So I totally missed Convention this year, and I was so excited that Rose was able to go with Heather and Marie, but I wished every day that I was there too. I will not be missing it next year. I am going to start saving right after our next trip to Florida to work on "Magnolia Sunshine"....our cottage. I was told by the family that the only way they could stop calling it a shack is if I gave it a name. Cottages it seems must have names. Since we have a beautiful magnolia tree in the yard and it is the sunshine state...and the cottage is yellow like sunshine and white like magnolias, it just seemed to fit. I have never named a house before so it doesn't exactly roll off of my tongue...but I guess I will have to say it until it sticks. What do you think?
I want to share my swaps that Rose and the crew brought to convention for me. I will also be sharing our cards from July's stamp camp and some other pictures this week so check back in...
Here is a bright card that uses Greenhouse Gala designer paper along with "Studio Sketches":
I made this while I was in Maine. It reminds me of Florida though.
Here is my attempt at collage. I used "Charming" Do you like it? I don't know if you can see the flowers stamped on the strip, or how the finial on the designer paper matches the green one I stamped on the oval...but I do love this card.
Here is the third swap I made using "Friends Never Fade" and my new favorite Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso paper:
Okay, now I will finally show you one of the July stamp camp cards.
This is so cute in person. On the inside it says: "One day just isn't enough to celebrate someone as WONDERFUL as you...Let's party all Week!" That is from the level three hostess set "Occasional Quotes". The stamp set is Cheers to You!
I hope you have enjoyed all of this eye candy!