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Stampin' Up! Convention 2008 Make & Takes


Happy Wednesday! I'm trying to put on a brave face as I'm off to jury duty this morning. Ugh! I was supposed to go originally three days before my trip to Missouri, but I rescheduled it in case I was selected for a mob murder case or drug trafficking case or police brutality case that carried on for weeks and my family and I were threatened and coerced and forced into hiding. You know, I didn't want that to interfere with my vacation.

But on a high note, what do you think of this little darling that came in Tuesday afternoon?! I sure could have used the Maps feature on it when I was driving around lost in Salt Lake City last week. (Don't even get me started on their street numbering system!!) Do you think I'll be allowed to catch up on my Google Reader during jury duty? Or do they frown upon that? Just kidding anyways, my obsessive-compulsive nature kept me up until 2:30 am Monday night/Tuesday morning reading them all. I HAD to get that number down to zero!

Okay, on to the projects! I'm so excited because I actually finished up my Convention Make & Takes Tuesday!! I've been to five conventions, two regionals, and two leaderships, and NEVER finished all the make and take projects! They are still in their original craft keepers, sitting on a shelf in the closet in the stamp room. I just can't ever concentrate and finish at events. I came the closest at this Convention, but then to get them out and finish them up at home, I'm just so proud of myself! They are pretty darned cute, check them out!

My favorite one shown first, a note card set and box, uses the Eastern Blooms set. No, mine doesn't look like the original sample because one, I was too lazy to mask off and use the flower they said, and two, when I went back to add one more flower in a blank spot, I accidentally stamped it in Chocolate Chip. Doh! No other choice but to add more Chocolate Chip flowers, although the big fabric rosette is covering some now. Isn't that rosette cool? It's made like a yo-yo, if you've ever made those before.
This is an 8x8 scrapbook page that we made, but I went ahead and made it into a 12x12 page and added a photo. I know, a miracle! There's also a detail shot of the fabulous Baja Breeze felt flower! It comes in a new assortment with Chocolate Chip & Pink Pirouette, yummo!


Love this bookmark made from Eastern Blooms and Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. Isn't the Filigree charm on the end precious too? (Left for Dead is my current summer read. I've just finished The Last Wife of Henry VIII and Confessions of a Teen Sleuth: A Parody.)

This is a super easy little mini-album made from a small open-ended envelope and two strips of textured Tango Tangerine cardstock. I love the little beads glued on with a tiny drop of Crystal Effects.


I love this card with the matching envelope. I'm going to make more cards this size, they are really fun!

This is a great gift bag too. The new prints in the Patterns Designer Series Papers are awesome! And I finally made a bow like Jenn showed on her video tutorial!



This simple little card features a circle cut with the Coluzzle and a new chipboard "u" from On Board Loads of Letters. Isn't that new 1" Double-Stitched Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon yummy too?! It also comes in Baja Breeze, Rose Red, and Bashful Blue.


And last, but not least, my least favorite card! lol! I liked it okay, really, I just had trouble with it. We used the new Floral Frenzy dry embossing template, but we embossed on the opposite side that you normally would, so the flowers are sunk in on the top. (Is this called "debossing"?) Then you run the brayer over it, and the color is *not supposed* to run into the flowers, they should stay white. I think I pressed too hard or something, most of us did, as I think Lori is the only one whose piece turned out right. But in the end, we colored the flowers in with the white gel pen, so it turned out okay! You were also supposed to sponge a contrasting color of ink after brayering, but I did not, as I just really don't believe in sponging in most cases. I don't know how I achieved that mottled affect, but I like it!


Okay, that may be my longest post ever! Schwooo! If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments or email me! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

Thank you for sharing your convention make & takes...they are all spectacular! I'll have to see if I can find a youtube on how to make that sweet rosette!! LOVE the glittered edges!

We are soooo alike when it comes to our google reader...I hate it when I miss a day or two and the entries pile up...

s00zy66 said...

You done good, girlie! Thanks for sharing these. I can't wait to give them a try.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

Looks like a fun!! Love all your projects!

Tina said...

You got your phone! Yippee, it's like your birthday all over again.
Tank you for sharing these projects, some VERY cool ideas and GREAT follow through.
You go girl!

stampbirr said...

Loved meeting you at convention!! I am ashamed, I still have most of my make n takes still in the craft container :) I hope to do them soon though

Laura W said...

I laughed out loud at your "streets in Salt Lake" comment. :) For those of us that live here it makes SO much sense, but it is always funny to watch visitors try to figure it out. lol -- and I love these projects, very cute!

Alexandra said...

Show off - I have NOT finished mine yet, LOL!!!! I need to, I have yet to complete make 'n takes from any event yet!! These look fabby, love the 12x12!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Tara said...

ok...I am playing catch up...I have been a bad blogging friend!
...Jury Duty...ick! good luck I will keep my fingers crossed for you...no murders...no coercion...I would hate to see you go into hiding! There would be no one to stay up late with!
...LOVE the make and takes! I really love the flower out of ribbon! Darling! The live with passion card is gorgeous!
hope you make it home tonight!! :)

Donna said...

OOOH! You're so LUCKY! I totally would be on that all the time too!! sucks about the jury duty, hopefully you won't be picked! Those m & t's are 5 times better than when I went to convention years ago! they're all awesome!

chloe said...

Stink! Jury Duty. My hubby my stepdad and my dad are all cops so I never have to do it fortunately. You could always show up looking like a criminal and maybe they wont pick you? (teehee) actually how does a criminal look?
Anywho these make and takes are so gorgeous, I love the note card box best too, and the gift bag is gorgeous!! LOVE the bow!

Tracey said...

Sorry I missed seeing you there... do you love your new phone? I used my iPhone the whole trip. I was using Twitter to keep my family and downline updated! I love what you did with the 8x8 page! I think I will be copying that... ~:-) Have a great day!

Kim Gasper said...

I know where you're coming from on the make and takes. I might be the world's slowest stamper and crafter. I only have two done from the first session and none from the second (I did skip that one though). There's an award for you on my blog.

Silli said...

Ohhh Angie, I love all your projects..:-) All your work is so very preety... This makes me happy... Have a wonderful day...! Hugs from Berlin...:-)

kathleenh said...

Congratulations on finishing your convention swaps! If I didn't do them at the event I'm sure I wouldn't get around to finishing them.

Jury duty-bummer. I hope you are let off for good behavior. hehehe. Or is that the criminal who gets that?

tisha said...

WoooHoooo! You got your Iphone! I'm so jealous! And you finished your M & T's too! The stamping birthday gods must be with you! You Go Girl!

Catherine said...

oh my, oh my... i'll be broke after seeing the new catalog. and an iPhone... pretty cool eh!

Lori said...

I am so proud that you finished the make-n-takes. They were all so cute and fun to make! I can't imagine leaving them in that plastic case to sit on a shelf...Get those babies out! Love the IPhone....wish that would have arrived a week earlier!

Lor

Enjoli Bennett said...

Crossing my fingers for you on jury duty... Thnx for sharing all of the pics of the goodies you got from Convention. Looks like you had a lot of FUN! =)