scallop punch, modern label punch, white stitched grosgrain, In Color dahlias, and lots of dimentionals. 

The layers on this card are quite fun. The back layer is 4-14/ x 5-1/2 scored at 1" from each end. The layer with the scalloped edges is 4-1/4 x 5-1/4" scored at 7/8" from each end and then scalloped. The center panel is 3-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 1" from only one end. This last piece is sandwiched between the two panels when you assemble them, with the 1" piece in between. You will have to trim off a small amount in front. 
I really liked playing with this card it is so fun.

So while Convention was exciting and fun it was great to get home to my family. I missed my two boys terribly. Yesterday I got to spend the day with my older son, Rowen, at a nearby lake. He got to paddle around in a canoe and then try out wake boarding, and the program was completely free, woo hoo. He had a blast! And I did too :)   

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Convention 2012

Wow! What a great time I had. It was a very long 5 days but so worth it. I learned so many new tips, met some new friends and enjoyed connecting with others. My upline Michelle Halleen makes us feel so special she does a great job of bringing us all together! Thanks Michelle :)
A big part of the Stampin' Up! convention is the card swapping. We bring card fronts we have made and we trade them with other demonstrators. It gives us new ideas and samples to share with our customers and it's a fun way to get to know someones work. I made 3 swaps this year. One regular swap for general swapping and then two over the top swaps. The over the top swaps were special swaps you have to join ahead of time, they have a theme and a certain number of participants. Over the next three days I will be sharing my cards and a little bit of convention too.

To make this card I stamped the flower from the Button Buddies set 3 times and embossed them in clear. I then used the sponge daubers and daubed around each flower, I actually kinda rubbed the middles and then daubed around the outside.

Stamp set: Button Buddies and Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: daffodil delight, midnight muse, and soft suede
Paper: daffodil delight, lucky limeade, and whisper white card stock; dsp in midnight muse and lucky limeade
Accessories: brights buttons, early espresso bakers twine, scallop edge punch, clear embossing powder, embossing gun and sponge daubers

So I did swaps last year as well, you can see my swap here. In addition to swapping with other demos, there is a basket where we can drop our swaps off to SU!. I was so excited to see my swap card from last year up on the sample boards! So exciting!

Last but not least, my favorite part about Salt Lake City! The fact that they have these bright orange flags you use to cross the street. You just walk up to the crosswalk pick up your flag and walk across the street. We always choose to wave it wildly but I am sure that you don't have to. The most amazing part is that the cars actually stop, I can't imagine that happening in LA.

Well, that is all I have for today, tune in tomorrow for some more fun stuff!

Happy Stampin!

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