Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Convention - SWAPS!

So I am so excited about Convention this year. I have started packing in my mind. ;O) One thing that most people look forward to about convention is the Card Front Swaps. This is when demonstrators make just the card fronts and they bring them to convention to swap with other demonstrators. It is a great way to get new ideas and some displays for our boards.

People go crazy and it is so fun. I have no doubt that people will be swapping in the Terminal at TF Green waiting for our flight to depart. In the Hotel in the elevator is fun to - when you catch the eye of someone who finally identifies that YOU too are a demonstrator at convention. They may say softly do you want to Swap? Then the whole elevator will erupt with demonstrators saying Swap - Swap - anyone want to Swap.

Okay - so it doesn't take much to make me smile, but I really love this.

Last year I made 50 swaps and was done swapping by day 2. This year thanks to two of my friends (who also happen to be demonstrators) we were able to make 100 swaps for convention.

This year I did a bleaching technique, where you create an Ink Pad of bleach using papertowel and either a plate (or I used an empty stamp case). Take the stamp and "ink it up" using the bleach. Press it down on your card stock nice and firm without rocking and pick it up. You will see an amazing transformation before your eyes. Okay - honestly you need to test this technique out on different colors to see what you will get.

My card fronts are made using Medallion background stamp which I think is my new favorite. I stamped it on three different colors (Night of Navy, Lavender Lace and one of the new In Colors Bermuda Bay). This is what happened....

So cute - right???

Until next time - Stampers!


Anna-Marie Still said...

I *heart* them so!

Anonymous said...

Oh Danielle,
They came out gorgeous! Love everything about them! :) Have a blast at convention. :) I can't wait to see you and hear all about it when you get home! :)