New cards that I have recently made. I put some of them in cellophane, and did not take them out for the picture, so that is why some look so shiny from the flash of the camera. I have been in a blog posting slump lately and it has been a long while since my last post.
Well, Valentine's Day is one month from today. I thought I better announce "The Sweet Vintage CandyBox Swap" for Valentine's Day. It will be also posted on the Flickr group site of the Honey Pot's Vintage swap. Here are the rules . . . . . . . . In the interest of time this swap will be open until Sunday January 20th. At that time I will assign partners.
Anyone who joins this swap must realize that you have to have your swap to your partner no later that Thursday February 8th, 2013, so they can enjoy it for Valentine's Day! That is in about 3 and a half weeks from right now, so that means you will have to post accordingly.
1. Take a candy box like the one below (or similar)
It DOES NOT have to be a Whitman's Sampler box, just a candy box of some sort, or a box similar in size. Or it can even be a heart shaped candy box. Decorate it up for Valentines. Think vintage and make it something you would love to receive in the mail. Fill it up with scrapbook supplies, embellishments, vintage goodies, and probably chocolate (lol) and keep it light weight so it won't be such an expense to ship.
2. Make or handcraft at least one item to put in the box. Here is the one I have decorated. I have already been planning on what I will put in it.
3. Absolutely do not join in on this swap if you cannot deliver on time! PLEASE DON'T DO THAT TO YOUR PARTNER. It is very rude and not good swapping practice. Some people burn their bridges and become known as a bad partner. I am sorry to be so harsh, but I have had some bad experiences with some people who have joined in on my swaps. If you have a problem after you have joined and won't be able to follow through please be courteous and let me know. I don't want anyone to not get their package. Please be prompt, do your best work and give something you would be tickled beyond measure to get!
4. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your info. Name and physical address, blog address and your likes and dislikes. You have one week to decide. but again Please don't join this swap unless you are sure that you can follow through!
I feel like I won one of the sweepstakes from Creating Keepsakes or Paper Crafts magazines.
I could not believe it, but I won these cricut magazines and book, and this wonderful new cartridge.
She put in this brand new carrying case which holds cartridges, pads and instruction booklets.
There was all of this lovely French Ephemera. Love Love it!
And all of this too, not to mention the beautiful 12x12 papers. She was so very generous and I can't say that I never win anything any more. Thanks Michele
100 followers for my paper crafting blog "Special paper Projects'" has arrived. Well, I did hit 100 and then one left me. So this is cause for celebration.
To be able to win these lovely items you must
1. Be a follower on both of my creative blogs. Special paper projects and Something Special. You can click back and forth between the two of them.
2. Leave a comment to either blog about this giveaway.
3. For a second chance, do a little advertising about it on your blog. Either on your sidebar or in a post and leave a comment telling me you did so. Thanks so much!
The following is up for grabs.
This cute "Let's celebrate card"
close up of the details and. . . . . .
also this sweet French themed pillow with vintage doilies
and for the runner up. . . . .
this sweet little crown pillow below
the drawing will be held on June 1st to welcome in the start of summer!
Oh and P.S. If you are the 100 follower here, you will be sent a surprise!
I have been getting ready for our County Fair and Rodeo, and a Craft boutique within the fair itself called the "Country Store." Our county is a very large county, and since we live in Southern Nevada, Las Vegas is part of this county, but the fair is in our little town. Since it is warmer than other places usually this time of year, this is when the Rodeo Circuit starts. I paid my dues, and got a number, so decided to get going. I have been making sets of notecards/envelopes to sell there among other items. Here are photos of the cardswith a French Flair to them! They will sell for $7.00/set of four, and are approx. 5x7 cards. I would love some feedback on these please. To much, to little. Anyway let's see what you think?
Here are my tags. I am putting my business card for my blog etc. along with another tag that will be removed. I will be showing off my other creations later. I have one week left and I must admit, I still have lots to accomplish in that week. The night hours will become my friend!
Here are the St. Patty's day ATCs that I made for a swap. I had to make 12 and every participant was to send them in to one person and she is making them into a little book for each one of us. I have viewed some of the others and they are so beautiful.
This was very exciting for me to learn that not one set, but two of my designs have been published in the February Ultimate pack at storytellersclub.com for which I am a designer. I have had one at a time published before many times in a month's pack, but never before have two of the four designs each month been my designs. Here are the pictures that I take of my sets before I give them over to Storytellers and then what they look like after they are published into punch-outs for scrapbooking.
Below are the punch-outs they made from this set. . . .
Storytellers reserves the right to change colors etc. to a set once it is bought from me.
And Set number two. . . . . . .
This one was done with a "Steam punk" kind of theme. It
is titled "etcetera" and I used so many elements to embellish
this one. Watch parts, hinges, metal buttons, key tags etc.
The paper that goes with it that Storytellers designs to go with the sets. Isn't this beautiful?
But for some reason I can't get a clear picture of the punch-outs on
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!