Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Summer Greeting Card Swap

Can you believe it's September already? It's incredible how fast this summer flew by. I'm trying to think back on what I accomplished this summer and I seem to be coming up short. Well, I thought I'd better post my pics from Heather's Summer Greeting Card Swap before summer completely passes us all by. The darling card above is from our swap hostess herself, Heather Bluhm. I love the pensive look on the little girl's face and the soft colors Heather chose to use. Lots of layers of stitching and vintage papers grace this card. And that snippet of oxox ribbon adds just the right touch! This next sweet card, also with an image of a sweet little girl is from Ellen at One Ripe Peach. She makes the dearest little creations with a retro feel (and lots of polka dots) that always seem to make me smile. Isn't that pleated trim she used to die for? Wish I had some of that.
This adorable NEST card was made by Maija Lepore. She also used a delicate palette of soft pinks and rich browns. Yum! Don't you love her usage of vintage book pages, flocked wallpaper, and crepe paper? Of course anything with the word NEST is always a hit with me.
Martha Brown created this lovely card. Martha is such a talented lady. I've been in other swaps with her and have received the most beautiful pieces of art. A paper lace doily, vintage book text and ephemera are all embellished with real machine stitching for added texture.
This lovely mademoiselle, who looks like she is straight out of the 1920's, graces this card made by Vivian Peters. Vivian used another soft color combination of pink and green. She added touches of glitter here and there, in just the right amounts, to add some glitz to this belle dame.
And this scrumptious card is the "mystery card" of the stash. I always seem to get at least one of these in every swap. The yummy minty color, vintage millinery, and scalloped & pinked edges gives it the feeling of simple perfection. If anyone knows who's card this is, please let me know, as I would love to thank her and see more of her work.
EDITED: I just found out this card was created by none other than the lovely and talented Holly Abston ~ I should have known cause it has her fabulous style all over it!

9 comments:

martha brown said...

Oh the cards just look so beautiful all together! (I don't have mine yet). And the only reason my are stitched together is that I'm too lazy to find the glue, and my sewing machine is always set up! LOL

Recycled Rita said...

I was going to email you and tell you it was probably Holly...her style is undeniably beautiful!
karen...
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Viv (VivLyn) said...

The cards you received were lovely! I received a couple but none of yours and they look so darn cute! Love the red and white! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

These are fab! All fun and inspiring.

Heather said...

Glad you like your cards. Sorry, I didn't realize Holly did not sign hers til she told me today. Eeep. Looking forward to the next round.
xo

tamy/simplymein said...

Every single one of these cards are STUNNING - what a delightful swap idea!
xo

Linda Beeson said...

Every one of these cards are just wonderful! Such yummy elements!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Very pretty cards and I love your new banner!!
Michelle

TheTatums said...

They are all so beautiful!
Ann

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