Saturday, June 23, 2007

Speaking of Swapness

Hold onto your hats peeps ... here it comes,
MY VERY OWN FIRST EVER SWAP!!!!

Can you stand it!?!?! It really is this exciting. Plus aren't these cards totally AWESOME!? Here's a little up-close, card by card fun ...
This card is by Allison Fillo over at Stampin' When I Can. I love how versatile this card is, boy or girl, I can add any sentiment to the inside and make it any kind of card I need. Love it!
This card is by Liz at Liz's Papercraft Gallery. I love the colors and all the dainty little details. That scallop stamped at the bottom is so totally going to happen on one of my cards really soon!
This card is by Aura who is one of the last two individuals holding out on starting her own blog. This is such a darling card ... she used two of my favorite colors, saffron and celery. Can you tell there are stickles in the flowers and stardust gel pen on the sentiment? This whole card is so fresh and classy! Just like my sister!
This card is by Tami Wood (the other blogging holdout! Ha ha, get going gals.) Tami really pays attention to details. There's glaze pen on the windows and silver gel pen on the bumpers. Everything coordinates here ... the flowers are everywhere ... the bus, the ribbon and the sentiments. Tami even stamped some on the inside. Right on! ***ALSO, Tami has a great paper saving tip: Cut your A Muse cards in half (along the fold) and you DOUBLE your "patterned" paper. Just glue one half to the front of another card. Phew! Now I won't have to be so darn STINGY with my A Muse note cards.****
This card is by Tisha Welch. Apologies, my pictures for all these great cards totally stink. I hope you can tell that Tisha cut out the recliner and embossed it with UTEE. It totally looks like an awesome, stick to your backside, vinyl recliner. LOVE IT! I love how Tisha has a way with layouts ... so original.
And last but not least ... my swap.
All images by A Muse. I'm super please with how this one turned out. I did a little fancy masking for the sentiment (with some help from Ye Olde Stamp-Ma-Jig!) ... how perfect are these two together??? I didn't include the recipe with my card. Sorry ladies. Here are the important parts. The ribbon, CS, punch and patterned paper are all by SU! There's quickie glue pen on the balloon and the skunk's stripe with SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter on them. The last little touch is the A Muse twinkle stickers on the flower (the stem was hand drawn) and the sun.
PS. I got all these swaps in the mail to everyone TODAY!!! Please let me know when you receive them.

3 comments:

Liz said...

I can't wait to get them! Love everyone's work! So many of you paid such great attention to detail!

tami said...

WOW...they all look great. Thanks for the great write ups on each card. You rock Sarah!! Thank you for hostessing such a nice swap.

Happy Sunday. I love all your latest cards. Another reason I sometimes cut my A Muse note cards in half is because I want to tuck the raw edges on the ribbon behind the card front. I tape them down with Scotch tape. Its really strange but I use a lot of Scotch tape when I make a card.

Nancy said...

FABULOUS cards ladies! I wish I would have been in on this swap. I missed it. I'm having fun creating for the current swap though :). Thanks for sharing the cards for us blog readers out there Sarah!