Weekend in Atlanta
Last weekend I flew into Atlanta, GA to meet and stamp with 20 other members of my extended Stampin’ Up! “family.” I did not know a soul before I left other than the interaction I have had with some of them on our Facebook page. By the time I headed home I felt like I had known them forever! I have not laughed so hard in I cannot remember how long! Not just laughed hard, but continuously! Was good for my soul.
We spent all day Saturday focusing on stamping techniques, card swapping, playing games and a CHOPPED CARD challenge. The challenge was we all had a bunch of “ingredients” we had to work with, but we all had to include a few of the same ingredients and had 30 minutes to complete the challenge. I cannot wait to share my own version of this challenge with my stamp club November 2nd.
I am sharing with you today the cards I made for the swap and the card I made for the challenge. For the swap cards (we each made 20 cards to swap with each other) I made 1 (one) style of card, but made 2 of each 10 card stock colors that I chose, so that I had a variety to share. The one pictured is made with Smokey Slate and Blushing Bride. For the challenge card we each had to use the Epic dsp, the punch, washi tape, indigo blue ribbon and the hello lovely stamp set. The brown paper bag with the prominent NO PEEKING label certainly got our attention. Every minute of my trip was enjoyable. My two favorite memories would have to be Mary Fish using her butt to point in the Charades game (as you could not point with your fingers obviously) and dinner for 20 at the family style Italian restaurant. A great way to relax and wrap up a great day!