September 27, 2005

My entry for ORSA #4 KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper), theme: Get Well. My photo is fuzzy but says "If wishes ciould make you well... you'd be better already! Stemp credits: verse Stampin' Up! and flowers by Hero Arts. Done with versa mark and chalk. It is hard to see but the bottom is matchbook style with staples.

I hosted a book mark swap. any theme was acceptable as long as the card contained a removable book mark that still left the card looking beautiful without it. Mine is a magnetic bookmark made from scored cardstock with magnet strip pieces inside. More to follow when I swap all of the cards out and photograph them.

I run a monthly swap group with no theme, just 8 gals who send me cards and I send them each one. this was the card I send out for September. It is retired SU! shell stamps and current "Ittly Bitty Backgrounds" set for the fly speckled look on the brown paper. The small shell is a plastic embellishemnt with microbeads glued around it.

August 22, 2005

My latest ATC's. The theme was 3 letter word triptych. (Triptych can have a couple of meanings but here it means set of three). I really had fun with these which is why there are two sets as I entered the swap twice. In case you don't see the words they are BRA and SEW. For CC Swaps.

My entry for latest purchase card for CCSwaps. The idea was to use something that was new, even if you had bought it a while ago and simply hadn't gotten around to using it yet, therefore new to the player. In my case, I had just received the stamps that day. I hadn't used this green paper before either and the gold stippling was done with a new gold ink pad.

My entry for the textile/fabric swap. The theme was quite broad. Only one item on the card had to be textile related whether actual fabric or a stamp.I had fun with this card as I love sewing items/bellies (embellishments) and collect sewing related stamps.

July 21, 2005

ATC's (artist trading cards) for the family triptych swap on CCSwaps.I found these photos on a CD of non-copyrighted art from eBay. They were so fun to make I think I might become addicted! For those unfamiliar with ATC's, these are only 2.5x3.5". The border was created with a stamp of a pen (SU! retired) and I just used the barrel part, not the nib.

June 17, 2005

One of my first collage cards. I gave it to my parents for their 33rd anniversary. I am not very good at collage yet so it took me ages to make this one card but I am happy with it, finally.

This card is for my KISS #3 (keep it simple) swap for ORSA. The theme is humorous. and of course, no embellishments, thus the simple part, very fun to make.