I look forward to the Scrapbook Expo here every year. I start thinking about my layouts and what to pack months in advance. I even count down the days to registration. Then a week before the event I realize I still have dozens of pictures to print, paper to choose and embellishments to pick out. Two days before the event I just start throwing everything into my totes and hope for the best. Depsite the stress before the event, I still always have great time. I can't wait to see what I end up coming home with this year!
I've been busy cranking out cards lately, and I haven't have much time to post. So, before I go load up the car in preparation for the early crop tomorrow morning, here are a couple of cards I've done lately....
This was the card I made for my mom for her birthday. I love how this card looked "live". The plain and patterned pink papers were printed from the Blossom cartridge on the Imagine. I wasn't much of a fan of the background papers on the Imagine before, but I'm growing to love them. The scalloped oval came from one of the many cartridges I have, but now I can't remember! :-) The ice cream cone was from Sweet Treats. The sentiment is from Birthday Bash from PTI. The bling is from Want 2 Scrap.
Want 2 Scrap is my favorite vendor at the Expo! They sell packets of bling for $1.00 so this is usually my first stop. Can't wait to see them tomorrow!!!
This next card started as a happy accident. I was cutting the candy image from the Yummy cartridge and didn't realize I had the sizing wrong. It was supposed to be 1.5 inches. But, I liked it and decided I would use it eventually. Days later I had a bunch of scraps sitting on the corner of my desk, and was inspired to put it all together. I love the card! For now it's sitting on my display shelf until I am ready to part with it.
It was cute enough - but when I added the Stickles, it just made me happy!!
Well - I'm off to pack the car. See ya soon!