Hi stampers, it's that time...well it's kind of past that time, but convention was last week so we delayed our blog hop for a bit since many of us were in sunny Salt Lake!
Convention was freakin' awesome as usual and even more fun in a way since Baby B and his grandparents went with me! What wasn't freakin' awesome was the three adults plus my hubby getting really sick when we returned home. Boo!!! So far the little man seems to have escaped and I'm hoping that holds true!
Of course one of the highlights is swapping with the Control Freaks! I just love these people!!!!!! In fact, I love them so much that because of a time change I had two swaps at the same time so I had to pick where I went and I chose them :-) Love you guys!!!! Although I am sad I didn't get to see people at my other swap and I'm really thankful for a couple of people who acted as my proxy to get those cards out and get mine in return! Speaking of awesome people and projects, you should have just come from Heidi's blog. If you didn't, don't fret as we make an endless loop so just keep clicking!
Anywho, since we swap two cards I'll share the first one I made first.
Stamps: Lots of joy, And many more
Paper: Whisper white, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, mossy meadow, gold foil sheets
Ink: Crumb cake, cherry cobbler, mossy meadow, whisper white craft
Accessories: 2.5" circle and tree punches, cherry cobbler baker's twin, lucky stars embossing folder, pearl basic jewels
I love all things Christmas so I had to do a Christmas card! And I love the tree set in the annual catalog And here's a little tip...I tried tying the bows on the tree but I found tying them separately and using a glue dot to stick them on worked way better and was way easier!
The next card had me struggling. I really wanted to use no bones about it but for whatever reason, ideas were slow to come. I think I finally came up with something that I liked and I hope the freaks did too! I really need to get used to making boy cards now! My first prototype used another embossing folder but I felt something was lacking. I then remembered I had bought the new stencils and it just so happened that one of them reminded me of trees you'd see long with dinosaurs...and Ian's favorite cartoon is Dinosaur Train so I'm becoming an expert ;-)
Stamps: No bones about it
Paper: Whisper white, soft suede, night of navy, old olive
Ink: Soft suede, crumb cake, old olive, hello honey, versamark
Accessories: White embossing powder, happy patterns stencils, burlap ribbon
I hope you (and the freaks) enjoyed my swaps. Everything I got back was wonderful and I'm missing you all already! Don't forget to click on over and visit Connie and her fabulous projects!
And thanks for touring with the Freaks!