Today I have two of my card swaps that I took to the Baltimore Regional.  These both use the Level 2 Stampin’ Up! Hostess set called Longfellows.

I got this set because I thought the animals were fun and different from anything else that I had.  But once I had it here at home I couldn’t figure out exactly what to do with these long fellows!

This design works well and I plan to make cards with the rest of the gang.  I used the dog in my pets class (and the cat).  And here is my turtle version.  The Old Olive Designer Paper is from the Plate Date paper pack.

I made a new version of the cat card using Cajun Craze as my main color.  The Designer paper on this one is the Wicked Fun specialty paper.  This one is fun because the black circles are flocked so they have texture.

The animals are stamped with Jet Black StazOn Ink and then water colored with an aquapainter and classic ink.

Now I need to do the whale, the elephant and the alligator and I’ll have a complete set.

My 12 weeks of Christmas Newsletter went out earlier this week.  I sent out week 1 on Wednesday and got it out to most of the people that signed up on Thursday.  I’m going to finish sending week 1 to those that signed up on Thursday.  The next one will go out next week Wednesday.

Monika’s Blog Bingo continues – I heard several people at the regional tell me how much fun they thought it was.  I’m glad everyone thinks so!  So let’s play….

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 4 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6 – I only have a couple of spots left.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1, 2, and 3 winners.  Is anyone getting close yet?

Here is piece #11  –the alphabet from Cute by the Inch stamp set (stamped in Poppy Parade).