Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Stampin' Up! On Stage Swaps

Over the summer, we got notification that on November 14th, 2015 there would be a Stampin' Up!  On Stage event in Dallas!

ANY chance I have to get into Texas, I'm going to automatically jump at... and a stamping event at that!?!  Of COURSE I was going!!!
 The next things to worry about after you signed up and know all the particulars is to make your swaps.  An event like this where there were only 5 or 6 venues in the US, one in Belgium, Australia, New Zeland, as well as Austria...  I wanted to be prepared!  There were going to be LOTS of demonstrators!
 I made a total of 85 swap cards.  20 of the dinosaurs above.  They are from the stamp set No Bones About It.  We have a "new" baby in the family so I jumped at this set of stamps.  I then dug out my very FAVORITE stamp set.... Gorgeous Grunge and made 20 of the Camouflage card above.  I wasn't sure how these to cards would be received by the other demonstrators, but they ended up being very popular!!  I was pleasantly surprised.
Soft Sky, and Bermuda Bay
This one is my FAVORITE!  LOVE that Bermuda Bay!

 Now we get to my favorites.  I made 9 different color schemes with this butterfly design, 5 of each for 45 cards in all.
Pumpkin Pie, and Tangelo Twist with the black die cut overlay.
 Basically, all the butterfly cards were the same:  Soft Sky card, black mat, white card topper stamped with the Watercolor Wash stamp in Soft Sky (some in Marina Mist).  I then added the border along the right edge in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from the Tin of Cards stamp set/project. 
Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon stamped off.
 On captions under each butterfly, I've typed the names of the ink colors I used for each....but there are only 2, and I stamped 3 times!  How, you ask?  With the largest butterfly image, I used the first color, and stamped off.  Then for the 2nd layer (edges) I used the color full strength.  I then used the 2nd color for the centers.
Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo
 We (my upline Kathy Douglas, my demo partner Robin Smith) thought there were approximately 360 demonstrators at this event!  It sure seems like more than that.  10 tables across, 6 tables deep with 6 demos on each table?  There were LOTS of people!!
Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise

Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant
 Usually I come home with swaps I've made... but not this time!  I swapped out in about 30 minutes.  SO exciting!!!!!   
Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder
 Now I have 85 different card designs for ideas!!
Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry




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