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Convention 2014 Swaps

Hi there

I'm finally getting on top of everything again after the South Pacific Convention. It was crazy leading up to it with swaps and roomie gifts to make and lots of other details to organise. However, I had a fabulous time hanging out with friends; soaking up all the information and presentations; playing with new products and of course poring over the new Annual Catalogue. Not to mention all of the free take away products that Stampin' Up! gave us. Can't get much better than that!

Today I have the my Convention swaps to show you. I made 60 in the same design, in 5 colour combos so I wouldn't get too bored. I have used a portion of' 'Pleasant Poppies', one of my favourite stamps, on the left panel. It has been white embossed on Crumb Cake or Smoky Slate (depending on the colour combo) and then coloured with the Chalk marker. Once dry I have coloured the flowers with Stampin' Write markers. Because of the chalk base, the final colour will be a lighter shade of the marker. You can go over it again to add some highlights or use a darker colour like Calypso Coral over Crisp Cantaloupe or Crushed Curry over Daffodil Delight. This is a great technique, so give it a try. 

The right panel is vellum card stock embossed with the Polka Dots embossing folder. I love how it takes the edge off the colour below. This caused me some grief, trying to find an adhesive that I was happy with and didn't show through. After trying 3 options, the best product for the purpose in my opinion is the Scotch Vellum Tape, but I recommend cutting it with teflon coated scissors. 

I didn't take a photo of all the colours together, so I will show one at full size and then the other colours in smaller photos. The base card is Baked Brown Sugar with Strawberry Slush and the left panel is Crumb Cake.


The colour combinations of the others (from left) are:

Baked Brown Sugar/Crisp Cantaloupe/Crumb Cake
Bermuda Bay/Pool Party/Smoky Slate
Basic Gray/Daffodil Delight/Smoky Slate
Wisteria Wonder/Elegant Eggplant/Crumb Cake

Cantaloupe_Swap  Coastal_Swap  Daffodil_Swap  Wisteria_Swap

For my roomies, I made these cute little bags in a matching colour to the swap card I gave them. This is the One Sheet Wonder bag, made with a single piece of 12 x 12 card stock and no cutting - how cool is that? I used Kelly Gettelfinger's YouTube video and then added my own twist to it. Don't these colours look great together?


The bags are 6" long and 2" wide, so they are a good size and would easily fit a package of cookies or other treats or a scarf, baby booties etc. I managed to fit all of these things into it.


The item on the far right is a scissor charm. I decided to make these a couple of days before Convention. Not the smartest move from a time management perspective, but I had fun making them. Here is a photo of all of them.


Well, that's about it for my Convention goodies. I'm looking forward to lots of fabulous new products in the Annual Catalogue.  If you would like an Annual Catalogue, please contact me

In the meantime, don't forget the lists of retiring products are now available online here for you check out.

Details of my next class can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by.




Love these bags Judy - so pretty!

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