Aug 28 2008

Window Dressing Control Freaks swap

I’m back from my trip!  Had a fun time with my friends and teaching a couple stamping classes!  Time always goes by SO fast while I’m there.  It is tiring, but I’m always happy to see everyone.

This card was the one that I did for my Control Freaks Swapping group.  I think it is safe to share it now…everyone should have received their package of swaps.  They ALL were awesome, like usual!  This is a great group of gals.  It was fun getting together with them at lunch time during one day at Convention.  Several I had met…some were new faces.  Love to put faces with names.

Funny story about making this card.  I took all the pieces with me when I had to do a 2 hour glucose test at my doctor’s office.  While I was waiting for results, I grabbed the table in the waiting room and spread out.  I had several people stop by and comment on them…wondering why I was working on Christmas cards in August!  I gave my card out to a couple people…would be fun to get a new customer from that experience!

This card uses the new Snowflake #2 die!  I used Shimmer paper so it is really sparkly in real life.  The base card is Whisper White with a layer of Baja Breeze.  I inked up a blank jumbo cartridge with Baja Breeze refill so I could use the Jumbo snowflake wheel in the background.  The Window Dressing snowmen I stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White, then watercolored the background with Bashful Blue.  I used Really Red markers for the scarves and Only Orange for the nose.  They were punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch and layered on Not Quite Navy Scallop Circle.  I wrapped the 5/8" Real Red ribbon around the Baja Breeze layer and attached to the base card.  I am very happy with how this card turned out!

Tomorrow is the Blogger’s Challenge Friday again!  Check back for my post.  (Guess I’d better get working on it, huh?)

 


5 People have left comments on this post

Aug 29, 2008 - 06:08:36

This is just adorable. Beautifully done.

Sep 2, 2008 - 10:09:06

LOVE your card!! Very fun use of the snowflake die and I bet it really does sparkle in real life!!

I want to swap with the control freaks!!! What do you have to do to get invited to join in???

Sep 6, 2008 - 12:09:44
Lois Cooper said:

Loved the card and your directions were great.

Sep 7, 2008 - 05:09:46
Jan Hoyt said:

Funny story about making this card. I took all the pieces with me when I had to do a 2 hour glucose test at my doctor’s office. While I was waiting for results, I grabbed the table in the waiting room and spread out. I had several people stop by and comment on them…wondering why I was working on Christmas cards in August! I gave my card out to a couple people…would be fun to get a new customer from that experience!

Connie, I loved your story about working on these cards while you were doing a 2 hr GTT…I also tend to take projects with me when I know I’ll be there a while. In June I went home to Ohio (am currently near STL) while my Dad had a major surgical procedure at one of the top Columbus, OH hospitals. While there I worked on several convention swaps including a Christmas card swap. I was sitting in an alcove so I could watch TV while I worked and had my back to the crowd…but naturally, some of the folks walking past behind me must have noticed. There was a group of ladies who all stopped and mentioned that I must be VERY organized to be working on Christmas cards already in June. lol! If only they knew!!! One of them recognized Stampin’ UP! so I explained to them that I was doing these for a swap or card trade at a convention I would be going to in July. One of the women said, “oh, “so and so” knows someone who does Stampin’ UP!” so I told them, “you would make her day if you called her up and asked for a Christmas card class!” Maybe it was you??? No idea but it’s funny how stamping in public does attract a lot of attention.

And yes, not only did I finish the 25 cards for my swap but I also finished up key components of several other swaps. If not for spending that week at the hospital, I would probably not have finished most of my convention swaps! 😉 Jan

Sep 14, 2008 - 12:09:05
esther martin said:

how does one join this swap group?