Sunday, September 9, 2012

T is for tree rolodex swap

I admit I have a real passion for trees. I am always looking at the different trees in yards etc.  My husband laughs when I say "I want a tree like that" because even though we live in the woods we already have quite a number of  "not native" trees all around our house.

I really love this stamp. It is by A Stamp in the Hand. It is also still mounted which is not usual for me. I first saw this on a card by a friend, Laura Lok and of course I went on a quest to find it.

Sunny...very soft and calming!

Gretchen, also love the soft colors

Jerri did this rolodex, This is an old SU set which I used to use a lot. HMMM need to dig that out and play!

Deb...the paper on this is beautiful. I don't think it photographed well enough but there is a beautiful gold luster on the lantern.
I finished my U for universe and V for vegies. Wow only 4 more to go. My two years seemed like quite a commitment at the start but it has flown by and I will be sorry to see it end...can we make up some more letters for the alphabet??

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rolodex Swap S

S is for snowman is this months rolodex. While I am not ready to have real snowpeople yet....These are really adorable.

This is my snowperson. This is a penguin pants design and I admit one of my favorite sets.

Jerri made this cutie! I have a real halloween ornament that is a smores devil. Kinda funny when you think about it....a marshmellow devil?

Sunny made this rolodex.


Great work again everyone!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Flower Cards

I always enjoy challenging myself to come up with a different interpretation of a card I see on line. Either my own color combo, a different stamp or a very loose interpretation like a card sketch.  These 2 cards have a few elements of all those changes. You can see the original card here: Sharon is a very talented stamper/artist and she is a very consistent source of inspiration! Thanks Sharon!!

This is a very loose interpretation of Sharon's card. This stamp is an unmounted stamp so unfortunately I don't know the company that made it. The lace is from SU. I watercolored the image with watercolor pencils. I love the control you get with the pencils.

This card is definitely more like Sharon's card. I didn't use an embossing folder. The paper is old SU designer series. The stamp is from Stampendous.  I looked at this stamp for a long time before I bought it...I mean HOW MANY STAMPS DOES ONE PERSON NEED?  If you figure out the answer to this question be sure to let me know! LOL