Sunday, July 31, 2011

July C.A.T.S.

Happy Sunday everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.  I'm going to try to enjoy today as tomorrow it's back to work and my boss will be back from her long and well deserved vacation to China with her family. 

I was so happy that I got to sign up for Joy's C.A.T.S. (Card And Tag Swap) for the next three months.  I was paired up with the very talented Brenda for July and our theme was red, white & blue.  I have admired her blog for quite some time and she is so very talented when it comes to creating beautiful cards and projects.  I got her CATS in the mail maybe a week or two after we got our partners.  I was totally blown away with what I received. 

She used the cute Sister Stamp Kiyomi.  I love the scene she created here, Kiyomi looks like any little girl having fun playing in the grass chasing butterflies.

Next up is the adorable matching tag:

And as an added and definitely welcomed bonus, I received one of her beautiful hand made bird of paradise creations.  It's a little notepad with a pen.  Doesn't the flower stand out and make this plain notepad beautiful?

I love my set and the wonderful notepad with her beautiful bird of paradise creation.  I have to find a frame worthy of them all.  I doubt I will be using the tag or notepad for anything but decoration.  Maybe a shadow box.  :)

Here is what I made for her, I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it.  I used another of the Sister Stamps, Mei Lin for my card.  I chose a white base for both the card and tag and used the blues and reds to color her.  First up is the card.  I made it into a circle easel card, which I learned to make at CHA.  (I will share that card later this week)

Sorry for the bad quality in pictures.  I should have used a different colored background.  Here is the matching tag.  This is a little better picture.

And here is the set together. 

And there you have it.  I am so glad I got to sign up, it's not only fun, you get to connect with your blogging friends and share your creations with them and receive some wonderful creations too.  I already have my partner for August, and it's going to be another fun swap.  Hopefully you can sign up in September when the list is opened.

Okay friends, time for me to get back to finishing my projects for this week.  Don't forget tomorrow is Mystery Card Monday at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog and as an added bonus we are hopping along with the Farmers to celebrate The Greeting Farm's 3rd Year-Young Birthday bash!  So many wonderful prizes are up for grabs, and so many cute projects featuring the new birthday releases that were showcased last week by the talented Farmers and my sistas on the FFC DT.  You don't want to miss a second of it!  The fun starts at Midnight over at The Greeting Farm blog.

Have a wonderful Sunday friends and I'll see you back here tomorrow.



Jenny said...

Oooh love them both!

Cyndi said...

very beautiful card and tags by both of you!! so creative. love yours with the white background!

1LuvnMama said...

WOW! Stunning! I luv both of your cards/tags . . . both did an amazing job! :)

Nady said...

Magnifique! j'adore tes cartes-tags.
Nadyne xx

joni h said...

Both your creations are so darling! Like how both of you used Sister Stamps images! You both did a spectacular job!

Brenda said...

i LOVE the set you created for me and the extra goodies! thanks for being my partner!

Berenice R. said...

Super cute :)

Tasha said...

Leanne these creations are fantastic i especially love the last tags, they are just so adorable
love tasha xx