Monday, June 30, 2008

Ode to Summer

submited by Aunt CarolThank you all so much for participating in the Ode to Summer swap. This swap was SO much fun and I've had a blast getting to know you, chat with you and receive all these creative and fun ideas!! Here are a few of the cards that were submitted for this swap!

submitted by OhioMary

submitted by MrsE

submitted by miamikel4

submitted by B-gin-R

submitted by 2CuteCats

submitted by KristineMB

submitted by Sama

Note: let me know if you have a blog and will link your card to it :)

Summertime On My Mind

We have had some crazy weather this year, so back in April or May I decided to start a swap to get us in the mood for summer. And it certainly did because once these cards started to roll in, the weather started to get nicer and nicer. And now I'm happy to report that summer has finally arrived (at least that's the case in Seattle!!)

Here is the card I made and gifted away for a few Ode to Summer participants.

The seed packet template can be found at katydidcreations

Simply Adorable

Here are some of the cards I received from the Simply Adorable Swap

submitted by stamperela

submitted by Sama

submitted by Balance22

submitted by B-gin-R

submitted by patspaperpassion

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Swappers Delight

Once I had my own swap up and going I realized that I was excited to host but the hostess doesn't make cards and my mind was buzzing with ideas. So, I joined some swaps and this is what I came up with! penguin swap

Wheely Fun

Through the Catty Stage 1 & 2

SU! Hostess Set Swap

SU! Occasions Mini Swap

Say What? Swap

Stars and Stripes Swap

Let's Polka Swap

The Cutest Card

Wow! This will be my first post as a "creative card making" blogger. I have blogged before but I'm going to keep my personal blog separate from my craft blog.
So, welcome!! Thanks for visiting. I guess I'll just start from the beginning with a card I made for the first swap I hosted! The swap was called "The Cutest Card" and everyone that entered did such a fabulous job of creating CUTE, sweet, adorable cards. I was gushing from the cuteness. I decided right away that with all my swaps I would create a card that also met the challenge requirements and give those away to the players who contributed the most to the thread (either in way of conversation, card effort or just generally making others to feel welcome and loved). So I came up with a few cards to gift away for this swap but I'll just show a few. Thanks so much to all who participated!! You're in my heart forever.