Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Swap Cards Share

I am back from Stampin' Up! Convention and I am tired, but it was oh so wonderful. I hung-out with a friend I met six years ago every now and again, but for the most part, I flew solo. I have definitely grown. I would not have dared to go by myself a decade ago. Just the thought of not knowing anyone would have been terrifying to a much younger me. I purchased a selfie stick and used it every chance I got. My friend Priscilla and I laughed each time I would whip out that selfie stick from my purse. We were like teenagers and it was hilarious! It definitely helped to entertain us while waiting for sessions to start and even for our table at the Cheesecake Factory. We truly enjoyed taking selfies. 
My friend Priscilla and myself (selfie time). She is awesome and very creative.
I so loved my hotel room, especially when I was checking-in and I found out I was an elite member (I just love rewards/points) and got full access to the Concierge Lounge. I enjoyed the free breakfast in the morning, appetizers and desserts in the afternoon, unlimited drinks and free wifi. Every night, I would drink my wine while take a long bubble bath, then watch TV until I fell asleep. Every afternoon, I would sneak-out of convention, ran back to the hotel and take a nap. And as fate would have it, this amazing hotel is right next door to my favorite place, Nordstrom. It was their Anniversary Sale, so I bought a few things. I was actually surprised that I managed to control myself. Perhaps seeing the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog helped me hold back. Haha! 

I had a wonderful time swapping cards with other demonstrators and also learning/sharing ideas with so many of them. They are all so inspiring, creative and talented. I want to share a few of the cards I made for swaps. 
Lots of Joy stamp set and coordinating Tree punch 
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The legendary Lovely as a Tree and sentiment from Sheltering Tree - awesome for masculine or autumn/Thanksgiving cards

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For Black & White swap, I used Kinda Eclectic, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
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Well, that's all for now. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Friday is almost here! 


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