Hi there!

I am so excited!! Today I leave for Stampin up!'s annual Convention! Each year thousands of demonstrators from all over Canada and the US meet in Salt Lake City for four days of fun, friendship, and of course stamping!! There will be classes, demonstrations, awards, surprises and lots of swapping!!

What's swapping you ask?? Demos show up with cards that they have designed and created in "bulk", Then they swap with each other! It's great to go there with 50 of one card that I've designed and then come home with 50 different ideas! I gte so much inspiration from all these samples that I bring back. I will share these with you as soon as I'm back!

Above is the card that I've desigend this year. I used the new stamp set called My friend for this card.

This was not my original  idea for my swap card but there were some problems with my Fedex shipment (o.k lots of problems..but I won't go there!!) So… Ihad to come up with a new plan. Do you recall the Waffle paper form the holiday mini? I was happy to see that the gold and silver made it into the catalogue so I decided to play with it. I have to say it is nice, and it does have a bit of shimmer to it as well.

The trick to punching the waffle paper is to lay it over a piece of cardstock first for support and then punch right through both. If you just punch the waffle paper it will get caught up in your punch.

I will try and post updates while I'm in Salt Lake be sure to check back daily as I have posts already programmed while I'm away.

Wish me luck… I'm praying for no travel problems like the Leadeship conferenece in January!!!

Take care!!






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