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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Getting Ready for Convention

There are 46 days to Convention 2011 in Anaheim and I am so excited!! My first convention ever, for anything! Oh sure, I have been to weekend crop retreats, but they are so not like this. There will be hundreds of people from all over Canada and the US getting together to swap information as well as to learn new creative techniques and business ideas. I love learning so this will be a great experience for me. And I love passing on what I learn to others, so I hope to come back with a mountain of helpful information to pass on to my downline.

I have started making cards to swap at convention. I think I might do some layouts too, but right now just focusing on cards. Here are a few:

This card was made using CTMH paper from Lucky and Olivia. The cardstock is White Daisy for the base and Dessert Sand for the top embellishment. The Kraft border was colored with Olive ink and although it turned out really dark, it looks okay. The sentiment was also stamped in Olive ink.

The Chairs to You card uses paper from the You & Me kit, twill ribbon and the May Stamp of the Month. I added color to the chair with a cotton swab and Dessert Sand ink.

This card uses Wings paper, Sweet Leaf ribbon, and the May Stamp of the Month stamps. I added a few Mocha sparkles as well.

This is one of my favourites, maybe because is so simple. Mayberry paper and cardstock, pink bitty brads and the Mayberry stamp set. The top pear has been raised up using foam tape to give some dimension, and the Sweet Leaf ribbon just adds a little accent.

I hope you enjoy my cards. If you would like to learn how to make cards like these and more, please go to my website and send me an email, or leave a comment here. I would love to here what you think.