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Kindness Matters Swap for Canberra Convention 2012

Well, another Stampin’ Up! Convention is over for Australia – and it was FUN!!  To all from Stampin’ Up! who entertained, made us laugh out loud and awed us over our time in Canberra – thank you!  You’re inspiring! 

There are so many amazing and talented ladies over Australia making cards, scrapbooking and other fabulous projects (and 1 guy too!!).  At Convention, we get to swap card fronts with other demonstrators (and guests – guests are welcome at Convention!).  I made 25 of these and I find swaps are a great way to try different effects and do lots of stamping!  It’s a great time to make and play … this was my swap:

 

I used quite a few stamp sets for this card – Kindness Matters, French Foliage and Rue Des Fleurs.  And my colour combination is Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.  Now I know Blushing Bride is retiring soon, and I usually try and create a swap that is current and hopefully will be current for the new catalogue … but I couldn’t go past Blushing Bride.  I just love this colour and I’m really, really going to miss it.

I did lots of sponging on my swap – with Soft Suede ink and Champagne Shimmer Paint.  Love this effect!

Thanks for looking 🙂

My Sydney Regional swap

Phew!  I’ve had a great day, despite the poor weather, at the Stampin’ Up! Sydney Regional training in Darling Harbour today.  One of the many fun things we do at training are “swaps”.  This means we make a stack of cards and we “swap” them with each other.  When you look at someone else’s swap you suddenly find out new ways to use stamps or a particular stamp set you had never thought of before.  It’s great fun!

This was my swap …

On the back of each swap we put our “recipe” for creating the swap card.  My recipe looked like this:

Project Recipe

Stamp Sets: Life Definitions (112528); Floral (108811); Everyday Flexible Phrases (108785)

Ink: Purely Pomegranate (109011)

Paper: Purely Pomegranate (111853); Purely Pomegranate Textured (108694); Whisper White (106549); River Rock Textured (108694)

Accessories: Round Tab punch (108340); Matt Pack (105826); Satin Ribbon (109863), White Taffeta ribbon (109070), Styled Silver Hodgepodge (111325), Silver eyelet (105319), Crop-A-Dile (108362)

Thank you to everyone who swapped with me!  I hope you liked my swap.

Thanks for looking!