Wednesday, October 02, 2013

SCS Get Together

I am still doing lots of paper crafting but find it difficult to get my challenge cards in by the deadline :-(  I guess I will have to concentrate on challenges that have a longer lead time, the 5 or 6 days to complete a card, just doesn't fit my current work schedule. I get the cards done but...the picture taking, color correcting, cropping, water marking and then time to write the "post" seem to be my downfall.

This Saturday is the 6th annual Flower City gathering. Unfortunately I missed the gathering last year but was determined to attend this year. It is a day full of paper crafting, swaps, projects, door prizes and FOOD yummy FOOD!! There are many swaps to choose from and this year I will be participating in the card front swap. So many talented women gathered in one spot for an entire day, great ideas are flowing from one corner of the room to the other. In 3 more days this event will take place. Let the countdown begin!

These are the cards I completed for the swap.

I used the negative part from the die cut and lots of different patterned papers for the background. I also cut a positive image from a scrap of the background paper and placed it inside the corresponding card. Sorry no picture, so use your imagination. Since I am a "do ahead" person, I made 22 of these cards with various DP. At final count 17 people signed up for this swap so I will end up with 17 different card ideas in my hot little hands. It is so great to see these samples up close and personal when I get back to the Butterfly
Garden. There will be LOTS of picture taking of all the other swap samples! More to come tomorrow...

I will, of course, be making a gazillion cards with the positive flowers left over from these cards. I will share at a later date.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.


Lisa said...

Well that sounds like a GOOD time!! Your swap cards are fabulous. They're CAS yet sophisticated!! Have a great time, so happy to see your posting today ;)

Debbie said...

These are beautiful!!! CAS and so elegant!
Enjoy your swap!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Hi Marie! Great to "see" you! These cards are so FAB for a swap! LOVE the design and the different colors!

Jessi Fogan said...

That sounds like such a fun event! Enjoy :) Doesn't it feel awesome to get stuff done ahead of time? I'm no good at it generally but when it happens I'm so full of myself, lol!