Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two Splitcoast Stampers Swaps

Lighthouse SCS Swap:

The first 4 cards are ones I got back from this swap. This one has an assortment of rhinestone stickers at the bottom. It is very bright and colorful.
Very simply stamped...yet it is very nice.
Of the 4 cards, this one is my favorite.

This last card is my card for a "My Favorite Things" stamp company swap. I don't have any of these stamps so bought a couple of them. This particular stamp is from their "Pure Innocence" line. I actually CASE'd the layout and color scheme. I loved everything about the CASE'd card. It is very "girly" looking...I love it! This swap is not due until the end of April. Since I was without a computer for a week or so, I worked on several projects and this was one of them.

Friday, March 18, 2011

It is Raining....Again

Yesterday was a nice day and then today it started raining again. It should continue through the weekend.

Since it was so ugly outside, I worked at my craft table all day. Finished up a Splitcoast Stampers swap. It is ready to be mailed. Then I started working on a couple of card samples for our Shoebox card swap on the 2nd of April. The first sample I worked on didn't quite come out like I saw in my mind. The second sample I worked on turned out a whole lot better. I've got all the layers cut out, punched out 24 butterflies and used a border punch on two different layers. I need to die cut 2 different layers and then stamp a sentiment on one of them. Oh, still have to cut out some ribbon too. Then I just need to get the kits together (12 of them) and I'll be all done. I may try to see if I can rework the first sample I put together.

Back to my craft table for a little while longer.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Note

Hi! Just wanted to pop in and leave a short note.

My laptop died last Friday. We took it to a repair shop and it appears the motherboard is the problem. So now have to figure out what to do about another computer. My laptop is only 4 years old...I would have thought it would have lasted a little longer.

I've been working on swaps and got some swap cards in the mail. It will be a while before I can share them on my blog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thank You Card/SCS Swap Card

I made this "Thank You" card to send to Jalna, my Hawaii blogger friend who sent me the box of "goodies" from home. She made up some cards a while ago using some scraps. This particular stamp was used for one of her cards. I've had this set for a few years, however, haven't done anything with it. Mainly because I couldn't think of anything to do with it. I actually wanted to CASE her card...found and bought the ink pad she used. My version didn't come out too well. So then I was looking through my paper stash and found this paper. I loved the color combination...a little out of my comfort zone because I don't like orange. Anyway, here's what I came up with. I really like how it turned out and Jalna liked it too. Sometimes trying something different really works together. :) This next card is for a SCS card swap called "Four Legged Friends" and one of the available catagories is hedgehogs. I love these little critters and knew I had a stamp set to use. I did something different by cutting the two designer papers diagonally. The ribbon is covering where the paper joins up. I cut the two top layers using one of my Nestability dies. I needed an embellishment so used the buttons. I don't like to leave the buttons "naked" yet I didn't have anything that worked...tried embroidery thread, hemp string and some yarn...didn't like how any of it looked.
Hopefully in a week or so I'll get back cards from this swap. Can't wait to see what I get.