Monday, September 10, 2012

Regionals Swap Cards... La Belle Vie and Happy Valentine's

I attended my first Close To My Heart event this past weekend, arriving home last night just in time to go to bed.  So much fun meeting so many people with the same passion that I have! 
The event was Regionals and it was held in Edmonton, AB, this year.
Close enough to drive to, so that's what we (Lee, Cole and I) did, and then we took an extra day so I could do a little shopping.
Anyways, at these events we can participate in swaps with fellow CTMH Consultants.
There was nothing organized for the swaps, as it was really just a participate if you want to kind of thing, and with the very little amount of time not taken up with business classes and such, I ended up coming home with quite a few of my swap cards.
On my card I used the pink B&T paper from La Belle Vie paper packet, and I stamped some images from Baroque Borders, the August Stamp of the Month, in Black ink for my background paper.
I wrapped a piece of our new Black Striped Grosgrain ribbon across the center of the card, tucking the ends in behind the background paper, before gluing it onto my card base.
The flower image I used is from an upcoming Stamp of the Month for January, called Happy Valentine's.  I decided to leave the flower image blank.  I figure the recipient can always colour it in if they wish, although I honestly like the way it looks either way.
I coloured one card, that I kept for myself, with our new Alcohol Markers and this is what it looks like:
I hope those of you who received my cards enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for you! 
I will be posting more from the CTMH Regionals event over the next while.
Happy creating!  :)
Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  La Belle Vie B&T; Colonial White, Black CS
Stamps:  Happy Valentine's - Jan SOTM, Baroque Borders - Aug SOTM
Ink:  Black
Alcohol Markers (on coloured image card):  Sweet Leaf, Blush, Buttercup
Embellishments:  Black Striped Grosgrain, Clear sparkles
Other:  3D foam tape, Chalk marker


Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW! Beautiful card! Your colored flower is really pretty but I love the first card the best where you used line art technique. Stunning.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous card!

Allisa said...

Gorgeous cards, love the CAS design of the non colored image....but the colored image really pops!

terryanndiack said...

Yes!!! I enjoyed getting one of your cards. I also was glad to finally meet you, even though we didn't really have anytime to visit.
However, now that you've been to one must be tempted to attend more and then I will make time to chat with you and pick your creative brain.

Trisha Morton said...

Beautiful card and LOVE how the markers POP that flower!

Hilary Polzer said...

Thanks for the swap, Vicki :)

Karen Day said...

Wow, Vickie! I thought the first one was lovely, then scrolled and saw your coloured version - gorgeous! Hope you had fun at Regionals!

Angela Fehr said...

Hope you had a wonderful time - did you meet my friend Charity from Dawson Creek there?
And I actually stopped by to say "Eeeek!" Your project is featured on the Paper Crafts connection blog today!!!

Paper Memories4u said...

Your card is gorgeous! Wish you were going to Regionals in St Louis so we could swap. I would have loved to receive your card :)) You did an outstanding job. I can't wait to get to the St Louis Regionals to see all the fun things they have planned and meet everyone. I'll be watching for your posts about Regionals.


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