Showing posts with label Zoo Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Zoo Review. Show all posts

Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Convention Swap

I think we may be building an ark here soon if this rain doesn't let up!  It has rained the whole week.   But that has given me a good shot at staying inside and working on my swaps for convention (which is next week!!)  We went to the movies on Thursday, the 4th and saw The Heat.  I really liked it and got a few good laughs in but I'm a big Sandra Bullock fan.  I heard some people complain about the language (the "F" word was used a lot.)  But it didn't really bother me.  I don't use that word and don't like to hear others use it, but I'm not a prude about it either.  I think we may go see White House Down this afternoon in between the rain drops.

Here is the card I finally chose for my organized swap at convention.  I had to make 40 of them and they had to be something for the month of January.  My hopes of doing a snowman card was dashed when Stampin' Up did not include any of them in the big catalog.  So I borrowed Zoo Review from my downline and made this card.  It turned out pretty cute.

The sentiment is from Chalk Talk (pg 12) - probably my favorite set in the catalog!  It's hard to see but I put a bit of Dazzling Diamonds right under the bear's paws.

Well, back to the drawing board - I have more swaps to make that I will be sharing with you soon.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Thankful for You!

I've been trying out a few card ideas for a swap I am in for Convention in July.  This was one of the designs that I rejected.  I like the card but didn't think it was "wow" enough!  I borrowed Zoo Review from my downline and friend, Debbie.  My card for this swap has to be something that relates to January.  When I picked the month of January, I thought it would be easy.  I could do a snowman and make a really cute card.  Well, that was before I saw the new SU catalog!  They retired my Snow Much Fun set and are going to wait until the Winter Mini catalog for the Christmas / winter stamp sets.  So, back to the drawing board!  I'll be sharing the card that made it later.
For this card, I made the base card Night of Navy.  The next layer is Crushed Curry that I ran through the Hexagon embossing folder.  The Sizzix die cut is from the Apothecary Accents framelits.  I sponged a little turquoise around the stamped images and Night of Navy on the edges of the framelit.  I used the new hostess set, Banner Greetings, for the sentiment.  I don't usually order the hostess sets because I know they won't carry over from year to year but I really like the Banner Greetings and I know they will come in handy a lot during the year.

I'm kinda bummed out.  We just finished watching Game 2 of the Stanley Cup hockey playoffs.  Pittsburgh (at HOME!) against Boston and they lost tonight 6-1!  Not to mention they lost Saturday night 3-0!  They better get their act together or they will be staying home.  I sure would like to see them in the Stanley Cup games.