Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Tea & Valentine Card Swaps

Finally - time for me to come back to blog & let you know bits & pieces of what I've been up to.  I've been playing with paper & this is the card I made for the monthly Tea Swap that Fran hosts.  I love this swap not only for the tea that arrives, but for the challenge of making 1 card for 1 person.  This month's theme was "Celebrations" & we were invited to use blue & silver.  I love how this card turned out & included 2 English Breakfast tea bags for Becky in Indiana.  I never sign my cards since I hope that they'll get to move along to someone else that might  enjoy the visual gift that I'm trying to send.

I've also been working on a couple of swaps at Life on the {Scrap} Beach.  The most recent one was a Valentine Card Swap.  This card was completely inspired by the vintage image that I found online.  I had to make 6 identical cards to send out to Belinda in Oregon & I'll get 6 different ones in return.  This isn't one of the ones I sent, so it's not exactly the same, but it still relays the emotion that I was trying to capture & includes several of the elements.

We've been playing lots of Five Crowns.  Our new friends, Sandy & Bob in California, introduced us to this game while we were all crossing the Atlantic Ocean together.  Every afternoon we played from 1 - 4.  When we got home Santa gave a deck to us & now we've introduced it to the girls.  It's been so much fun. 

I'm hoping to move my scraproom upstairs this month.  Monday is a holiday & I've got some ideas that need to be put into action.  We'll see how long it actually takes.

I'd love to blog more often, but can't make any promises.  I don't have any trouble with the meandering thoughts.  It's more the uploading of photos.  I still don't have all of the ins & outs of our scanner figured out (evidenced by the extra white space around the cards above) ;-)

Happy New Year -- I'm certainly looking forward to 2012!


  1. Nice cards Kim...let us see your new scrap area...good to hear from you again...keep well

  2. I LOVE the celebrate card, Kim. It's BEAUTIFUL!! Keep working on the computer issues because I'd love to see more of your creations!!!