My Room mates at convention this year are the same as last year:

  • Sue is in my downline and lives in Georgia, we are traveling together to and from convention
  • Michele is from Iowa.  I met her at my first convention when we decided to room together never having met each other.
  • Diane is also from Iowa.  I met her last year when the four of us decided to room together.

We exchange room mate gifts each year and I always want to think of something unique.  It’s not always easy – and I was running out of time….So this year I kind of have a combo room mate gift – something new and something old that they have probably all seen before.  But in any case I’m sure they will be pleased.

Since this post is going up while I’m at convention I will have already given the girls their gifts and don’t need to hide them.  Both of these projects I have previously posted – one is a bag tag – I made myself and OWL tag – click here for the original post –  so that I could be identified as part of the Late Night Stampers group.  My tag also won the Late Night Stamper’s Owl contest – I’m not sure I ever posted about that – if you are part of the demo only group my tag is on the main yahoo page for the group.  If you see me around convention I hope you will say hi.  Michele is also a member of the LNS group so I decided to make her an Owl tag also.  Ours have the “LNS” on the front and our names on the back.  And then ultimately decided to also make a tag for Diane and Sue – their tags use the chipboard birds.    My original tag uses the retired Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series papers so I had to find a different paper to use for the new tags so it would all be current product – I decided on the Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and thought the tags turned out cute!  I hope you like them.

The base of the tag is cut from the Long Board chipboard pieces using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die.  I also cut the designer paper for the front and the back using the Top Note die.  The paper is attached with the Anywhere Glue Stick.  The names are die cut using the Billboard Alphabet strip.  I colored the chipboard pieces using Sponge Daubers and Craft ink.

Diane's Bag Tag

Diane's Bag Tag

Michele's Bag Tag

Michele's Bag Tag

back of tag

back of tag

The second little gift I am giving the girls is the little game night box that I gave to my leadership conference roommates.  I know they have all seen the project already because it was the one that won the stamping challenge in January.  So you can see it here at this post.

Sue's Bag Tag

Sue's Bag Tag

If I’m lucky this year’s convention bag will match my tags.  But probably not.  Every year we get a bag with all of our stuff inside.  So with thousands of demonstrators carrying the same bag – you have to put a tag on it so you can make sure you keep up with your own.  I’m excited for us to put these on our bags!

I glued all the pieces on with Crystal Effects so they should not come off.

I’ll let you know how they hold up.

Happy Stampin’!

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