This was sent to me by my SU demo Stella who I have never met. I bought a catty off Ebay from her and the rest is history. Meaning my budget is history. You can visit Stella's blog here. And she sells her old stamps on Ebay on occasion too.Because of this card, I bought this set. Like anyone had to twist my arm on Halloween stamps!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I love old non-traditional Santa's.
Both of these beautiful Santa tags were made by Johanna Schram from Elgin, Illinois. She can take just about anything from stickers to buttons to scraps of old cards and paper and make the coolest tags, ATC's and other ephemerata. Her blog which she is just starting is here .
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Love and Romance was the theme of another swap I did in February. In this swap, you were required to make a card and send enough pieces for the recipient to make another two cards-it was a card kit of the month swap. This was created by Emily Wilhite. It's hard to see but there is glitter on the dress.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This card was also from Vaudene Tanaka. It was part of a swap club I was in.The theme was February Holidays-so Vaudene selected Wear Red Day. The club was fine for me as it was a one on one swap. Unfortunately, something changed and it made me and others very unhappy. Someday I will write about it. For now, enjoy this pretty card.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Such a mysterious card. This was a traveling RAK, which means I sent it on to another lucky recipient after savoring it. I have no idea who made it and it was showing its age when I received it. Everyone who had received it had signed the inside and it had many names.It was done with Stitch Wizardry (from the sewing section) and embossing powders.
Here is another Traveling RAK that has been passed on a long ways. The background paper for this card is a napkin! I hear that this is quite the rage in the UK. I never buy napkins but always use old towels torn up for cleanups. The image here was stamped on a bit of very thin wood-perhaps balsa wood.
This is so gorgeous that a photo just can't do it justice. I hope whoever has received it since me enjoyed it as much as I did.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Welcome.... I named this blog after one of my favorite John Mellencamp songs. Most know that Paper and Fire don't mix. But here it will.
This will be the blog I use to display my swaps and RAKs. I have quite a few to upload now and would like to let everyone see them as I get time to load them. If I know who sent them, I will display their names and their blogs if known. Thanks for stopping to see what others have created.
Jan Paper Tango