Monday, August 17, 2009
Post SU convention meeting & swap
I attended a Post Convention information sharing, swap and fun time that my up-line Denise held over the weekend. She was the only one who attended convention and had much to share with her up-line, in-lines and down-lines. Only 8 of us were able to be there, one coming all the way from West Point, NY to visit with those she met at last year's convention. Denise had notes prepared for us to go over, her convention swaps which were all terrific, cards for us to make, samples to show of her 'make & take' and a gift for each of us . We all brought food (of course!) and swaps to share. Seeing all the fabulous swaps she brought back gave us lots of great ideas. It's so much fun to see how each person makes such creative cards.
This card was my swap for the meeting. I was running out of time so I had to make a quick and easy card which this was except for a few smeared silver places where the ink wasn't quite dry. I had wanted to do silver embossing, but didn't want to clean up the mess before leaving for the evening. I love the new ornament punch that I had just gotten for the Holiday mini pre-order! I used it with Ruby Red cs and put one of the new Icicle Rub-ons in the middle accented with a clear rhinestone brad. (A note of warning about the silver rub-ons: if your hands are the least bit warm DO NOT rest them on any of the images while cutting etc. they came off on my hand...I'm sure that's my own fault, but they are too expensive to waste) I stamped the center ornament with the So Many Scallops stamp in Siver Metallic ink which I also used to accent the circle ornament with a new stamp from Serene Snowflakes (Mini catty)on Christmas Cocoa dsp also from the mini. I mounted the 2 punched ornaments with dimensionals and made the hangers with a siver ink pen. My base was Night of Navy cs.
We all had a great time sharing together, meeting a few new women and having a lots of laughs. Just goes to show that you are never too old for a Slumber Party and you never outgrow making new friends.