Friday, February 18, 2011

Recipe Card Swap

I know it's been awhile since I've blogged and I've had people asking me where I've been and why! This month has been really busy for me and I've been reorganizing my craft room. This has turned into a long and tedious project. I'm beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. I did this last year and kept things because I thought I'd use them. I should have gone with my instincts and gotten rid of them. I'm happy to report that I have found a good home for alot of my new and gently used scrapbook products and my large table. Right now I'm at a stopping point in my organizing project, but once finished I will post photos.

I stepped out of my comfort zone of creating cards and doing layouts and joined a recipe card swap. I've been anxiously awaiting my cards to come in the mail so I could blog about them. They arrived yesterday!

I found this swap through the More Paper Than Shoes Facebook Page. The rules were simple: The recipe has to be typed on an embellished index card or cardstock measuring 4x6. No stickers are allowed for embellishments and both front and back of the card can be used. The More Paper Than Shoes has now moved to a new server. You can check it out here.

I had to mail five of the same cards to the host and in return I will receive four cards. The ones I received are just adorable!
 This is the one I created:
MPTS Recipe Swap Card
MPTS Recipe Swap Card-1
These are the cards I received in return:
MPTS Recipe Swap Crockpot Beef Stew
MPTS Recipe Swap Baked Codfish
MPTS Recipe Swap Chicken Pot Pie
MPTS Recipe Swap No Bake Oatmeal Cookies
I can't give proper credit to each person for their card because they weren't signed. The last one shown was signed by Kristy and is just so stinkin' cute!

This was my first time doing a swap and I think it could become addicting. I'm looking for other swaps that sound interesting. If you know of any, let me know! I'd love to do a card swap.

On another note, last March when my sister-in-law from Oklahoma visited, I mentioned that I was looking for a card frog to hold cards when I take photos of them. She emailed me a few weeks ago and said she was sending me something. Look what I got!
She sent me three of these! They are tiny and just perfect! I guess she found them in a Japanese gift shop in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Tami, I can't thank you enough for these!


Michelle's Blog said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful. I love them.


anniebakes said...

what a fun idea, patty! share the recipes...anne

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