Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Swaps, swaps and more swaps!!

Hello!  Told you I would be back! :)  One of the most fun parts of convention is the swapping! You get the opportunity to meet lots of new folks and see all kinds of amazing creative talent.   People make all sorts of things ranging from cards to lots of different 3-d items.  I participated in several organized swaps and  made oodles of swaps for general swapping.  I love the swapping!!  People swap all over the place!  It starts as early as the plane ride into Utah!  They swap in the airport and at the surrounding restaurants!  They swap while waiting in line at the Momento Mall and before General session! Lots of swapping happens at lunch and in hotel lobbies!  Fun, fun, fun!  Here are a few of the swaps I made to take with me this year:

This one was for a MAsculine card swap!  I made 100!!  50 in this color combo and...
50 in this one!

         (Sorry about the quality of the photo...poor lighting!)  This one was for general swapping!  I made 40 in this color and...
40 in this color combo.

Kept this one super simple!  Made 60 of these for general swapping!

Also, for general swapping!

This one was for an AWESOME swap!  It was a technique ATC swap!  When we were done we threaded all of them through a ring and wound up with an oodle of mini technique samples! I did the brick wall technique.  Lots of work, but totally worth the effort!

This one was for the Jammies swap! Really fun swap!  We all showed up in our jammies and played a game and then swapped over 50 cards!  It was a hoot! 

This may have been my favorite swap!  It was a punch art swap and I just love all things punch art!!  I made 42 of these little cow pages.  I punched out over 1600 pieces!!  Took me 5 solid days to make these between punching, gluing and sponging everything! 

A close up of my little cow! :)

There you have it! Swapping fun at it's best!  I wound up with some really beautiful swaps this year!  Love having all of the inspiration to draw from!

I will be back soonest with a few more Convention goodies to share with you and then I promise to get back to some fun projects!  It feels great to be blogging again.  I have really missed it!

Have a wonderful day!


Jackie said...

Your swap cards are really cute but that page is my FAVE! Excellent work Hun & TFS!!!!!

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Holy cow ... pun intended! 1600 pieces! Wow. Great job!