Friday, April 3, 2009

Mpls Regionals Swaps

Stampin' Up! has several regional one day events for the demonstrators and I am attending one this weekend in Minneapolis - whoo hootie! I'm excited to go as I've never attended a Stampin' Up! event - even though Convention was in Denver the year before last, I was racing back and forth from baseball fields to softball fields with both kids playing in tournaments.

In addition to all the stamping demonstrations and business ideas at Regionals, the demonstrators swap card fronts with each other. There are floor swaps - where we all swap with each other as we walk through the room or the hallway. There are also pre-organized swaps with groups of demonstrators who know each other or who have met online. For the organized swaps, there is usually a designated theme and also a planned meeting area either before or after the regional event to swap the cards and catch up with friends. I am doing some swaps for both the floor swaps and some organized group swaps.

This card is my floor swap card. It uses a stamp set, Sense of Time, from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and a few of the In Colors of this year - the dsp is a Baja Breeze pattern from the Occasions Mini Walk In the Park DSP. The ribbon is Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon from the main catalog. I used Baja Breeze classic ink to stamp the clock image and then the sentiment from Sense of Time is stamped over the clock in Basic Gray classic ink. I liked the Basic Gray here because it's not quite as stark as Basic Black would be. I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to put the sentiment exactly where I wanted it on the clock. I wrapped the Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon around a narrow strip of Pink Pirouette card stock and secured it with a Rhinestone Brad, instead of just tying a knot. The card base is Cameo Coral, which coordinates with the Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze, yet gives a little contrast.

Although for the swap cards I did only card fronts, for my card I finished the inside with a Whisper White liner over a mat of the Baja Breeze pattern paper from Walk In The Park DSP. I stamped the clock gears image in Pink Pirouette ink in the corner.

Stamps: Sense of Time
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads


Jenn D said...

It was so nice meeting you at the Minneapolis Regional! Your card is lovely. I didn't even buy this set because I didn't know what to do with it. Your card is gorgeous.

Jacquel said...

Hi Mary!
Love this card and wish we could've swapped!!

It was great meeting you and chatting for a bit & hope we can meet again sometime in the future!!!

Anonymous said...

I recieved this as a swap at regionals.. I honestly was not sure what to do with this set, so I did not purchase it. After seeing your sample, I really do like it more! Great card!!

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