Hello my friends, Happy Monday!
Let me tell you how great our trip to Charlotte for the CK Convention was, it was so wonderful spending the day with my friends, shopping, laughing and having lunch. And did we laugh!!!
Just sorry that we can only get together once a year, too bad we don't all live as close as Olga and I do. We have made a promise to try and get together soon to craft.
I made a couple of things yesterday afternoon and wanted to share.
This first card uses another of my old Stampin' Up sets, "Nature's Wonders" from 2002 and I loved the shadows already in this beautiful stamp which I used to help with my coloring. I recently bought some of the Spectrum Noir pens and I picked up the reds and pinks on Saturday and wanted to give them a go.
We were able to watch Janelle Marshall give a coloring demo and if you would like to take a look, her videos can be seen here and if you are interested in her product line there is a link on the videos. I love these shades of pink in the set.
I am entering this card into a few challenges:
Robyn's Fetish where Challene #120 is Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations Paint which is also Monochromatic ( they use a lot of paints and that is this month's prize, would love to try those)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 115 CAS with the option of a sketch.
Now to my second card, this was made in honor of the wonderful store Stampers Alley located in Mooresville, NC...if you are ever in the area be sure and look them up. We were 30 minutes past closing time getting by there after stopping for a late lunch and so disappointed, I know you feel sorry for all of us, after all we had only had a full day of shopping at the convention but you should have seen our long faces, lol. We got out of our cars planning on saying our goodbyes as we headed on home when the door was opened and the owner who was finishing up some things before heading home welcomed us in to look around. That is where the pictures you saw on Olga's blog were taken. How sweet was that? We all found more goodies we couldn't go home without and that is where my card comes in.
Don't you love that balloon? It is from the new Hero Arts set "Flying Air Ships" and the paper is from a clearance pack of glitter paper that I purchased there "Best Creation-Travel Forever" and that check bg is actually from the bag she put our goodies in.
I am entering this card into the challenge at Stampalot where the theme is "Take Flight". I would love to take a ride in a hot air balloon someday! Speaking of which, I can't wait to show you something using the new balloon themed papers, etc that I got, but that will have to wait until another day.
The only thing that could have made this trip any better was if you had been with us.