Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Convention 2010: General Swaps and FTL 99

I participated in several organized swaps this convention, but I still wanted to take a swap to do the general swapping everyone does while standing in line, eating lunch, waiting for the sessions to start, etc. By the time I started thinking about what I wanted to do for my swap, I was struggling for ideas. I needed something that would be easy to mass produce (I think I made around 60), but it also needed to be something I would be proud to share with my fellow demonstrators. Of course, I immediately thought to look at the Fall-to-Layout sketches over as Clean and Simple Stamping. As soon as I saw the FTL 99 sketch, I knew exactly which set I wanted to use. You can see the sketch HERE.

I used the new Aviary stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog. I am not usually much of a bird person, but I fell in love with this set when I saw it. The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock. The scalloped border was punched using the new Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and Concord Crush card stock. I stamped the birdcage image using Concord Crush, the bird is Pear Pizzazz, and the "Thanks" is Marina Mist with the Perfect Punches stamp set. I love the Perfect Punches set, because every stamp coordinates with one of our fabulous punches! For this sentiment, I used the Scallop Oval Punch. Be sure to let me know what you think of my project - I love reading the comments!

I am so glad I participated in the general swapping, because I received some beautiful cards and projects in return.








Click on a picture to see it larger. If you are a demonstrator and see one of your projects here, let me know and I'll be sure to give you credit and link over to your blog.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my... that's a bundle!
    Newest follower from SC, and I'll be back.
    Hope you follow me too.
    diane oliver - Rubber 'n Rafters
    http://dianeoliver.blogspot.com
    Good Luck

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  2. Chelsea, I love your aviary card. I just ordered that set and can't wait to use it. I am a new follower of yours from SC. Please drop over to my blog for a visit. Thanks.
    http://www.inkyfingersatwork.blogspot.com

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  3. Chelsea....I'm now following your blog from SC...please pop over to my blog at www.cindys-inklings.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Chelsea..I'm your newest follower from SC. Check out mine at www.simplysaidwithkaren.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi,
    I am a follower from SC. You can find my blog here: www.pattycreates.blogspot.com
    Thanks,
    Patty Mickle

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  6. I'm getting around to leaving messages for the blogs I'm following. I'm looking forward to watching your site. My site is www.melindasstampinfun.com

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  7. Aviary will be on my next order! This is so cute.
    I'm following you from SC. I hope you'll join me too!
    www.crafthavenretreats.blogspot.com

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  8. Just wanted to let you know I'm following you from SC. Wish I swapped with you at Convention!! Very cute projects here-- so glad I stopped by!
    JILL HILLIARD

    http://jill031070.blogspot.com

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  9. I’m following you from SC and I can’t wait to check back to see your creations!
    http://faithhopeandlovedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  10. didn't we have a great convention and lots of great swaps? Following from SC.

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  11. Following you now through SC. Hope you'll follow me, too! http://www.heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com/

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  12. Just signed up to follow you! Thanks for blessing my day. :)
    www.southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing these great pics. Saw you on SC and now I'm a follower. You can follow me at:

    http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Chelsea ..I'm now following from Stampin’ Connection. Stop by and check out my blog at www.queenbeascraps.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi Chelsea, Nice blog! Love all the card swaps! TFS! Check out my blog at www.stampingwithbev.blogspot.com Bev

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  16. awesome cards! I'm now following from SC!!!!

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  17. Love your Aviary card!!! I'm following you...
    Amy
    http://amysstampincreations.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great cards! Im following you, www.stampapotamus.blogspot.com

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  19. So pretty! Thank you for sharing! I am one of your followers from Stampin' Connection. (I'm the one that started the Follow Me thread) I have a small favor to ask, please. I had to switch over my website (it used to be BellevueStampingClub) and lost all of my followers from SC. Would you be so kind as to go to my new site listed below and RE-follow me, please? You may have to copy and paste the link. Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

    Chanda Stehlik
    www.OneCraftyMommy.com

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  20. I adore that Aviary set. I can't wait to get it! Following from SC!

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  21. Love all the different ideas! new follower from SC

    Juliet
    http://julietscrazyblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. You sure got some wonderful swaps! Lucky you! #271 following from Stampin Connection.

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