Saturday, June 7, 2008

Saturday SWAPs

Be sure to check out this post, for a Blog Candy Give-Away!!!!!

Saturdays are ALWAYS busy around my house! I'm sure most of you can empathize due to your own hectic schedules. Looking back, Saturday is a day that I have traditionally neglected when blogging for just this reason. So I decided to think what crafty item do I readily have available at most any given time and I thought, "of course, SWAPs!" I am one of "those" people that enjoy participating in SWAPs. My first favorite is ATC SWAPs but I enjoy SWAPing cards, as well! Whether it's my Girl Scout background (SWAPS are a big GS tradition) or the fact that I love to receive handmade paper goodies made by others, I don't know, but it is something I like to do! Sometimes I will post a project that I have given in a SWAP, while other times it will be a pretty that I have received.

Today's SWAP featured is an ATC I made for a Durcan Designs SWAP. This is the 3rd ATC SWAP in which I have participated with Tracy Durcan as "the hostess with the mostest!" The contributions are ALWAYS gorgeous and unique- definitely an awesome SWAP! The base of the card is Barely Banana embossed with a Swiss Dot folder from Cuttlebug. The PP is Daisy D's Baby Girl and the white CS is Curious Iridescent Cryogen White. The cupcake and rosebud images are Inkadinkado's Birthday Cupcake and the sentiment is from Lockhart Designs. All images are colored with Copic markers and areas traced over with Sakura Quickie Glue pen then dusted with Dazzling Diamonds. The little scalloped border was made with a Fiskers Treading Water border punch and the "doily" is a piece of the Crycogen White cut out of a circle Nestability then punch out with the SU large oval punch. Every thing is distressed with Ranger's Tim Holtz Antique Linen distressing ink. The ribbon is Sweet Blush satin by PTI. This was such a yummy card to make-lol! Don't forget to leave a comment below for blog candy which will be drawn on Monday evening. Watch tomorrow for another Scrappy addition to my blog and then Tuesday, I can't wait to show you the Sketch Challenge that the JBE DT is cooking up! Hope everyone enjoys a safe, fun weekend! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!


Jennifer Love said...

That is a beautiful card! :) What a great card to get in a swap...kinda jealous. LOL!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful ATC....the other swappers are lucky ones indeed! Love all the perfect are so good at details! TFS: Tinla

Rose Ann said...

What a darling ATC!! I LOVE it!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

That is so gorgeous! Tracy is very creative too and this will go great with your swap.