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!


  1. Hi Jane! Oh they all look so pretty..can't pick a fav.

  2. Hi Jane,
    So fun to have you join another swap!
    Your ATCs are too sweet, and you know I love the beautiful ornament you gifted me.
    hugs & JOY,

  3. Jane how nice to see your new post here. I adore your ATCs you made for Kimberly's swap. I am participating in this one also. How very sweet of you to make such a beautiful ornament for her too. I hope I receive one of your ATCs in its very special little envelope with tag. Blissful dear...

  4. Jane, your tags are lovely!! So much work went into them. I think they are all just terrific! Crossing my fingers I get one of yours.


  5. Jane - I was lucky enough to receive one of your ATCs from Kimberly's swap - the lovely lavendar girl second from the top. She is wonderful! Thanks so much for participating!

  6. Hello Jane..your ATC's are so pretty!! I haven't made any in a while, you sure have put me in the mood...Springtime ATC's sounld like fun...Thanks for stopping by for a visit.
    See ya again soon...

  7. Wow Jane! Those ATC's are wonderful!

  8. Oh my such loveliness! I adore the pretty pink paper flowers you used as accents.

    Thank you for your kind comments. You are such a blessing to me.

    I will be having a Mother's Day giveaway this next Friday with glimpses of whats up for grabs all this week. :)