Card Swap

I decided to play along in a card swap on SCS hosted by a fellow Canadian stamper. Here is the card I decided to send, which is a re-creation of something I made earlier. Can’t wait to see the cards I receive back!

Really disappointed in the color of this photo. I had trouble editing this one correctly and, of course, I’ve already mailed of the swap package. Oh well!

Riley & Company – Add Green

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Riley fans!

We’re lucky to have a new challenge posted today on the Riley & Company blog and how appropriate is it that Frances has asked us to Use Green on Your Card.

I thought I was going to create something for St. Patty’s Day, but after rooting around in my stamps and papers for a bit, I was inspired by this sentiment. I’ve used two different green papers, and some pretty green ric rack I found in my desk.

Want to play along with us? It’s easy! All you have to do is make a project with a Riley & Company image and then head over to the Riley & Company blog to link up your card/project so that we can see what you created. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword RILEY0615 when uploading your card to a public gallery (such as Splitcoast Stampers).  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Riley & Company Design Team’s blogs to see what fabulous creation they made for this challenge:

Couch Day

I think I mentioned awhile ago that I’m starting to work through some of the card kits I’ve received. I sat down and colored a bunch of images and then kinda hit a pause in actually getting them made into cards.

This card is from one one of the kits. I think I used a sketch challenge, but for the life of me can’t remember which one. And, since it sat for awhile, the deadline to enter has long passed.

Interesting thing about this image. I totally thought those were rollers in her hair, but then I did a quick search online for the stamp and I think they might have just been curls. Oh well, looks like rollers to me!!

100th Birthday Card

I’ve started donating a few extra cards to a local senior’s home. I just have too much fun creating and sometimes they start to stack up, so wanted to put them to good use. The volunteer coordinator told me that 100th birthday cards were hard to find and asked if I would make one.

I created this one for their April birthday. I hope she enjoys it!

Mystery Image Swap – Mar 2015

It’s a double image month! I mentioned that our group grew this year, but we didn’t want the swap to go beyond 12 months so doubled up a couple of months. This month, both Kelly and Jeannette sent images and they surprised us with a theme….travel!

Kelly chose a stamp called “London Charlotte” by Sparkle Creations Stamps. Here is my card with the image. I tried to add white sponging to the embossed stars, but it didn’t work quite like I envisioned.

And Jeanette’s image was from the “Journey” stamp set by The Greeting Farm. She also included a piece of postage stamp paper for us to use, if we wished. I decided to use it.

And, these cards are on their way to two members of the swap group. Hope the enjoy them!

 

Riley & Company – For a Friend

If you’ve been over to the Riley & Company blog today you’ll notice that we’ve got another challenge for you.

For this challenge, we’re asking you to make a Card for a Friend. I can’t wait to see what you create!

I think I may have broken the first rule, since I decided not to make a card. My co-worker is going through some rough times, so I made her this calendar for her desk.

Riley & Company Funny Bones stamps are FANTASTIC for calendars because there is so much variety. Plus, they make cute desk accessories and give you a laugh each and every month. This particular design is 4×6 and fits into a picture frame I found at the dollar store. Here is a close up of the May page.

Want to play along with us? Then all you have to do is make a project with a Riley & Company image and then head over to the Riley & Company blog to link up your card/project so that we can see what you created. No blog? No problem! Just use the keyword RILEY0515 when uploading your card to a public gallery (such as Splitcoast Stampers).  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Riley & Company Design Team’s blogs to see what fabulous creation they made for this challenge:

Card Kits and Challenges

I’m finally tackling the mountain of card kits in my craft room. My strategy is as follows…pick a few kits, color the images, then assemble. That way, I can work on them while I’m sitting on the couch and not QUITE in the crafty mood.

This colorful kit was from my card kit shower last year (I’m in it again this year, so I’m determined to use a few of these kits before my month, later this year). The Art Impressions images were in the kit, a set called Gone Camping.

Here is the first card, which was a case off of Pinterest. I liked the layering that they used and wanted to try it myself. Because of that, I needed a more neutral background so used paper from my stash for the background.

This next card uses items from the kit. The bright yellow cardstock and the colorful striped paper both came with it. I added the blackberry bliss papers. This card uses the Viva la Verve February Week 2 sketch. It was a fun one to play with!

I made one other card with the papers from this kit, but it won’t be posted for another few weeks. Hint, it also didn’t use the images that came with the kit!