Apron Flair Swap
Opening: Tuesday, June 30th, 12:00pm CST
Hostess: Angela Carignan and Alanna George
Email Address: carignanad@... and alannageorge@...
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Delivery Plan/Deadline: We'll meet and swap our Flair at the Silver Bella Swap Meet
Details: In honor of the recently announced Vendor Night attire, 'Night of 100 Aprons', we would like to invite you to join our Apron Flair swap. Flair can be made from any material and as always glitter and sparkle is a welcome addition. Each person will create 10 pieces of flair to swap with the other participants at Silver Bella. Think about something small enough to fit on an apron to help embellish it, and show a little personality too!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sweet Treat Charm Swap
Swap Opening: Thursday, June 25th, 12:00pm CST
Hostess: Wanda Clark
Contact E-mail Address: clark_wanda@...
Maximum Number of Participants: 24
Delivery Plan/Deadline: Deliver to hostess by November 1st.
Details: Each participant will need to make 24 charms that are no
bigger than 1 1/2"...that way if others want to wear them on a charm bracelet they aren't too big. The theme is Sweet Treats so think Willy Wonka meets Silver Bella. Whatever your favorite sweet treat may be...candy, fruit, ice cream, cupcakes...use your imagination and whip up something you'd be proud to wear. Each charm needs to be attached to a card of some sort with your information as well.
And then, after some deliberation, I joined a fifth swap that I came up with an idea for yesterday.
Vintage New Year's Resolutions with Flair ATC SwapI have to stop now. No more swaps until I've got some of these completed, or at least until I've bought plane tickets to get to Silver Bella, to go along with the registration I've already purchased.
Opening: Monday, June 22nd, 12:00pm CST
Hostess: Gina Grable
Email Address: gina.grable@...
Maximum Number of Participants: 20
Delivery Plan/Deadline: Bring these little babies to Omaha on Thursday night and we will swap away. I will have little bags ready with names and we can just pitch our work in.
Details: Hey all you vintage photo lovers...This is an ATC swap that when complete, you can assemble into fat little mini-books, or whatever your little hearts desire! When we meet at Silver Bella, each participant will receive a delightful, collection of ATCs made from vintage photos and funny New Year's resolutions to go with them made by their fellow Bellas! Please create a set of 20 identical/similar ATC's using a vintage photo and a funny caption about the upcoming New Year. Use your imagination and take it to the limit with all of your creativity. There is not a particular color scheme. Embellish, embellish, embellish! Decorate one or both sides; just remember to include your artist information somewhere on the card (name, email, blog and any other info you want to share). Please keep your cards at least card-stock weight and within the standard 2.5" x 3.5" ATC dimensions. Although you may feel free to go off the card with embellishments if you dare, just make sure to allow enough on the left, long edge so we can punch and bind the ATCs with a ring if we chose.
Amy's Project - Blue Jean Bear and Beach Bag
Contest Winner - Tony Parks
I don't feel too bad, though, Tony has a shop and sells artwork like this for around $250. Apparently, he says he only works at Huber because you can't make a living as an artist. Competing with a professional is hard, and I wasn't expecting this level of competition - but it was still fun, and I'm still proud of my little piece of recycled art.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Mini Art Quilt Swap
Opening: Monday, June 22nd, 12:00pm CSTâ€¨
Hostess: Sheila Rumney
Email Address: rumcraft@...
Maximum Number of Participants: 12â€¨
Delivery Plan/Deadline: Deliver to hostess by Thursday, September 1st
Details: Each person designs 4 – 5" x 7" mini art fabric panels – making sure to leave a 1" border around for binding. Pull out your vintage laces, buttons, beads, small embellishments, fabric, and embroidery threads and design 4 unique mini art fabric panels. Don't sew? Don't worry there are fabric glues that work great so you too can join in the fun. I will then sew together 4 panels from each of the participants on cream osnaburg/muslin background and present 1 mini art quilt with 4 panels to each participant during swap night.
The last swap I plan on signing up for opens on Thursday, and hopefully, that will be it - I've made huge commitments and I need to be responsible and live up to them.
Friday, June 19, 2009
"The Sweetest Thing" Recipe Swap
Swap Opening: Friday, June 19th, 8:00am CST
Hostess: Shea Fragoso and Deborah Murray
Email Address: sheafragoso@... and deborahmurray@...
Maximum number of participants: 20
Delivery deadline: To be mailed to hostesses prior to November.
Details: Let's channel our inner Sugarplum Fairies, and share recipes for our favorite decadent, treasured Holiday Desserts! 20 participants will each contribute two recipes, mounted back-to-back on a single sheet of chipboard, creating a keepsake collection of 40 delicious treats!! We encourage you to open the vault, and share grandmas famous secret recipe, or the one that you have kept successfully to yourself all these years. These are your Silver Bella Sisters, and they deserve to bake the very best!!! Using a format of 8" x 10", we will create recipe pages that will be sent in prior to November, and bound into a book and presented to the group at Silver Bella! Use the page background to decorate and/or tell the story of the origins of your offerings. Create a pocket on the page, (one on each side), and insert 4" x 6" cards of the actual recipes. We will laminate these removable cards for practicality, so that your book can remain out of harm's way! In order to achieve a fairly cohesive look, let's use a color palette of winter white/cream, gold, and silver with accents of chocolate brown. If you feel your page needs more of a "holiday look", please feel free to add touches of burgundy and forest green. As always, lots of sparkle and glitter is welcomed as we create pages to be treasured and visited again and again, year after year. A cherished memento of our time together at Silver Bella 2009!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sugar n Spice n Everything Nice ATC Swap
Hostess: Bianca Gaspard
Swap Opening: Tuesday, June 16th, 12:00pm CST
Email address: whitelily.2006@...
Maximum number of participants: 15
Delivery deadline: Please have them mailed no later than October 1st. I plan on putting the cards in a book to give the participants at the welcome night.
Details: ATC's need to be 2.5"x3.5" either vertical or horizontal. Use at least 2 layers of cardstock or cardboard for the base. Theme- Your cards can be any variation on the saying "Sugar n Spice n Everything Nice". You could do little girls, candy, sweets, spicy items, anything along those lines. Please make sure you put the title of the swap, your name, where you are from and the number of the card in the series on the back.
I think I'm going to try to sign up for another swap on Friday. They go quickly, so wish me luck!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
After that, I sorted out the bottle caps that I've asked the bartenders at Tidewater to save for me for my recycled art project for Safety Day at Huber. I then started to put my art together. It'll be a long process, but I hope it turns out well. I lay out the bottom layer, and started gluing pieces down. Hopefully, the rest will go as easily as that part did.
Friday, June 12, 2009
After the party, I was walking into the server station when Sherry (a hostess) told me that the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Woo hoo! I'd forgotten that game 7 was being played tonight.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
They ate, drank, and were merry. They brought a groom's cake for dessert, and rumor had it that their wedding cake cost $5000 and was made by the Ace of Cakes!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Before all of that, though, I was able to work on more charms for the Things with Wings Charm Swap. I feel good about them. I even put together a charm, and am considering that to be the finished product. I'll confer with Wanda before deciding.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tonight, I took Dad to a Pep Band gig that's usually pretty interesting - the opening ceremonies for the Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out to be as interesting as it has been in the past. It was raining outside, so they canceled the Parade of Delegates. It's kind of like the regular Olympics' Parade of Nations, only by county. The ceremony itself was disjointed, with things being stopped (like the introduction of the Delegates), and other things being inserted in the middle (in this case, the introduction of the Color Guard units), and then the other thing being restarted. The Judges', Coaches', and Players' Oaths were separated, when in the past they followed each other in succession, which makes more sense to me. The raising of the Special Olympics flag was started, then something happened, then a little bit later it was restarted. I don't know what happened, but the "pretty cool" function that I dragged Dad to turned out to be not as cool as advertised.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
And even though I forgot to call, Happy Birthday, Wanda!