Sure, there’s the packing and buying of snacks and stuff…and I really should find a pair of actually comfortable shoes that fit the “business casual” requirement…but most of getting ready for Stampin’ Up! convention is all about making cardfronts for swapping. My upline (the person who recruited me) recommended bringing at least 100; the consensus of folks over at my stamping forum was between 100 and 200. So naturally, I’m making 150 total, 50 each of three designs.

If somehow I manage to finish those by the 12th (the date my group is getting together to assemble our swaps), I may try my hand at something I’ve been hearing about, trading cards. Obviously I’ve heard of trading cards before, but I had no idea they were so popular in the stamping community. It sounds like they’re just like cardfronts, but smaller, 2.5″ x 3.5″ (cardfronts are generally 5.5″ x 4.25″).

I have some other things I need to post on my stamping forum this evening, so I’ll try to remember to post my swap prototypes here as well.

Oh, and Dawn, if you still read this at all, there’s a stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog that totally reminded me of you. Just sayin’.