Monday, May 11, 2009

"My" Word Bag Swap

So, now that you know what a Word Bag Swap is (see this post)'s mine.....(and remember that the words were April fools)

Altered bottle filled with Sugar Babies

Recipe ~All supplies by Stampin' UP!© unless otherwise noted~
Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Baroque Motifs
Ink: Mellow Moss Classic Ink
Cardstock/paper: Chocolate Chip cardstock, Taupe cardstock (unknown), Mossy Green patterned paper (unknown)
Punches 1" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Olive Narrow Organdy ribbon (retired)

Petal Chipboard book

Round Cards

Recipe ~All supplies by Stampin' UP!© unless otherwise noted~
Ink:Black Classic Ink, Basic Brown Classic Ink
Cardstock/paper: Various scraps of Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette cardstock, various patterned paper (unknown)
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Large Scallop Circle die, Butterfly die, Oval Scallop punch, assorted rhinestones
Iced Tea, Raspberry Lemonade & Green Tea

Recipe ~All supplies by Stampin' UP!© unless otherwise noted~
Stamps Lovely Labels
Ink Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Cardstock/paper Soft Sky Cardstock (retired) Designer Series Paper (retired & cannot remember the name of it)
Punches 1 3/8" Circle
Accessories 12" cutter, Sticky Strip, Water Bottle (Arrowhead)

Linen Textured paper


Oval brads

Octagon Easter Basket
(and I was 'called onto the carpet' for this one because the basket only had six sides, not eight....thanks Tamarra!)
So, maybe I'll call it:
Only six sided basket...tee hee.

Recipe ~All supplies by Stampin' UP!© unless otherwise noted~
Stamps none
Ink none
Cardstock/paper various patterned paper (unknown)
Accessories 5/8" Circle Brads, light blue striped ribbon (unknown)

Large strawberry filled with ribbon

Recipe ~All supplies by Stampin' UP!© unless otherwise noted~
Stamps none - the eraser from a pencil was used for the (very light) seeds
Ink Real Red Classic Ink
Cardstock/paper Real Red cardstock, Garden Green cardstock
Accessories Handsome Hunter Grosgrain ribbon, Anywhere hole punch & hammer

Scrapbook Embellishments

So, now that you've seen a couple of Word Bag Swaps, get together with a few friends and have one yourself!
You won't be sorry!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Word Bag Swap

Each month, I meet with a group of ladies that get together and swap cards. Some are Stampin' Up! demonstrators and some aren't. We've named our group Inkpressions and we meet on the first Wednesday of each month and always have a lot of fun and laughs.

We usually do one or two make-n-takes and have coffee & desserts that we all bring.

Every so often we have a Word Bag Swap instead of swapping cards. It's when we take one or two words and use each letter of the word to put something in our bag. Our words were April fools ~ quite appropriate, dontcha think for April Fools Day? I know, I know...I'm tardy on getting this baby posted.

We then make a list, meet, play a game to swap and then open the bags. It's always so much fun! This one was hilarious!

I picked my friend Yvette's bag and she was quite the clever little minx!

Her bag was a plain (unadorned/stamped/etc) handled brown paper bag with a ribbon tied around the handle.

When I opened it up, I found Swiss Miss Caramel Creme Hot Cocoa and...

a Ralph's Grocery Ad?"

So, she comes up to me & says

"April Fools! This is really your bag."

and hands me this:

And, then I was thinking, "Uhhh, I'm getting groceries? Well, er, uuum, ooookaay."

She's just standing there grinning as I pull out my grocery 'receipt' (the list of items in the bag):

Then she pulls out 'the real list':

...and then the laughter ensues. The little stinker pulled a great prank! She packed up all of the 'gifts' in the boxes & bottles she had bought from the grocery store! What an imagination!

So, here they are.....I'm posting first what the 'grocery list' was and then what was actually the item I got.


Assorted rhinestones

Pringles Potato Chips

Precision tool & Paper clips

Ritz crackers

Reading Materials

Instant lunch

Ice cream card


Lolly pops (See’s Candy)

Folger’s Coffee

Five bottles of Tacky Glue

Orowheat Bread

Orange items


Oval Silver chain

Little Debbies

Lots of little fun things

Smuckers Strawberry Jelly

See's Candy "S"igars (chocolate cigars)

See how ingenious she was? I loved it!

I'll post my bag list & contents next.

Thanks for looking.