I posted a couple of weeks ago about a swap I joined on SCS called “What Women Want”. The theme caught my eye. Cards can be about exercise, hormones, shoes, shopping, stamping, friendships, chocolate, housework, hobbies, coffee, etc….every thing women want!
I’m sure working my way through my “to-do” list this month. I’ve got so much to do and I really want to get it cleaned off so that I can move on to other things….not sure what those things are yet, but I’ll figure it out!
It took me into May to finish up my April Mystery Image Swap card, so I’m doing better this month to have May’s done just after the middle of the month.
Susanne sent this month’s image and although I LOVE it, it’s an awfully big image, which I always struggle with….I could have put it on the page straight, I guess, but that just seemed to boring, so I decided it needed to go crooked.
I love this background paper and I thought it went perfectly with the card.
Can’t wait to find out what June’s image is!!
Want to be a member of the best Design Team I’ve ever been on?*
*Okay, yes, it’s true, this is the ONLY Design Team I’ve been on. But it’s still really awesome.
Use It Tuesday is gearing up for the next Design Team term, July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. We would love for YOU to be on our next team. We encourage people from all experience levels to apply.
- have an online gallery and/or a blog
- if you have a blog, you need to be a follower of Use It Tuesday to apply
- be able to work with deadlines
- make and post 2 inspiration projects per month
- comment on players’ projects
- be a team player
- have a positive attitude
Interested? Please email the following completed application to UseItTuesday@gmail.com by May 30th.
2. Links to your online galleries and/or blog
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4. Please tell us a little about yourself.
5. How did you hear about our DT Call?
6. Have you played with us previously?
7. Please tell us why you would like to be on our team.
8. Please share one fun fact about yourself.
Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!!
My Mystery Image Swap is a group on SCS that takes turns sending out an image every month and we make card with it.
April was Tina’s month and she sent us this image called Ralph Fishing by Rubbernecker stamps. I was a bit scared of this image at first because it’s so darn big! But, I got it onto a square card and I like the way it turned out!
I decided to make it a retirement card, since Ralph looks like he doesn’t have to worry about a daily job. I just got the background paper in a recent swap and I love how it turned out here!
Can’t wait to see what everyone else did!
I joined a card swap on SCS. I don’t do card swaps very often, because I never know what to do with the cards I receive. But this theme kinda caught my eye and the host is someone I know from my Crafty Gals blog group…so, I gave it a shot.
The theme is “What Women Want”. The cards could be about exercise, hormones, shoes, shopping, stamping, friendships, chocolate, housework, hobbies, coffee, etc….very open ended.
I was checking out my favorite blogs about a month ago and found a beautiful floral wreath on Patty Gorka’s blog, LaLatty Stamp ‘N Stuff. You can check out her post here.
Anyway, I decided I had to make one. Mine didn’t turn out quite the same, I decided to use a pre-cut wreath instead of making my own, like Patty did and as a result I had to buy a 18″ instead of a 16″. I think I would have liked the 16″ better, but it doesn’t matter. I still like the way it turned out.
Patty gives a detailed tutorial on her website on how to make the flowers. One is made from the scalloped circle punch, another with the five petal flower punch and the third with the blossom punch. I made about 95 flowers. Started with Patty’s recommended 80 blossoms and then had a few spaces to fill given my larger wreath.
Here’s a close up of some of the flowers:
It was a great project, but what a lot of work! After finishing it, I decided I didn’t have the greatest space for it here (especially where Claire couldn’t touch it), so I gave it to my Mom for her house.
Use It Tuesday time!! Are you excited? Because I AM!!
This week, we’re celebrating two things: 1) May flowers and 2) Mothers, with a challenge we’re calling “Flowers for Mom”. You can see from our DT inspiration that we want you to make a project with ONE OR BOTH of these elements.
I have a couple of Mother’s Day cards already to go from last year, so I chose to focus on the flowers portion of our challenge this week. These fun and glittery flower stickers have been in my stash for a long while. It was a pretty big package and while I’ve used them on and off over the years, now I’m ready to finish the package and move on to new things. I also used paper and ribbon from a card kit that had been partially used.
Now, show us your “Flowers for Mom”. Remember, you don’t have to use both elements, but at least one must be there. As well, don’t forget to tell us what part of your beautiful creation has come from your hoarded supplies.
Projects can be linked up to the Use It Tuesday website by noon (PST) on Friday May 3, 2013. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword USE054 when uploading your project to an online gallery and leave us a direct link so that we can find your creation.
**Don’t forget, we ask that you please mention you’re playing along with us and tell us all about project supplies that come from your hoarded stash.**