Thursday, March 22, 2012

Springtime and Swaps

It's Springtime! Time for a Swap!

Everything's greening up and blooming now - so beautiful!

Springtime, of course, brings Spring swaps!


We each made 6 ATCs and will receive 6 back.  This is the first time I've made each of mine different.  Not sure why I did that, but it was fun! I think I wasn't too happy with the first one I made, so set that one aside and shifted to another plan - then just kept going. 

My ATCs:

Got to brush up on French grammar a bit as I searched an old book for Spring words

My ATCs were too thick for the little plastic card covers, so I made some envelopes for them - then had fun making some little tags since I hadn't yet used the bunny charms I originally bought to use on the cards.

And then I made a little gift for our swap hostess, Kimberly:

I had purchased a similar Christmas ornament from Mary of Merci-Notes a couple of years ago and just love it! Always wanted to try making one myself, so finally had the chance to do it. I wonder if Mary's still making them? Must go check.

There were a few other Spring/Easter swaps I really, really wanted to join, but I decided to just do this one so I could really take the time I needed to work on it and enjoy it. 

Thanks, Kimberly, for hosting this lovely swap!
Happy Springtime!