Saturday, July 26, 2008

Swaps for Stampin' Up! Celebrate '08

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I'm excited and apprehensive all at the same time about my trip to Salt Lake City. I generally don't like being in excessively, huge crowds so this is definitely going out of my comfort zone. Anyways, I've chose to embrace the event and throw myself into the craziness of swapping.

Generally, I opt out of this activity because I never have time to create an enormous amount of cards. Surprisingly, I was prepared enough to finish my general swaps. As if that wasn't enough, I'm participating in organized swaps and hosting one!

I made two card fronts for general swapping. I wanted to make something easy and chose the 'seasonal whimsy' set. I used the 'so swirly' wheel for the backgrounds on each card.


I contemplated making atcs for general swap but found an organized swap instead. I thought the 'priceless' set would work well for the small atc canvas.


I signed up for a one layer challenge swap. I am a layer chick and thought this would be a good way to expand my creative thinking. I've always thought the flourish in the 'priceless' set looks a bit like blowing snow. With that in mind, I went for a christmas card and used 'big on christmas'. We could add one embellishment and chose the bashful blue grosgrain striped ribbon.

I'm also participating in a shoebox swap but have yet to finish (or start) that one.

While dinking around on splitcoast, I found out people make gifts for their roomies. I covered a notebook (found at JoAnn's $1 bin) with the new 'bella rose' dp and 'dreams du jour' stamp set. In the gift pack, I also added stickies in the shape of a 'j', a little photo book, and a couple of individual stamps.

Time to get crackin'on the packin'!

1 comment:

Monica said...

Your swap cards are beautiful!! I love your style! Have fun at convention.. I hope to go next year!