Category Archives: swap

Some challenges for Swap-bot


I’ve been hosting challenges over at Swap-bot for about a month. I’m going with the alphabet and working up…Animal Anomaly, Babies and Baubles, Cooking Capers, Daydreaming, Elephant Enigma and the 4th of July… far.

Here are a few I’m made lately…

Animal Anamoly

Babies and Baubles (my grandmom called babies, ‘Baby Birds’)

Cooking Capers-photocopy from an old kid’s book-so cute! We have a brown bunny hanging around the yard this year too! : )


Elephant Enigma

I did the 4th of July one before I put up the challenge. It’s from a M.E. tear off calendar page:

Cute Cupcake

Geisha Girl

So I’ve been having fun being creative with paper.

I did the grouting on the glass mosaics. Some were sunk in the adhesive more than I would have liked and some got crooked. I even saw a chip in one! This section is hidden a lot, but it’s nice because it’s like a backdrop for the vessel sink. I really love the look. It’s great for the guys to shave with!

Doing a little swapping

Swap-bot Sunflower ATC, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.

Since my regular swap groups on Flickr have slowed down, I went over to (link in side bar) and just did 3 swaps. You saw the Victorian ice skaters below. This new challenge was for 2 sunflower themed cards. I took my old flower guide book and copied the pages to ATC size and this is one of the ones I came up with. The border is a sticker.
I just signed up for a poppies ATC. I already got one of the sunflower ATCs all the way from the Netherlands for my swap (we don’t have the same people we send to). I’ll have to take a photo of it.
Brian’s dad had to be taken to a walk-in clinic yesterday as he was having leg issues and fell down twice outside. We almost beg him to carry a phone on him but he forgets most of the time. He was able to get himself up (this was Friday) and was in discomfort the entire night. The clinic did x-rays (one of their specialties is sports related injured). The doctor saw a shadow in his hip area, so Dad C. needs to get a MRI tomorrow. They didn’t give him any pain medication and sent him home.
Last night I got a call from my step cousin that her mom (my late Uncle Don’s wife) had passed away at age 96-I think exactly two months since her birthday. She wasn’t that crazy about my family, it was all about her three daughters and their families. And she didn’t like my grandmom as mom-mom and Uncle Don were very close (only 20 yrs apart). We saw each other more when we all grew up though. Being in a nursing home extended her life I think-she was in there about 5 yrs. So of course we are wondering about Dad C and if he is going to start to have trouble getting around-he’ll be 89 in June. He lives in a 4 bedroom split and we live in a 3 bedroom ranch, so no space here. Only time will tell, but it’s going to be hard for Brian as he needs to get serious about another job.