The ladies could sign up for more than 1 spot. They had to make a total of 4 cards, 1 card was for me, the hostess, and the other 3 were to be swapped with the others who signed up. The cards had to be different for each spot that they signed up for. Quite a few signed up for 2 spots and one signed up for 3 spots. All of the cards are fantastic.
The first two cards are from Candice. She leads our Shoebox Card Swap group here in Sacramento. She used "Bella" images.
Pat's (Patriciae) card.
The inside of Pat's card.
Heather's (darloudasha) card. This is Mimosa, a Bildmalarna stamp. These stamps come from Sweden. I ordered a couple of these stamps today. :)
Debbie's (B&D) card. I think it is called a step card and could be considered a fancy fold card.
The next 2 are Renee's (Handmadebyme) cards. I could see this as a card for a baby shower. So cute.
The next 2 are by Genie (sissymama2). The images are by Sugar Nellie which are from Scotland. I love these images and have gotten quite a few.
This is Diane's (Glamour) card. She signed up for 1 spot and she made all 4 cards different. I had a hard time trying to decide which one I wanted because they all were fantastic. Her use of Copic markers was so good on this image. This is probably my most favorite Sugar Nellie image.
The next 2 are Joani's (joeknee) cards. The images are from The Angel Company. She is the friend of one of the ladies that belongs to our Shoebox Card Swap group and lives in Tennessee.
She used Diamond Glaze on the sunglasses which is so cute. Diamond Glaze gives an image a raised glossy look. It can also be used to adhere jewels or other embellishments to cards.
Zavi's (mahoganygirl) card. Another Bella image. She decorated the inside of her card and included an envelope with the head of this image stamped on the envelope.
Jamie (Dandylionslayer) made 3 sets of cards. Here's her first one.
She also sent me some goodies. This is a snowglobe card. So clever!
Michelle's card. She's a sweet friend. The image she used on her card is by Gillian Roberts, another European stamp company.
Alex's (stampinalex) 2 cards. She actually made card fronts. She is a Stampin' Up demonstrator so she used all SU products. She has participated in our Shoebox Card Swaps and did an all day Stamp 'n Scrap Fest in Oroville the end of May. Candice and I attended and had a great time. I love the colors...they are all so bright and cheerful.
The next 2 are by Evelyn (scrap2bhappync). This first one is another Bella.
This may be The Angel Company image.
Julie (love-2-stamp) did the next 2. She is also a SU demonstrator and a part of our Shoebox Card Swap group. She is hosting our August 14th card swap.
Nancy's (jeanstamping2) 2 cards. These are The Angel Company images. She is a demonstrator for TAC.
McCine's (procrstnationiskey) 2 cards. She's been calling me Tutu. My SCS screen name is tutu1960. Tutu of course means grandmother in Hawaiian. She is from Guam and spent some time growing up in Hawaii. Its been fun talking "island slang" with her.
This is the cutest mermaid I've ever seen. The waves at the bottom of the card were probably done with a punch.
This is the inside of this card. Notice the fish paper clip.
To make it 20 ladies, I took 2 spots. Here's my first card...the image is by Rachelle Ann Miller.
And a Sugar Nellie image. I used a small paper doily behind the image layer. I cut it in half and sponged it with some blue ink. I found the crochet flower on Etsy...bought 10 of them for $3 and finished it off with a blue brad.
This is a very long post and I commend you if you stayed until the very end. I've thoroughly enjoyed hosting this SCS swap and "meeting" some awesome stampers via cyberspace. All of these cards are just awesome. Well, I hope they enjoy the cards they get in return. I'm hosting another swap on SCS which is due in November. It is card kits so it should be fun. A few of the ladies from this swap have joined me on the new swap.