Saturday, June 23, 2012

Getting Ready for Convention 2012!

The Close To My Heart Convention is only 17 days away!  Other than a few odds and ends, I am all set and ready to go - and SO excited!  This year it is being held right in my own backyard........Dallas, Texas!  No flight to make, no baggage to check....Woo Hoo!  I have friends coming in so I will be the driver for the week! :-)

While this isn't my first convention, it is the first time that I am going to participate in the swaps they have.  Consultants make anywhere from 25 to 300 or more cards to swap with other consultants.  Since this is my first time swapping, I was only going to make 50 cards.  50 turned into 70, then 95!  I just can't stop!! LOL  But I do want to see how it goes this year.  I am anxious to see all the creations and get some wonderful ideas from the talented consultants that will be swapping.  

For the 95 cards I made, I chose the 4 paper packs that will be carried over to the new Idea Book that comes out August 1st.  Here are the 4 different designs:

The first one below is made with the Victory paper pack.  
A 4.25 x 5.5 inch birthday card - "May this be your grandest year yet!"

The 2nd card, below, is made with the Stella paper pack and is also a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card for any occasion.

The 3rd card is made with the Florentine Paper Pack, another 4.25 x 5.5 inch card for any occasion

And finally, the 4th card is for a special Texas Girls Meet & Greet swap.  This is made with the Pemberley Paper Pack, another 4.25 x 5.5 inch "any occasion" card.

I'm a little nervous that my work isn't up to par with others but I'm bringing them and hope everyone likes them.


  1. I hope we get to swap, Patti! These cards are gorgeous. I like the jewel tones card the most!

  2. These cards are fantastic!!! If I was going to convention this year I would totally swap with you. Start planning for next year, I will be there :)

  3. FABULOUS cards, Patti! I hope to find you to swap! I am now following you here, hope you will follow my blog as well. My swap pics are there. See you soon!! Can't wait!


  4. I love that card with Victory. the swirls behind the flower are beautiful!!! I would take them at Convention, if I were going!

  5. I love all of them...Hope I meet up with you!!!

  6. Love them all! What do you mean, not up to par??? Love the stella card. She is so versatile!