Thursday, July 22, 2010

Convention 2010...Day One and Another Chance to win!

"The Eagle"
This is my Colorado Swap.  Each year that I attend Convention, I try to incorporate a card that shows the beauty of Colorado.  I can not take all the credit for this tradition; my first year of Convention, my Colorado card came from my wonderful friend, Yvonne!  She told me I needed to take a swap that signifies where I was from.  Since then, I have made a tradition out of it! 
Remember, Wildlife Wilderness?  Loved that set, I think I actually cried when Stampin' Up! retired it! My first year at Convention, Yvonne used that set to create the Colorado Card.  Now that we have the new In Wilderness stamp set, I thought I would revisit that beautiful first card!

What do you think?
I love the saying in this set!

I used three colors (Pretty In Pink, Delightful Daffodil and Pumpkin Pie) and my brayer to make the sun set.  I used Yvonne's old trick to saran sponge in the mountains.  (Crumb Cake and Old Olive) I then used my brayer again and Certainly Celery to fill in the meadow.  The final touch to the scenery was to stamp the Large Pine from Lovely As A Tree in the forefront with Garden Green.
Now with the scenery set; I heat Embossed (black) the Eagle on Crumb Cake cardstock. I used my handy dandy Stampin' Write Marker in the Pumpkin Pie to fill my eagle's beak and talons. Using my White Gel Pen (who can live without one of these?) I colored in his head and wing tipped feathers!
A quick bubble cut and an dimension and he found his home perch up in the sunset sky!

Okay!  Time for some more comments!  Remember each day that you leave a comment is one more entry into our Convention Drawing for a  FREE stamp set valued up to $25.95!
Thanks for stopping by & Good Luck!


  1. Good Morning Kellie,
    Gosh, I'm flattered you've kept the Colorado card a tradition for Convention! You did a BEAUTIFUL job of the background scenery.....looks just like what we get to see here in Durango everyday!

  2. You make it sound so simple. It's a beautiful card!


  3. I love the idea of a Colorado atc and this one sure is beautiful. Yvonne is an inspiration to all of us! I like the detail in the new eagle stamp and think anyone would love to swap for this card. I know I sure would. -Liz

  4. I hope you r having a great time.. Next year!!!! love the bald eagle!!!!


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