Tuesday, July 23, 2013

More July swap cards

Here are the cards that Millie sent to me for the July card swap.
 Now this is a girly card!  What woman doesn't love shoes?  I might not wear the high heeled kind anymore but I still love them.    
This is a nice hello card.  You can never have enough of the general cards.  I love the way she used 3 different patterned papers.  The banners under the hello button are cool too. 

The picture does not do this card justice.  It has a pretty sparkled silver and gray paper in the background.  A nice silver bow.  The Congratulations is embossed.  Very elegant card.
Thanks for all the great cards Millie.
It won't be long till August swap cards will be coming.  Millie already has hers done.  I need to get busy.
Stay cool and as always Happy Crafting!

More July Swap cards

Millie sent me pictures of the cards she gave to Kim for the July swap. 
 Nothing says summer like the beach!  Great beach card!
 What a cute hello card!  I love the colors in this one.  Very bright and cheery!
 Another bright and cheery card.  Neat flower design in the middle.  I like the colorful brads on the corners.
I will be posting the cards Millie sent me when I get them.
Enjoy your day & Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Guy card

Millie made a great card for her DH and I thought I would share it with you.  I don't know about you but I have a really hard time making guy cards.  Great job Millie!

I will be putting up the cards that Millie sent to Kim for the July swap here soon.  Till then Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July card

I made a Christmas card for the CARDZ TV "Christmas in July challenge".  It was different to make a Christmas card while you have the fan on because your hot....LOL!  Living here in Pennsylvania we feel the cold at Christmas time.

I used the Jolly Holiday lite cricut cart.  I cut this little elf at 3.5".  Added some packages in his little wagon & decorated him up with some bling. 
Happy Crafting!


Friday, July 5, 2013

Kim's cards for the July swap

Well time to show you all what Kim sent me for the July card swap!
Kim did Christmas in July.
 I love this card with the little girl catching snowflakes and how Kim put pearls on the card.  Very pretty card!
 This card is cool.  Kim embossed it and added some gems for ornaments.  Very classy!
Last card Kim used some paper like peppermint stripes and made this cute card.
Great cards Kim! 
Now on to all the goodies Kim sent me.  Once again she has spoiled me rotten.
 Kim sent me a cuttlebug embossing folder similar to the one she used on her card.  Millie, Kim, & I all have cuttlebugs so we like our embossing folders.
 Next some very Noel brads.  I love the little snowflakes.
 These accents come in handy for making Christmas cards where you just need a extra touch.
 Now this stamp she sent me I just absolutely love.  It is not a little stamp either.  She is so sweet.  I just love fantasy stamps.  I adore this one.
A very nice sentiment to put in the Christmas cards. 
Thanks to Kim I am all ready to start making some Christmas cards right now.
Thank You Kim for everything I loved it all.
Happy Crafting!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July card swap

Wow the month of June just flew by.  I can't believe it is July already.  Here are the cards I sent to Millie & Kim this month for the July card swap.
 For this card I used the Tim Holtz's Tattered flowers sizzix die for the flowers.  The tag on the front comes from the pack of tags that Millie sent me last month.  The lace used at the bottom came from a pack of trim from Webster's.  I also did some sewing around the edges.  Yeah I can't believe I pulled my machine out.  I used a cream thread but now I am thinking I should have used white cause you can hardly see it.  I also embossed the card base.  I can't remember the folder I used.  I have so many embossing folders I need to start using them. 

 This was a fun card to make.  The pink frame was just a piece of plain chipboard.  I painted it pink and glued some glitter on it.  Put a flower and some embellishment's on.  The key is a brad that Kim gave me.  I really liked them.  Not as heavy as the metal keys you can get. 
This card was a bright and cheery card.  The reason I did a mushroom is when I took the dog out I noticed a bunch of mushrooms in the grass.  It just put me in the mood to do a mushroom card.  I made the mushroom from the Cricut Cindy Loo cart.  It is such a cute cart.  Once again I embossed the background.  Trying to use those embossing folders more.
Next on to the goodies I put in the ladies swap bags.
 I seen these really cute layer stickers from MME at my LSS.  Then I found a paper pad that goes with it.  So I got each of the ladies a pack of the stickers and then I split the paper pad between them so they would have some matching paper to go with the stickers.

 As I was looking at the stickers with the kite on it.  I decided some cool felt clouds would be nice to go with the goodies too.
 I went to a place called surplus city.  They have all kinds of lace n such.  So I picked up a yard of this and that lace and gave Kim & Millie a foot each.  We all got a foot each.  I have plenty of lace but I thought this lace was neat cause it had a line of small pearls on it.  I got the lace with pink and white pearls.  I also picked up a lacey applique.  We can find so many things that you would have never thought to use on a card only to find out hey that can work.

I decorated these little tea lights.  I seen it somewhere but can't remember and decided to give it a whirl.  Here is what I came up with.  I hope the ladies like them.
That's my July swap for Millie & Kim.  When they send me theirs I will be sure to post.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July! 
Be safe, & enjoy!
Happy Crafting!