Chear & Dear

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Card Swap 2014 continued...

 Last week I didn't show you Rachel's card that she made for the Card Swap. This card is not eligible for the voting. But here it is:
 The door opens like this:
and the inside of the actual card looks like this:
 The door was made using this die and the holly is fabric that looks like this:
These were the two stamp sets she used and she distressed the door using this Tim Holtz distress ink.

At our card swaps we always give a prize for "Rachel's favorite" card. This year, this card was the one that Rachel chose as her favorite and it was made by Dora Doss. 
Dora used this fabric on her card: 
 Here is Rachel pictured with Dora who is holding the wall hanigng that Rachel made as the prize.

Rachel also gave an "honorable mention" prize and that went to this card and it was made by Laura Scott. 
 Here is Laura pictured with her card and her prize.

And a shot of all the ladies with their cards. Everyone did a wonderful job. 

Still one day left to vote for your favorite card! 
Thanks to everyone that already did. 
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Card Swap 2014

 Good Afternoon!

Today we had a Christmas Card Swap. 10 ladies participated in the swap, so we have 10 different cards to show you today. 

We are giving you the opportunity to vote for your favorite card online, this year like we did last year. We also have a display set up in the store where you can vote.

We are asking you to please only vote ONE TIME. If you have already visited the store and cast your vote, please do not vote online. 

Card #1

Card #2
This card has a matching envelope. 

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5
 This card also had a matching embossed envelope. 

Card #6

Card #7

Card #8

Card #9

Card #10

The winner of the contest will win this bag which 
is full of scrapbooking & card-making supplies. 

If you haven't already voted in the store and would like to vote online, here's what you need to do: send an email to with the number of the card you are voting for OR comment on this post with the number of the card you are voting for.  Please vote only one time. Tuesday, August 26 will be our last day to accept votes online. The display in the store will be open for voting for two weeks and we will announce the winner on Wednesday, September 3.

Check back next week for photos from today's card swap. 
Thanks for voting! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cardinals & Pumpkins

Good Afternoon! 
It's time to get started on Christmas cards!
Here are some ideas to get you inspired...
These cards were made by Rachel.

The cardinal card was made using these next two fabrics. 
 And the poinsettias on the second card came from this fabric.

Also, over the weekend we had an Outline Sticker's class and here is one of the cards from that class. The pumpkins are Outline Stickers. 
 And the sticker sheet that the pumpkins came from looks like this.

On Wednesday we have our yearly Christmas Card Swap. Ladies have signed up for this and have designed Christmas cards that they will be swapping. We will be posting all the different cards on the blog to give YOU a chance to vote for your favorite card! Then on Wednesday, September 3 we will be announcing the winner.

You will have until Tuesday, August 26 to vote online or you can vote in store and that voting ends on Tuesday, September 2nd. 

So join in the fun and check back here on Wednesday or better yet, stop in here at the store to view the cards in person.