I've just got back from the most amazing holiday. Not only have I finally been to New York, but I was also able to go to the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City! As it was the 25th anniversary convention and we were planning on being in the USA anyway, it seemed a shame not to make it part of our trip. I was able to share the wonderful experience with my upline, Michelle Last (incentive trip winner, so this was all her fault really), Lynne Fahey and Nicky Whittall. They are all really amazing friends that I would never have met if it wasn't for Stampin' Up!
So, how about I share the swaps I made? I'm very much a last minute person – I had all the pieces stamped and cut for me to assemble on the plane. I thought that would be the perfect distraction (I hate flying far too much for someone who loves to visit new places…), but then my carry-on was stashed right at the back of a locker way at the back of the plane! Luckily I really struggled with the changing time zone, so my insommnia meant I could finish them at the hotel.
My first swap used Blushing Bride and Basic Gray. With hindsight, maybe there were a few too many elements on this one!
I also made the same design with Soft Sky and Smoky Slate (I said this was my new favourite colour combo, didn't I?):
I really hoped everyone I swapped these with liked them. The swaps I received in return are amazing!
Check back tomorrow to see my other swap design. For such a special event I couldn't just go with one design now, could I?
|Stamp Sets:||Happy Day, Label Love|
|Cardstock:||Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Whisper White|
|Ink:||Basic Gray, Smoky Slate|
|Tools:||Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Chevron Embossing Folder
Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon punches
|Finishing Touch:||Stampin' Dimensionals|