While going to convention was fun, I have to admit that what I enjoyed most about the Stampin' Up! convention was spending time with my fellow Stampin' Pretty Pals. Not only are they super talented, but they know how to have fun to! We rocked the house during awards night...it was so excitng and inspiring to see Mary Fish get the recognition and awards that she so richly deserves. That was Thursday night...Friday evening was the Pals dinner and card swap. Did you really think that we'd get together and not share just a little card making? Not this group! We're even trying to figure out when and where to have a Pals only retreat. Which is pretty interesting when you factor in all of the Stampin' Up! events that we need to schedule around - like Convention, Leadership, Regionals, Founders Circle and the Fiji trip. Yes, I said Fiji! Isn't that a cool trip to earn? All expenses paid trip for two to Fiji. Just saying the word is fun...Fiji. Anyway, here's the card that I made to share with my Pals. It's a very easy card to make, but has a bit of WOW added to it by brayering Soft Suede onto one side of the Stripes Embossing Folder. And, isn't that Cherry Cobbler Scallped Dots Ribbon just too darn cute? I love the stuff!
Some DIY Basics:
- Brayer Soft Suede onto one side of any of the Embossing Folders - I used the new Stripes Embossing Folder and then I ran it through the Big Shot with a piece of Crumb Cake tucked inside.
- The new Language of Friendship stamp set and the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch were made for each other - instant friendship.
- I colored one of the Stampin' Up! Basic Rhinestones using a Black Sharpie to create an eye for the bird.