Phew! It is so hard to catch up at the moment! I have just joined up on “Stampin’ Connection” … the brand new SU! demo forum that was launched today. I think it is going to be lotsa fun! Much more friendly and interactive than the old Stampin’ Discuss! So … even though there is washing to fold … groceries to buy … classes to plan … family to see … daughter to take to the hair salon … oh … and still running up and down those stairs … I just HAD to spend a little time this morning investigating this new and FAB demo support feature! I already have some friends!! Aren’t I a lucky girl! 😀
Some of you … having never experienced it … won’t understand what a frantic & manic time it is at Convention when we are “swapping”. Over 500 demonstrators running around the main foyer of the Convention Centre … saying “would you like to swap”??? I have to tell you … that even though I got some FABULOUS samples … it is a little intimidating … and I just can’t wait to get rid of my last one! I guess every demo is worried someone is going to look at their card … and screw up their nose!!! Yikes!!! They don’t like my card!!! But … to be honest … everyone was sooooooo lovely and friendly and enthusiastic. So … you wonder what you were worried about !!! 😉 If you scroll down to the next post … you will see a collection of SOME of the beautiful swaps that I received. And … honestly … I wanted to share them all … because there really were NO DUDS!!! But … I did think it might be too many … so just picked out my absolute favourites!!! And … I also wanted to share with you all … the swaps that I did for Convention! I had two different samples … one was done in 4 colour variations …
So this is my first swap. I used the brand new Big Shot Die “Top Note” cut out as a frame and stamped the vine images from “Vintage Vogue” around the edge using Versamark. I embossed these with clear embossing powder … and then sponged around the edge of the frame before lifting it off to finish the card. The flowers & phrase were stamped … ribbon & brad added … plus a little Dazzling Diamonds bling in the centre of the flowers! Voila!
My second swap was made using another of my favourite stamp sets “Fresh Cuts”. I also used some of the new Window sheets … and stamped the background image with Stazon Cotton White. Can you see the tag I used on the flower? Isn’t it just so darn cute! This is the brand new Medium Jewellery Tag Punch from the Autumn / Winter Mini. I am hanging to get the stamp set that goes with it! But … you will be surprised how many tiny words there are in many of the phrase sets that we already have! Just like I used for this sample!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my swaps! And … I hope those who ended up with my swaps were as thrilled as I was with the samples that I received. Don’t forget to scroll down to my last post to see some samples & swaps from Convention. I didn’t get time to get to the display boards to get all the demo-d samples … but I hope you enjoy what I did get!