Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Swaps I Recieved From Convention

Well I showed you the swaps that I made for Convention well here are just some of the Swaps I Recieved from some other very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators... They are all AWESOME the swaps & demonstrators.
I think that is one of the things I enjoyed the most was actually meeting the other demonstrators. They are all so down to earth & well we all LOVE STAMPIN' UP!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Swap Cards I Made For Convention

Well I am going well so far, I havn't missed many days putting up something on the blog.
I also have discovered again how to change the fonts, size & the colours.. YAYY!!
THANKYOU Wendy Todd.
At Convention everyone makes swap cards to swap with other demonstrators. This is to share your ideas with others and recieve ideas from them. Mind you there are some peopele that don't make swaps as it may be the first convention they have been to and didn't really know what to do. Some people are a bit nervous that they might not be good enough which is really sad as everyones ideas are good no matter what.

Before you read on you have to forgive me as I have not actually described the making of cards in a basic way before. I am used to doing step by step instructions. So hopefully as I do more I will get better...

So here are the three swap cards that I made for the Convention this year.


The materials used for this card were
(the numbers after the item is the order code just in case you were wondering)

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy – 115898 and Cute & Curly - 112966
Ink Pads: Tangerine Tango – 111834 and Chocolate Chip - 100908
Cardstock: Whisper White - 106589, Tangerine Tango – 116206 and Chocolate Chip - 108599
Accessories: Punch - Curly Label - 112966, Snail - 104332, Sticky Strip – 104294
and Dimensionals - 104430 Ribbon: ⅝ Striped Grossgrain Kiwi Kiss Ribbon – 111372
Some Simple Instructions on how I made this card
The base card is chocolate chip. I stamped on Tangerine Tango card in Chocolate Chip Ink for both the bottom part of the card (flowers) & for the wording that I punched out with the punch from the Curly Label Set. I then inked part of the stamp (which you can tell from the picture shown) in Tangerine Tango ink & stamped it onto the White card. These two coloured pieces of card were stuck onto the Choc Chip card with the Snail. Then I wanted to cover the join in the White & Tangerine Tango card so I stuck down the Kiwi Kiss ribbon with sticky strip. The piece I stamped & punched from the Curly Label set (Best Wishes) I mounted onto the top right with stamping dimensionals (which I just love to use) to just give that piece a nice raised look. Now hopefully this all makes some sort of sense but like I said you have to forgive me as I am not a pro at this. If you have any questions at all with anything just email me.


The materials used for this card were
(the numbers after the item is the order code just in case you were wondering)

Stamp Sets: Only Ovals - 115842, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel - 114696, Dreams Du Jour - 115786
Ink Pads: Ruby Red - 103673, Baja Breeze – 111833 Pacific Point - 111837
Card Stock: Very Vanilla - 106550, Designer Series Paper Good Morning Sunshine - 113966
Accessories: Punch - Wide Oval - 112082, Snail - 104332, Sponges - 101610, Jumbo Handle - 103661

Some Simple Instructions on how I made this card

The base card is very vanilla. Using the Frienly Words Jumbo Wheel & Ruby Red Ink I rolled the image across the bottom half of the very vanilla card stock. I then stamped the butterfly image from the dreams du jour set randomly on the top half using Baja Breeze. I then sponged the edges of the whole card with corresponding ink (one of my fav techniques in sponging, it just seems to lift the whole look of the card). From the Good Morning Sunshine designer series paper I cut a 1cm strip and adhered with the snail (see placement of stip on the sample card above). On very vanilla card I stamped the you are my friend stamp from the only oval set and then punched thie image out with the wide oval punch. This was then adhered with the snail to the card at the top in the middle (also as shown on sample).


The materials used for this card were
(the numbers after the item is the order code just in case you were wondering)
Stamp Sets: Say it with Scallops - 115862, Fresh Cuts - 115806
Ink Pads: Kiwi Kiss - 111835, Riding Hood Red - 111836
Card Stock: Very Vanilla - 106550, Riding Hood Red - 116205
Accessories: Punch - 1¼ Square - 104400, Snail - 104332, Punch - 1⅜ Square - 103375
Some Simple Instructions on how I made this card

The first step was to stamp the Fresh Cuts Image onto Very Vanilla Card in Kiwi Kiss Ink. Then I trimmed around the image leaving a small border. I then adhered this to the base card (Riding Hood Red) which was cut about 1cm larger than the Very Vanilla using the snail to adhere. Also onto Very Vanilla I stamped a Say it with Scallops Image in Riding Hood Red ink. This was then punched out using the the smaller of the two square punches (look at accessories list) and then adhered with the snail onto a piece of Ridind Hood Red which was punched out with the larger square punch (see accessories list above). The card was then completed by adhering the squares onto the top left area of the card (see sample for placement).

I hope you like the swaps that I made. I know I really enjoyed making them. I recieved some very amazing swaps from the other demonstrators that were at the Convention. I will upload some of these for you to look at but as there were so many the photos may not be very clear. Please forgive me for any mistakes....

Take Care, Keep Safe & Happy Stamping and Scrapping Mart

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More Photos from Convention 2009

Yes well I promised I would put up some more photos from the wonderful convention so here goes...only two though sorry... (click on photos to enlarge them)

Here are a few off the page items that were on display for us all to look at. It is quite amazing what you can come up with when you put your mind to it. Others stampers are just amazing!!

Also there are display boards that you can get great inspiration from. This is one of them. (this photo is not real goos sorry). The great thing about these boards are you get so many ideas. You see something & you immediately think mmmm if I did this with that stamp set & arranged it a little like this, I could come up with a whole heap of new ideas. So it is just FANTASTIC that the people that actually made the original cards - scrap pages etc are will to let them be displayed for everyone to look at & definately admire.

Well I hope you get a few ideas from these two photos. I know I have.
Have a wonderful month in July. The time is just flying by so fast. So make every minute of every day enjoyable & be thankful for what we all have. xo