Sunday, July 31, 2011

C.A.T.S. for July

No, not the musical....C.A.T.S. stands for Card And Tag Swap, an acronym and swap created by my local blogging friend, Joy. C.A.T.S. has been going on for some time now and I thought it would be fun to join in and meet some blogging buddies and make some new friends, too.

The theme for July was to use red and blue on your card and tag, and I was paired up with 1LuvnMama who happens to live about a mile away from me. We've never met in person, and possibly passed each other at our neighborhood supermarket or drug store without even knowing it!

Card and tag by 1LuvnMama

Here's what I received in the mail from her. Can you say "awesome"? It's an adorable easel card with a matching tag. The image is so cute, and her coloring is perfection! I love the little details--the cloud background, a bit of Stickles on the bee. Such a work of art! Thank you, Mama!



Mama is on the Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh challenge design team and as you can see, she's super creative so the pressure was on! I colored Cheeky Beach with Copics and used Reverse Wonky Rectangles for the card and tag.

Hero Arts' Cling Dots Background was clear embossed and ink distressed with Barn Door and Fired Brick. Both the card and tag were embossed with Sizzix Dots folder.




 I added Glossy Accents to her beach ball and her eyes, and a bit of Liquid Pearls to the center of the flower. The sentiment on the tag is from The Greeting Farm, and some white seam binding and a blue button finished them off.

I'm looking forward to next month's C.A.T.S. with a new partner and a new theme!

Hope you're having a crafty weekend! Thanks, always, for stopping by...





Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento, Ranger distress ink
Other: Copics, Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, Liquid Applique, dimensional adhesive,
rayon seam binding, buttons

19 comments:

  1. These are adorable Donna! Love them!

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  2. Beautiful CATs! Love them both!

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  3. How Fun....I LOVE 1LuvnMama....Your cards are both just ADORABLE....LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!!! Happy Sunday D!

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  4. Well, Donna, you definitely didn't cave under pressure! Your card and tag are fabulous! Love 1LuvnMama's too! You are BOTH so talented and creative!

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  5. Your card and tag is adorable and the one's you received from 1LuvnMama are adorable as well!! Great pairing up for this fun exchange! Hugs :))

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  6. You are both super talented and make the most gorgeous stuff! LOVE what both of you made! Can I say "envy" that I am unable to come up with anything as creative (and gorgeous) as the 2 of you! TFS!

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  7. O Donna, you both did a beautiful job with your C.A.T swaps. So creative and super talented, you two are. TFS!
    Hugs,

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  8. You two made a perfect pair, these cards/tags are just AWESOME! Both of your creations are absolutely gorgeous, fabulous work you two!!!

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  9. what fun Donna. Your card and tag are lovely as are Mama's.

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  10. Thank you, thank you Donna! Luv, luv your card/tag . . . gorgeous I tell ya! :) I'm thrilled to have a Donna creation to look at IRL! Yes, one of these days we'll finally meet up. At least you know what my kids look like! :)

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  11. Both sets are amazing! The two of you make a perfect pair! Awesome coloring and cute cute cards and tags! TFS! ;)

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  12. awww.... i adore your set! so cute and love the red background. Mama always makes amazing projects. lucky you to pair up with her! thanks for sharing, Donna! =)

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  13. SWEET! Love both of your creations! great coloring, followed the color theme and did a fabulous job on both tag and card! thank you so much for joining and making such awesome creations! outstanding job to detail as well. have a wonderful week! can't wait till the renovations are done! yikes!

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  14. Totally cute Donna - love the red and white - fantastic!

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  15. Super swap cards/tags! Love your designs and the ones from 1LuvnMama too. How funny that she lives so close.

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  16. your card is super cute and she's hot! ;) i also just glossy accented some beach balls! (is glossy accented even a word?)

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  17. These are both super cute Donna! Of course you and Mama are amazing crafters and I'm always in awe of your cards and projects!

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