The last few weeks have been filled with MAKING!!
I've been doing several swaps over at Tee's Altered Paper Blog, as well as on Swap-bot.
To be honest I'd rather swap via Tee's site, or my own for that matter, as the quality is sometimes lacking through Swap-bot. I don't think it's any one persons fault, I just think some of us have higher standards then others... That said here's a few photos of things I've sent!
(I'll have to do another post later with what I got in trade.)
I made this darling little Christmas ATC for a KAWAII swap on SWAP-Bot
*Kawaii - means cute in Japanese.
It is something new to me, but seriously I think I've always loved it!
It includes cute things with little smiley or mad faces, I've really fallen for the "food items"
I entered a game on Swap-bot via one of the group I'm in. This is what "Mail type items" I sent her:
Cute envelope I sent it all in.
Sweet address tags for my partner
Memo sheets and handmade envelopes
x 2 different kinds
Cute postcard on the left, and the right one is a magnet.
more handmade magnets to match the postcard.
And a little note too!
I also sent out my "WINTER" themed tag of the month for Tee's Altered Paper TAG SWAP
Vintage white lace, ribbon with snowman print, some tinsel-ish ribbon
to hold on a dangley snow flake, 2 tiny bells and a star to the top.
On bottom I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the left snowman, to give him a little sparkle. I then added a silver printed ribbon to make the right snowman's scarf, and Liquid Pearls in white Opal on his snow body. Lastly I added some tinseled pom-poms. It really gave this vintage 80's paper a special wintery pick me up!
Here's the extra goodies I sent along!
I really hope my partner enjoys her new tag, and goodies.
And my last thing to show today:
My Vintage ATC also for Tee's Altered Paper.
I actually started making this ATC a long time ago, but ended up adding to it!
The lovely vintage lace was sent to me by one of the ladies I traded an ATC with.
(Man I wish I had more)
The 3 vintage embroidery rose bouquets were in a bunch of embroidery patches I bought years ago.
I came across them while tidying up the other day,
then remembered them when thinking this needed a bit something else.
I added some Glossy Accents to highlight on her bonnet and dress...
I think it turned out perfect, and honestly didn't want to send this little sweetie off to someone else...
I really hope Karen takes good care of her, and can't wait to get what she sends me!
Oh, and I hope she likes her goodies too!
I didn't know anything about sending goodies with my trades until I traded with some really fab. ladies in the beginning! It really is wonderful getting a little something extra, even if it's just a snippet of this or that! I seriously have fun sending my extras!
That said look at what I found:
Really cool Christmas wrapping tape!
It came wide like the below one, but can easily be cut smaller if you take the time.
COST: $0.70 each on SALE!!!
The Japanese printed tapes are called Washi Tape, and are quite a bit similar, and way thinner.
They are quite trendy both in crafting and scrapbooking.
I look forward to using these cool tapes for a long time to come!!