I just got back from Orlando where I attended the very last ever Stampin’ Up Leadership conference. I had such a great time – I learned a lot and met some wonderful demonstrators from all over, including several I had been wanting to meet from the SplitcoastStampers website.
Part of the fun of any Stampin’ Up event is the swapping. There are general floor swaps and organized swaps. I participated in one organized by Lyssa Zwolanek called Convention Quality Swaps (CQS for short). Organized swaps usually have rules and/or a theme. The CQS swap requires our best work – more than one layer and at least one embellishment.
I bought the Calypso pom pom trim from the Occasions catalog specifically for the swap and I let it guide my design. I also wanted to use the new chalkboard paper which looks so good stamped with the sentiment from the Big Day stamp set – a freebie from the Sale-A-Bration catalog (the cake is from Sketched Birthday).
A few rhinestones colored with Blendabilities for a little extra bling and the card was done. What do you think?