Monday, January 27, 2014

The last of January swap cards

Ok here are the last of the cards for January card swap.  These are the cards Millie made and sent to Kim and I.  This post will be picture heavy.
Millie made the envelopes for her cards.  Behind each card is the envies she made for them.
 I love this card.  Lots of hearts and bling for Valentine's Day.
 This is a beautiful card.  I don't have any sympathy cards in my stash.  I do now.
 This is a cheery Christmas card.  I love the snowflakes.  So cute!  This one is going away for next Christmas.  I will be 1 card ahead.
This months swap was themed by Millie with Cupcakes!  She made this really cute card.  I love the glitter on the icing.  This cupcake looks so yummy I could pick it off the card and eat it.  I also love the sweet cupcake background paper.
Wait till you see the cupcake goodies she sent me.
She made this gorgeous box.  Tied with a cute ribbon.  On the box is a cupcake magnet for my frig.

Inside the box was this yummy looking cupcake ornament.  I am so hungry for cupcakes now I should call her up and tell her she needs to make me a dozen........LOL!
 She also gave me a letter J sticker.  In case you wondering why a J.  My name is Jennifer.  Valentine seals.  A bling cupcake.  So sweet!
Lastly I love this little cupcake holder.  The tiny calendar she gave me fit it perfect.  I love that little calendar with all the yummy cupcakes every month.
Great theme Millie!
Thank You for all the cards and goodies you sent me.
Now here are the cards Millie sent Kim.  Millie scanned them on her printer to her computer and then sent them to me. 

Another great batch of cards!
Happy Crafting!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Just because card

I had yesterday off work due to the weather.  I decided to make a card for my son.  He is in Alaska serving in the Air Force.  I am so very proud of him.  Right now he is experiencing very little sun light.  I know that can be a downer.  I wanted to make him a patriotic card to let him know how proud I am of him and maybe brighten his day with a little love from home.

Now I know I said I wouldn't make another sunburst card but.........well Millie inspires me with all the great sunburst cards she makes.  I decided to give it another go.  This one I think went a lot smoother then my first one.  I used the 6x6 doodlebug stars & stripes paper pad.  For the sentiment I used Sizzix stamp and die set.  Also the strip that looks like little circles going under the sentiment came from the die set.  It is called word labels.  I really like this set.  I wish they would make more stamp and die sets.  They are so easy to use.
We got another day off today due to the extreme cold temps.  Maybe I will make it in the craft room again today.
Stay Warm for those experiencing the cold weather and as always
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 10, 2014

More January swap cards

I finally was able to give Millie her swap cards last night so now I can post them. 
 This first card I made only Millie got.  She is the Queen of starburst cards.  I thought I would try and make one.  That is exactly what I did....I made one.  I gave it a try but I believe I will leave the starburst cards to the Queen.  The paper used is from the 6x6 paper pad First Edition Desert Blooms that Kim got me.  Beautiful paper.

This card I used a Darice embossing folder for the clouds.  The heart hot air balloon is a alaastudio cut file I got from the Silhouette store.  I thought it was so cute.

 This sweet little snowman card I bought from the Silhouette store also.  It is a Samantha Walker design.  I used glitter paper from DCWV.  I love this paper.  Works great in the die cutting machine.  It is thin enough and doesn't lose its glitter.

A little hello card for the stash.  Never hurts to have some hello cards handy.  I used Prima 6x6 paper pad Lyric.  The bingo type hello stamp is a Prima stamp.  Prima makes some cute little stamps for cards. 
On to the goodies 
This batch of stickers I gave to Kim in the swap package.  She just got a new niece right before Christmas.  This can help for those scrapbooking pages.

 Yes it is Christmas goodies after Christmas.  I couldn't help it with those 70% and 80% off items I had to pick up some for Millie and Kim.

I picked up some Little Yellow Bicycle stamps for them.  It is called Love Letters.  I thought they might be able to use them for Valentine's day cards or anytime.  
Well that is my cards for this month.  Millie's cards will be coming.  I think she is still working on them.
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

January card swap!

Brrrrrrrr is it ever cold here.  Down to the single digits at night and the teens in the morning.  I know it is winter but those single digits are wicked when you have to take your dog out at night.  Especially when they take forever if you dog owners know what I mean.  I am like what is out there to sniff but snow!  LOL!  Well enough chatter and on to January card swap.  Kim will be first this month.  She sent us some pretty cards and a special treat.  I will start with the cards first.

 I love this card.  So neat.  I like how Kim stamped the image and then colored one of the flowers to make it stand out.  Very pretty card Kim.

This is a beautiful card I can use to give to my mom.  I love her handmade flower.  Very pretty.  Thank you Kim for the great cards.
Now on to the goodies Kim sent me.
 This embossing folder is sweet!  I love all the little birds.
I know these are hard to see with the reflection but the snowflake gems are so pretty.  A gorgeous blue.  I really love the clear flower gems.  They will make great centers for handmade flowers.  Kim used one for a flower center on the card she sent me above.
Saving the best for last.  Kim sent Millie and I a $15 Hobby Lobby gift card.  Woot Woot!
Millie is already saying that today after work we need to go spend that before it burns a hole in our pocketbooks......LOL!
Thank you so much for everything Kim.
As Always
Happy Crafting!