Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Layouts of our babies!

Okay, go ahead and admit it. I do have
some beautiful babies here! There is:
Sailor Anne
Ella Mae
Lyla Jane
Maddox Kale

These are all some of my very
recent layouts. None are digital.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

My little chipboard haunted house.

I actually made this haunted house for My
"Fall Intrigues basket swap" that I hosted.
No it did not fit in the basket, but I sent it
along with the basket. I had fun making it,
even though I got a lovely hot glue gun burn
on my arm.
I used the hot glue gun to make some lovely
looking spider webs. They probably did not
survive the mailing, but it was fun to get some of it in the picture.
This pattern came from the October issue of Victoria magazine
and can be downloaded by going to their website.
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Dorothy Tag book arrived!

For the second time I participated in a tag book swap
hosted by Karla's Cottage www
and now have received it in the mail. Above are the ones
I got from other crafter's. The details in them are amazing.

Here is one of Karla's tags. She is a watercolor artist and puts so
much detail into her tags, then copies them and puts out approx 80
for the tag book covers. The smaller tag pulls out of the basket. So cute!
I can't stand it, and I get caught up again, so I went to
work right away making more tags for my book. The
middle one is the the one I kept for myself and is just like
my six original sent to Karla. I need to put this one on top
as it is so 3 dimensional. Karla sent a old page right out of a
Wizard of Oz book, so I took that and made two more tags.

I added a little 'd' to dangle over the whole thing exclaiming
"Tag Book for Dorothy" I have this tag book with my other
tag books from other swaps.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

25 days of Christmas Completed

Over at Linda Smith's A swap for all seasons blog,
there is a very unusual swap going on.
She is hosting a matchbox exchange.
Everyone involved bought those mini matchboxes
and decorated 25 and inserted 25 wonderful
little gifts tucked inside of each matchbox.
Then numbered each one from 1 to 25.
I ended up doing the first 13 just alike, but inside
of course each gift is different. Then for the rest
of the 25 I did each one different, in a more
victorian look. I like the way the all turned out.

Below are some examples of some of the inside gifts.
It was really some work, but a lot of fun nonetheless.
I will be getting 25 matchboxes in return from
bloggers all over. Then I will use it as an advent
calendar and hang each one on a small tree that I have.
Thanks to Linda for hosting this, her blog is:

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