Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Conference Swaps

Happy Sunday!
FINALLY!  I have more-or-less recovered from the Canadian Business Conference I attended last weekend in Toronto!  It was SUCH and amazing event.  The only down side was I came back exhausted, head spinning from all the information and a family that needed a bit of TLC.

Over the last week I managed to get the house back in order, the fridge full of healthy food (when the kids ask "can you buy some FRUIT??" you know things have slipped a little *lol*) a few "must do" items off my list and LOTS of sleep.  Question:  at what point does a "nap" qualify as a "sleep"?  I'm thinking passing out for 2+ hours qualifies as more of a sleep than a nap … and that happened more than once this week.  Thinking I MAY have been a little sleep deprived lately!

ANYway ….. I digress … (part of my charm, right?)

Sunday - the day when I'm up by 7:00 am and can get a few blog posts done whilst the "slug people" dream away until noon …

Today I'm sharing all my Dragonfly Dream Swaps from the conference.  I knew this set was a "keeper" when I first saw it in the catalogue.  I love it more than I thought I would.  It really is a fanTASTIC set for most occasions!  Birthday, Sympathy, Thank You, Congratulations, Just Because … even masculine cards can be made with this baby.  The set and the framelits can be purchased separately or bundled, saving you 10%.  What's even BETTER is that the bundled price is $60.25 …. which qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well, if you buy it before March 31!

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies - $41.00
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Set $26.00
Dragonfly Dreams Bundle $60.25
I highly, highly, highly recommend this set.  Get the bundle before May 31st.  After that date one of two thing will happen.  1)  It will be discontinued and you won't be able to get it (which I highly doubt - it's one I fully expect to be carried over to the next catalogue… but you never know!) or 2) it WILL be carried over to the next catalogue but the bundled price will no longer be offered.  Bundled savings only apply when items first appear - after that they are only sold a-la-carte.  So why wait??  Scoop it now, save 10% AND pick a free SAB item (before March 31).  My next order goes in around Feb 14th.   Canadian customers can email/message me your order before then … or order directly through my store here.  If your order is less than $200 please apply Hostess Code ZVJDZKFA at the checkout and I will send you a gift in the mail!

Right!  Having said all THAT … let's get to checking out 10 fantastic samples made by top Canadian Demonstrators using it, shall we??  First up - the card made by little ol' me.
It LOOKS complicated but it really was quick and easy to make!

- Whisper White card base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
- Pool Party layer - 5" x 3 3/4"
- Basic Black layer - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
- Emboss the sentient and splotches in white embossing powder (I used the splotches from Swirly Bird)
- Cut the largest dragonfly out of whisper white card stock and then, using a finger dauber (or sponge), add Bermuda Bay ink
- Attach a small piece of Tear & Tape to the body of the dragonfly
- wrap/loop Silver Thread around your fingers (three fingers, closed) four times to make a lasso of silver thread.
- attach silver thread to Tear & Tape on the dragonfly
-  "seal" the three to the dragonfly with another piece of Tear & Tape
- Attach the dragonfly to the black card layer (I just removed the top layer of the Tear & Tape so the wings are still loose)
- Attach a White Perfect Accent
- Pop up the Pool Party base on dimensionals

Before sharing the other samples in the swap I wanted to show you the great little "Set Sampler" booklets we all got with our swaps.  All the swaps I got for the Dragonfly Dreams set are in this adorable little booklet.  Seriously - these are the "little things" that made the conference so great.  So much time, thought and preparation went into everything.  Wow.

Awesome, no?

Here are the swaps from the other demonstrators in my swap group …

Made by Laurie LaRose ...
Made by Barb Stewart
Made by Elizabeth Green ...
Made by Diane Inkster (my lovely roommate for the Conference) ...
Made by Cheryl Cook ...
Made by Mary Louise Hamill ...
Made by Jo-Anne Rogers ….
Made by Glenda Mollet ...
Made by Winona Semler ...
Aren't they fantastic??  If THOSE don't have you convinced to buy this bundle I don't know what will!  Seriously.  It's a must-have.

Pop in again tomorrow.  I'll be sharing swaps from another great, but often overlooked, set - "Remarkable You".  Until then, thanks for popping in.  Have a stampy Sunday!


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