Today is OnStage 2017, formerly the Stampin' Up! Convention. But it is now held 2 times a year and in various locations around the globe. Today it is held in my own (almost literally) backyard in Minneapolis.
I have not attended a formal event since July of 2015, when they held the last Convention in Salt Lake City. I even stayed in a hotel close to the Minneapolis Convention Center, just to keep the feel of the former Convention. Plus, as close as I am, I do not move very fast these days (knee issues) and the closer I am the better for timeliness come Saturday morning!
During the day I will be participating in two organized swaps. What this means is we signed up ahead of time and will meet at a designated time and location and sometimes a theme. We are exchanging cards. No theme. And let me tell you, trying to figure out items that may not retire and that I still have plenty of supplies when there is less than two months left in the catalog cycle is a challenge. I am always up for a challenge.
I just love the sweetness of this card. My swaps contain the current bi-color doily that is in the Occasions catalog right now. I ran short of 2 doilies! It is for my Stamp Share for Leaders swap. This group is one I have swapped with at several Conventions and a lot of them at local events too. Stellar swaps always!!!
Stamps: Banners for You 141710 $27 (bundle and save)
Inks: Black Ink
Papers: Black, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Falling Petals Embossing Folder $8.50 142761, Lace Doilies 142795 $4.50, Bunch of Banners Framelits 141488 $27 (bundle with stamp set and save 142335 $48.50, Gold Ribbon 1/8" 134583 $5,
I will share what I am able to from Convention. The retirement list I believe will be announced Monday, April 10th in the morning. Stay tuned for that!
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Keep being creative, Sandy