Friday, December 3, 2010


Its been a few months since I've updated this blog. I have no to catch up I uploaded some cards that I've either made or received in card swaps. I've participated in over 25 Splitcoast Stampers card swaps and hosted two swaps on Splitcoast. I've also participated in our NorCal Card Swappers Shoebox swaps this year. They are held every 2 months.

Tomorrow (Saturday) my NorCal Card Swappers group is having a Shoebox Swap. The theme is Valentine's Day. The following 2 cards are my cards for the swap. Both of them are simple. I'm not real pleased with the coloring on this first card. I used a clear glitter pen on this one to give it some bling. On this card I used a clear stamp set by Bo Bunny. Bo Bunny makes some gorgeous designer scrap paper and in fact the paper I've used on this is from Bo Bunny. I'm not real impressed with the stamps in the way they stamp. Also, I masked this one...stamped the birds first then stamped the cage over the birds. Some of the cage imagine didn't stamp so I used a silver glitter pen and traced the whole cage with the pen. I also traced over the sentiment.
This is the birthday card that I made for Denise for her recent birthday. I saw the "happy birthday" on a blog called "No Time to Stamp" and knew I had to have it. I know I will use it often. I used some designer scrap paper, a little bit of lace, prima flowers with a flower brad and then the die cut flourish behind the flowers are from some flourishes that Denise cut for me using her Cricut. I'm participating in a "Happy Birthday" swap on SCS, due in January. I'm going to use the same layout as this card with some other designer paper.
I used a strip of the paper on the inside of the card.
These next 2 cards are ones I submitted for a Memory Box card swap. We had to use all Memory Box products. These stamps are part of their Christmas 2010 release. I kept both very simple.

This card was for another SCS swap. I made a gatefold card. I thought this came out pretty good. That's a paper doily I used and there are pearl stickers in all 4 corners. I used velcro to keep the card closed.
The inside.
A pocket card for the same swap. Both cards turned out to be "pretty girly". :)

This was my Christmas card for our NorCal Card Swappers October Shoebox swap. The stamp is from Memory Box. Very simple. I haven't taken pictures of the cards we made yet.
A friend of ours celebrated his 50th birthday with a huge party. It was a beach theme. I wanted to use some sandpaper for the sand...Gerry didn't have any so I used some kraft cardstock. I added 3 brads on the side for some added interest. Can't use ribbon on guys cards. :)
This was for a fall themed SCS swap. I colored the image with pencils instead of using Copic markers.

This was my second card for the same swap. I didn't notice until I uploaded the card to my computer that I forgot to color in the grapes and the corn. And it got sent to the swap hostess that way. Mercy, how absent-minded can a person be. The hostess didn't say a thing...hope she kept it for herself and didn't swap it. I colored the whole image with pencils.

This was for a Christmas swap. Simple yet kind of fun.
Another SCS swap I participated in. This is an easel card.

Cards I received in SCS Sympathy swap. I need to use one of these on Sunday for a memorial service we're attending. A friend of ours passed away last week Friday.

Wow, this is a long post. If you are still with me, thanks for hanging in. I need to take pictures of other cards I have and will do that sometime soon. There just aren't enough hours in the day. :)