Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fun with Friends Swap Hop

Good morning!

I'm here today with a bit of fun!

A few weeks ago, seven of us decided we would do a Christmas/Winter card swap.
It was so much fun to see the different cards come in, that we decided to take it one step
further, and do a blog hop with our swap cards!

This is just for prizes, but we hope that you are inspired by something
that you see today!

Here is my (first) swap card:

Once my mailbox began filling with swap cards, I panicked!

This card, which looked so pretty initially, now looked pretty drab and plain, so...............

here is card number two:

I actually used this card for two swaps.

The first attempt was the card with the larger flakes.

I simply could NOT get the ink to dry, so I added some Liquid Pearls to the top of the stamped snowflakes.

Since I was still feeling a bit inadequate (lol...) I tucked a little tag into each envelope.

Anyway, we had a great time!  Hope you will swap cards with us sometime!

Now, you can hop along with us, to see what the other uber-talented folks created!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

Patti J.


Sue said...

I LOVE the first card, I love the second card, and I love the tag. Why would ;you second guess these wonderful creations!! That is what is so fun about a swap, everyone has a different style and it is fun to see what that is!!! This was such a fun idea, thanks to you. Glad I took part and the other cards by the other gals are all wonderful. Thanks Patti.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! I love love love the snowmen on your second one!!!!!!!!!

richardbreaks said...

You are something else. The first card is LOVELY, the others are adorable, and the tag is just the sprinkles on the cherry on the whipped cream on the frosting. Lucky swappers, I'd say!

Amy Johnson said...

Such pretty cards! It looks like you had a lot of fun swapping!

Lori Kobular said...

Everything you made for the swap is beautiful!! I love the fun snow buddy cards and the other one is just so tranquill, plus the tag is beyond adorable! Looks like you had a lot of fun with the swap!!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved both of your cards - in fact already "cased" one of them - and the snow people card is cute as can be - but all those snow dots was - time consuming - we have to find a white ink that will dry without smearing, Thanks for hosting this amazing swap.

Cheryl W. said...

What a wonderful swap and hop! I LOVED your cards, Patti. There's nothing inadequate about either one of them--I loved them both and will be proud to use them. The lovely tag is already on a gift. LOL I was wrapping gifts and running low on tags. Yours came in the nick of time. Thank you! And thank you, as well, for organizing and managing this fabulous swap. You're the best! Merry Christmas, Cheryl

Lisa said...

Your cards and the tag are so gorgeous, Patti!! The little snowmen are so cute!! You did a fabulous job with all of them!! Have a great day :)

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Dawnll said...

I am so impressed with all your designs. I always love to see what others create and appreciate a homemade design so much. Thanks for sharing sweet friend.


You hit on my favorite color, blue! Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the tag too, wish I had more time to send some extra things with my cards...sigh.... This was a fun hop, my first one to boot! You're sure getting my mojo revved up, something I needed! I was going to use these cards to send to friends but have decided to keep them for inspiration. :) Thanks again for you initiative to get me stamping and Happy Holidays!

Beth Norman said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, Patti. I love your cards, especially the top one. You rock with your talent.

*Vicki* said...

I don't know why you would think that Patti!! These are GORGEOUS creations and I think anyone would be THRILLED to get one! :) I have to say that I adore the tag and that winter scene is spectacular lady!! Sure looks like you had some fun here! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, all your swap goodies are fabulous Patti, looks like you had fun :)
Love your peaceful wintry scene and the snow buddies are sooo cute, and such a pretty tag too ... I think I would have been the one feeling inadequate!!

Lynne in NI said...

Hey Patti, just popping back to say that was a great hop :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty and elegant. Love that serene scene and it's perfect with the blue ink.