Monday, May 03, 2010

Swaps

I am writing this post on Sunday and scheduling it for Monday. If all goes as planned I will be in surgery at 8am. No good idea when they will let me go home but it is only supposed to be an outpatient surgery. I have another post scheduled for Tuesday and hopefully by Wednesday I can chime in here in real time.

Now that the Spring Fest is over, I can share some swap projects with you. We had all kinds of swaps that you could sign up for but I knew my time was limited so I only signed up for 2. One was the ATC swap. I used CHF's Bicycle Life set and the Newspaper Ads scrapblock on my sample.The wheel on the Penny Farthing is just about the right size to punch out with a 1 1/4" circle punch. I love those happy discoveries, it made creating 32 ATC's a bit more manageable. I wanted the wheel to spin so I attached the punched out wheel to the card with a brad with a flattened eyelet in between. Gotta love it when a plan comes together like you envision. I stayed with the kraft/black/cream color combo and added just a touch of color. The sentiment is part of the set, worked perfectly for this spinning wheel ATC. It has lots of distressing with Antique Linen ink for the worn look.

I also participated in a 3-D swap and can you believe I forgot to photograph it? I made those wool felt rose pins to swap, I hope they liked them even with no stamping ;).


My SIL and I worked on her samples together.

This is what we came up with for her shoebox swap.

Isn't it A-dorable? She wanted a clear card so we used CHF's clear cardstock, it is nice and thick, making it perfect for a clear card base. The fish bowl idea is all Julie Ebersole, I love how Julie's mind works, she is supah clever! The bowl uses an Amuse clear epoxy sticker that you cut the top off of. In person the domed, hard surface is so fun! The finished size of the card is 4.25" square and uses a little Spellbinder action, a little Cuttlebug embossing and some party paper. The stamp and sentiment are from an old SU SAB set. We're talking 4 or more years old but it's a keeper.
Did you catch the wooden black holding up the card? Those are the blocks hubby made for everyone at Spring Fest. Yes. One hundred blocks, cut, sanded and waxed to a smooth finish. Talk about a keeper! The husband that is, lol.
After seeing the recipe card swaps I was wishing I had done those too. There were some really well done designs! Oh well, maybe if I start now I can be in more swaps next year.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

These are great! When I saw all the ATCs I wished I had done that one! The recipes were great too!
I love my wooden block! Thanks, Greg!!
Will show my rose pin in a day or so~ I LOVE it!
Thoughts of you today!

JeanFB said...

Such fun projects, Tracy! Love the little kinetic ATC! You are in my thoughts - Hope everything is going well, and that you feel great soon!

Erica said...

Get Well Soon. Your stamping weekend looks like tons of fun. I hope I can join next year.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

The husband AND the wood blocks are keepers! And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED these projects!!!

Feel better, friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, glad to hear surgery went so well, what a cute card with the bike! Love the brad in the middle of the spokes. Blessings to you, Rea

Tilly said...

Loved this ATC and it got my 9 yr olds' vote for "best of the bunch" (after my happy meter of course, lol).