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I swapped about 150 cards this year so have come home with some pretty awesome ideas. One of the organized swaps I participated in was black and white with a pop of color. I've always liked black and white cards so this was a "have to" swap for me. I think the best cards came from this swap. I signed up for two groups in this swap so created two different cards.

B&W Butterfly

For this card I embossed the black piece of cardstock with the new Fluttering embossing folder. The patterened DSP is from Everyday Chic and cut into different lengths and widths. I stamped Just for You from the You're So Sweet stamp set and the butterfly is stamped from Watercolor Wings and cut out with framelits. It's a quick and easy card.

B&W Tree Swap

My second card also used Everyday Chic DSP. Notice how I ofset that piece and the stamped white piece instead of using the DSP as a mat behind the stamped piece? The sun and butterfly are from Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the tree, swing, and grass are from Sheltering Tree stamp set. Another quick and easy card.

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My friend Barbara Lash from Massachusetts made this adorable little tea light using the Circle of Spring stamp set.


C, B, and I with SaraCatherine Harwood, Barbara Lash and I with Sara Douglas. Sara is Shelli's daughter and the Interim CEO while Shelli is on a mission this year for her church. Sara did an outstanding job and gave a heartfelt talk during our opening session.

Rich JutkinsAnd here we are with Rich Jutkins, the President and COO of Stampin' Up! Every person from the home office is friendly and easily accessible for a photo or a chat.

Catherine duckThere were 11 of us from Brevard County, all part of Catherine's downlone. With almost 3000 people there it's not easy to keep up with each other so Catherine brought this duck riding on a shuttle to hold up in the air. It was so appropriate as her blog and team is called 321 Stamp: Launching Creativity. And of course we do live right in the Space Center's back yard.

Sandy SwapsSandy Mitchell finishing up her swaps last minute on the floor. You see a lot of that going on at convention.

Prize patrolWhen we check in and get our convention bag we also get a colored wristband which is used for the prize patrols. At different times they will announce a color and those people with that band win something. As time went on almost everyone in our group of 11 had won except me. And then they called it, Wisteria Wonder! I got this great new stamp set. This is the first event where everyone actually won something from the prize patrols. There were also a couple of all-attendee give aways. A new black ink pad and a package of holiday DSP.

C,M,C and ICheryl and Mike White and Catherine Harwood and I taking advantage of this cute photo op.

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I always make a special gift for any of my downline who go to a Stampin' Up event and for my upline. For this I used the Sketched Dots Tag a Bag GIft Bags and stamped the fern from Butterfly Basics directly on the bag. You have to heat set it to get it to dry. The butterfly is from Watercolor Wings and the "for you" is from the Mini Treat Bag thinlit set. I slipped a piece of Soft Sky cardstock inside the bag just to give some color and attached a Starbucks giftcard to the back. With activities going day and night a little caffeine hits the spot.

homeless meterThese meters were all over and I thought what a great idea. All money goes towards the homeless.

Another great convention …

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