Monday, March 12, 2012

Milwaukee Regional Swaps

Well, hello there! I decided it was time to dust off the ol' keyboard and peek in on my little blog here. Sorry that I've been away so long - it's the same old story of sick kiddos and life kind of got away from me. But, I did get a chance to share in the fun at the Milwaukee SU! Regional last Saturday. Oh, my, what fun! My mind is brimming with all kinds of creativeness and I can't wait to hit my craft room. I thought I'd share a couple of the swaps I made for the Regional. I used the same layout and stamp sets for both cards, but I changed the colors and you'll see what a difference this makes.

Card #1 is a swap I made for the the bus ride to the Regional event. What a fun group of ladies! I had such a great time making new friends and chatting all the way down and all the way back home again. I used the "rock-n-roll" technique on my flower.

Card #2 is the swap I made for my Madison group of demo friends. I love both of these cards - I don't think I could pick a favorite!

I'll be back soon to share some more swaps and other fun ideas. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Friendly Phrases
Paper: (Card 1) Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade; (Card 2) Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: (Card 1) Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Early Espresso; (Card 2) Pool Party, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Blossom punch, (Card 1) Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, 5-Petal Flower punch; (Card 2) Whisper White taffeta ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, In Color Designer Printed Brads, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch


LMN said...

These 2 cards totally confirm my decision to get the Mixed Bunch set and punch! Gorgeous!

JBassem said...

Nice and clean & bright (and springy)!

Dee said...

Thanks so much for sharing! These are such beautiful cards! My only question is how did you do the center of the first card? Did you use a sponge or a marker to do the Poppy Parade there?

barb mann said...

Both cards are GREAT - Thanks for giving us a chance to see your swaps. Love them...Barb

scrappingnana said...

Both of the cards are beautiful. Love the colors on both of them.

Lori B said...

Jen, Love both of these cards and you are right it is hard to choose one over the other! I feel very blessed to have gotten the first version! Thanks for joining us on the bus! It was such FUN!!!!

Chloe said...

Love the card Jen, in fact I found it Pinterest and I had to pin and then CASE straight away. Hope thats ok, I made sure all the credit gets back to you and have linked you blog. If you want to look at my version you can find it here :

Thanks so much for sharing a gorgeous card!!!