Monday, February 12, 2007

Splitcoaststampers Getaway

Our Splicoaststampers stamping getaway was this past weekend. Friday and Saturday. Lorien and I drove over to Lansing around 4. My plan was to get ALOT of stuff checked off my To Do List. I have 3 workshops this week to prepare for and had a few "congrats" cards for several people for different occasions to do and I brought my scrap booking to do. I got 2 scrapbook pages done and one card Friday night....No, I am not kidding! How sad!
Saturday was jammed with fun stuff to do. We started the morning with shoebox swaps. This is a swap where you design a card and then cut everything that the creator will need to make the swap themselves. Everything but adhesive should be included. There were 23 to make so it took a long time, but it was fun. They were full cards and so many of them were great quality! After the shoebox swap Lorien discovered that my tire was flat on my van. Completely flat...can you believe she got right down on the ground with a blanket and changed my tire!?!? What a friend.
Then we broke for lunch, did our regular swap where we made 16 full cards and swapped with the others who signed up for that. Again, some really great stuff.
Finally we had challenges to do! FUN...but because I have been in a creative slump, I was feeling very unworthy to be there! I planned 2 challenges which I couldn't participate in (that was great because it gave me more time to focus on the ones I could do). We were supposed to choose stamp set, colors and any accessories, the organizer of the event bought everything except the stamp set and ink and you had to create with just the supplies there unless the challenge hostess allowed other items to be used.
I actually won a challenge. This card is the one I did that won. It's a pocket card so imagine the "U" part inside the card. How lucky was I to be allowed to use the slit punch! I love the scallop edges and adored pairing these colors! I also took advantage of the "rock and roll" technique on the "U". A technique I just finally figured out how to do after 3 years of being a demo!
We had a great time.


iralamija said...

Love your work!


Robin said...

Crystal, I *love* this card! I took a picture of it at the event, but didn't realize it was yours. . . .nice job :)

Kristine said...

LOVE this too! Woohoo...I'm soo adding you to my links so I don't miss anything you have to show us, well...HOPEFULLY you get your camera working again! I know how that is, I've been out of camera batteries for a week! Luckily someone gave me a free scanner--colors aren't great, but it works! :o) Can't wait to see more. {{hugs}}