Monday, September 8, 2008

Sorry I'm late....

...but Regionals on Saturday completely wore me out. It wasn't so much all the stamping and laughing and fun that I had, but the weather. For those of you not in Sydney, both Friday and Saturday the weather was DREADFUL!! It poured rain for the whole two days...which always makes my poor back ache! Poor, poor, pitiful me :(   LOL!! On Saturday I got up really early to catch the train into the city...to allow for unexpected delays (regular occurrences on CityRail) and also time for getting lost! I am a country girl, and every single time I go into the city I get lost! Really, sometimes I get very, very lost! However, on Saturday I didn't really get lost, I just went the long way round, which I realised after I walked back to the train station in the afternoon with a couple of the other girls who attended and it took about a quarter of the time it took me to get there! Anyway, I got out of Central station, went to put up my umbrella and it literally exploded!! So, there I am, walking around, getting wet as anything, when I step into a puddle that I just didn't see....my poor left foot was soaking wet all day and I made funny squishing noises when I walked!

Other than those small disasters, Regionals were awesome! I saw some great presentations of Workshop WOWs, heard excellent business tips that I'm filing away for one day in the future (when I might actually have time to make this whole stamping thing a business), and had a blast swapping and chatting with so many lovely SU! ladies. We also got some good goss on upcoming promos, a brand new stamp set not yet available in Australia and got to have a play with the awesome long scallop and square scallop punches with our make and takes. Even with the whole getting drenched thing, it was an amazing day and I'd thoroughly recommend it to any demos out there...or even those of you who could go as a guest. Fantastic.

I haven't yet taken any pics of the fabulous swaps I got...tomorrow maybe??? But I thought I'd show you the card I sent to my fabulous sister to congratulate her on her new home. I didn't post it with the cards I made for the kids (which they loved btw) because she does actually read the blog and I wanted it to be a surprise!

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Those of you who know Mad would know that she's a bit obsessed with Old Olive and Choc Chip, unlike me with my fetish for brights and pastels. So that was the colour combo I chose for this card, along with some So Saffron to lighten it up a bit. The Olive DSP is from Fall Flowers and I mounted it on some distressed Saffron and then onto a Choc card base. The Happiness sentiment (which I thought was apt for her finally getting into her new house) is from Wonderful Words and stamped in Choc Chip on Saffron. It was punched out with the large oval and mounted on  Choc Chip that was punched out with the Designer Label punch...I really like how that looks. The Olive flowers and circles are from the mini catty Die Cut Blooms and the Choc flowers (yes, I know they look black in this pic!) are Primas. I stuck a green rhinestone brad in the centre and popped them up on Dimensionals. It was finished off with some delish Choc Chip satin ribbon. She SAID she loved it, but the most important thing is that I loved it....LOL!!!!

OK, I'd better go do some work. I'll sort through the swaps I received tonight and post some pics of my favourites for you tomorrow...there's no way I can post them all. Also, later in the week I'll have some photos of the cute Christmas ATC's I made and the swaps I received...there was only 4 of us in this one, but they're really cute and have given me some great ideas for Christmas cards.

Have a great day,

Kristie

3 comments:

Robyn said...

Love the card you sent your sister, just gorgeous! Well done.

June Houck said...

So sorry you had 2 days of rain. We only had rain on Saturday, but we did get 6 inches of rain! Our lawn was mowed just 2 days prior, and it looks like it needs it again already.

Anyway, I'm with Mad...I like the green and choc. chip A LOT. Your card is wonderful...especially that yummy ribbon. Great job, Miss K!

lauren said...

OMG!

ok, these are not really *MY* colors, either, but WOW!!! i think you have converted me with this card! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

 

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