Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Two more October SOTM swaps!

Here are two more beautiful swap cards I received recently! Staci created the standard size card (top) and Katrina made the 5x7 card (bottom). BEAUTIFUL work ladies!! I can't wait to get these back to all the participants so you can see how beautiful they are in person. Tomorrow is the first of October already, so my goal for today is to return all of the swap items I can to everyone who got them in to me on time! There are still two swaps missing, but I think we may still be getting those in very soon also. THANK YOU to everyone who got their items to me on time - you're gonna love these!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The first few October Stamp of the Month swaps!

I can't believe how quickly this month is flying by and that the next round of my consultant team Stamp of the Month swap is due again already! This time we are using Annotations (the October SOTM) with the "Notebook" papers and colors (Bamboo, Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Crystal Blue, and Black). I am getting some beautiful swaps in already - yaaay!! These are the first few items I have received in the order I have received them. Don't forget you can click on them to see the close-up details!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Humble Artists Swap Card (using my first "Color Me Challenged" color combo!)

I just mailed my swap cards last week for the "Humble Artists" swap group (due Sept 10th) that I participate in. The guidelines for this swap this time around were:

-We will create a 6x6 card.
-Please use at least a little bit of any one of the 5 new My Reflections paper packs in the new Idea Book!
-You must use something you can see through (clear buttons, vellum, transparency, organdy ribbon, liquid glass, etc...).
-You must use some element on the card that is round or curved (you know how popular circles and scallops still are).
-Please use any kind of dimensional element.
-Finally, include at least three different stamped images on your card (the images can be from the same stamp set or different sets).

For this card I also used colors from the first color challenge posted on the NEW "color me challenged" blog!! (http://colormechallenged.blogspot.com/). Colors are Vanilla Cream, Vineyard Berry, Juniper, Sorbet, and Desert Sand. If anyone wants to play along and create a card using any of the guidelines listed above I would welcome you to do so and share the link to it here in the comments section if you can!! One thing I really love about my humble artists swap is seeing how different everyone's cards turn out considering we're all using the same exact guidelines! Once I figure out how to post links to some of the other swap participants artwork on their blogs, I will do that here too, but for now I am still learning and haven't figured that out just yet. I'm just happy to finally be posting and using my blog - lol!!

More September SOTM swaps!

Here are the rest of the Stamp of the Month swaps I have received. I included the artists names on them when I scanned them and they are shown in the order I received them. The standard size criss-cross card is by Tiffany Johnson, the 9x9 layout is by Addie Ebersohl, the 6x6 layout is by Starr Nelson, and the 3.5x8" business size card is by me! I am so thrilled with all the beautiful artwork I got from our swap group this month - THANK YOU ladies for your excellent work!! I hope you enjoy these too! I can't wait to get the next round of swap items featuring the October SOTM (Annotations) that I am expecting to start seeing from our group very soon! Don't forget that you can click on each of these scans to see these items up close!