Whew, I can’t believe that two weeks have passed since my last post.  In addition to crafting cards and other creations to swap at the upcoming Stampin’ Up! convention, summer activities have kept me busy. The convention is just three short weeks away and the closer it gets, the more the excitement builds!  It’s sure to be lots of fun as Stampin’ Up! celebrates their 25th Anniversary. 
The card highlighted below was prepared for a friend but it’s similar to a card that I’ve prepared to swap at the convention. A photo of the swap will be shared in the next blog post.  The new 2013-2015 In Colors were used.  I just love the look of the Crisp Canteloupe against the Baked Brown Sugar.  Hope this card helps to cheer up my friend! 
Get Well Greeting using Stampin’ Up Flower Shop Stamp Set and 2013-2015 In Colors
Baked Brown Sugar CS ( #131296)
Whisper White CS (#100730)
Pear Pizzazz CS (#131201)
2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (#130136
Crisp Canteloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad (#131176)
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (#131174)
“New” Flower Shop Stamp (clear #130942, wood #130939)
Pansy Punch (#130698)
Hostess:  Express Yourself Stamp (clear #130339, wood #130336)
Lacy & Lovely Stamp (clear #122887, wood # 132025)
Deco Labels Collection Framelits (#130102)
Little Leaves Sizzlits (#114511)
As promised in my last post, I will be providing you with a “peek” of cards prepared to swap at convention.  The first share is of card candy that were made for my sister to use in a Card Candy Swap.  You may ask, why show her card candy…well, since I registered her for the swap and forgot to tell her, I thought I’d be a nice sister and relieve her the added stress!  Therefore, I prepared the swaps and mailed them to her so she could add a few flourishes of her own.  A total of six were made so look for more photos in an upcoming blog post.  The theme of the Candy Card that I selected for Sharon was “Papillon Potpourri” 🙂 The great thing about card candy is the ability to use leftover scraps of card stock and designer series paper.  The embellishment on the layered butterfly is a Candy Dot introduced in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Card Candy using Stampin’ Up Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set
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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back on Monday to see more of the swaps!
Have a great weekend!