Monday, July 28, 2014

happy monday

Here is is again...the final week of the monthly swap. I hope you've enjoyed creating your card & tag and putting together a few destash items in just your style!

I have just a few final things to show you this week. I'll start with this impossibly cute card. I love everything about it. It originated here.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

friend-ly inspiration

Two of my knitting buddies are about the most talented paper artists I know. Every little thing they make is magic. (that sounds just a little like a song by The Police!) Here is a little thank you note that one of them just "whipped out". I love it! It's just my style!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

one last prima doll card

I wanted to show this one because, first of all it's great, and secondly it shows how the doll stamp can be used on a shorter, standard size card. Her legs are cut off, but it still looks great! Making several thank you cards to have handy would be a great way to get my feet wet with my new stamps. Perhaps when a finish a couple of projects I have going...
I found this card on Pinterest, and unfortunately, the origin/artist was not given.
I could go on and on forever listing wonderful Prima Doll tags and cards! Ther are so many great ones out there. Sooo inspiring!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ohhh love this one!

I just love the hair coloring and the outfit (Those leggings are adorable!) on this tag. The background is stellar and such a great sentiment too. Brilliant! It originated on this great blog, where you can see so many inspiring tags!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

cards too

I love the shape of this birthday card using the Prima Doll stamp. It allows for the whole length of the doll to be shown. One could easily make a card from cardstock this size that would fit into a business size envelope. Very cute! This card originated here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prima Doll Stamps by Julie Nutting

These are my latest fascination. Joyce makes these and had a wonderful blog-along last year with other Julie Nutting doll crafters that was so inspiring! After that I bought 2 of the stamps, an acrylic mounting block...and that's it. I haven't made anything yet. I would love to start collecting some Copic markers and experimenting with the flesh and hair colors. And I could go absolutely nutty (no pun intended) cutting out dresses with some of my favorite papers and color combos. Someday soon....

I saved this tag duo from Pinterest a while back and I apologize, as now I cannot find the source/artist info. I like the bright and happy colors. I also really like the look of stamping the image on newsprint/book pages/script paper. More to come...

Monday, July 21, 2014

for a dear friend

I made this last week for a dear friend who is about to lose her husband to cancer. I can't imagine what she is going through. As her friend, I feel helpless because I can't really do much to make her feel better. This card was my way of doing something to let her know she has my love and prayers. You can buy cards that say the same thing, but making one is very therapeutic and much more personal. If you think of it, please remember her in your prayers as well. She is truly one of the dearest people I have ever known, and she is losing her best friend. Even though my husband drives me truly and completely crazy at times, I don't know what I'd do without him...and I'm sure many of you feel the same about the people closest to you. Thanks for allowing me to talk about this's not my usual upbeat post!

Tomorrow I have some really great tags to begin showcasing. I find them so inspiring!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

just right

My idea of the perfect destash: a fabric quarter, a few buttons, a fabric yo yo and maybe a vintage bingo card- all in a dreamy color scheme...ahhh. Just enough to be inspiring!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

a jolly holiday

Oh how I love the movie "Mary Poppins". I can just about recite it from beginning to end. When I found this stamp I nearly floated to the ceiling with glee! I've been looking for occasions to use it ever since. I used it for my Project Life page in January when I saw "Saving Mr. Banks" twice. (I loved it, and cried like a baby both times!) And I used it again for this month's "my style" giveaway package. It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

an old friend

This is the card that I made for this month's giveaway. It features an old friend of mine and some of my favorite trims. I had Raggedy Ann everything in about 1970 or so! I still have an old Raggedy Ann lamp on my studio table. I always prefered a raggedy ann or an old baby doll over a frilly fancy new doll any day. I really haven't changed much!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

And the winner is....

Susie from South City Hues! The random number generator from gave me the #6, and Susie's was the #6 comment! It couldn't happen to a nicer person! Congratulations, Susie! I am mailing your package today! And I have your address, no need to send it to me :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THE JULY GIVEAWAY IS TODAY ONLY! Open to everyone! Just leave a comment to enter!

Leave a comment on this post, TODAY ONLY, (anytime between midnight and midnight on July 15th) to enter the "My Style" Giveaway!

One lucky person will win this prize package including: Some pretty papers, vintage bingo card, pretty pink rosette embellishments, pink baker's twine, paint chips, a vintage glass shaker filled with "angel dust" (clear sparkling glitter, which I use on everything!),paper doilies, a beautiful crochet bookmark, a rubber stamp from Red Lead, a package of sweet gift cards, pink trims, a tin filled with little odds and ends from my studio table and one of my handmade cards and tag.

The winner will be chosen and announced tomorrow by random number generator. Good luck!

Monday, July 14, 2014


This week I'll show you some of my cards and tags. I made this tag for an upcoming birthday. I love the happy colors and fun sentiment. Anytime I can use colorful pom poms it's a bonus! They zoom me right back to 1970 with memories of the little things I used to make. Happy! Want to know another happy thing? JULY GIVEAWAY IS TOMORROW! Don't miss it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

worth repeating

I posted this collage swap/paper packaging inspiration several months back and decided to show it again because the ideas are still the best! To find one of these with my name on it and/or to give one to a friend would be a little slice of heaven!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

vintage image saturday...button cards

use and enjoy!

Friday, July 11, 2014

something else I hoard...

Oh for the love of vintage playing cards! Such a GREAT idea for last minute tags/cards/package tie ons. The back of the card can be used however you want- with a sentiment, quote, or even left as is. What could possibly make this any better? Why, topping it off with a vintage button of course! This stroke of sheer brilliance originated here.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

sew cute!

Sew what's knot to love about these button flower tags? Oh, and I just love the notion of using newspaper for the background. These delightful tags were posted on Button Floozies, a blog that I actually belong to, but have not posted on in years or even visited in a while. Does anyone else belong to Button Floozies? If you are a fellow button lover, go have a visit!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ok so totally switching gears here...

...from the lavish baby card and tag to the uber simple thank you card. This looks like something I would make and give. I love fast, clever, and of course anything with buttons! I make VERY few things that do not have at least 1 button on them somewhere. This delightful card can be found here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Another thing I just LOVE are pockets filled with tags. Here is a heavenly one that originated here. My niece (not Susie's daughter, but on my husband's side) is having a little girl soon and I may make something similar for her. So sweet and a great way to use some of the great little baby girl things that I so shamelessly hoard.

Monday, July 7, 2014

This is it

Oh how I love this card. It originated here. This is my style to a T. The soft colors, the sewing, the patchwork of papers, the baby... swooning here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

"my style" destash

This is my dream destash. I love vintage ephemera. Especially if it's baby or childhood related! Think of something (destash that you own) that reflects your style to send to your partner this month! Card and tag inspiration starts tomorrow!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

vintage image style

The Fab Four

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dandy August Swappers!

Elizabeth, May, Sherry, Joyce, Lorraine, Rinda, Marti, Wendy, Deb, Pam Sp and Marie are our yankee doodle dandy swappers this month! Get ready to have some fun!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

There is still time!

Sign ups will be taken until early AM on July 4th. Sign up now! See sign up instructions in the post below.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sign Ups Begin NOW for the August Swap!

The theme for the August Swap is "My Style". This month we will be swapping these 3 things:

1. a handmade card
2. a handmade tag
3. just a WEE BIT of craft destash

The card and tag can be for any occasion, in your personal style and favorite colors. The destash item as well- send something that you love and that reflects your style (but don't buy anything!).

There will be daily posts filled with lots fun cards, tags, images and destash items that reflect my personal style! And of course, there will be a Givaway on June 15th. The "mail by" date for this swap is August 1st. Don't miss the fun- sign up now! Here's how:

STEP ONE: See the list of Swap Rules in the right column >>>

STEP TWO: How to sign up for the AUGUST Swap:

Send an email to with the following info:
1. your name
2. email address for your partner to contact you
3. link to your blog
4. if you are willing to mail to an international partner THIS month

If you have never swapped with A Swap For All Seasons before, please list any recent swaps you have participated in and how you found A Swap For All Seasons.

I will send out a confirmation email letting you know if you have been added to the swap. When the sign ups are closed, you will get an email with a list of participants and who you will be swapping with.

As long as you are still seeing this post, you can still sign up! I will close the sign ups on the morning of August 4th or if we reach 25 swappers. COMMENTS ON THIS POST ARE NOT CONSIDERED A SIGN UP FOR THE SWAP- please send an email!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Posting your July Swap Pics

I am sorry to say that Mr Linky and I have hit a rocky spot in our relationship, and have been unable to work it out as of yet. So for this month, please post pictures of what you receive on your blog as usual and we will need to use the blog list in the right column for links to the July swap pictures. If you are posting your pictures on our flickr group page, just let us know by leaving a comment on this post so we can view your pictures there. I can't wait to see what everyone made and received!

Friday, June 27, 2014

about smiles...

jolly good fun

This card originated here, but I could not find the post highlighting this card.  I would love to find this paper! LOVE IT.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

it's happy hour somewhere

I love this card. It originated here. I love vintage ledger background, the colorful drinks and the cute caption. It makes me smile...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday Wrappings

I love this idea for summertime swap wrappings! There are so many ways to make it unique: Tuck  a flower seed packet or two into the grass, add flowers, bees, or ladybugs.
The bag should fit into a large bubble envelope for mailing. So cute!