23 June 2008

time for a pick me up...

Its been so dreary around here.. concern for my friends and the smoke and the heat. It has finally cooled down and the fires are slowly being contained and extinguished. I am in need of a pick me up and a SWAP seems like a good way to do that.

Earlier this year I made a pact with myself to MAKE cards for various special occasions rather than buying them. (they are SO EXPEN$IVE) On this front I have failed miserably making ZERO cards yet this year. I made a bunch last year and even participated in a spring card swap hosted by Heather of Speckled Egg. I know there are others who have lamented about not having the time or inclination to make their own cards so I thought some of you all might be interested in swapping.

Here are the details...
• 1 for 1 card swap up to 12 total pieces.
• Greeting cards WITH envelopes that are mailable.
• OPEN theme.. you may send blank "everyday" cards, or themed cards i.e. birthday, Thank You, anniversary, holiday, etc.
• Cards DUE to me by Friday, August 8 (that's 6 weeks).
• PLEASE include a self addressed address label and $3.00 in cash or stamps to cover return postage.
EMAIL ME to sign up at which time I will send you my address.

Check out this inspiration I have found around the web:
Fab cowboy & cowgirl cards by Lilia of Flea Market Studio
Super cute birthday card from Ellen at One Ripe Peach:
How cute are these Mona Lisa cards from AP Vintage?
Or this clever Thank You card from Freckled Pink?
There is so much inspiration out there if we stop and look around. I can't wait to create some cards now and I hope you will join me!
* Int'l players are welcome provided you get your cards to me on time. We can work out Int'l postage, please EMAIL ME to sign up as I am unable to get everyone's email or reply though blog comments. Thanks!


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my card! Cute other finds, too! - Tori at Freckled Pink

  2. I'm in! I'll send you an email

  3. I would love to join this fun swap!

    I always enjoy your blog!

    My prayers are with all who are having hardships now with fires, floods, toronados and a other natural fury!

  4. Sounds like fun - I'd like to join the swap too.

  5. these are amazing.

    Poulsbo florist

  6. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to join in on this swap! Thanks so much for featuring one of my cards...woweeeee! Have a super splendid day!

  7. I wish I had time to join!! Those cards look fabulous and I am sure they would be a hoot to make. So sorry to hear about the fires over there! We are in the middle of winter so it is hard to imagine but we live in a Bush Fire area and can sympathise!! Hope it all goes OK.

  8. hello Heather,

    I would like to participate in your swap ! Do you think it's possible for me because I'm from Belgium and that's far away from where you live... Maybe if I put some more money in to pay for postage ?

    Inge ( from Belgium)

  9. Oh, I can always use some cards to have on hand...I'm emailing you now to sign up!

  10. I am so in on this swap. I'll be emailing you. Thanks for coming up with this swap.

  11. Wow look at all of these amazing artist that will be swapping. May I join? I'll email you right now!

  12. Hi there,
    Would it be ok if I joined so late in the game?? It sounds like too much fun to not ask!