Sunday, October 18, 2009

A big stampin' day out!

Oops, did I neglect this blog for a bit? Must have blinked in the this busy world! No matter, here's some news.

I went (with lots of other "Gail Force" girls) to Stampin' Up regional training day yesterday - that's "Regionals" to us. It's a day of talks, demos, making stuff, and lots of swapping, with a better-than-average lunch in between.

Lots of photos to share, but let's start with the most important thing. Me. Or my swaps, anyway. They certainly consumed my thoughts for the days preceding Regionals. Being, as you may know, a bit of a punch fan, I decided that was the way to go. I thought about making more cards like the ones I made for the Quilt fair (actually I thought about recycling the last few of them) but it felt like a day to do something NEW.

So, I punched out a few basic shapes and shuffled them around on the table until a new kind of Stampin' Up punch penguin emerged. And a li'l fishy too. My vellum supplies came in very handy as water.

So, Pauline, I hear you ask, how did you solve the adhering vellum problem? I don't see any brads or eyelets!

The adhesive is hidden under the "icebergs" - that mean the vellum is a pocket. Your penguin COULD be free swimming, for a fun interactive card. Cute, hey?

I managed to give away 35 of these little guys in no time flat. Swapping is fun, and well worth the effort (remind me next time, when I am trying to get out of it!).

Images © 1990-2009 Stampin' Up!®
Supplies used:
Stamp set: Trendy Trees
Ink :Pumpkin Pie

Cardstock: Whisper White, Black, Pumkpin Pie, Ballet Blue, Vellum, Very Vanilla

Other : Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, 1/16 inch circle punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Circle punch, Stamp 'n Write journaller

1 comment:

  1. Hey Pauline, LOVE your swap, what a shame we didn't get to exchange our cards! Had such a fun time on sat, cant wait till convention now...too soon to start looking forward to it??? lol Love Bec