Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hoppin' on my swappin'!

I suppose I have gotta get hoppin' on my swappin'! I always have a huge amount of open swaps going on and now is no exception! I have somewhere over 50 open - some of which have multiple spots! So since I'm still on a creative spree, I don't want to lose any of my mojo! I'd better get to my stampin' area to play!

This Monkey card is my 2nd spot for Kristen's Monkey Swap on SCS. If you want to check out her swap check it out here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=432954

This cute little monkey comes from a clear stamp set by Sandy Lion. I stamped him using Memento tuxedo black ink on Georgia Pacific 110# cs, and colored him in with my Copics (E25, E35). I cut him out with my scalloped oval Nestabilities, and mated him atop another scallopped oval of SU Chocolate Chip. I used a strip of 5/8 inch SU Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and put a piece of hand-crochetted pale yellow lace atop it. Then I laced them both through and around the base of the SU Barely Banana card. Finally, I added the sentiment (SU) by placing it atop dimensionals and centering it on the ribbon-lace.

I love the way this card came out! It's perfect for welcoming a new baby into the family, or giving to the new teacher or aide in your childs preschool or kindergarten. It would also be great to welcome a family with small children into the neighborhood!


This card I made for my good buddy, Lisa's swap on Splitcoaststampers! Check it out here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=436195

Lisa is a fantastic host and a great friend! I'm so glad that she is local so we can occassionally get together for a 'stamping playdate' or lunch!
This time Lisa is featuring cards with digital images designed by the uber talented Dustin Pike. Dustin seems like a wonderfully creative guy, and like me- is forever a kid at heart! He is also participating in the swap himself, so I cannot wait to see what he concocts.

For this dragon card, I used a digi image printed on Georgia Pacific 110# cs. I colored in the green shaded parts of him with my Prismacolor Pencils (PC913, PC989) and blended it with Gamsol (OMS). I used a metallic silver Prismacolor Pencil (PC949) for his helmet. I used my Copics (YG91, R29, E49, W5) to color the rest of the image. I cut the image out using my Labels One Nestabilities, and mounted it on a second, larger diecut using SU Chocolate Chip cs. I stamped the sentiment (SU) using Memento tuxedo black in on a scrap of GP110, and punched it using SU's word window punch. The background DP is cut from the 2007 DCWV Christmas slab. I wrapped a piece of printed grosgrain ribbon from Dashes, Dots, and Checks to the DP and made a faux tie. I affixed everything to the SU Bashful Blue base and added two blue Dewdrops to the ends of the sentiment punchout to finish it.

I think this one is pretty cute! It'll make a nice 'not-too-girly' birthday card for a little dragon loving boy! Lucky for me, Dustin has a whole series of great coordinating digi images you can print out to use along with or without this tough lil' dragon! Check out Dustin's blog at: http://dustinpike.blogspot.com/ You can also buy them in rubbah from DRS Designs at: http://www.drsdesigns.com/newreleases.htm


This Changito Santa card I made for my 3rd spot in 'my boo' Irish's Christmas in July Swap Check out her swap here on Splitcoaststampers: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443769

I stamped Changito with Memento tuxedo black ink on Georgia Pacific 110# cs, and colored him with my Copics (R29, E25,100). I cut him out using my Quickutz squares. I cut graduating squares of cs in SU Basic Black and Real Red and mounted the image atop them. I mounted it on a SU Glorious Green base and put 3 buttons across the bottom. I wanted a very simple layout and design, but I felt I needed to add some kind of sentiment. I found this one by Studio G to be a perfect fit. What do you think?

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