|lovin' the sweet little face and all the hand details|
Here's what I sent to Jennifer, who said two of her favorite bugs are the caterpillar and the butterfly...
|I was inspired by Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar - she's made from paper clay with a pipe cleaner spine|
The Postman rang again and this time it was 3 amazing ATC's from the very creative and artistic Cindy from Georgia. We were partnered for Wendy's Blissful ATC Swap for July ~ CIRCUS! How amazing are these little creations!
Here are the cards I sent to Cindy....hmmm....seems like Cindy and I have very similar thoughts!! Great minds and all! LOL
|a lot of "eye candy"|
|but real candy!!|
|at everyone's place (and I left out the scrap goodies we got because they're out in the Studio and it's raining!)|
|I call this one "Pachyderm School"|
Lucky me....my girls stayed overnight on Sunday so we could have a mother-daughter day on Monday!
As great as the MMU Retreat ALWAYS is, and sharing this with loving hubby and dearest daughties, I have to confess...the highlight of my weekend was the culmination of MY VERY FIRST INITIATED SWAP!!! Yes, I put a swap together for my scrap girls, who have patiently listened to me blather on and on about these things, but not one of them had ever participated in a swap. Our theme was "Flea Market" and the swap was an altered 250 ct. matchbox...the BIG one. I partnered people (I have a greater respect for administrators!!), emailed, nagged, kept tabs on everyone for a month before. On Sunday, the last day of Retreat, we swapped matchboxes. I was blown away by the creativity and great karma these women exuded...it was a raging success!! We will definitely be planning on many more...here are some of the pix...
|choked up with tears before I even began!|
|from Sandra to me|
|from Debbie to Alex|
|from Karina to Geri|
|from Geri to Karina|
|from Alex to Debbie|
|from Karey-Ann to Sharon|
|from Sharon to Karey-Ann|
|from Laura to Kiera (Kiera was on vacation in VT)|
|from me to Sandra|
Here are some very sweet, happy, ladies ~ I think they may have been bitten by the swap bug!
Aren't they AWESOME!! It was a pleasure orchestrating this swap and I'm so excited to have been able to see all the wonderful responses...something we miss when we swap via mail.
Oops!! I almost forgot to show you what Sandra gifted me....
Are you as tired as I am right now??? LOL That's a lot "stuff" to take in, so on that note I'll just say this:
Have a simply fabulous week, enjoy every breath you take, be sure to tell someone you love them...and come back next week to find out what BIG event happened last Wednesday evening!!!