Monday, August 20, 2018

May Swap-a-holics Swaps

May's theme for the Swap-a-holic group that I am in was Babies and Brides. Here are the swaps that I received in May. It turned out to be a good mixture of brides and babies. We didn't have to sign up for what we were doing. Just make and mail so I am amazed that there were 5 of each! 

You might recall my swap was this cute baby bear card. You can read more about it HERE.

I love doing this swap. It's a bit different than some of the other swaps that I have done. Most of the swaps I have participated in work in that you make a number of cards the same and mail them all to one person. That person then takes them and splits them up and then mails them all back to you. This swap works that you have everyone's address and you mail their card to them directly and they mail your card to you. 

I love getting the mail all the time! So much fun to have happy mail coming all the time!

Happy Stampin'!
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Soccer Treats 3

In June, the soccer team had a banquet. I had over purchased on the treats for the girls. I had thought they would win a few more games and they had 5 games canceled over the course of the season. Because I had the treats, I made these goodie bags for the girls at their soccer banquet.

The puns are:
What an AWesome season!
You've got the POWER to do anything you want!
Be EXTRA-ordinary in all you do!
You are o-FISH-ally the best!
It TWIZ true, we miss you!
Don't POP with excitement over the summer!
Thank you KISSES!

Here are the treats that were in the bags. Can you match the saying  to the treat? They really aren't that hard!

Thanks for being patient with me this summer. I have been having a hard time creating and blogging. You see, my mom passed away on July 3. I have been in a funk since then. I am trying to figure out how life works now without my mom. 

I have a few more items that I created this spring and early summer that I am going to try real hard to get up on my blog for you to see. And I am trying to get back to  my craft room. It's hard to concentrate on much. I really appreciate your patience as I work through how to function again.

Happy Stampin'!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Soccer Treats 2

Here's another installment of those soccer treats that I made for my daughter's soccer team this spring. 

"It's CRUNCH time" with a couple of Crunch bars was another one of the fun treats.

This one says, "BLOW up the competition" and had a Blow Pop for the treat.

I think this one was my favorite! It says, "Be a BEAST on the field", with the animal crackers! I think it's just hilarious! Miriam just thinks I'm weird! I'm OK with that!

Star Burst candies was the next treat that said, "Be a STAR player."

A couple of Fast Break candy bars with "FAST BREAK to the goal" the puny saying that went with them.

The last one for this post says, "ROLO-ver the competition." I put Rolos in the snack baggie.

I have one more post with these corny sayings and treats! They were so much fun to make!

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Congrats, Graduate!

I had quite a few graduation cards to make this year. With my daughter graduating, we were invited to many parties and she wanted to give her friends. Her school colors are black and gold so I use Crushed Curry for the gold color. I don't remember how many I made of these. 

We also had some friends' kids graduate from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. Their colors are hunter green and white. I used Garden Green on these and black baker's twine.

Two more friends' kids graduated from two other schools. I know one set of school colors is red and white. I wasn't sure of the other so I made them red and white as well. The color is Real Red with the black baker's twine tassel.

The tassels were all hand made with baker's twine. While they were a little tedious, they really turned out cute!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Baby Bear Swap

The May theme for my Swap-a-holics swap was brides and babies. I decided that I really wanted to do a baby card. We have had several new babies being born at our church so I figured I could use the baby cards!

I chose a fairly neutral color palate as I will need boy and girl cards, this was an easy way to cover both. Although, this card would be really cute in pink or blue too! I would move the bow to the top of the bear's head if I was doing this for a girl, in pink.

It's hard to see in the picture, but the white strip of cardstock is embossed with Scattered Sequins embossing folder. I did hand cut the bears and the bows for this swap. No, I'm not crazy. I just love the way it looks sometimes and this was one of those times!

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