15 hours ago
Sunday, May 9, 2010
On May 1st my friend Kim & I attended the 3rd annual WNY Springfest event in Amherst organized through SplitCoast Stampers. What an awesome day. We signed up waaay back in February and spent the next couple of months putting all our projects together. As this was my first event I was very conservative with how many swaps I signed up for and am glad I did that. It would have been easy to over-extend and then not enjoy the projects and that just defeats the whole purpose. But....next year I think will be a different story.
It was mandatory that you sign up for a showbox project: design a card that you could make it 10-15 minutes. Compile 20 kits to make that card (that you can bring in a showbox) At the event you sit at a table with 9 other's. You each describe the card and then we make them all. We did this in the morning and afternoon, so you get to make 20 different cards which was fun. Here are the shoebox cards that I made. (The first picture is the card I designed)
I signed up for just 1 swap, a 3D one as the group number was smaller. Here are pictures of the items that I came home with. The last few pictures are of the project that I made. I didn't think just one of these magnets would be enought so I made 4 for everyone. (Total made-40 sheesh!)
And just a few more pictures for good measure.
This is the name tag I created for the event.
Kim, I know I said I wouldn't do this, but next year I'm going to sign up to do recipe swap, ATC swap and NVR card front. I figure if I start now, I should be done just in time.