Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tins.

I've never played with Altoid tins before. I thought it would be easy to come up with a design but I really found it to be a bit of a challenge. There is a third that I will share after people get their swaps back.

The first one I did with the bird using Mod Podge. It is really durable because of the MP. Inside the lid I cut a mirror to fit and inside I put Listerine breath strips, shout wipes, bandaids, lip balm, hand sanitizer, and safety pins.

I bought a sewing kit from the dollar store for the butterfly tin. I have yet to put any part of it in but it will get good use.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Birthday Swap

It is way too busy around here. I'm still prepping for a day camp on Wednesday. I have had it planned for a bit, it is now fine tuning, trying things out to see if it needs tweaking and gathering supplies and baking 14 2-layer cakes and making the frosting for them. I'm not looking forward to sifting the sugar. .

Tomorrow I'll share a couple of tins I did trying to come up with something for an Altoid Tins swap.

Barb Furlong

Elizabeth Kratzer

Holly Podkowa

Kim Abbott

Kimber Dunn

Kym Schwinkendorf

Maryn Taylor

Shari Ferruzzi

Tami Black

Trish Cathey

Happy Day!

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop 2

Did you hear me scream with excitement today? The book that I put together of digi scrap pages, the one I ordered MONDAY, came today. LOVE IT! Smiley from millan.net

Today is the day for the 2nd VC Rocks Blog Hop! You probably just came from Stampin' Stace and saw the stinkin' cute scrapbook page with the monkey looking out the window. Adorable!! I'm loving all the punch art I've been seeing lately and how versatile the Tropical Party set is.

I went with "sneak peak" for this hop. The stamp set I used is a Level I hostess set called Because I Care. If you get Paper Crafts magazine, you will see this sketch in the magazine. I like the simple look of the card.
Stamps: Because I Care
CS: Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, WW
Ink: VersaMark, Marina Mist
Misc.: Vintage Wallpaper folder, Clear EP, corner rounder punch, WW ribbon, dimensionals, piercer.

1. Make the base for your card.
2. Cut a piece of Wild Wasabi (3-1/2 x 3), round the corners and emboss it. Mount to your base.
3. Cut a piece of WW and emboss your image with clear embossing powder. Sponge over the image and wipe of excess ink. Round the top corners.
4. Use Wild Wasabi for a mat, rounding top corners.
5. Punch holes for ribbon and tie.
6. Mount with dimensionals. Pierce cardstock at base of image.

Thanks for stopping by. Your next stop is Lori at Paper Castles. If you want to start at the beginning, go to the VC Rocks blog.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of You Swap

My husband has been TDY for a couple of weeks. He came home for about 12 hours and is gone again. The good thing about when he comes back, he is willing to run errands with me because he wants to be with me. Last night was no exception. He went with me to Michael's to buy mirrors, Target so I could pick up water balloons for a day camp next week (and so our daughter could use her gift card), and we went to Walmart & Home Depot looking for a glass cutter so I could cut the mirrors I bought. How many husbands are willing to go to Michael's? Yep, he missed me.Smiley from millan.net

I printed a couple of swap requirements from my e-mail on his computer this morning and nearly freaked. I didn't pay attention to the month but I saw the date as the 28th. Oh Mylanta! These swaps are supposed to be in the hostess's hands on the 30th. I was thinking I'd have to overnight them. I couldn't figure out how so much time had passed so quickly. I was thinking what Sunday's date was and figured out that his computer was off. I'm trying to finish them off for tomorrow's mail. One still has me stumped but I will figure it out. It may be a late night. Did I mention there is a blog hop Saturday? My focus lately hasn't been stamping. I spent several weeks working on compiling a book of digi pages to be printed for a gift. Now my focus is swaps, blog hop, day camp. I still have a lot to do for the day camp but I'm looking forward to it.

These are the cards from the swap.

Barb Furlong

Brenda Hugar

Holly Podkowa

Kim Abbott

Kris Sobolik

Loni Holt

Patricia Gessner

Sue-Lynn Bock

Tami Black

Tina Taves

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Big Shot Swap

I still have the sympathy/get well/thinking of you & birthday swaps to post. I finally got all of the cards scanned in last night. My project that I planned to have done by now . . . isn't. I have only made it bigger as I think of more to include. My absolute deadline is Monday and my goal is Sunday night in case there are any problems I will still have Monday to work with tech support.

After my last post I went through and listed the sets so it is easier to find samples, however, I only did this with 2010. All other cards are still listed under stamping.

I joined the Big Shot swap for inspiration and ideas. I was thinking I don't use my Big Shot enough but I have come to realize that I do use it often. In fact, it is within arms reach more often than not.

Angela Khan

Brenda Hugar

Donna Levi

Jane Hignite

Jeanie Carter

Melissa Isgett

Sandy L

SMB

Stace

Tina Taves

I'll be back Monday with another swap. I can't wait to be done with this project and hopefully the results with be worth all of the time it is taking.


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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Men in Our Lives

I hosted a swap last month for the "Men in Our Lives" for the husbands, boyfriends, sons, grandfathers, nephews, etc. There were 17 players in the swap and some really fun cards were shared.

Amy Wald

Barb Furlong

Brandy Campbell

Carolyn Sharkas

Diane Clark-Sutton

Elizabeth Kratzer

Ellen Boyle

Jeneen S

Kim Abbott

Kimber Dunn

Loni Holt

Norma Chiaramonte

Patricia Gessner

Shirley Northey

Sunny Skye DeWeez

Terri Tank

Veronica Miller

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