I joined a Project Life Swap group on Facebook a few months back and have really been inspired. Basically every month, the admins post swap themes (8-10 usually). You sign up for how ever many you want and commit to making usually 10 cards making the theme. Before the due date, you send your cards to the swap host. She collect everyone's cards, sorts them, and sends you back a packet of card. This month, I joined four swaps:
Yellow -- I used SU's Hip Notes and Petal Parade stamp sets and the Bitty Butterfly punch. The base cardstock and yellow patterned paper were from my scraps pile. Very simple card, but lovely.
PL Card Revamp -- The goal was to take existing PL cards and revamp them with embellishments, stamps, paper, etc. I chose some random 4x6 cards (mostly from Studio Calico kits) and the Vintage Collection Paper stack and started layered. I also added some pink chevron washi tape and stamps from SU's new PL collection.
Children's Book -- I joined the children's book swap because I immediately thought of my favorite children's book: Alice in Wonderland. I took a simple quote on a black background and layered some paper that reminds me of Wonderland. I used American Craft's Galaxy Marker in medium, DCWV's Bewitched paper stack, and SU's Pocketful of Posies DSP (retired).
Butterflies and Ribbons -- For this swap, I challenged myself to use all non-SU stamps, accessories, and papers. I'm use really trying to use as much non-SU stuff as I can to make room for my growing SU side business. I took a sentiment stamp from a forgotten set (with peacocks) and combined it with some punched out butterflies and ribbon tassels. I was going for a fluttering look and they do flutter if you wave the paper around a bit. I also tried to use paper scraps for the butterflies (a few are slightly different papers because I ran out) and leftover ribbon. And it change it up a bit, I made five purple and five red cards, just for the variety. I like how these came out: clean but with a bit of flair.