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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Swaps from Tacoma Regionals

Hi Stampers!  Thanks for coming back to visit my series on the Tacoma Regional Meetings.  And yes, I am finally showcasing some of the awesome swaps I traded for.  Today I'm featuring all the Halloween and Fall cards I received. 
Before I begin though I'd just like to say I'm unable to give credit to the creators of some of these great cards because they have no identification on them.  This makes me so sad!  I'd like to be able to link your name and or blog information to your great card, but can't.  So if you are the creator of one of these "unnamed" cards please let me know and I'll add the link. 
I love this card! The witches boot and cute sentiment are from the fun filled 5-piece Bootiful Occasions stamp set.  And, check out that broom, it's made with the Owl Builder punch  The Spider Web Embossing Folder and the new Chevron Folders were used to create a spooky background on this card.  Very creative.  Unfortunately this is an "unnamed" card. 

Peg Bunn from Portland Oregon created this gorgeous "Frightening Feline" using the Howlstooth and Scaringbone Designer Series Paper on Tangerine Tango cardstock.  Both the cat and the Perfect Plum cardstock layer were cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits.  The beautiful bow is made with Perfect Plum 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  What a cute kitty!  
I was so excited when I swapped for this awesome hybrid card.  Zada Hall from Seattle Washington created this card using the MDS SU Program Toxic Framable Digital Template. She also printed out a great background layer using the  Halloween Program and mounted it on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. This MDS Template is a great value at $4.95 and it comes with a 34-piece brushset.  Some Googly Eyes, Pearl Basic Jewels and Rhinestone Basic Jewels add some glitter and motion to this card.  Well done Zada............. love it!  

This cute little witch is from the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  Jo Rauch did a great job on this card.  She coloured the Googlie eyes with an alcohol based marker to make them glow with a spooky green hue.  She added two strips of 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon on top of the DSP and Spider Web embossing to create a pennant.  Basic black brads were added to the top of the ribbons, giving some added focus to the ribbons.  An all around cool Halloween card, nice job Jo. 

Another cute "unnamed" card made with the Googly Ghouls set.

One of the things I really like about Halloween swaps is the number of really cute 3-D projects you can come across.  Here's a prime example.  This candy holder was made by Jo-Ann Unrau, another incredible demo in the Abbotsford area of BC, and a member of our Colourful Impressions group.  Jo-Ann created a Pumpkin Pie layer that has been stamped and cut out with the new Apothecary Accents Framelits onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock that is scored to form a cute little holder for candy corn.  I love the paper piercing she's done around the label it just steps this right right up.

This next 3-D is another creation by Zada Hall of Seattle Washington.  Isn't it just the cutest? She's stamped the little black spider from the Googly Ghouls set onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and framed it in a bottle cap that's been mounted on a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punched from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP.  Rhinestone basic jewels add a little bling along with the googlie eyes.  Oh and I forgot to mention this little jewel of a 3-D is actually a broach........... that's right it has a little pin on the back.  How cute!

An "unnamed" 3-D swap.  Little wrapper holds a chocolate bar.

This is a view of the back and you can see the little chocolate treat tucked in behind

The beautiful leaves on this card have been embossed with the Chevron and the Lacy Brocade embossing folders to give them texture and then they've been cut out with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  This is another "unnamed" card. 

Deborah Barry of Longview, WA made this elegant card using the French Foliage Stamp set and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  What a terrific card.  I like how she's stamped the images in Early Espresso, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.  Perfect fall colours!  The gorgeous Brushed Bronze designer button is mounted on the card front with Linen Thread, giving a nice focus and finishing touch. 

Charlene Tieking created this beautiful fall card by combining leaf images from the Gently Falling set and a sentiment from Word Play.  She has stamped one of the leaf images in what looks like Crumb Cake ink on Early Espresso cardstock, and the larger more visible leaf in Early Espresso ink on to Summer Starfruit one of the new Incolour cardstocks.  The sentiment ink is also in Summer Starfruit.  Great combo. 

Well that's the end of my Halloween and Fall swaps, but tune in tomorrow for a look at the Christmas and all occasion ones I'll be posting.  They are awesome and I know you'll love them too. 

1 comment:

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Very nice Fall cards. I just love the witches's shoe and broom one! Thanks for sharing them.