Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Do you procrastinate? Unfortunately,  this is a very bad habit of mine. I always tell myself that I'm not going to do it anymore, but somehow I always manage to.
In December, I signed up for a 12 month 4 x 4 swap on An Affair with Art, yahoo group. The swap- All in a Years time. I chose the month of December. There were enough sign ups for 2 groups of twelve, and each participant picked a month to create their 12  4 x 4's. The due date is January 29th. We will each end up with  a piece of art (4 x 4) from all 12 participants January thru December.
I had an idea in the back of my mind of what I wanted to do, but I couldn't find the items in my messy craft room to go with the original idea. So, I kept putting off making my swap  pieces.                                                                                                                               
With the due date fast approaching I couldn't put off making my 4 x 4's any longer.  This morning I cut my papers and got to work on my simply done 4 x 4 's.  The 4 x 4's I created aren't all the same, and the backs are different too.
  I hurried to take photo's of my pieces and get the swap packaged up so I could take it to the post office to be mailed out priority mail today. I knew that we were going to get another snowstorm today, and since I had been busy making my swap pieces I hadn't looked outside. When I did, I noticed that it had started to snow a lot earlier than the weathermen had predicted. The snow was really coming down fast and heavy. I just took it real slow as I drove to Wareham to mail off my package. The highway was fine, but the side roads were extremely slippery. With this snowstorm we are suppose to get another 8-10 inches of the white stuff. :-(

Here are a sampling of the back of my 4 x 4's
4 x 4 year swap backs December
4 x 4 year swap December1 4 x 4 year swap December2
4 x 4 year swap December3
4 x 4 year swap December4
4 x 4 year swap December5
Here are my New Year 4 x 4's that I did for a swap another swap for AAWA. I mailed these out to Cher and Claudia.
4 x 4 year swap New Year 2011

Now, I've had enough with Christmas and it is time to move on to other things. I am now working on some Valentine's. I cut out hearts with my Big Kick with a new die that I bought with a 50% off coupon. I think I will sew the hearts to my card stock. Not sure if I will make 4 x 4's or Artist trading cards.
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Tammy D said...

Looks great. Glad you made to and from back. Stay safe and warm.

Joanne Huffman said...

Your 4x4s are lovely and nostalgic. Stay safe (and warm) with all the snow.