Well, I will be on my way after I finish packing, load the car, take a shower and get dressed. Everyone knows that I am a HUGE procrastinator...and I work well under pressure. I plan to put that on my resume someday when I go back to the "real" world. If I ever go. So where am I going you ask??? ....to CONVENTION of course!!!!! Woo hoo! The day is finally here and although I have had my ups and downs about convention this year (what with all the retiring news) I am psyched to be heading downtown and to convention. I am ready to get pumped up, learn lots and then come back and share it all with you. Yeah!
I know you are probably in blog-shock right now, because I managed to post twice in one day...and let's face it....that never happens. But, I wanted to leave you with pictures of the swaps I created for convention. The two ATCs (Artistic Trading Cards) were most definitely the most difficult because of the limited amount of space. They each show a specific technique, both of which you can plan on seeing in upcoming classes. One is faux wood and the other is faux linen. Let me know what you think.
The next two cards are for the Splitcoast Stampers dinner/swap tomorrow night. The pirate one took me forever....but I like the way it turned out. On this original, I used the copper cord interwoven with two shades of ribbon...but Stampin' Up! threw me for a loop when they retired the cording, so the swaps actually just have two colors of ribbon instead of the cord too. The cherry card also had to be revamped because Stampin' Up! retired the pearl ex. I did a new technique on that one too...also coming to a class near you. *grin*
The last two are for general convention. I broke out of the box a little on these and didn't use "all" Stampin' Up! product....but what's a girl to do....sometimes you just gotta punch stuff...and I wanted a scallop punch...so there. Ha! I also am in love with my cuttelbug and wanted to share the love. So I figure if people don't want to trade...they don't want to trade....there will always be someone else who wants to trade.
For an extra special treat...I have also shared with you the swap that my friend and fellow demonstrator gave to me to swap for her. She is in Hawaii for 2 weeks (big ahhhhh here) so I told her that if she brought me back a cabana boy I would be happy to swap for her. Hahahahahahaha!!!! But really....isn't her work Bayootiful???? I love her....she is the sweetest lady and I am so glad that I get to see her artistic talents first. Yeah!!!!
So until next week.....I am off to celebrate stamping with all the other crazy stampers. Beware of Denver....as it is Stampapalooza 2007.