Jan 24 2008

s.w.a.k. and I’m back!

Published by at 3:57 am under cards,paper crafting

Well, hello!! I’ve been away for a while, kinda gave myself a break. Haven’t really been doing anything exciting, just taking it easy while my boys are off-track. But when I got a call from Lisa asking me to join her S.W.A.K. Down challenge, I knew it was time to get back to blogging! šŸ˜‰ We were challenged to create something using PaperTrey images and her heart template found here: S.W.A.K. – down

I must admit, this little project was a pretty good challenge for me! I started off with high hopes of creating a box to put these in, since I don’t have the heart tins they were designed for. After a good two hours I finished the box and it looked horrid!! So into the trash it went with a big *THUNK*. Alas, I was not meant to design boxes; especially heart shaped ones! šŸ˜†

Here is what I came up with:


I printed out Lisa’s pattern and then traced it onto some PaperTrey white cardstock. I then folded my pattern, traced it onto Pretty in Pink cardstock, cut it out with scallop scissors, and set aside. I then used images from the PaperTrey sets Little Lady and Text Boxed for the front of the card. I used Pink Petunia, Pixie Dust and Midnight Black VersaMagic inks to coordinate with the cardstock. Then I drew the little stems using my Certainly Celery marker, adhered it to the Pretty in Pink scalloped backing, added some yellow bling to the centers of the small fowers, and adhered a bit of pink organdy polka dot ribbon with a mini glue dot to the front.

Here is my little group shot:


Thanks for the fun challenge, Lisa!

You can see what the other participants did by clicking on their name below:


Hope you give the challenge a try!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “s.w.a.k. and I’m back!”

  1. Lynn says:

    How very precious. I love the bling on the tiny flowers. Awesome job and I’m glad you’re BACK!

  2. mytime says:

    THose came out SO sweet! Love them all grouped together!

  3. Debra says:

    These are wonderful!!! Very cute!!! Sooooooooooooo glad you are back!!!

  4. AmyR says:

    These are so sweet – and LOL I wasn’t the only one that used scalloped scissors (scallops just *complete* the look IMO!! ;))

  5. Geny says:

    Love it Emily! You cut the scallops so perfectly, I could never do that:)! Very inspiring, so glad you participated!

  6. Tandra Boyer says:

    Nice to see you back!!!!

  7. Lisa Johnson says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! these are amazing Emily! you really make beautiful things!

  8. Julie Brooks says:

    ACK!!! I love the scallops!! These are so ADORABLE!!

  9. Debbie Olson says:

    Emily, these are darling! I love that you lined your heart with the pink too–I *knew* I should have lined mine last night, but it was already WAY late. . . and I was lazy! šŸ˜€ Yours rocks!

  10. Melissa (smileytexan) says:

    So, so sweet! Love what you did with the cards!
    It’s great to see you back! I’ve been checking and checking your blog waiting for you to post more and now that I see you have, I’m excited to see what new things you’ll show us! Hope you enjoyed your break. Just know we’re all excited to see more! šŸ™‚

  11. Becky says:

    SO cute!! Love the scallops! Yummy!!

  12. What a homerun you hit with these! They’re fantastic!

  13. Those are so cute! I am so glad y’all did this! How fun! Take care! šŸ™‚

  14. Bonnie aka raduse says:

    How cute.

  15. Rose Ann says:

    I love them, Emily!!! Awesome!!!

  16. Bee says:

    Those are so beautiful and fresh!ā™„ Love them! šŸ™‚

  17. These are so, so cute Em!! And kudos for even trying a heart shaped box (even if it went in the trash!). šŸ™‚

  18. Bridget says:

    I just love your sweet little design..adorable… I have a project on my blog at http://bridgerose.blogspot.com if you would like to take a look!! Thanks for sharing..Bridget

  19. liannallama says:

    oh, this is so very lovely!

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