I also created this little packet to hold a few pencils,
& some yummy marshmallow Easter candy sticks!
I managed to wrap up a few more swaps spots for my friend Kate's swaps on Splitcoaststampers today too! I made this one for my full card spot in her Sandbox Swap.
I made this 3x3 card for Kate's new 'Lei it on Me' swap. Again, I reached for my Bikini Sophie. However, this time I changed her out of the Tankini she was wearing in the card above, so she was ready for the tropics! I even inserted a frosty, umbrella drink in her hand too! The drink stamp is by Studio G, & the palm tree is a button pilaged from my Mom's stash! The beautiful paper came courtesy of my good friend Gabby, and is made by Imaginisce. I stamped the images with Memento tuxedo black ink, & colored it all with my Copics! I even added a shadow behind Sophie, & tried to create a sandy 'texture' for the beach. What do you think? Wanna go there?
I made these card's for the full card spot in the same swap as the one above. The DP was so pretty, I couldn't bear to cover it all up! So instead I created a smaller scene using two other Studio G sets on a scalloped square, and placed it askew from the DP. Then I layered several different size Primas and secured them with a brad by Making Memories. Everything was stamped with my Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored in with my Copics. The card base is Whisper White CS from SU. A great big thanks again to Gabby for the gorgeous Imaginsce DP!
So the incomparable Kate has also added another to her list of open swaps. Her Fourth of July Blowout Swap was such great fun last year, that I was super excited to see it up again this year!
I quickly set about making these simple ABaC's (Anything but a card) for the swap! These royal blue boxes of tiny breath mints perfectly fit the bill IMO for this! I cut a small piece of DP and affixed it to the top of the container. Then I added a swatch of Bobbin Ribbon. Finally I stamped, punched and double matted the medallion. The medallion stamp is by Studio G, and reads 'Celebrate Freedom' and 'July 4th'. It's a quick and easy favor to make up and give out for your Fourth of July BBQ, Memorial Day Festivities, or Labor Day Picnic. Don't you think?
Finally, I created this full card for the last of NINE(!) spots in five of Kate's Swaps (Have I mentioned how much I love doing Kate's swaps? :-)). I thought almost any stamp could be changed a little to fit the patriotic theme for this Fouth of July swap. So I decided to let my DD choose the stamp for the main image! She chose this stamp by Me and my Big Ideas for Inkadinkadoo. I stamped the image with my Memento ink and colored it in with my Copic markers. The ribbon is from the American Collection at Michaels, as are the rhinestone stars. The 'USA' sentiment stamp is from Studio G. The textured CS base is from DCWV.
All in all it has been a pretty busy and productive day wouldn't you say? Oh...and for the record, my little girl and I still had plenty of quality time together, and yes...she ate home cooked meals today too! (Just thought I'd better reassure my hubby! ;)) See you soon! Scrappy