Sunday, April 24, 2011

Day 9 - Easter

Day 9 was from Monique (she's not a blogger)
She made us beautiful pins. I'm planning on wearing mine today, I just have to find something nice to put it on.

Thank you to Amy for hosting this swap. I would love to do another in the future. It was a lot of fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 8

There was no Day 7, as that person got sick.
Here's Day 8 from Sarah at Mama Bubbles.Very cute card, the chick is a piece of fabric.
And here is what's inside, a cute chick 'basket'. It is very cute, I'm not sure exactly what I'll do with it, but it's definitely going with my Easter decorations.

Tomorrow's the last day.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 6

Wanda of The Rat's Pajamas created Day 6 for us:
Inside was a cute little basket made from beads and safety pins, and in the basket was a Lindt chocolate bunny.

Thank you Wanda!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 5

Day 5 was from Michelle at The Tattered Quilt Cottage, here's the outer packaging:
And inside was this cute ornament(?). I don't know exactly what it is, but it's really cute.

Thank you Michelle!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 4

Here's today's package And inside a "captured chick" created by Kim of the Crafty Triathlete. I love this, I believe it's supposed to be like the captured fairies but it's a chick instead. I've always wanted a captured fairy and this piece is way cute.

Sorry about the bad photo, I just realized you can't really see what's in there, but it's a chenille chick with a sign that says Joy, it's got a speckled egg and it's sitting on a wooden spool in some shredded pink paper.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. This is posted nice and early cause I have to work at 8AM.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 3

Day 3 was Amy from Crafting by Candlelight. I love the little bag it's in. And inside was this cute 3-cornered bag, I'm not quite sure what to do with it yet.
So far for the items I'm not sure what I'm doing with, I'm just putting them together in the bag Amy made for Day 1.

I've noticed I do that with a lot of my swaps, if I don't know what to do with the items, I have a tendency to leave them in the container they came in. Sometimes I just do that cause I don't want to separate them.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 2

Day 2 was me: I made an Egg ornament
I basically picked out some brightly colored paper, cut it into strips with decorative scissors and then used mod podge to glue to to some chipboard egg shapes. The flowers are Prima flowers with a jewel, or some had buttons in the middle.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Day One

Originally, our Day One person was Victoria, but she dropped out, so Amy from Crafting by Candlelight added a few things. She said the bag is handmade And here's what was in the bag:
A set of spring-y clothespins, and an egg. I'm thinking of covering the egg in book pages.

Tomorrow is me, so I'm not that excited about it. I'm trying so hard not to open these packages, I did hide them in a paper bag, so I don't have to see them all piled up on the floor, but it's so hard.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

9 Days of Easter Swap

I signed up for a 9 Days of Easter Swap, hosted by Amy of Crafting by Candlelight. It was originally a 12 Days of Easter Swap (like a 12 days of Christmas), but only 9 people signed up. We were supposed to make 9 of the same or similar items to send to Amy and then she would put gifts 1-9 from different people in a box and send them to us. Unfortunately, #1 dropped out and #7 got sick, so Amy added something for #1, and #7 seven might still send us something. I bought myself something at Walmart yesterday and decided to wrap it with the extra tissue paper Amy sent us and add it for #7. Here is what the pile of gifts looks like: I'm going to open one gift a day starting on Saturday and TRY to post it each day. I will take pictures of the item wrapped, and unwrapped and then tell you who it was from with a link to their blog if they have one. I will also tell you how I made my gift when it comes up. I'm having such a hard time not opening them now, I know one person couldn't wait, and they said we have some awesome gifts to open, that doesn't help me. I haven't decided if I'm waiting until Easter to open them or not. I do have an Easter basket that I gathered for myself, plus this swap, plus I might be getting together with my mom's side of the family on Easter, that's a lot to do on Easter, so I might just open them when I get them. What do you think?

Monday, April 4, 2011


I know, it's been awhile, I have such a hard time getting myself motivated to do art lately. I did finish some things for a swap on Friday, but it's a surprise swap, so I'll post those later. Here are my cards for the March swap in my CollageATCs yahoo! group The theme was bugs. The tulip picture is from the back of an Our Iowa magazine. The green background is from some memory makers packaging. The bird is from a piece of scrapbook paper. The layers on the last background as well as the blue piece are all scraps from my floor.

I should have those swap items up next week or so, the swap was for a 9 days of Easter swap. So, I'll get 9 packages back from the hostess and will open them up the 9 days before Easter, I'll do a post each day, so stay tuned.