Been busy making cards

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I hosted some card challenge swaps on swap-bot in my Use Your Stash series of swaps. One on dog/cat, one on purse cards, one on fashion.
dog and tree cards June 2011

dog and tree cards June 2011

Cat cards

Cat cards

Purse cards with Top Note

Purse cards with Top Note

One of the physicians’ I work for received this black embossed card and of course, they didn’t care how “pretty” it was, and me being the “shiney sh*t saver” I am, I had to have this base card –they could keep the invite part that was inside!  I’ve had it laying around for a few months, and after my summer cleaning this week, I came across it again and thought it would be perfect for this swap.

Color Challenge Card -Black, yellow, pink, white

Color Challenge Card -Black, yellow, pink, white

Card challenge inside

Card challenge inside

And for this last card, I had an example using coffee filters on cards laying around my craft desk for months,  so today was the day the inspiration finally hit me for it. LOVE how it turned out! Just used the Big heart punch from Stampin Up! for the bustier and a tiny flower punch to kind of bring out the flowers in the ribbon.  Of course I made a few of these with a tiny bit of variety for each.

Coffee Filter dress 1

Coffee Filter dress 1

Coffee filter dress 2

Coffee filter dress 2

Coffee filter dress 3

Coffee filter dress 3

Coffee Gift Card holder

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I was inspired by this gift pocket wallet by Erica over at her blog   that I wanted to make a smaller version. Once I got the folds down correctly for my card size, my creativity flowed like a river!
coffe gift card holder front

coffe gift card holder front

pocket fits a Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop’s) gift card -VERTICALLY!
coffe gift card holder inside

coffe gift card holder inside

 and I just couldn’t leave the back plain…
coffe gift card holder back

coffe gift card holder back

Been making cards lately

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I have totally replenished my stock in cards, which has now caused, card burn-out. My A.D.D. has set in & I need to move on to another craft for these next few weeks. Looks like I’m heading back over to the jewelry side of my craft room. But here is just a few of the MANY cards I’ve made this week (I can’t spoil it by showing yall ALL of my cards because some of yall might be recipients of them!) 🙂

 

CARDS old toys March 2011

CARDS old toys March 2011

 

CARDS manly car March 2011

CARDS manly car March 2011

 

CARDS baby ducks March 2011

CARDS baby ducks March 2011

 

 

 

 

Slowly but surely Crafting each day of March

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I have been keeping my pledge to craft each day of March. As I stated before, I can’t post photos each day, so here are just a few cards that I have made these first 7 days of the month. I have made more, but they are for swaps that I will be mailing out, so I will add those after I mail them to my swap partners.

I picked up this package of embellishments at Michael’s on clearance for I think under $1.50. I’m so happy I picked up two of these little bird packs, because they are just the cutest little things!   I couldn’t just plop them on card fronts, of course I added my FAVORITE craft item, STICKLES.  It makes them so much cuter!!!

thought flower card 2011

thought flower card 2011

 

Love bird card 2011

Love bird card 2011

little birdie card 2011

little birdie card 2011

hope card 2011

hope card 2011

Happy Mailbox!! Lots of swaps received in one day!! :)

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What a way to make one happy! I come home from work & check the mail & my mailbox is PACKED with swap packages!!! YIPPEEE!! I LOVED everything & just HAVE to show it all off!!

My twitter buddy mutantpenguin and I were tweeting together one day & decided to do a private swap since we aren’t really in any of the same swap groups (other than that twitter swap is how we met!). SO, I said I’d make her a Dotee doll (see under my Dotee posting here for the photo of the Dotee I made her) because she always wanted one (per her profile) and she would crochet me a scarf.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf & after I took the photo I noticed the little design in it is hearts — I don’t know if that was intentional or the pattern, but that’s what I’m going with — it was her valentine’s present to me!! I will always cherish it & think of her every time I wear it! Thanks Linda!!

Private swap mutantpenguin Scarf

Private swap mutantpenguin Scarf

I hold a monthly color challenge in the Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry swap group on swap-bot. This was what I received for the January color challenge – colors were: blue & silver pendants. I fell in love with these two swaps I received. Once I finish up in all the valentines swaps I’m in, I think I’m gonna go back to focus on jewelry. I go in cycles of crafting. I finished my Dotee cycle, card cycle, so, its jewelry time again…

I got these two pottery heart pendants from lisa potterylady. I had seen her profile and hoped she would use her pottery in my swap! YAY! I am such a lucky swap recipient!!  I know my coworkers will be begging me for these pendants!!   Thanks Lisa!! 🙂

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

Home and Hearthomeandheart was my other partner for this color challenge swap. WOW! I opened the envie it all came in and I was mesmerized by the cards that were inside. They were SO AWESOME that it took me a bit of time to notice the swap was attached to the big card/tag. EVEN COOLER!!! Then just thought the blue & brown ‘dangles were on the next smaller card, but after really checking them out, noticed that they were earrings!! How AWESOME is that??? She read my profile that I love those colors to match my scrubs for work! Oh I will DEFINATELY be wearing them to work !! Oh, and the little tag had a rhinestone breast cancer ribbon (again she noticed it from my profile)! I am going to use the tags the jewelry was attached to as book marks so I can always see them! 🙂  I love when people take the time to go the extra mile to really make your swap package special! 🙂 Thank so much Jody!

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

MorahLaura & I did a private swap of quality beads since we are both tired of getting junk beads in swaps. This was my third quality bead swap out of one swap. I may set up a reoccurring swap like this for others who want good beads, not just plastic or junk. I already starting creating with some of the beads Laura sent me. Thanks for a great swap Laura!!

Private swap morahlaura Feb2011

Private swap morahlaura Feb2011

I think I signed up for pretty much every Valentine card swap on swap-bot since Valentine’s is my FAVORITE holiday!! I believe it is a ‘chick’ holiday & that we share the love with each other!!! It is so fun to get a bunch of valentine cards like back in our school days.

I was in this handmade Valentine card swap & OMG… these cards from swap-bot newbie, spotteddogs, are INCREDIBLE!!! I’ve never seen Copic cards in person only in magazines and online. WOW! I just LOVE them! I surely *sorry to say* am NEVER sending them to anyone! I will DEFINATELY keep them for my collection of favorite cards from swap friends! Thank you Janet!

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs COPICS

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs COPICS

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs Copics

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs Copics

And lastly but not last in any manner… the Valentine Dotee swap that I received. WOW! I fell in love with her immediately! I am still kinda bland with my faces on my dotees & this one just made my heart melt. I loved how my awesome dotee partner, Haole1, even gave her rosy cheeks & eye shadow!  I just loved all the stuff she sewed all over Miss Bella (name she gave her). Such such SUCH a sweet dotee & I will definately keep her in my craft area so I can always see her! She even made me a crochet heart pot-holder (which of course will never be used for that -it will be a doily on my dresser!!) Thank you SO much Katie!

Valentine Dotee Doll Swap received from Haole1

Valentine Dotee Doll Swap received from Haole1