SWAPS GALORE!!!

HELLO EVERYONE. GREAT TO BE BACK.  SORRY I DID NOT GET TO POST LAST WEEK BUT I WAS NOT FEELING SO WELL AND DID NOT GET IT DONE….

SO THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU A BUNCH OF SWAPS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON… HOPE YOU LIKE AND GET SOME INSPIRATION…..

  1. FACEBOOK GROUP:  SWAP IT:
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    CREPE PAPER EMBELLISHMENTS

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    EMBELLISHED SHIPPING TAGS

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    HEART EMBELLISHMENTS

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    VALENTINE TREAT BAGS

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    JULIE NUTTING VALENTINE TAG

    2. FACEBOOK GROUP – MINI ALBUM SWAPS

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    VALENTINE MINI ALBUM SWAP

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    ROSETTE LOLLIPOP EMBELLISHMENTS

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    ANYTHING GOES SWAP

    3. SCRAPDAWORLD SWAPvalentine-gift-set-scrapdaworld-1

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    VALENTINE GIFT SWAP

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    PEARLS & LACE PRIMA DOLL TAGS

PRIMA DOLL TAG

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.  I KNOW I HAVE MISSED THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS OF BLOG POST BUT I KIND OF LOST TRACK OF TIME ACROSS THE HOLIDAYS AND ACTUALLY BARELY SPENT VERY LITTLE TIME IN THE CRAFT ROOM.

SO HERE WE ARE IN THE NEW YEAR AND HAVE TONS OF IDEAS AND HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAS A CRAFTY 2017.

SO, TODAY I AM BRINGING YOU SOME TAGS THAT I CREATED FOR A MINI ALBUM SCRAPS SWAP. IT IS A PEARLS AND LACE INSPIRED TAG USING A JULIE NUTTING STAMP. SO HERE IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH.  FIRST I USED THE “VALENTINA” STAMP AND COLORED IT IN WITH MY PENCILS. THEN I STAMPED AGAIN ON SOME DESIGNER PAPER FOR THE DRESS, THEN I ADDED SOME LACE AND BLING AND FLOWERS AND BOW USING THE STAMPIN’ UP BOW BUILDER PUNCH, AND I JUST LOVE HOW THIS CAME OUT. HOPE MY SWAP PARTNERS LIKE IT AND I KNOW THERE WILL BE SOME MORE JULIE NUTTING STAMPS ADDED TO MY COLLECTION VERY SOON.

HAPPY CRAFTING

CHRISTMAS MINI KEEPSAKE BOX

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, CHRISTMAS IS COMING…. ARE YOU READY YET?  I’M NOT, SO MANY THINGS TO DO, SO LITTLE TIME….

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TODAY I AM SHARING A MINI ALBUM KEEPSAKE BOX THAT I CREATED FROM SCRATCH.  I THINK IT TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD FOR MY FIRST TRY BUT DEFINITELY HAS ROOM TO IMPROVE.  FIRST I CREATED THE OUTSIDE ALBUM WHICH IS 10X10  AND DECORATED IT WITH AUTHENTIQUE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS PAPERS.  I HAD SUCH A HARD TIME DECIDING WHICH PAPERS TO USE FOR THE COVER BECAUSE I JUST LOVED THEM ALL SO MUCH….THEN TOPPED IT ALL OFF WITH SOME TULLE, HAND STRUNG BEAD SPRIGS, A GLITTERY SNOWFLAKE, FLOWERS AND A DIE CUT.  I REALLY LIKE HOW IT ALL COME TOGETHER…

INSIDE I CREATED 4 SEPARATE COMPARTMENTS (2 – 2X7, 1 – 2X2, 1 – 7X7).  IN THE LARGER COMPARTMENT I MADE A 6X6 MINI ALBUM WITH PULL OUT TABS AND SIMPLY ADDED A LITTLE DECORATION TO LEAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THE RECEIVER TO HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR PICTURES, JOURNALING AND KEEPSAKE PIECES.  THIS ALBUM IS GOING TO A SWAP PARTNER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS SO I FILLED THE REMAINDER OF THE BOXES WITH SOME RIBBON, DIE CUTS, CANDY, HANDMADE BOWS AND OTHER GOODIES.  HOPE THEY LIKE IT.

ENJOY AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS……

 

SWAP CENTRAL

SWAPS, SWAPS & MORE SWAPS,  THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE YOU A LITTLE PEAK AT SOME SWAPS I HAVE MAILED OUT FOR A FACEBOOK GROUP SWAP THAT I AM IN.

THE FIRST ONE WAS A CHRISTMAS DIE CUT SWAP. LAST MONTH WE DID JUST DIE CUTS THAT YOU COULD USE FOR PROJECTS AND THAT IS WHAT WE WERE DOING AGAIN BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD ASSEMBLE SOME THAT ARE READY TO USE.

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THEN THE 2ND GROUP WERE DOING A TAG SWAP AND YOU KNOW ME I CANTS JUST CUT OUT A TAG AND SEND IT.  I WANT TO GIVE THEM TAGS THAT ARE READY TO TIE ON TO ANY CHRISTMAS PACKAGE.

ITTY BITTY CHRISTMAS MINI

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE. HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAYS WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND LOTS OF GOOD FOOD. I KNOW I WILL.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING FASTER THAN YOU KNOW IT AND TODAY I AM SHARING A “ITTY BITTY MINI” FOR A SWAP I AM ATTENDING OVER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS. IT MEASURES 3.5″ X 4.5″ AND HAS 6 PAGES THAT FLIP UP FOR ADDITION ROOM.  HERE I HAVE DECORATED THE FRONT WITH SOME LITTLE PINECONES , A DOLLAR TREE SNOWFLAKE AND SOME MORE PINE NEEDLES FROM MY CONCORD & 9TH DIES.

HOP ON OVER TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO SEE THE VIDEO AND INSIDE PAGES.  BE KIND THOUGH I AM NOT VERY GOOD AT VIDEO’S YET, BUT I AM WORKING ON IT…..wp-1478085658083.jpg

BEADED ICICLE ORNAMENT

HELLO AGAIN.  HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME PREPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  I KNOW I AM RUNNING WAY BEHIND BUT AM STARTING TO GET INTO THE SWING OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON.  IT SEAMS LIKE IT SNUCK UP ON ME A LOT FASTER THAN LAST YEAR.

TODAY I AM SHARING ANOTHER SWAP THAT I AM ATTENDING OVER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS. IT IS THE BEADED ICICLE ORNAMENT THAT HAD TO INCLUDE A CLASP AT THE TOP AND GLASS BEADS AS WELL AS A CONTAINER TO PUT IT IN.  IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO SEE IN THESE PICTURES, BUT I WENT WITH A RED AND WHITE CANDY STRIP THEME AND AT THE BOTTOM A LARGE JINGLE BELL PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE SANTA. (DON’T WORRY I DIDN’T PAINT THEM, I FOUND THESE LITTLE CUTIES AT HOBBY LOBBY.) I DECORATED A JEWELRY BOX WITH SOME CHRISTMAS PAPER AND ADDED A BELLY BAND WITH A SPRAY USING MY CONCORD & 9TH AND SIMON SAYS STAMP DIES.  YOU REALLY GOT TO CHECK THEM OUT.

COMPOSITION COOKBOOK

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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING THIS BEAUTIFUL FALL MORNING.  HERE IN THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS IT IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR, RIGHT BEHIND WINTER.  THE COOL CRISP MORNINGS AND WARM AFTERNOONS, THE COLORFUL TREES AND ALL THE FESTIVALS.  YEAH!!!!

SO TODAY I AM SHARING A SWAP THAT I ENTERED ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS.  WE HAD TO MAKE A TRUE RECIPE BOOK WITH A COMPOSITION BOOK.  I COVERED THE FRONT WITH GRAPHIC 45 PAPERS AND CUT OUTS, ON THE INSIDE I CREATED 4 DIVIDERS WITH POCKETS TO TUCK EXTRA RECIPES.  CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT MY SWAP PARTNER SEND BACK.  I JUST LOVE SWAPPING…..:).

HERE IS THE SWAP I RECEIVED IN RETURN.  I ALWAYS LOVE SEEING OTHER PEOPLES STYLE OF CRAFTING. IT’S SO FUN…

 

BEACH BAG & RIC RAC FLOWERS

HELLO. THIS MORNING I AM SHARING A PAPER BEACH BAG I CREATED FOR ANOTHER SWAP.  “I LOVE DOING SWAPS…” THE THEM WAS BEACH, SUMMER, PICNIC ETC. SO HERE IT IS IN ALL OF ITS CHERRY GLORY WITH A LARGE RIC RAC FLOWER I MADE ON THE FRONT.  ISN’T IT PRETTY…. I THINK I WILL CREATE A FEW MORE FOR THE FALL CRAFT SHOW I AM DOING.wp-1466470385074.jpg

ALSO WANTED TO SHARE THE RIC RAC FLOWERS I CREATED. I REALLY GOT INTO THESE AND MADE SEVERAL STYLES TO ADD TO MY STASH. THE BIG ONES ARE MY FAVORITE BECAUSE YOU CAN ADD A BUTTON OR BLING TO THE CENTER.

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Altered paperbag swap

I have been really getting into the swaps lately.  A while back when I first joined Stampin’ Up! that was the one thing I had been looking for was a community of other crafters I could do swaps with and even though I have met a lot of really talented people and learned a ton of new techniques I still did not have that community.  I had seen swaps on youtube alot but some of them required you to have your own youtube channel to join and I quickly found out I was not very good at the videos, so that did not work.  Finally I came across the Mini Album Scraps group, read over their platform and wondered about it a while (because that is what I do before making a commitment) but finally took the plung.  It is great. I love being pushed to create something I might now normally do and I get to swap my projects with a group of other like tallented people.  I AM HAVING A BLAST>>>>>>>

So here is another swap……

 

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I entered this one 2 times.  The set above is vintage tea garden inspired and the more I worked on them the more I did not want to let go of them. The set below is more Vintage Travel inspired and think the came out awesome.  Here lately I have been on this vintage kick.

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Summer / Beach theme swaps

I’m back with some more swaps.  So the theme of today is the beach.  These swaps are not due to be submitted until August but I could not wait to get them started.  Mostly because I am a little (lot) OCD and when I commit to something I have to jump right on it but I also wanted to try something different to get my creative juices flowing….

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Chunky Tag Swap

On these I covered a chipboard pieces with cardstock and then layered on a beach/ocean them napkin. Once that dried it was time to decorate.  I added sand to the edges, some twine, sea shells and a charm, but thought they needed a little bling.  It is hard to see in these pictures but everywhere water was seen I added wink of stella and looks great like you are looking out over a shimmery ocean.  I love how these came out. Hope the ladies like them.

Altered Clothepins

Here I used the same ocean themed napkins to cover the clothespins.  They had to have a word and charms and this is what I ended up with.  They are group in three’s, so each group has similar inspirational words, 1 beach theme charm and 2 coordinating charms. Not to bad….

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Pen Pal Flip Fold Mini

Again using the beach them I created these 3 little flip fold mini’s. They are pretty simple but I wanted to leave room for the person using them to add there own keepsakes. The front is decorated with a shaker made of sand and ocean colored sequins, twine to add that nautical looks and some more small sea shells.  The inside has several photo spots also edges with the twine and several tuck spots.

After all of these beach themed projects it make me want to go to the ocean…….

Shabby Chic Card Candy Swap

GOOD MORNING ALL.  TODAY I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY SWAPS THAT I CREATED FOR A SWAP OVER ON MINI ALBUM SCRAPS.  THE SWAP WAS FOR SHABBY CHIC CARD CANDY AND HAD TO MEASURE AROUND 2″, SO HERE IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH…..

 

STARTING AT THE TOP AND GOING CLOCKWISE.

1:  BOW (MADE WITH MY STAMPIN’ UP BOW PUNCH)

2. ALTERED MINI CLOTHESPIN W/ CLAY EMBELLISHMENT I ALSO MADE.

3. A LITTLE TAG

4. MINI SHAKER BOTTLE (CALMING JAR?, SEEN THEM CALLED DIFFERENT THINGS)

5. ALTERED MINI FRAME W/ CLAY EMBELLISHMENT I MADE.

6. ROSETTE

CENTER: DECORATED MINI SPOON (SOME HAD FORKS) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

THE SWAP WAS FOR 6 EMBELLISHMENTS BUT I MADE AN EXTRA BECAUSE THE TAG IS A LITTLE OVER 2″ LONG AND I WANTED TO MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION BECAUSE THIS IS MY FIRST SWAP EVER WITH THIS GROUP AND I WANT TO DO MANY MORE……

I CREATED A LARGE CORRUGATE TAG TO SEND THEM ALL ON, ADDED A LITTLE LACE TO THE BOTTOM, BAGGED THEM UP, TIED THEM OFF WITH SOME COORDINATED RIBBON AND A HANDMADE LACE FLOWER (ALSO MINE)… AND THE GOOD PART ABOUT IT IS THAT EVERYTHING IN THIS SWAP IS REUSABLE EXCEPT THE BAG……..

I REALLY ENJOYED CREATING THESE LITTLE PRETTIES AND LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING MANY MORE IN THE FUTURE…………

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MASON JAR SWAP

HELLO EVERYONE.  HOPE YOU ARE ALL ENJOYING THIS BEAUTIFUL SPRING WEATHER WE ARE HAVING.

TODAY I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU AN ALTERED MASON JAR THAT I CREATED FOR A MASON JAR SWAP THAT I AM IN.

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I WAS PLUNDERING AROUND IN SOME BOXES AND FOUND THIS A PACK OF NAPKINS I HAD BOUGHT A WHILE BACK THAT WERE LIGHTHOUSE THEME.  SO I DECIDED TO TRY TO DECOUPAGE IT ONTO THE OUTSIDE OF THE JAR AND MAKE A LUMINARY LIGHT.  I THINK IT CAME OUT REAL WELL AND HOPE MY SWAP PARTNER LIKES IT AS WELL AS YOU.

BUTTERFLY BASICS AND BUTTERFLY THINLETS

HELLO EVERYONE.  AS PROMISED HERE IS SOME MORE FROM THE BUTTERFLY BASICS STAMP SET BY STAMPIN’ UP! AND THE BUTTERFLY THINLETS.    AFTER A LITTLE TRIAL AND ERROR AND MANY YOU TUBE VIDEOS LATER I FINALLY GOT IT!!!  THE TRICK IS TO LAYER AS FOLLOWS:

1. MAGNETIC PLATFORM

2. CLEAR PLATE

3. CARDSTOCK

4. WAX PAPER

5. BUTTERFLY FRAMELIT

6. CLEAR PLATE

7. SHIM (I USED A SPARE PIECE OF CARDSTOCK)

IF YOU FOLLOW THESE STEPS THE BUTTERFLY WILL CUT BEAUTIFULLY AND ALL THE SMALL PIECES WILL COME RIGHT OUT.  AND THE BEST PART IF YOU ARE REALLY CAREFUL YOU CAN USE THE WAX PAPER BUTTERFLY ALSO LIKE I HAVE DONE IN THE PURPLE CARD BELOW.  IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU WILL SEE THE GLARE OF THE WAX PAPER BUTTERFLY AND I JUST ADHERED IT DOWN WITH SOME SPRAY ADHESIVE AFTER ALL OF THE STAMPING WAS DRY.

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