Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wings and Things, Swaps and Challenges...

This is my first post for There She Goes Wings and Things Challenge. I began this blog so I could join their fun and maybe win a stamp set!! Below is a compilation of cards that have wings. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy.

I just love swaps...especially when I get to be the host. I just love this purple butterfly. I began with the paper. I never dreamed that purple and orange were a good combination - who would've thought?? I did case the design of the card (paper, image, and ribbon are different). I sadly don't know where I got it from. I was surfing the next at 2 in the morning and thought I wrote it down. So I am sorry that I can't give credit for the layout to the person that deserves it. I love how this card came out.

This next card was a design for my sister, Melissa's Tuesday Morning Sketches. It was my interpretation of what she sketched. I used a half daisy stamp - stamped it twice and put them together. I love the bird and the other birds from this set. It was hard to choose!

Stampin' Up Demonstrators - Stamp Camp North and West. I love attending these stamp camps and just wanted to share the cards. I thought I would add them to the There She Goes Wings and Things Challenge just for your viewing pleasure. These SU Demonstrators made some amazing designs and I loved putting them together. I will have a hard time parting with these - which means I never will!!!

designed by Juli Whitfield (sadly I cannot locate her web address)

designed by Sharon Madsen

designed by Debbie Gardunio

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Girls, Girls, and More Girls

I really enjoyed being involved in the Girls, Girls, Girls Swap. I had originally signed up for one spot. I had a hard time deciding which set to use. I got lucky, someone dropped out of the swap and I took a second spot. I didn't have to choose - I used both sets. The first, is from Close to My Heart it was a stamp of the month and I didn't buy it - I borrowed my sisters. Now I want it and I can't buy it! I just love the message with the "girls." The first pic is the front of the card, and the second is the inside of the card.

I absolutely love this stamp set from There She Goes. This is my second card with this set. I can't wait to do a third.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sailing Anyone?

I belong to a 6-month swap on SCS and we just began our first 6 months. The host of the month, Jackie, threw down the challenge of a creative fold. The stamp sent is Changito Pool Guy, I don't know the paper, but I love the colorful bubbles. I thought and thought and all I could think of was a sailboat for this funny monkey. I love how this came out...I hope my swappers enjoy it as well. I didn't put a sentiment on the card so that the receiver could either put "Happy Birthday" or "You're Invited."

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More Cards...

My sister Melissa's "Tuesday Morning Sketches" launched this morning - Yahoo for her! She asked that I be a part of her design team. This is my first experience with sketches. Since I am a visual learner (show me, and I'll do it) this is perfect for me. This is my card, using Rejuvenate from There She Goes. I am also posting a birthday card I made for a friend. Knowing Jenn the colors of the card are not really her style, but when I explained to her why I made the card she was very appreciative of the work. I saw a folding technique on SCS and another friend Sarah showed us how to do the fold one afternoon. I really wanted to try it on my own, this is the result. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

I joined Misti Stowell's "Cards for Kids" swap. I think the swap is an awesome idea. Send birthday cards for boys, girls, and support cards parents and the cards will be donated to The Children's Hospital here in Denver. I couldn't resist this great cause. I have made lots of cards, but looking through my file cabinet I have not made birthday cards, nor do I have birthday cards. I am only posting the girl card because this is something that I designed on my own. I hope you like it! The stamp used is from There She Goes Clear Stamps - Cupcake Mix & Match.