Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Card Swap

I don't participate in card swaps much. As you get older you realize how precious your time is, you only get so much of it! And I want to spend my time making gifts and cards for friends and family who appreciate it, to show my love for them.

There is one set of swappers that I 'play' with and that is a joint swap between the dorks and PSFers. :) We do two to three swaps a year.

I know there has been some confusion about this but yes, I have a group of online friends who chat together and we do call each other dorks, that's something we have in common! If folks are honest, they'd admit that we all do dorky things once in a while!

And we made friends with another online group of chatters, the PSF gals, who have that acronym because I believe one of the gals' kids asked her while on the computer one time, if she was talking to her "pretend stamping friends." That always makes me smile to think of it, all these folks who make cards and leave comments . . . are they really real? I've met some in person so I can testify they are! I think I hold the honor of meeting the most dorks, including Karen, the queen!

Beth started the first swap and now we've had different hostesses. The latest hostess was Pam (a PSFer) who ran a Fall-themed swap. And now that the cards have gone postal, I can put mine up on my blog.

I wanted to keep this card relatively simple. I used a leaf from an Inkadinkado set stamped using a combination of two Kaleidacolor pads, Cappuccino and Desert Heat. I cut out the panels and edged them with a Martha Stewart glitter to match one of the tones in the ink. Overstamped the leaves with a Northwoods sentiment embossed in gold. I colored white pearls with a walnut copic marker to match one of the brown tones and found this luscious satin ribbon at Mike's. I believe the PTI button in the center is melon, but it could be Summer Sunrise (I can't remember anymore) tied with copper cording. Paper is white confetti.

Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

what an autumnal beauty...that bow just finishes it off so beautifully

Gina said...

That orange ribbon is great! Your groups sound like fun. My husband teases me about the friends that are living in my computer, people that I have never met in real life!

Grace said...

This is gorgeous! I love the rich fall colors and I know your group will be thrilled to receive this!!! Love the project below too! Sorry about the pipes! Isn't that always the way? A new test every day! Hope things are fixed now! Hugs!

Stephanie said...

beautiful card Peggysue!! love those colored pearls - rock on with your dorkiness :)

ashjoy said...

It's beautiful! The Dorks and PSF'ers will be delighted!

Melanie said...

Wow...I am in love with this punch of orange! It is just stunning. Beautiful card.

Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I've enjoyed taking a "peek" around your place!

Melanie

(lol...I think we all have a bit of "dorkiness" hidden in us...keeps us interesting!)

Traci M said...

So pretty, the layout is simple yet makes a real statement, and the ribbon is gorgeous!! Great job on your swap card, Peggysue! And I'm a dork, I do admit, we have more fun I think!!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh, your group is going to love this one! The orange is stunning and the ribbon is to die for! (I have a new addiction...guess what it is?!!) LOL

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Peggysue! and YEP I do dorky things too.. I will be the first to admit it! LOL~

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Mara... said...

Wow, gorgeous card!!!! The ribbon is fantastic and I love the glitter.

Karen Lynn said...

Pretty card, this would be a great design for a christmas card.

Belinda said...

Stunning! Love the rich colors and the big fat ribbon!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Me? Do dorky things? How did you know? Have you been talking to my boys?