Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts
October 28, 2008
October 26, 2008
I went to our Hawaii Ink Annual Group Meeting today. We had so much fun talking about business ideas, swapping cards, and completing Make 'N' Takes. Then we had lunch and talked some more. Lisa Curcio, the demonstrator who leads our Group (and my upline) designed 4 awesome projects for us. It was tough picking out a favorite, since all of the pieces were beautiful and taught us new techniques. "The "Faux Silk" technique was shown to us by Doris Davies, and the card it produced is just the first of many I will make using this easy process. :-)
This is my new downline, Francine. This was her first experience with swapping, and I'm sure she will agree with me when I tell you that the card fronts we received in our swap were all AWESOME! A swap is when you have a group of people who want to trade cards. Let's say we have 15 people who agree to swap. Usually there is a theme, such as Halloween cards, or cards using one of the new stamp sets from the Holiday mini catalog. Then a deadline is set, and everyone makes 15 identical card fronts using Stampin' Up! products. The swaps may be exchanged in person, trading one of your own cards with everyone else in the group. Or everyone mails their 15 cards to the "host" who sorts and distributes them into 15 piles, each with an assortment of one of each card front. Are you confused yet? hehe It's really much easier than it sounds. You end up with 14 new and different card fronts to give you ideas and inspiration. It's lots of fun! See you next time!