May 31, 2007

Ten Amazing Cards by Ten Amazing Bloggers!

OK... I know I have been a crappy blogger... but and an even crappier swap hostess! I was suposed to post ALL these cards before the end of May, nothing like waiting until the last minute huh! :) I NEED to share these cards with you... and I have WANTED to share them for some time; it just didn't happen... until today!

PLEASE be sure to visit the blogs of these amazing stampers... I am always so pleased with these blogger swaps; the participants always really rise to the challenge and create wonderful cards. Plus I ask each of them to send me an extra card that I then donate to a local Assisted Living Facility I used to work with. So it's stamping for a cause too!

This card was created by Erika at Stampin' Mama. She one of my true blog buddies... don't ya love making real friends online! I think this card is so cool; how she embossed in clear and then sponged over the embossing to darken the surrounding cardstock (like on the flower)... but then some of the embossing, also stamped/embossed in clear happened to turn out a bit darker than the cardstock she stamped on (like in the yellow area). It's just good experimenting and lots of stamping practice at work!

This card was created by Terri at Stampin' Terri. I love these fresh bright colors and I think this stamp set looks fantastic with these papers!

This card was ALSO created by Terri at Stampin' Terri. Here is Terri again; she was in two of my groups. Can you see all this wonderful glitter! Yum! And she MADE those white brads which I will have to try... I love white brads.

This card was created by Jen at Inking Along. This technique is called Pergamano... it's actually pierced paper! WOW! This is a ton of work for swaps huh? But it was worth it; it's such a lovely card!

This card was created by Kecia at 4th and Goal. I think her watercoloring here is fabulous! Was a soft and delicate look!

This card was created by Nancy at Nancy's Creative Mess. How cute is this! With the cool quilty look! Wonderful color choices and a simple but dramatic design!

This card (see below for the unique surprise inside) was created by Anne Marie at One More Thing. I love how she hid the scalloped oval inside the card... it's a very fun surprise! I also really appreciate the simple layout here and the little details like the "bling" on the front and the glitter on the little fairy.

This card was created by Colleen at Stampin' with the Goddess. It's a 6X6" card; simple but bold, and it just could not be any more cheerful!

This card was created by Connie at Is That Your Monkey? This card has a unique but simple fold that I find myslef using more and more. hard to see in this pic are the little glitter touches (stickles) on the flowers... so great! I need to tell you Connie is also an overachieving swapper... her cards are always FIRST at my house! :)

This card was created by Denise at All Things Stamped. Denise's designs are always so right on the money... she never over complicates a card and her layouts and color choices are fresh and appealing.

Thanks to all of my WONDERFUL swappers!


Anonymous said...

Each and every one of those cards was awesome! I extra, extra loved that "quilty" one by Nancy. Thanks for posting these!

paperartschicago said...

Wow - These are all so beautiful. Each has it's own style which I totally love to see. Great ideas and execution. Thanks so much for sharing.


angie said...

All of these are gorgeous! Everyone really did an amazing job for this swap!

Aunt T said...

WOW! Wonderful cards. Each with their own style and all of them are excellent.


Kylie B said...

Oh wow what Beautiful Cards!