Friday, February 25, 2011

SCS Card Swaps

This first card is my submission for a Lighthouse swap on Splitcoast Stampers. This card was included in a card order I did a couple of weeks or so ago. I changed it up a little with a different sentiment and I paper pierced the bottom right corner. There are other lighthouse stamps in this Stampin' Up set. I am drawn to this particular one because it depicts the Cape Hatteras lighthouse located on the North Carolina Outer Banks.
The next three cards are what I received in a SCS swap called "Lovely as a Tree". All three of these are really great.

This last card is my submission for this particular swap. I didn't do much for my card...its rather plain compared to what I received. :)
I drove out to Green Tangerines scrapbook store in Rocklin this afternoon to get some paper for another swap. It's called "Four Legged Friends" and I'm using a hedgehog stamp. It isn't due until the 1st of April, however, I want to get it done early. Our next Shoebox swap is the 2nd of April so I want to be caught up with my SCS swaps. Also, the swap I am hosting on SCS is due the 31st of March.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gerry's Valentine Card

This card had 3 revisions before I finally decided on this one. I've had the stamp for awhile. In thinking about a Valentine card for Gerry, I remembered I had this stamp. To make it a Valentine's Day, I added the red punched out heart and popped it up for some dimension. He liked his card!!

Four Seasons SCS Card Swap

I signed up for Spring and Summer in this card swap and thought I would get the same cards back. Instead I got an assortment. The cards are all gorgeous! A fall pumpkin.
This is probably a summer card. Love to have this stamp.
Beautiful card!!
Winter. Adorable card!
Love the colors used on this card.
Another gorgeous card.
When I saw this card I was so amazed. It is so beautiful IRL!!!
Another gorgeous card!!

Shoebox Card Swap - 2/5/11

The theme for our February Shoebox Card Swap was St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring. This is Julie's card. I may have placed the shamrocks the wrong way. Its a gorgeous card anyway. :)
Here's Renee's card. So cute!!
The inside of her card.
Karen's card. I'm challenged in paper tearing. Karen actually tore the 2 bottom layers for me. We were sitting at the same table. LOL!
Joyce made 2 cards. This is her St. Patrick's Day card. Love it!!
And her Easter card. Adorable!!
This is Rhonda's Easter card.
Linda's card. The flower has a few layers and I popped them all up with foam tape.
I am not sure who exactly made this card and the 2 following. Jenni and Tyana were late getting to the swap so I'm sure they made them...just don't know who made what card...
The greens used on this card are fantastic!
This bunny card is gorgeous.
This is Candice's card. Love it!
I didn't get a picture of this card and didn't get it finished at the swap. I had to email Bonnie to find out how to put it together. I hope this is what she intented. I must remember to get pictures of all the cards so if I don't finish, I'll know how they go together. :)
Lastly, this is my Easter card. The colors are pretty vivid...almost need sunglasses on. LOL!
Our next swap is April 2 here at the mobile park. I've reserved the clubhouse. We're going to have a potluck and celebrate the 2nd year of being a group. The theme is "Happy Birthday" and "Mother's Day" cards.

Technique SCS Card Swap

These 5 cards were what I got in a Techniques SCS Card Swap. All of them are gorgeous. On this first card, the giraffes were embossed with copper embossing powder. An African mask brad was added on the right corner. Beautiful card IRL (in real life).
The technique used on this card is called spotlighting. Enlarge the picture to see what parts of the card were "spotlighted". It may be hard to tell. It is another gorgeous card.
Another beautiful card.
This card has embossing on it.
This card has stitching on it.
As I mentioned, these all were gorgeous cards. These ladies did outstanding work on their cards. When gorgeous cards are received, it is worthwhile spending the time and effort in participating in card swaps.

Card Order

A friend of Denise's asked me to make some birthday cards for her. She wanted 4 each for kids, guys and gals.This first card is for a boy. I used some Stampin' Up sets for most of the cards.
Here's another one for a boy. The birthday hat is an AMuse stamp, the Happy Birthday is from a Stampin' Up set.
Then I made a couple for a girl. This is a Stampin' Up set.
I've used this princess stamp many times. Its from the same set as the one above.
I struggle with making guy cards. I'm not sure where I got this sailing ship stamp. I've used it before for a guy card. The dp background is from a Basic Grey paper pad.
This stamp is from a Stampin' Up set that I've used many times for a guy card. The dp background paper is from another Basic Grey paper pad.
This is another Stampin' Up stamp set. This is the Cape Hatteras lighthouse located on the outer banks of North Carolina. I'm going to use this layout for a lighthouse card swap on SCS.
The fourth guy card. I really like the way this one turned out. I CASED this card from one I found in SCS 's gallery.
This is the first gal card. I'm not sure I really care for this one. I used a piece of dp from a Memory Box paper pad. The stamp is from a Stampin' Up set.
On this card I allowed the layer of dp to be the focal point for the card and added the "Happy Birthday" and a bird punched out from a piece of dp. I love the simplicity of the card.
I did this same card for a SCS card swap.
Lastly, I used the same layout as the card I made for Denise's birthday card and a SCS card swap. I used a black and ivory color scheme. The large butterfly is a sticker, part of a set that I found at a warehouse sale I went to. The smaller butterflies were punched out using dp and a Martha Stewart punch.