Hippity Hoppity – A chocolate bunny swappity!

Ok, I’m having too much fun with the little rhyme.  I’m participating in a ‘stamp camp’ this weekend with some ladies who frequent the Splitcoast message board up in Albany.  They are holding a shoebox swap.  I had no idea what this meant, but from what I gather, I create a swap card and put all the parts necessary to make it into a container which gets passed around to each person to recreate the card.  Sounds fun!  Here is my swap card for the shoebox swap:

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I used a light blue card base from Memory Box.  I layered this with the floral pattern from Cosmo Cricket’s Dutch Girl line.  I added a 4×4 square from a Hambly Patchwork transparency in brown, over blue pearlized paper.  Then the celery-colored print from Dutch Girl, embossed in the Wizard with an embossing folder from Provocraft, which was then inked in brown.  I cut the light blue pearlized paper with my Rectangle Nestabilities die, and layered it under my stamped image.  The bunny is colored with Copic Markers and the covered in Ranger’s Glossy Accents.  I ‘carved’ bits along the stamped lines of the bunny, while the material was wet in order to make it look more molded, like a real chocolate bunny.  I also punched flower shapes, edged with a Zig Scroll maker in Root Bear Float color.  I used a pencil eraser to stamp the brown flower centers.  The sentiment was stamped and trimmed, before placing on the card.  The ribbon is from May Arts.

Meanwhile, it is ‘Girl Scout week’ at my daughters’ elementary school, so I stepped out of my comfort zone and got out the little sewing machine to put on some of the patches she’s earned.  Don’t I wish they were all iron-on! 

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Knowing that it was a special week, and they were going to be wearing their little vests all week, I went to the craft area to see what I could use to make her vest more special.  I found some beaded fringe and sewed it on.  I like it when my craft stuff crosses over and helps with my everyday life.

I’ve been working on doing some organizing again, in preparation for the Albany trip, where I’ll be demoing the fabulous Copic Markers among other things. 

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I found this fabulous Prestige marker case at CHA by Alvin, and purchased it online.  I bought the 60-marker case, and (well let’s be honest – I bought TWO of them)  I know how much I love these markers and I already have more than 60 colors.  They make 322!

Img_1595web I’ll be keeping this chart inside to keep track of my colors.

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