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

    4. MINI ALBUM SCRAPS WEBSITEjulie-nutting-lace-tags-swap-mas-1-2017-2

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    PEARLS & LACE PRIMA DOLL TAGS

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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

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.

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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…….

Echo Park -Sweet Girl collection

Sometimes you just don’t know until you try something.

So today I tried to see what I could make from just 1 scrap book page kit. OK so I added some solid cardstock and a few embellishments, but no other designer papers. I picked up this Echo park sweet girl scrapbook kit at Tuesday morning for just 5.99. What a steal….. It had 12 designer cardstock sheets and a sticker page. 2 of the sheets were cutouts and not 1 piece was wasted. So here it is…..

First I made this adorable little desktop photo display. The top lifts up with a spot for  some ad libbing and features a 6x6x1 drawer for additional storage.
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Then I made (2) 12×12 scrapbook page layouts.  The first is has a large shaker frame and is still flat enough to be inserted into an album.  The second one features tons of page flags and has tons of color and character.  Either one would be a great addition to any album or put in a frame.

After that I decided to create a mini album great for 4×6 photos. The cover is made of corrugated cardboard that has been distressed with white paint and ink and has a beautiful metal rose. The inside is created with craft paper and has 15 pages for photos or journaling. READY TO USE….

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Then I decided to take advantage of the cutouts and made a few tags/page embellishments.

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With all that being done I still have a few scraps and stickers left I will probably break out when I get around to making some more collage embellishments. wp-1451272861720.jpg

My Oh My, that is a lot of projects from a single album kit and some solid papers.  I wonder what I’ll come up with next…..

 

To purchase this and more visit my Etsy Shop at GAMARTINMOM.

Christmas Goodies

Good morning.  I hope everyone be had a great Christmas.  I know I did.  I did not get much done in the month of December, we had so much going on with shopping, baking, decorating, basketball and work. About the only thing I got done was a few gifts for my coworker’s.  I tried to give them a gift each week leading up to Christmas.  The first week was the good boxes filled with candy, then a bag of handmade tags and last but not least, they each got a box of homemade Christmas cookies and fudge.  I forgot to take a picture but I think we counted aver 1,000 cookies in 7 varieties, 2 different fudges and orange bon bons.  YUM YUM.

So now its a new year and a new plan, so stay tuned for more to come.

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STAMPIN’ UP! TAG SWAP

A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I SHOWED YOU SOME TAGS I MADE USING ALL STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES.  YOU WILL AGAIN SEE THE ONES I SENT OFF AND THEN YOU WILL SEE ALL OF THE FABULOUS TAGS I RECEIVED IN RETURN.  THERE IS A LOT OFF GREAT TAGS FROM SOME VERY TALENTED DEMONSTRATORS.  SO LET’S GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE, BELOW YOU WILL SEE THE TAGS AND WHO MADE THEM AS WELL AS A FEW THAT DID NOT HAVE NAMES ON THEM, SO ENJOY…….AND IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE UNKNOWN CREATORS AND WOULD LIKE CREDIT PLEASE FORWARD ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL BE GLAD TO UPDATE.. …

TAMARA MARTIN (ME)

TAMARA MARTIN (ME)

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DONNA DEWITT

DONNA DEWITT

DONNA DEWITT

DONNA DEWITT

LYDIA MORRIS

LYDIA MORRIS

MARSHA PAPPALARDO

MARSHA PAPPALARDO

MELISSA TUBB

MELISSA TUBB

MINDY CLOVE

MINDY CLOVE

GERALYN HODGES

GERALYN HODGES

BROOKE WESTON

BROOKE WESTON

JANICE ROSENTHAL

JANICE ROSENTHAL

JANAE WESTON

JANAE WESTON

CATHY CROWTHER

CATHY CROWTHER

ANGELA HELYNCK

ANGELA HELYNCK

DIXIE RICE

DIXIE RICE

TAG SWAP

GOOD SNOWY AFTERNOON (AT LEAST IN NORTH GEORGIA).  TODAY I AM SHOWING A COUPLE TAGS I MADE FOR A SUDSOL SWAP THAT IS BEING HOSTED BY CATHY BELL.  I WILL BE SENDING THESE IN AND GET 10 DIFFERANT ONES FROM OTHER CRAFTERS IN IT PLACE, WHICH I WILL BE SHARING IN A POST IN A COUPLE WEEKS.

THE FIRST TAG IS A BUTTERFLY BASICS TAG AND THE OTHER IS A SIMPLE TAG USING STAMPIN’ UP! BLENDABILITIES AND THE RAISED VELLUM TECHNIQUE WHICH ADDS A LITTLE DIMENSION AND IF I MUST SAY MAKE THE FLOWERS STAND OUT A LITTLE MORE.   STAY TUNED TO SEE WHAT I GET BACK.  I CAN’T WAIT IT LIKE OPENING A CHRISTMAS PACKAGE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET.

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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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CHRISTMAS TAGS

I JUST LOVE THESE CUTE CHRISTMAS TAGS MADE WITH THE STAMPIN’ UP! WHITE CHRISTMAS AND GET YOUR SANTA ON STAMP SETS.  THEY WILL BE COMING UP IN A CLASS ON DECEMBER 13, 2014. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN MESSAGE ME FOR DETAILS.

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MONSTER FUN

Picture 015 Picture 016 Picture 017WHO WOULD HAVE KNOW THAT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS TEARING PAPER COULD MAKE SUCH CUTE CARDS AND TAGS.  WITH A LITTLE INK, WIGGLE EYES AND STAMPIN’ UP! CARDSTOCK. YOU TOO CAN CREATE THESE.  THE TAGS WERE A BIG HIT TO TIE AROUND GOODIE BAGS TO ADD THAT LITTLE EXTRA SPECIAL TOUCH. SPOOKY FUN!!!