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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beach Puzzle Swap!

Hello! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! We managed to pack about 4 days worth of activities into today! LOL We had a soccer game early this morning which we won!! My son scored 3 of their 8 goals and my daughter scored 1 (and she is a defense player!)! I was so proud! I just beamed! :) Then we came home for a light snack and to change clothes and were back out the door to a local craft fair/festival! That was fun! Then we grocery shopped and headed home and I did some crafting then made dinner and then we played some family games! Love days like this!

I have a fun little project to share today! I signed up recently for a different kind of swap. It is a beach puzzle swap! The hostess sends everyone 16 identical puzzle pieces and you have to decorate each one and send them back to her. Once she receives them back she will reassemble the puzzles and send each of us a finished puzzle! The theme is the beach!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the beach so I jumped on this! I am so excited to get the whole puzzle back!

Here is the design I came up with and a few of the pieces I worked on tonight:





I had the best time making these! They started out as plain white pieces and I sponged water and sand on with Marina Mist and Crumb Cake. Then I drew waves on with a Night of Navy marker. I made flip flops by punching out Word Windows and then putting them back in the punch and rounding and shortening them! I drew the little foot straps on and then stamped them with the polka dots from For All You Do. I pop dotted them on! I punched out two crabs per puzzle piece and layered them on with pop dots. I glued down a little sea shell and then covered the whole thing with crystal effects to give it a shine. I tried to scuff up the crab ot make him look more crab like! I sprinkled dazzling diamonds on the 'water' and real sand over the 'sand' part of the puzzle piece! I was pretty pleased with the way they turned out! I promise to show you the finished puzzle once I get it back! :)

Ok, I still have some things to finish up tonight so I will say good night here! Have a wonderful night! :) Be back soonest!


AnnMarie

8 comments:

Kath said...

Cute puzzle pieces and a fun idea.

Melina said...

What a cute swap idea! These are darling AnnMarie! I love the sand :)

April said...

Wow....what a fun idea for a swap!!! Your pieces are sooo cute...I can't believe you made the flip flops...on my to do list now!!!

Zaheer Murtuza said...

I love the idea of a puzzle swap, interesting & innovative...

your pieces look amazing.

Jennifer Thomas said...

Following you back!
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Lesley said...

How cool is that, I love it!

Colleen said...

Ooh, neat!

Anonymous said...

Now I know how you made your adorable puzzle pieces. Thank you for sharing. Your piece was adorable.
Tina Nicholas(username: tnicholas)