Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monthly Card Swap

I am currently in a monthly card swap which consist of 6 people per group, hosted by Melissa Craig from SCS. Each month the hostess will send out an image and designer paper (dp) for the other 5 people in the group to use on their cards. Embellishments are optional. Finally, got the time to upload my monthly swap cards.

This one is from February. It is quite plain, but love the scalloped circle, reminds me of a flower with the circle. I used bazzill cs and my giga scalloped Marvy punch. The bee image (Stampendous), dp and eyelets were provided by the hostess. Truthfully, I don't like to work with the eyelets as I don't like the pounding I have to do because I don't have the pink or green dile setter which everybody has these days. I don't have the money to invest in this think yet. It's on my wishlist, but my wishlist is currently very long, LOL.

This was the March swap. I also have this spa bella image. Bought it awhile ago. Makes me envy those ladies who can afford spa treats like this where you get pampered like a queen. I am trying to use up all my old cardstocks which a purchased at my local Xpedex store before buy new ones. I have purchased a few (wink.. wink) packs which consisted of 250 cardstocks (cs). When am I ever going to finish using these things, LOL. I cheated already as I purchased new bazzill cs in January. The hostess for March was really generous, she gave us so much goodies. I added faux crystal, paper flower, and lime green brad. Another simple card for me. I haven't really been creating anything the last two months.

Finally, my April card. This dog (Penny Black) image is just so cute. I love the designer paper (dp) also. It is just so fun to do this card. I used the gamsol technique to color the dog, which is prisma color pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I finally purchased some embossing folders from Michaels last Sunday for 50% off. Finally, I get to play with my cuttlebug. I purchased the cuttlebug in January and never touched it until now. Shame on me as it was a big investment. I paid $60, including shipping for this thing as it is now $40 at Michael because of the 50% sale. Anyways, like I said, trying hard to use up all my old cs, my prism flowers and brads, so I can buy MORE new ones, LOL.

I need a job to feed my stamping, crafting addiction.

1 comment:

Melissa Craig said...

These are AWESOME!! I am fortunate enough to have one of these lovely cards (Spabella) but I do wish I had the others!! Great job Ying!