Jan 13 2009

I’m back!

Yes!  I’m back from Leadership.  I came home Sunday afternoon and really needed yesterday to catch up on laundry and the house, so I tried to stay off the computer.

Regarding Leadership, all I can say is WOW!  I love the smaller size and intimacy of Leadership and I heard so many great ideas.  Of course, the new catalog is awesome!  I already have a full page list of things I want!  I’m hoping that the tracking is correct and my catalogs will be here tomorrow (or Wednesday at latest!)  I’ll be sure to email all those that preordered as soon as they appearl

I wish I could show you some of the awesome things we saw in the catalog…but we aren’t allowed to show display boards, etc, until the catalog goes live…so…you’ll need to wait another week.  However, I can show you one of the swap cards I made.

A couple of my fellow Control Freaks and I got together for dinner (hi Julie, Liz and Annette!) and did a mini swap.  We made 4 cards for each of the others.  I loved doing this last year and those swaps were some of my favorites…this year is the same!

So, here is card #1…be watching over the next few days for the rest, plus the cute little box I put them in.  I’ll be doing the box tutorial later this week.  I ordered Game Night right away because of the dice.  Then when I received it, I was kind of stumped on what I wanted to do with it.  I was using this set for my Control Freaks swap, so here is one of the cards I made while working on that swap.  I decided to use it for my SSUS group swap at Leadership and for my Swappers 4 group instead of the Control Freaks.

I started with a base of Basic Black, then layered So Saffron.  I cut a 4×4 piece of the Jackpot Designer Paper.  I love the poker chips, but they didn’t include a poker chip stamp.  So, I used the bottom of the Basket & Blooms die and made my own poker chip out of black!  On that I layered the 1 3/4 Real Red circle punch and then the game piece stamped in red on Glossy White cardstock and punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  I added Real Red 5/8 grosgrain ribbon to separate the DSP from the cardstock, and stamped Big Winner in Basic Black on the bottom right, adding a couple gold mini brads under it. 

What do you think?  Leave me a comment…would love to hear from you!  Got to run get ready for class tonight!  Yikes!  I know what I’m doing, but haven’t started cutting paper yet.

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4 People have left comments on this post

Jan 13, 2009 - 10:01:43

I wanna see that catalog now! LOL! Will it go live on their website soon?

Jan 13, 2009 - 11:01:19
Margaret R said:

Verrrrry cute card, Connie! I need to get mine mounted and play with it.
Glad you had a good time at Leadership!

Jan 14, 2009 - 11:01:58
Kathy Kelsheimer said:

Hi Connie, This card is great! I think there are many possibilies with this stamp set. Can’t wait to get to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan 15, 2009 - 02:01:20

Very clever! It’s definitely a “winner”. LAME PUN, but I couldn’t resist!