Thursday, May 6, 2010

House Mouse Swap


I use to host and participate in a lot of card swaps. It was always fun to get that "manilla envie" (as us swappers call it) in the mail from a swap. I would open it up and ooooh and ahhh over all the cards all the participants made. Swapping eventually came to a stop for me as it was getting harder and harder for me to see due to an eye disease I have been battling for many years. I usually stick to the weekly challenges now where I only need to make one card and can take my time making it.

Recently though I was officially declared legally blind. So before I loose all eye sight completely I thought I would join a swap or two and have some fun. A paper crafting friend of mine is currently hosting a House Mouse swap that required you to make 5 cards. Couldn't resist joining it as I love House Mouse. I chose a simpler image to make it easier for me to color...went with a birthday theme AND used scraps from my over flowing scrap drawer.

I sure hope the other swappers enjoy my card. I know I am looking forward to seeing all their creations. If you have never tried a swap, you should! They are fun, addicting and a great way to learn new things from other card makers.

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Well I sure would enjoy them :). They are fabulous girl..Love the color combo you used on both of them

Jessie said...

I love your swap cards Susan but I am so sorry to hear about your eyesight, it really broke my heart to read this, you are such an inspirational and talented person. Sending a great big hug my friend, Jessie x

GiftsByHeidi said...

Hi Susan, I love these cards. And I too am heartbroken to hear about your recent setback with your eyesight. I would never know it looking at your cards, you do such a great job on them. I will pray that you can continue to do this hobby for a long time!!

Janice W. said...

Hi Susan,
I am sorry to hear that your eyesight continues to worsen. One would never know it because you make such beautiful cards. I love these darling house mouse cards! So cute and cheerful! I am glad I am in this swap with you!
Hugs, Janice

Barbara said...

Susan! I love all of these...the colors are just vibrant, and the image...well, just so cute. Looks so proud of himself, doesn't he?
Sorry to hear about eyes..that makes me so sad.

rubberstampinzone said...

Susan, I would never have known that you have eye sight problems. I was sad to read that. Your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception. Again. I'm sorry about your eyesight. I hope that somehow you can recover and not loose your eyesight all together.
My thoughts are with you. Your house mouse cards are incredibly adorable and the swappers who receive them are fortunate!!

rubberstampinzone said...

Susan, I would never have known that you have eye sight problems. I was sad to read that. Your cards are always so beautiful and these are no exception. Again. I'm sorry about your eyesight. I hope that somehow you can recover and not loose your eyesight all together.
My thoughts are with you. Your house mouse cards are incredibly adorable and the swappers who receive them are fortunate!!