Thursday, January 14, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Leadership Dinner and Swap

Stampin' Addicts at the Leadership 2010 Dinner in Phoenix, AZ

Lyssa and I planned this event for 30 members of the Stampin' Addicts online forum for Wednesday evening at 6 pm........I reserved a private dining room at The Matador Restaurant, which was within walking distance for everyone from the Phoenix Convention Center. We gathered for an incredibly wonderful dinner, meeting new friends, putting faces to our SA names. The swaps were awesome and everyone did a wonderful job...over the top.

I made name tags for everyone so that we could get to know each other.

I made 6 mailbox table centerpieces which were given away as door prizes throughout the evening.

Lyssa made everyone a favor...what better than chocolate inside the adorable Bitty Box you can see one below on the menu.

Lyssa had the Chicken Taco Salad

I had the Chicken Chimichanga with Rice and Beans

After dinner it was time for swapping. Here is the card I designed for the swap.

Stamps: Simple Friendship, Well Scripted
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Access: Big Shot, Flourish Texture Plate, 3/4", 1" Circle Punches, Silver Brads, Dimenisonals
TIP: To acheive the background your paper through the Big Shot using the Flourish Texture Plate, place raised side of paper up, apply ink directly to the paper in a circular motion.

Here are some of the gals swapping

The swaps were awesome and everyone did a wonderful job...over the top.
After our swap, Allison was asked to share how she did the foil technique on her card....after she had finished Lyssa and I looked at each other and said it would be nice to have each person share a moment in the spotlight and tell us what inspired them to make their card and how it was made. This was such a great way to share with each other and think it will start a tradition.

This was a very fun evening, since we held this event on the first evening, the rest of the week we could spot each other and talk more.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!!!

1 comment:

Sylvia/Georgia said...

Your swap card was beautiful! Love the swirl background. Could you post some of the other swap cards?