I bet you thought I disappeared again, didn't you? I actually had to take a short break to get ready for a big Demonstrator event that my upline, Debbie puts together every Fall. This year there were 18 of us and we each had to design a card that would take 10 minutes or less to put together and that we would be able to demonstrate if we were to have a holiday workshop. We had to pre-cut the card bases and layers and have all of the supplies for everyone to make it. We made all of the make-n-takes and then we voted for our top 3 cards. There were prize give-a-ways for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place cards. My card wasn't a prize winning card, but I hope everyone liked it. Here it is:
I used the new Snow Flurry die for this card. I started with the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper first. I chose the stripped paper for the bottom and went with the Lucky Limeade paper for the top. I pulled out the coordinating card stock colors and played around with the layers until they looked well together. Then I added the ribbon, snowflake and sentiment (from the "Greetings of the Season" stamp set). It's not my favorite card, but I thought I did pretty good. I will be back to share the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cards later.
Now I would like to share my swap card. I bought this stamp set, because I love the adorable images in the set. I chose the penguin for the main focal point. Coloring him wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I colored the stamp with the markers. The hat is so close to the top of his head, so it was hard not getting black ink on his hat and scarf. The rest was pretty easy, but coloring 18 of them was very time consuming. I guess it didn't help that I was watching one of my favorite shows while doing it. LOL! I love Bering Sea Gold:) I'm a reality TV-a-holic! Anyway, here is my swap card:
What do you think? I'm really happy with this one. The penguin is just too cute and I couldn't be happier with the gorgeous Designer Series Paper, (Snow Festival) and the beautiful ribbon Stampin' Up! has for us to create. I just love how everything coordinates.
Anyway, I have so much to share from the event that I went to on Saturday, so I hope you will come back tomorrow for more of the projects we made. Everyone did such a great job. I love events like these, because I come home totally inspired and want to make something else. (Though I didn't, because it was pretty much an all day event). Debbie made a fantastic lunch and dinner for us and a couple volunteers brought some delicious desserts as well! Debbie, thank you so much for such a great event!
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful day!