Friday, September 11, 2009

August Shoebox Swap

August was our 2nd Shoebox Swap and it was a HUGE success!!! We had 16 ladies there, and not 1 cancellation. We were all SO proud. There were wonderful cards AND wonderful food. We can't wait for the next swap on October 24th. Our gracious Hostess was Betty, and she made some really cute goodie bags for everyone, and it had a post-it note holder, ribbon and some tags it is. In addition, there were several WONDERFUL prizes given out to some very special ladies. This particular swap was a "holiday" swap for the fall holidays and birthdays. We had cards that were made for Halloween, Thanksgiving/Fall, Christmas and Birthdays.

Below is a picture of the group that attended (Thank you to Betty's husband Gerry for taking our wonderful picture). And below the group photo, are pictures of all of the cards. Now, with this particular swap, we each had 1 card for whatever holiday we signed up for and then for those that wanted to participate, we could provide an additional kit for a different holiday.

1st Row:Renee, Alex, Betty, Michelle w/ Liberty, Candice, Jo,
2nd row:Kerry, Linda, Pat, Joyce, Wendy, Bonnie,
3rd row:Julie (in back between Pat & Joyce), Jenni(in back between Joyce & Wendy)Karen, Deb

Ok, first up is a Thanksgiving card made by Candice, and she also received Honorable Mention
for this design.

This next card was also submitted by Candice for the "extra" kit and it is a Christmas card.

Our next creative card is by Michelle, and this was a Christmas card. Very cute!

Michelle also signed up for an "extra" kit and made a Thanksgiving/Fall card. This particular SU stamp is very universal and can be used for holidays or a "just because" card.

This next card was created by Karen and it is great because it has the Halloween feel to it, yet it isn't scary. Karen also received Honorable Mention for this card as well.

This is another "extra" project by Karen. This card can also be used as either a Fall card or Thanksgiving card, just by simply changing the sentiment.

This card was submitted by Rene, and is actually a dimensional card. You can't tell by the picture, but the round circles are on pop-up dots.

This next card is a Birthday card by Linda. The pink and green are great and compliment each other.

Julie designed this next card and it is a Birthday card, but can also be used as a "hello", "thinking of you" or "miss you" card. The sky is the limit with this design.

This next Birthday card was submitted by Pat. She used stickers as embellishments.

This is another great Birthday card, submitted by Jenny and she won Honorable Mention for her design.

This next card is from Bonnie and it is a Halloween card. If you look closely, there are different layers, but she took 3 smaller pieces of DP, and spread them out over another piece of DP. What a clever idea!

I just realized that this next card is a little distorted. I can take a new picture if anyone would like a better picture. This card was also submitted by Bonnie and can be used for various occasions.

Also, Bonnie did this card as well for an "extra" project. This can be used for either Fall or Thanksgiving with the stamp of a Pheasant.

Alex designed this next card and she did such an AWESOME job, that she won 1st Place for her card. Woohooo!

Kelly won 3rd Place for this next card, and what an adorable card it is. The middle reindeer's tail is made from a piece of a cotton ball. Adorable!

Joyce won 2nd Place for this Halloween card. It is so stinkin cute!

This next Halloween card was designed by Deb. It was so fun trying to get the little eyes to stay glued.

Jo designed this card, and it is a unique size of 5x7, most cards that we create are smaller then that. Jo received Honorable Mention, and it is a very simple, elegant card.

This next card was designed by our Hostess, Betty. It was also a very simple and elegant card.

Betty chose to do the "extra" project and she created a Thanksgiving card.

Next up is Wendy's creation of a Thanksgiving card. This stamp set is very universal and can be used for various different occasions.

Thanks for taking the time to look at all of our wonderful creations. Check back often to see our latest and greatest. Our next Nor-Cal Paper Crafters Shoebox Swap will be October 24th. If you are not a member of Splitcoast Stampers and want to attend our shoebox swap, you can email us at, or leave us a message here.

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