Sunday, June 23, 2013

Convention Swap Card 2013


with all the last minute things....ok, like packing which OF COURSE I waited till the last minute to do.  At least everything is clean and I am DONE with laundry, just need to get it all into the suitcase now!

It is a tradition at CTMH conventions to SWAP.  All sorts of things get swapped but mostly it is cards.  After getting sick over Memorial Day Weekend and then spending every waking moment of the following three weeks working on my contest album I had pretty much resigned myself to NOT being able to participate in this fun activity this year.

Well.....I finished my album with FIVE days to spare!!!!  On Friday I decided to put together a card and see how many I could get done.....I actually finished 60 of them!  

Now....feeling guilty that I didn't make anything handmade for my convention room mates......Let's see....21 hours left....hmmmm

card base & CTMH Creme Brulee' topper are cut at 4.25 x 5.5
The topper was put through the Cuddlebug using the "lattice work" embossing folder
I used CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut all pieces
CTMH Pacifica Medallion cut @ 3.5"
CTMH Smoothie flower cut @ 2.75"
CTMH Creme Brulee' flower cut @ 2.25"
CTMH Crystal Blue flower cut @ 2"

The Crystal Blue flower is stamped with Pacifica using the stamp set that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I changed the center by adding a 1" circle stamped using B1417 Perfect Fit-Birthday Occasions (SHOWN) or "Thank You" from B1362 Tag The Occasion (unavailable)

I direct glued all pieces except I used foam tape for the creme brulee' & the crystal blue flowers for demension.  As I layered the pieces I edged everything with stardust glitz.

You can shop for supplies to make a card like this HERE

Saturday, June 22, 2013

WHAT has Carolyn been up to?

WHEW!  Well.....I'm finally back.  I wasn't kidding when I said I was going to disappear for a while to work on my contest album was I?  And, YES, that is what I have been up to all this time.  Of course life had it's wonderful way of getting in the way of my scrappy time.

I spent an entire week down and out when I came down with strep & a double ear infection on Memorial Day Weekend.....UGH!!!!  Then of course came the rush of the end of the school year.  Wonderful news, my youngest daughter (the 8th grader) tried out for the girls golf team and will be on the team for her freshman year!!  My middle child (the 16 yr old) started drivers ed....YIKES!!!  Right now that mostly means that I have taken 2 1/2  hours out of each morning to transport her to and from - ok, what that really translates into is that I have spent the last two weeks shopping for 2 hours a day (might as well use my time wisely right?)  Good news on that front is that I am all set for both my trip to Florida AND for the up coming weddingS.

Yes, I said weddingS.  My son and his fiancee' are getting married on Sunday, July 21, 2013.....and brother is getting married on Saturday, July 20, 2013!!!  Kinda crazy but my brother's fiancee' went to book the wedding place and that was the first and only weekend available until  after November, and after getting a go ahead from my son and his bride-to-be she booked it and set about QUICKLY planning a wedding.  So, after CTMH Convention (I leave on Monday -and I am creating and scheduling several posts) I will be in full blown weddingS weekend mode.

YES, I did finish my contest album....and I am so stinkin' pleased with the results.....absolutely a 'labor of love' on this one.  Since it IS for a contest I won't post any pictures till after the turn in deadline (7pm, Wed June 26)  check back on Wednesday night to see ALL the pictures from my 2013 Contest Album Entry

For The Rest Of Your Life

So, I FINISHED with FIVE whole days to spare (breathe, pack etc....).  Then I realized that I MIGHT still be able to get a few swaps done......hmmmm?????

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