Wednesday, 25 July 2012

More swaps...

As promised, a few more swaps from Convention 2012, some more of my favourites...they all feature Daffodil Delight and lots of Whisper White - very crisp and clean, just my style!

The first one uses that (crazy) Elegant Bird Bigz Die, which I never ever thought I would like in a million years. Kind of a little creepy, if you know what I mean. But, I saw so many wonderful samples and swaps made with this die, that I am reconsidering. Sometimes you just have to see lots of good ideas, and it grows on you. It is created by Janet Bell in California.
Both the body of the bird and the Whisper White layer are embossed, a pearl for the eye and a sprig of green in the beak. Nice touches.

My second choice for today was created by Carol Nordquist and shows the flower from Blooming with Kindness using the emboss resist technique. The first layer is embossed with the new Chevron Embossing Folder (got it free at Convention - gotta love that!).

And my third choice for today was created by Andrea Furtivo from Los Angeles. She used Bordering on Romance, some mini pearls and the new Daffodil Delight 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon. The DSP is from Floral District, in Baja Breeze. Love that colour combination.

The daily breakout sessions were very well done. I only skipped one to get a bit of shopping in..shhhh..but Convention 2012 was so well organised that there was hardly a minute to myself - jam packed with information, ideas, new product demos, stamping demos and fun. Not to forget Memento Mall which I visited a couple of times. 

My favourite breakout session was with Bonnie, Ronda Wade and Tami White - they were so inspirational and honest. And, just normal and lovely. Both had fabulous tips on expanding our businesses, and shared what was working for them. From listening to these ladies speak, I really do have to just concentrate on doing business My Way, as both of them had very successful businesses, but completely different approaches.

I have only been back home since Sunday night, and I am already looking forward to next year's 25th Anniversary Celebration. I think it's going to be spectacular. Better start saving....


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