Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's Swap Time!

Okay, will somebody please remind me next time I sign up for three swaps in a relatively close period of time that it is not a good idea for me? I always think the dates sound far off at the time, and that there will "only" be so many to make, and that it will be fun. Well, yeah- fun to receive, but in the end the stress is always more than I bargain for. I am not usually real good about deadlines as they often sneak up on me. So... I stress out until I get them done. But this time, I was able to figure out a card that I can at least use for two different swaps, so I am real happy about that. Sure- I am sick of making this card now, but hey- I got two swaps completed! 

The first swap is due next Monday night at my Stampin' Up! local demonstrator's meeting. It's a great group of gals who all got connected through SplitCoastStampers. It has been way too many months since I have seen them and I am really looking forward to getting together with them. Our swap theme this month is "the new catty"! I only got my first order delivered yesterday afternoon, so all I had to work with before then was the Rustic Rooster hostess set I pre-ordered. I just hope they don't mind that I used an old background stamp with it. It just worked so well with the card! 

The next swap is going for my Stampin' Up! workshop club. This group gets together every other month. And to keep everybody stamping in between workshops as well as to get lots of great ideas from each other, we do swap cards. I also accept any extras the ladies make to donate to the Troops. We have a theme each time, and this time we are making "masculine" based cards. It's always a challenge, it seems, to come up with card ideas for the guys! So, this time we chose to do them for anyone of "the male gender"- be it a baby, child or adult. As long as it is for a male. Now, it's not that I couldn't send this card to a woman, but I hope you agree that this qualifies as being a "masculine" card. 
So, now 2 out of 3 swaps are done!
On to my Easter/ Spring cards :-)

Items used for my Rooster Card:
SU! Stamps: Rustic Rooster; Chicken Wire BG
C/S: Black, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Close To Cocoa
Ink: Basic Brown
Accessories: circle punches; black gingham ribbon; paper piercer tool and mat pack; sponge; Glassy Glaze Enamel embossing powder; Versamark


Unknown said...

this is REALLY nice Sarah!!! I've never done cracked glass...it looks beautiful on this!

beautifully done :)

sharonw05 said...

WHY did SU get rid of that background? It is perfect with taht rooster stamp! Love the cracked glass, too.

Amy H said...

I LOVE the cracked glass with that rooster!! It's been a while since I've done that technique. That's fun!!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the rooster image. Hope we have it in our new catalogue due end of April. Nice swap card.

BethH said...

I like this, Sarah...such a great card and the cracked glass is awesome for the rooster. Your blog looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card!! I love reading your blog and seeing your FAB! cards- I never got to see your talent before!! Wish I could post more often but did want you to know I am loving the blog!! This card is awesome- love the cracked glass- perfect touch!! Keep up the great work friend!

Pam W. said...

Great card! I love this technique and it works so nicely with this image. YAY - I can finally comment!