Saturday, August 2, 2014

My convention Swaps...

Like usual I'm always a little behind on my posts.  Today I want to share the swaps I made for convention.  This was my 3rd convention, so I decided I would make 300 cards to swap.  It took a lot of time, but it was great when I had it all done.

Being that I get bored easily, I made six different swaps.  For this one I used, Pacific Pointe CS, Tempting Turquoise CS, and of course Whisper White CS.  Inks, Pacific Pointe, Coastal Cabana, and Real Red.  Accessories, Decorative Dots embossing folder, the Circles Collection framelits, and the 1" circle punch.

For this next card I used Coastal Cabana for my base, White CS, and Pumpkin Pie CS.  Stamp sets, Yippee-Skippee, and Polka Dot Pieces.  Punches, Elegant Butterfly punch, Scallop Circle punches, and the Banners framelits,and the fun part, Stampin Spritzer, mixed with water and pumpkin pie reinker.  The ink colors are Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana,Old Olive, and Whisper White ink. 
This card I made in several different colors, but only photo'd this card.  I used the Tap tap tap stamp set.  I water colored the inside of the type writer using the Aqua Painters.  I used the banners framelits, and the scallop edge punch.  
This card was pretty simple.  I used the banner punch, the chevron embossing folder, the All Abloom DSP, Silver Glimmer paper, and a hand held circle punch.
My last card I used the "Another Thank you" stamp set.  I tried out a new technique.  (not sure the "technical" name) but in this technique I used my markers, the largest clear block I had, and my Stampin' Spritzer.  I colored each color marker on my block, then generously sprayed my bock and put it down on my paper.  I did this for each card, so each card came out differently.  I set aside each card and let it dry over night.  Then I used my staz -on and stamped the image using the World Map image.  Then for the banner I used the Another Thank You stamp set,and the largest banner framelit.  

I had another card, a baby card, but can't seem to find a picture of it.  I'll post it later if I find it.  As you can see, I kept changing card designs.  It's impossible for me to of enjoyed making 300 of the same cards.  I had my favorites, and a couple that I didn't love, so it surprised me when so many gals picked the one or two cards that I didn't love.  Good lesson learned however, not everyone loves what I love.  I'll keep that in mind for my workshops.


  1. Amazing creativity!!! Especially love the banner card!!!