Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mother's Day Swaps

Our meeting theme in March was Mother's day.  I already shared with you my swap, but I thought you might like to see what else we swapped.  With team leader Jeanne's work schedule and stamping events, we actually make her swap as our project for our meeting, and she's always got something really cute for us.  This time was no different.  Although it really was too big to photograph in my portable photo studio, I did so anyway, so you'll see the edges of the white nylon pop-up photo box in the image.  Each cute flower doubles as a gift or note holder - a perfect project to celebrate Mom, or any other important woman in your life.  She found the cute glittery basket at the Target dollar store (they had the turquoise that I chose, as well as purple, pink, and a springy green), so the flower colors coordinated with them.  Such a cute project, don't you think?

Marianne and Sofia both had cards for their swaps this time.  First up is Marianne's:

I love that daisy die, but rarely use it - why is that?  Marianne also used the new Four Frames stamp set that you can buy now with any $20 (pretax) order.  The set will also be in the new Idea Book & Catalog later this summer.

Sofia shared with us this beauty.  The detail in Sophia's card is just amazing.  The DSP behind the lattice die consists of a bunch of very small triangles made into the larger square, and it was embossed as well using the Square Lattice textured impressions embossing folder.  The final embossed layer was made using Framed Tulips embossing folder, and I love how you can make a rectangle or square border with this folder!

I love being a part of such a talented group of stampers - I just wish more of them could regularly make the meetings!


Yapha said...

That bucket of flowers is adorable! Such great colors! and I love the butterflies too! Great swaps!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Wowzer--you have some talent in your group! I love the quilt card's details as well as those flowers!

Cindy said...

The last card looks just like a quilt - LOVE it!

Shelley said...

Holy cow! The talent in your group is fabulous! Can't say which one I like the best!

Mickey Roberts said...

What great ideas! Lots of talent in your group!