Friday, April 8, 2011

My Hosted SCS Swap "Spring Is In The Air" Card Kits & Shoebox Card Swap, April 2, 2011

I hosted my third swap on Splitcoast Stampers which ended on March 31st.  I was finally able to swap these cards out yesterday and finished getting them mailed today.  This was a card kit swap.  So here's a few pictures of the kits spread out on the dining room table.  There were 12 ladies that participated so it didn't take long to swap them out.

Nor Cal Paper Crafters Shoebox Card Swap, April 2, 2011.
I hosted this swap here at our mobile home park.  We met in our clubhouse and had a potluck too.  There were 13 of us enjoying the day.  Our theme was Mother's Day and Birthday cards.  Our group was started in April of 2009 so we were celebrating our 2nd anniversary as a group.
This is my Mother's Day card.  I had all intentions of  making a birthday card, however, it seemed like I was being encouraged to make a Mother's Day card instead.  I struggle with Mother's Day every year, especially since my mother passed away.  And Denise, my daughter, lives so far away.  So I decided to make the card very "girly".  I was proud of myself that I used paper and card stock I had and didn't have to go buy anything.  In fact, I have been hoarding this paper.  It is by Basic Grey and difficult to find...I think it has been discontinued.  Anyway, I was quite pleased with the way it turned out.
Tyana did 2 cards, this is her birthday card.
And her Mother's Day card.  Both are so adorable IRL (in real life).
Bonnie's card.
Linda's Mother's Day card.
Jenni did 2 cards...this is her birthday card.  I love this SU stamp set.  I think its been retired.
Her Mother's Day...she used the same paper that I did on my card.  She said she found hers at a Michael's in Woodland.
Rhonda's birthday card.
 Karen's card.  I messed up on placing the leaves for the flowers... :(
 Rhonda's second card.  Love the colors she used.
Sue's Mother's Day card.  Sue's daughter Renee is one of the original members of our group.  Sue is a sewer....this was the 2nd swap she has participated in with our group.  She was so proud of herself that she did this all by herself without help from Renee.  She did a great job.
Wendy's card.
Alex's card.  I did my card a little differently than Alex's sample.  She tied the ribbon in bows on the right side.  I don't do bows very well so I put one ribbon on top of the other and placed it across the panel.  I think it looks really cute.  Alex and Wendy live in Oroville so they had quite a drive into Sacramento.  This was the second swap that they've attended.
Joyce's card.
And Julie's card.  The cards were all fantastic.  We have a great group of ladies that participate in our Shoebox swaps and we always look forward to getting together.  We'll get together again the end of June.

Along with this swap, we had a sale/trade of stamping goodies.  Karen has wanted to do this.  So since we were using the clubhouse this time, we decided to have one.  Karen, Renee, Linda and I participated in the sale.  We had 2 round tables full with all kinds of stamp sets and other goodies.  It was a huge success and we all did real good in unloading some of our goodies.  We will do it again at some future date.

Well, now that these two swaps are over, I can work on some other SCS swaps that I've committed to.  It is never ending...its a good thing I love my stamping is time consuming.  It gives me something to do since I am by myself so much of the time.


jalna said...

Awwwww, so inspiring!!!

Betty Townsend said...

Thanks Jalna! I wanna see some more stamping from you and Les too!