Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Swap Treats For Francie-A Swap For All Seasons

Continuing our journey through the year with A Swap For All Seasons, the swap group I've been in since last September, March's theme was Spring and the destash color was yellow. Spring offered us a variety of possibilities including St. Patrick's Day, Easter and of course, the season itself. I decided to do a little something including all three.



My card for Francie featured a Spring theme...


I love working with the seed packets from Julie at Old Design Shop..
Her blog is here and her Etsy shop is here .


She has hundreds of high quality images in the shop but she also offers free images on her blog. I have used many of her images, both free and purchased.
Here is a link just to the seed packet images.
The little girl is an image I've had for some time and she just speaks Spring to me with her arms filled with flowers. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.
I usually coordinate my card and tag but I decided to go in a different direction this time.
I saw this cute little lass in my file and wanted to use her for Francie's tag.


The pocket is a vintage library card pocket that I covered in printed papers and trimmed out with a die cut doily and a shamrock made with a heart punch. Lucky.


For some Springy yellow stash I sent...


This swap has been fun every month. Would you like to join in? If you have an active blog and like to do paper crafting, you would have a lot of fun. Each month we create one card, a tag and send along some destash from our own collections. No stress...just fun.You can read the details here on the Swap For All Seasons blog.
The next sign-up is April 1st for the May swap.

The current swap theme is Mother's Day and the color is peach. I like a good challenge...My own Mother has been gone for years and peach is a color I never use in my crafting.. Well, that's what makes this fun! I am looking forward to getting to know May, the swapper I will be sending to.

xoxo
Joyce

15 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

What a fabulous tag and card Joyce! Loving those seed packets...and a all that lovely de-stash too :)

marie said...

I love that you used a bit of Easter, St Patrick's Day, and Spring! What a cheery swap package that made.
The image on the card is one of my favorites! You are one of my very favorite paper artists Joyce! Everything you come up with makes me smile!!

Sarah said...

Love the tag! The pocket is a great idea.

Kitten said...

What wonderful things you created this month, Joyce. I'm looking forward to the Mother's Day & Peach swap, too...like you, my own Mom is gone now...and I rarely use peach...but the challenges are what makes this lots of FUN!
xo
Debbie
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GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I LOVE your card and tag! You use such sweet images! I think the peach will be a challenge too!!!
Always love to see your handiwork!
warmly,
deb

Createology said...

I am learning by seeing what you and others do. I adore your creations! Swaptastic Smiles...Such Creative Fun.

Mimi Sue said...

These swaps are just so fun! You give and get the cutest things. Mimi

Linda said...

I love it all! Especially the St Patty tag! Whoever you mail to is a lucky swapper! xox

Linda said...

I love it all! Especially the St Patty tag! Whoever you mail to is a lucky swapper! xox

Diane said...

Beautiful...looks like lots of fun..always fun to get "happy mail".I have some blog candy if you like the stop by.

Jenny's Heart said...

As always I LOVE your style :)

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Joyce I LOVED everything ! You are so creative and it was such a treat to get the goodies from you.
Haven't been feeling too well lately and your pkg. brightened my week !
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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Joyce, Thanks for your sweet note over at my place. I completely understand about your limited time while going through and packing Bunnie's things and getting all the business taken care of. Having gone through that with my siblings just a few years ago, I remember what a Goliath task it was.
Take care sweet friend. i miss you too.
ML

jayne said...

Hello
I love Old Design Studio too. The items you made are so pretty! I agree with the others about the pocket.

jayne said...

Hello
THe items you made are so pretty! I agree with the others about the tag. I use Old Design Studio also, she posts some great things.

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