March 22, 2010

REGIONALS SWAP - CHARMING

***EDITED TO ADD*** Oops, realized the bow came off, will have to reattach and take a new pic, LOL! Happy happy Monday all!! I had such a GREAT time at Regionals!! I learned lots of fun new techniques, saw some old friends, met lots of new ones, and I had a great time with my two fellow demos and friends Candice and Lisa (waving madly at you, LOL)!  I am very tired because I got back VERY late on Friday night, had Club on Saturday, and an all day class yesterday.....I should never book myself like that again, I have not even had a chance to catch my breath, LOL!  But, it was all good!! I wanted to share the swap I did for Regionals....yes, I know I said I wasn't going to do any BUT I found myself with a little bit of time before we left and decided to come up with one that I could whip up 40 of and not stress myself out, LOL!  I love these colors and decided it would be perfect for my swap as the colors are happy and bright which is how I felt about getting to go.  I did not put a sentiment on this one as I could not decide on one...I will add one when I send it out. I used the Kaleidoscope patterned papers - I just love the colors and flower patterns! I will be using lots more of this as the weather gets warmer as I think it is perfect for spring and summer!!  I also used my Scalloped Edge Border Punch which is only availabe through the Sale-A-Bration catty - with a $50 order this punch is yours FREE but only until March 31st when it goes away. If you want to put in an order, go to my website and order online, easy peasy!!  The stamps are from the Charming stamp set which was in the holiday mini and is so popular that it is still available to order now.  I am definitely a fan, love how much you can do with this set!! So, I felt better that I accomplished at least one swap card and was happy when people seemed to like it! Today I am going to have some downtime, and catch up on things like laundry and groceries.  I also hope to share some fun pics of Regionals with all of you tomorrow as I plan on editing those today as well! Thanks for stopping by, and  I will be by your blogs later to see what you have been up to!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Dusty Durango, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White card stock, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Inks - Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, So Saffron classic inks
Stamps - Charming
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Border punch, So Saffron ribbon, Finial Press embossing folder

17 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just beautiful, Alex! It sounds like Regionals was fun! Can't wait to see what you learned! Hope you get some rest in the next couple of days!

Dawn Easton said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful time at Regionals!!! Your swap card is fantastic, sorry your bow fell off...lol...happens to me ALL the time. I take a pic, edit and THEN realize something is missing...haha!

Crystal said...

AWW this is fantastic Alex, LOVE this color combo....OOO ORegionals sounds like a blast!!! Enjoy your Monday!

kathleenh said...

Lucky you going to Regionals! Your swap card is so pretty. I hope you can catch your breath this week.

*Vicki* said...

Yay!! Regionals are always so fun!! :) Glad you had a great time hun!! The card is fantastic!! LOVE the colors!! HUGS

Joan said...

Great card Alex.

raindropecho said...

What a great card! I love the blue in the background...makes me think of blue skies! Oh, and my brother is currently in the Navy :)

Sheryl said...

Cute card Alex!! Love the colors and that stamp!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Alex, love those colors.

Chris said...

very cute! glad you had a great time!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

a beauty of a card, even if the bow is missing...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Nikki Bond said...

Love, love love the spring colors Alex....gorgeous! {SMILES}

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I love that script stamped behind the bloom like that. What pretty papers, too!

....I made a JR card once, photographed it, and then when I was uploading the photo to my blog, realized the one sentiment was upside down....UPSIDE DOWN!!...now how could I not see that until I was looking at a photo of the card. Geesh!

Rose Ann said...

That is such a delicate and beautiful image, and I love the colors you've used!! I love it, Alex!!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty. The color combination and embossing are stunning.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful card Alex. Colors are fabby and I love that you photographed it and then realized the bow fell off (I do that stuff all the time. hugs!)

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Alex!!!
hugs
Risa:)