While Stampin’ Up! has only been in Canada for 11 years now (and fewer in the South Pacific and Europe), it’s been in the US for 25 years. I just returned home from the 25th Anniversary Convention, and had a great time seeing friends from across North America

When Stampin’ Up! demonstrators gather together, one of the events that occurs is swapping. Demonstrators will make cards, or card-fronts more typically, and then trade them with other demonstrators. It’s a great way to share creative ideas with others.  I like swapping, but in all honesty, usually don’t end up doing that much because I’ve run out of time to create something before I leave!! This year, unfortunately, was not much of an exception. I participated in a couple of organized swaps (meaning I actually signed up!) and did a version of this card for one of them. I did mean to actually recreate this card, but as I’m looking at the photo, I realize that I forgot to add in the black layer. Oh well! Still serves its purpose.

I look forward to sharing the ideas that I get in return – I’ll be sharing them with the demonstrators in my group at our get together, and will try to share some here at and on the YamStamps Facebook Page.

In the meantime, I’m off to finish up final preparations for tonight’s Stampers Club! We are always welcoming new members to club, so let me know if you’d like to join us in August!

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