Friday, November 30, 2012

Card Swap Month 2

November was my month to host the card kit swap. I sent out a package full of black and white and green goodies including:

Heidi Swapp tape
Lil Davis library pocket
Heidi Grace decorative pins
Pearl beads
Chatterbox Scrapbook Nails
Slide Mounts
Prima flowers
Bazzill flowers
Green patterned ribbon
Flower lace
Accent Depot brads
SEI brads
KI Softie
Scenic Route alphabet stickers
and Papers from: KI, Doodlebug, Kaisercraft, Luxe Designs, Bazzill, Stampin’ Up, and others I don’t know.

yeah, I know......can you say overkill??? to compensate for this, I included a challenge to the ladies in the swap: after you make your cards, use the leftovers to make a layout. only kit items and cardstock.

here are the 4 cards I made.......and all taken with my phone camera and posted here without the aid of my photo software. this is the kind of week I have had!

I added some sheer black ribbon to this ya like those Chatterbox Nails? pretty much antiques these days!

I cut a piece of the flower lace to make a small flower and then a pearl for the center.

combined the Doodlebug paper and circle punched the Heidi Swapp tape here. I added some green cardstock for the circles, hearts, and sentiment.

I added the red flower to the kit items. I used 3 of the pearls to make the flower center and used a black pen to add a black center to each of the flowers in the patterned paper.

and after all that I made my layout.......because I couldn't challenge the other ladies to do one without doing one myself! isn't he cute?!?! (yes, he makes homemade english muffins......YUM!)

there wasn't enough patterned paper to go all the way behind the photo so I cut small pieces for the left side and used the rest for the flags on the right side. I added some green cardstock but everything else was leftover from the kit!

here is what the other ladies did:



Leslie - she did the bonus layout!
this was so much fun I am ready to put together another kit......and can't wait to see what Katie has to offer!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cupcake Crop

This started out using a sketch but that didn't last long once I realized I didn't need to do anything with this SEI color blocked paper! Oh, the days! lol!! Also got to use a leftover die cut from my cupcake thank you cards!

Products used:

SEI Sassy paper
American Craft stickers/thickers, felt, photo corner
Sizziz die
Spellbinder die
Imagination Project chipboard
Queen & Co brads
misc button.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Farm Camp 2007

Just a few years behind still......and yes, still phone photos.

This layout was done in response to Laurie's Crafty Challenge to use a sketch for a layout. I used a Valerie Salmon sketch from Got Sketch 107 so I can't give you a link to the exact sketch. I believe I used the same sketch for........another layout I guess I never posted here! lol! Sorry! Maybe I'll post it another time. It doesn't look anything like this layout or the sketch.

Products used:

Chloe's Closet papers and chipboard (Imagination Project)
Accent Depot brads