Monday, September 13, 2010

Mini Swap

I am participating in a mini swap on the Cricut MB and have just finished my 4 items. A couple of the things I made were new to me and I hope my SS will like them.
Unfortunately, I can't post them yet as the swap is not over!!!!
So I will post a few of the things I have altered in the past. This is all new to me but I try my best and have learned so much from doing these types of swaps. This is the 1st thing I ever altered. I filled an "angel spot" in a swap and was so proud of how it came out. I filled it with Hershey kisses. Well, needless to say, neither I nor the hostess ever heard from the person I sent it to.
Now this was my 1st attempt at a paint can that I did a couple years ago and again I was so happy with how it turned out. I really listened to what my partner said and tried to make it like her home. I included her cat, stockings for her kids(names included) firelace and nutcrackers by the door. I even used one of my New Hampshire pictures framed on the wall. I spent alot of time on the paint can and still am amazed at how well it came out. Here are some pictures.

More cards

I also finished up some cards. They really aren't due for a couple months but I have some Christmas swaps coming up that I will need to concentrate on.
The first one had a theme of Buttons so I made some flowers and added buttons.
The second theme was "Bling". All I could think of was glitter, so I found this saying and shadow on Lacy Labels and thought it would make a cute Christmas Card. I used glitter paper on the "warm wishes", added a red bow and used super pop dots for deminsion. With the red cardstock, it came out better than I thought it would.

Busy Busy Busy

I have been super busy  trying to get caught up with all the swaps I am in. Like everyone else, if I stayed off the computer, I might get something done!!!
I finished up my 4 words for my By the NumberATC swap. A couple were pretty easy to come up with an idea for but the other 2 were a bit harder. My words were Collage, Coffee, Teamwork and Seeing Red.

I used some of my daylily pictures to make the collage.

The coffee cup and saying are both heat embossed and I also sewed around the polkadot square. I must not have taken a pic after I did the sewing!!!!
I Googled the word "teamwork" and found the image of the 2 rock climbers. I thought it was perfect and the colors are spectacular.

I tried to figure out something for Seeing Red and finally decided to just use the color Red. So I looked thru all my scrapbooking stuff and formed this ATC.
I hope everyone that recieves them will enjoy.