Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 2011 Card Swap Card - Friendship

I have been absent from my blog for a couple of weeks now and for good reason.  I got a promotion last Spring to Special Ed Department Chair at my high school and the position has kept me busy!  I almost brought a cot up there and just spent the night since I was leaving the school most nights betweeen 8 and 10 pm. 

I signed up for a year long card swap that started in August and somehow, someway (probably with 1 eye open), I finished my August card on time.  Here it is.  Each month has a theme and this month's theme was friendship.

Carts and Materials
  • Damask Decor - background (using the Card feature), flower
  • Storybook - panel
  • Paper - Authntique
  • Stamp - StampinUp!
  • Pearl Accents - Pearl Pen (love this thing) in pearl
  • Spray - Glimmer Mist in Gumdrop
  • My Stash - buttons, twine and flowers
I had to make 14 cards for this swap.  I had gotten a new cart and I wanted to use it so that's how I came up with the background.

I had just purchased some of the new Authentique papers and knew I wanted to use those on my cards.  I also like cards that have a lot of texture and dimension so I came up with the idean to add twine, buttons, and flowers.  I used my Pearl Pen to add a little accent in the middle of the button.  I also sprayed the flowers with Glimmer Mist for a little more depth.  It has gold glitter in it.

I stamped the sentiment on the panel with chocolate chip ink from StampinUp!.  I added some pearl accents to the points with my Pearl Pen, adhered it with pop-dots and the card was done.

Good news is - I'm done.  The better news is that there will be a new card each month so make sure you check back often to see next month's creations.  As always, leave me some love and I will see you all next time.  Wish me luck on my new school year which starts tomorrow and send up some prayers!



  1. very pretty !!! cant wait to get mine!!! its beautiful !

  2. Just Stunning! Great Job! Suzqucrafter21

  3. They are so pretty and even lovelier in person. I have 12 of the cards for you! and a littler prize in the works. Hope to see you soon to get them to you. Want me to run them buy soon? Glad you are in the swap with us! You are so talented!