Stampin’ Up Convention 2012 – Swap #2

Howdy, blog friends. Happy Monday — It always bothers me when I type that — I don’t know why I always say it!! Monday is by far my least favorite day. Anyway, I digress. I’m back today to share another one of my swap cards from Convention 2012. This one is pretty simple, but I like it — and it proved to be one of my more popular choices when I gave other demonstrators the option between this one and my other designs. Remember if you see anything on this card that you’d like to have for your own stash, feel free to visit my online store where you can shop 24 hours a day and have new goodies delivered right to your doorstep! I had wanted to get a photo of some of the ladies swapping cards when I was at convention, but my battery was dying the first day I arrived to convention and I couldn’t find my charger (in fact, I still can’t find it!) so I had to be very selected about what I took photos of and alas I forgot about the swapping photo. Actually, as I’m typing this, I think I had one from

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Convention Swap #1

Hi there… Happy Sunday! Can you believe I’m back two days in a row?? Here is the first of my convention swaps. This one was my favorite. It was inspired by the card on page 39 of the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog. I made about 108 swaps this year for convention — a little less than last year’s 180, but I think it was a good amount. The first year I went to convention I think I made about 30 or so and they go SOO quickly when you are swapping with thousands of women and I was sad because it seemed like I was done with my swaps in like five minutes! Silly… I know. Anyway, for those of you that are demonstrators (or customers who would like to re-create this card), below is a list of the supplies I used: Ink: Versamark, 102283, $7.50 Cardstock:Pool Party, 122924, $6.95Basic Gray, 121044, $6.95Whisper White, 100730, $8.50 Stamp Set:Mr. & Mrs., 126663, $8.95 Accessories:Glue Dots, 103683, $4.95Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, $3.95Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Pack, 117155, $21.95Silver Embossing Powder, 109131, $4.75Brights Brads, 119740, $6.95Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 118309, $16.95 (three punches)Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, 119277, $7.95Big Shot, 113439, $99.95

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Finally… Some Convention Photos!

Happy Saturday! While I wasn’t able to charge my camera battery in order to get my photos off my camera, I was able to outsmart it! Without going into details – I now have all my photos and I’m working on several posts to update you on all my happenings over the past few weeks. This photo is obviously from the 2012 Stampin’ Up Convention… I was standing in front of the picture wall where the SU president and co-founder, Shelli Gardner, usually sits for meet and greets. While we didn’t get to chat with her on this occasion it did make a great place to pose in front of the theme of this year’s convention, which was “I am.” That was one of the directive’s that Shelli gave us right at the start of convention in the opening general session…. but yet, I still haven’t come up with my “I am” statement yet. Obviously, there are many things “I am” (a stamper, a wife, a sister, a daughter etc..), but I wanted to come up with a more abstract, meaningful statement – and alas that still eludes me! 🙂 Check out this lip dub video that Stampin’ Up made….

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