Friday, August 27, 2010

Nor Cal Shoebox Card Swap - August 14th

On August 14th, 8 of us from our Shoebox Swap group got together to make cards and socialize. We met at a Round Table Pizza Place over in Fair Oaks. It is the same one where daughter Elizabeth has her girls' birthday parties. They have a huge room that can be closed off and then there's a smaller section off to itself. We had reserved the huge room, however, since there was just 8 of us, we decided to use the smaller section. It worked out fine.

This first card is Tyana's. She lives in West Sacramento and is a friend of Jenni's. This was her second swap of ours to come to. Anyway, this is a gatefold card. Very nice...except don't look too closely...I've got my image upside down. :) The colors are black, a brownish red and gold. Very Fall. The inside of the card, a layer of ivory cardstock and a leaf brad.
This is Tyana's second project...a little treat holder. So cute.
Karen did 2 projects...this first one is a gift card holder. I am not very good at tying bows.
Here's the inside. The middle part is where the gift card would go. Super neat idea.
For Karen's 2nd project, she did a Valentine's card. I'm not sure that this is how it is suppose to go together. I didn't finish this at the swap so guessed and read her instructions that she included. A message was suppose to be written in the crossword puzzle.
On the inside of the front, she punched a heart so the red shows through....
Then on the back she punched out another heart. A piece of white cardstock was put in the inside so it shows through the heart. Clever idea.
This is Joyce's Christmas card. It is another type of gate fold card. Very the snowman.
Jenni's card. The inside layer slides out. The card base is a dark purple. The orange looks really great with it. Jenni lives in Vacaville.
Here's Bonnie's card. Her cards are always so nice.
Julie's card. She was our hostess for this swap. She had to leave to help her sister with her one-year-0ld niece's birthday party so she couldn't stay. She did come back later. Anyway on her card, we used watercolor crayons on the pumpkin. Then used a blender pen to shade. This is not something I do very well. It looks ok though, I think.
Rhonda's card. This was her second swap and I do believe she is going to be one of our regulars. She lives in Antelope, not too far from me. Its been fun getting to know her.
And lastly, here are my cards. I think I did a little bit too much sponging around the buck.
And my second card. I'm not sure that I got what I was trying to do on the dove. Everyone thought it looked great.
Our next swap is sometime in October. We don't have a date yet or where it will be held. These sure are fun and the ladies are all so neat. I thoroughly enjoy being around them.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

SCS Card Swap-Whipper Snapper & Penny Black Stamps

I received my cards from the hostess of this Whipper Snapper & Penny Black Stamps swap the other day. I finally got the pictures taken.

I signed up for one Penny Black spot so I got 5 cards back. This first one was made by Gay. It is all sparkly. I love it! Loretta. So cute.

This is a square easel card made by Jean. Another cute card.

Leslie's hedgehog. I have this stamp. I love the color scheme she used.

Carol. Sweet Sheltie being led by a hedgehog. The whole image was cut out and popped up.

I signed up for 2 spots of the Whipper Snapper stamps so I got back 10 cards. This first one is by Carol. The turtles are adorable.

Here's the inside of the card.

Laurie. The sweetest scarecrow I've ever seen. :) It's a larger card so she included an envelope.

Lisa. She left some space for a sentiment. So cute!

Loretta. I got 2 Whipper Snapper cards and 1 Penny Black card from her. The image is completely cut out. Love the goggly eyes! :)

This is the other Whipper Snapper one from Loretta. The head of the cow was cut out and popped up. This is a seriously cute card...makes me smile. :)

Terry. I absolutely adore this card. Need to figure out how she made the flower.

Evelyn. She cut the image out and added a bbq fork brad. So cute!

Laura. Another adorable card.

Heather. Love the colors she used and the nesties she used to cut the layers.

Adelle. Another adorable card. That little pup is the cutest thing.

Another great swap.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blog Candy

Visit Korin's blog Rejoicing Every Moment She is offering some awesome blog candy.

Korin has a small stamp company, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, located in Pennsylvania. I found her blog/company after finding her sister's blog. Both she and her sister are Christians.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Whipper Snapper Stamps & Penny Black Stamps SCS Card Swap

I finally got these cards finished. They have been in different stages of completion. Today I was determined to sit at my craft table and finish them. They are for one of the card swaps on Splitcoast Stampers that I am participating in. I signed up for 2 Whipper Snapper Stamp spots and 1 Penny Black Stamps spot. Each spot was 6 cards so I made a total of 18 cards.

This card is for the Penny Black spot. It is the first time I have tried an oversize card, this is a 5 1/2 square card. I saw this image online and fell in love with it. I just had to order it. I love her, she is so innocent. The card base is yellow, then the striped designer paper. The next layer is one of the two turquoiseteal cardstocks that SU makes. I used Copics to color the image. The color I used for her dress has quite a bit of green in it, however it was the closest marker I have to teal or turquoise. I could have used a SU marker, I don't like them as well as I like the Copic markers. The ribbon is from AMuse Art Stamps. I thought she turned out rather cute.The next two cards are my Whipper Snapper stamps cards. I saw this cute image at Stampers Corner in Elk Grove. That is another stamp store that I go to once in awhile. Because there's so much color in the image, I didn't think it needed much added to it. The card base is SU's brillant blue. I backed the white layer with black and added the blue checked ribbon which I think I found at Michael's. I think its another cute card.
This is for the second Whipper Snapper spot. The tulip started off being red. I cut around the petals and was going to back it with black. I was going to use a black and red color scheme. Then I saw this paper at Michael's and wanted to use it. The red tulip looked okay with the pink cardbase and this paper, however, I didn't like how I had cut out around the petals. Doing "fussy cutting" is not something I do very well. So I decided to stamp the tulip over and color it pink. The pink ribbon I had in my stash. So, I like the new design. It looks very girly. :)
I need to package these up tomorrow and get them mailed. The cards are due to the hostess by the 11th so I'll send them priority mail and they should reach her by the 11th.
My stamp group has another shoebox card swap on the 14th so I need to get my cards done for that swap. The theme is holiday so I'm going to use a card I made in the AMuse class I took last month. I'll share the cards I get in return from this swap soon as I get them. :)