Wednesday, February 24, 2010

SU Regionals - Syracuse, NY 2/26/10

I'm sooooo excited! Stampin' Up! is coming to Syracuse, NY! I've even heard rumor that Shelli Gardner (the co-founder of Stampin' Up!) might be there. This is an event for demo's or potential recruits and is a great opportunity to get tips, tricks and TONS of ideas to bring back to our customers. While there, you can take "swaps" to trade with other demos. I've made 64 cardfronts to trade with other demos, so I will be coming back with 64 brand new ideas to show all of you! The swaps have to be made using all current SU things - here's mine...

This one is made using the Baroque Motifs stamp set and the large solid petal from Pick A Petal (it's the carrot). The flourish on top of the carrot is from the Wings of Friendship set (a current hostess set). I made the lines in the carrot by running a stylus across the stamp before putting it to the paper.
This next one is my favorite! I got the I {Love} Love wheel from the Occasions Mini and cut it apart! This allowed me to use the words from the wheel in any combination that I wanted! There was a "I Love You" and a Heart to Heart sentiment, so I cut 'em up and combined them to form the I Heart You sentiment! The rest is pretty self explanatory. The great border punch is one that I got for FREE from the SAB catalog - ask me how!

This is a cardfront that I had made for another Demo meeting and I had extras of. The fun thing about this cardfront (I like to do at least one unexpected thing on a swap card) is that the brick wall behind the guitar player is a home-made (by my friend Linda Tarolli) stamp made by using leftover rectangles of rubber mounted on an extra block. Also, the silver "eyelets" are made by dipping a pen cap into the silver Shimerz paint!

And.... this adorable little fishy is a 3 x 3 card that will be my contribution to a swap after Regionals. A bunch of us are planning to get together for dinner and more stamping afterwards. The fish is made with the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set and the Ornament Punch (which, BTW is still available even though it was in the Holiday Mini) This is not my original idea, I saw it on a blog somewhere and had to make my own.


e_donaldson said...

that carrot turned out fabulous! another great use of the pick a petal set! thanks for sharing :)

- elizabeth (