Friday, May 29, 2009

Since it's May 29th...

...I imagine that many of you are happily making vacation plans, and the kids are either out of school or excitedly awaiting the end of the school year. Not me! My daughters 'school year' is already over, and we are on a tight budget while we house hunt-thus no vacation for us!

I am well on my way to stir crazy, trying to find things for us to do together until her summer camp begins! We have been visiting an awful lot of play places, kiddie gyms, and parks lately! But I'm struggling and feeling somewhat guilty as I count down the days and thanking God that they have 1/2 day summer camp for hyperactive, uber intelligent 3 year olds!

In the meantime, I have my stamping and papercrafts projects to keep me sane! I have been working on a few different projects at once as I am wont to do. One of my swaps is featured in tonights post. Of course, since it is MAY, I am currently working on a CHRISTMAS swap! My friend Karen (Kfranci) from Splitcoaststampers is hosting two swaps right now, one for birthday cards, and another for Christmas cards, recipes, and more!! You should really check it out :

It isn't due until October, but with all of the packing/moving stuff I have coming up, I wanted to get a jump on my swaps, and get everything waaaay ahead! Then once we move into our new home, I can concentrate on setting up my dream stamping studio! I can't wait! So wanna see some of the things I've been working on?

All of this and more is heading to Karen for her Christmas in October swap!

This is a close-up view of one of my ABaC's (Anything But a Card) for the swap. It is a recycled energy drink bottle from my husband! My husband goes through two to three of these everyday! Since I'm used to being frugal and can see how versatile they are, I have a consistent supply of them stashed in my stamping area, as well as a box in my storage room!

This is another of the ABaCs for Karen's swap! I love these soft peppermint puffs, so I filled the printed bag and stamped a cute topper for it too! It would make a quick, easy, and affordable little giftie for a holiday party, or for your child's scout troop, or class!
This is one of my two full size cards for the swap. It was easy and simple to make. It's not my usual style, but I was pleased with it none the less! What do you think?
Well...that's all I have time to show tonight! Hope you like what you see! See you tommorrow! Scrappily Yours, Scrappy

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