Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm back home after spending over two months in Florida. Although there were a few days where it was unseasonably cold (for the Floridians) we found the weather to be perfect. A couple of days were pretty windy and made it a bit uncomfortable at the beach (the fine sand being blown about was very hard on the skin).

Before I left home I signed up for a swap hosted by Marie Kirkwood. The submissions were to use NEW stamps from the Stampin Up Idea Book & Catalogue that was released in January. There were 4 themes to choose from - Get Well, Birthday, Thank You and Sympathy. Participants were to make 11 card fronts (4 X 5.25) that were all the same. These were sent to the host (Marie) and she then sorted them and sent back 11 different card fronts to each participant. The swap out was in February and as I was away mine sat waiting for my return. What a lovely package awaited me.

These are the cards I received.

This is the one I sent in.

This is from Marie Kirkwood

Heather Neidig made this next card

This one came from Linda Willman

Barb Tripps

Myra Webb

Wanda Dodds

Cynthia McKellar
Heather Leech

Cindy Paradis
Erin Enns
Cindy Paradis
If you want to see all of the card fronts from this swap check out Marie Kirkwood's blog here and scroll down to the Wednesday, February 25 entry (New Catalogue Swap Cards).
Hopefully it won't be too long before I am back in a routine at home and in my craft room. I need to get stamping - I only did a few cards while I was away and I have missed it.