Saturday, February 28, 2009

Regionals was a blast!

I am exhausted, but had to tell you how much fun Regionals was! I am so impressed with Close to my Heart as a company, and I was so happy to meet Jeanette Lynton, the founder and CEO of CTMH! And yes, she really is as amazing, humble, and nice in person as she is on Art & Soul! In fact, the entire executive team from CTMH was wonderful!

I am not done with any of the layouts we did because I need to print up pictures for them, so I will post those when they are complete. But I do want to share my swap card:

My temporary set-up in the bed room while we are in "Remodel Mode"; an ariel view of my swap card- a work in progress:

The front of my card (template is Originals: Winning Combination):

And the inside:
Fun details about the card- I CUT apart my Bunny stamp so I could use the bubbles separately. I used the Write 'n Rub pen to adhere prisma glitter to some of the bubbles and then covered all bubbles with liquid glass. The bunny tail is covered with Liquid Applique to look "fluffy", and the bunny is colored in using the blending pen technique highlighted in this month's Art & Soul episode.

I will definitely participate in swaps again, but will NEVER do another cut-out card like this one... It was just too much to get all the cut-outs to line up through all the layers (2 B&T, 2 Cardstock layers on the front) and make sure the image lines up inside... and then the coloring! I like coloring images, but using the blending pen on 13 bunnies was a little much!

It was an amazing two days, filled with fun, creativity and new friends! I was so lucky to get to go, and will definitely look into attending more events in the future!


Terrie in AZ said...

Hi Erin,
I too had a blast at Regionals and I think I am going to start saving for Convention! I can't imagine 3 whole days of new product, great projects and "on the edge of your seat" excitement...I'm already getting anxious to go! Thanks for everything and we need to keep in touch!

Mama of 2 said...

What a cute card. Can't wait to see your other stuff.

Amy said...

Oh that is super adorable!

Sheila said...

Very cute window card. Love the blowing bubbles. :)