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Thursday, June 17, 2010

North Texas Shoebox Swap Photos

Hello everyone....hope all is well in your little corner of the world!!! We got back from the North Texas Shoebox Swap Sunday afternoon ......we had such a wonderful time!!!! Three of my grandchildren came to stay with us as soon as we got home and we have not stopped going since then!!! This old grandma is pooped!!! We have gone swimming, shopping, to the movies, visiting with my parents, dinners with other family, and this afternoon we are going to the planetarium. Needless to say, stamping will have to wait till they go home!! I do have some pictures of the wonderful stampers and cards from the swap....... Four of the Belli Girls were at the swap....Joy Hadden, Debbie Daniels, Me, and my DD Holly Brown.
Stamping royalty here: Lydia Fiedler, Susan Liles, Jen de Muro, and Bev Gerard

My table mates included Joy, Holly, and Joy's sister, Debbie.


This is the card I designed for the swap...we had to create something that could be put together in 10 minutes or less...now, that was tricky!!! In my infinite wisdom, I thought that I would have more diecuts than stamping to save time...little did I realize how much time would be spent turning the crank on the old cuttlebug...yikes!!! My arm will never be the same...LOL!!! I made 40 packets with all the pieces to this card...that's a lotta diecuts!!!

This was my favorite card...I don't know who designed it but they did a fabulous job!!!

This is a Farkle card...I have never played Farkle but it sure sounds fun!! The card in the slot pulls out so you can get to the dice....tooo cute!!!

I added pictures of the cards we made...all of them were just gorgeous!!! I left some of the sentiments off so I could add one when needed. Looks like I have birthday cards for a few months!!!






Thanks for stopping by today.....have a good one!!!! Now to gather the troups for a quick lunch and off we go!!!

17 comments:

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

What fun that looks like! Your card is gorgeous! Looks like everyone brought their 'A' game - all the cards look terrific!

Crystal said...

Looks like you ladies had a TON of fun!!!! Oh my word look at all those beautiful creations...Thanks for sharing Joan!

Kimberly S said...

Wow Joan, how fun, and so many beautiful cards! Hope your arm has recovered from preparing those gorgeous card packets! :)

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my goodness! Joan, the pics are great...and the suite of cards absolutely pure fabulousness! WOW! Looks like a fun time and so much accomplished, too! TSMFS!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Great pics! Looks like you had lot of fun!!

I love the card you designed. So pretty!....worth all that cuttlebug crankin' :)

maryr917 said...

sounds like you all had a fun time-you created a great card for the swap

debbie said...

Thanks for sharing photos at the swap. Enjoy those grandkids! :)

Bev J. said...

Enjoy the time with the Gkids. All pretty cards-tfs.

Joanne (jojot) said...

How fabulous to get together with so many fellow stampers....bet you had a fabbo time with lots of laughs and enabling....lol!!!

thanks so much for sharing....enjoy your company....we'll just have to wait for your creations....

Liz Williams said...

Wish I could have made that one!! Great pictures and sounded like you all had a great time.

Maria Matter said...

oh what fun!!! Glad you had a great time!

That's alot of eye candy, thanks for sharing!!!

blessings!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Looks like you are having a ball! And being surrounded by great friends and relatives too. I have never been to a shoebox swap -love your card and all of the nice cards that you made too!

Anne said...

Wow Joan!! What a treasure trove of wonderful stampers and cards!! What a great way to share, love everything you came home with!! Thanks for posting all the pictures, what great cards!! You girls are MEGA STAMPERS!! TFS GF!!

Bev Gerard said...

Eeeeeeeeeps! I LUV your pics! I haven't edited all of mine yet ... so I promise to share them soon! The "Farkle" card was by Christy Pine (a.k.a. cpine at SCS). Why do I know that?? "Cuz I loved it as much as you did!" LOL

The bestest treat of the day was getting to spend little bits of time with you and with Holly. And dog-gone it .. I don't think I have a pic of the 3 of us!!?? Fiddlesticks! We'll just have to "gather" again pretty soon!

(((hugs)))
Bev

Joanne Travis said...

I want to move to Texas!!! It looks like you all have such fun there and everyone I have ever met from there has always been some of the nicest people ever!
Hope you have been doing well, my friend. Sorry I haven't been around blog surfing too much lately. I won't ever forget you though, no worries!!
All of your cards are so gorgeous on these pages. Beautiful work, as always.
Hugs,
Joanne

Rose Ann said...

It looks like such fun, Joan and I LOVE your card for the swap!! I love all of the swap cards you got in return as well!!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun time and fun people! beautiful cards too! what more could a girl want!!