Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The road to self discovery & NEW SWAP!

Hello everyone! Life seems to be running away with me!
I haven't been swapping as much, actually I'm not too sure what I have been doing besides making an ever growing to do list... OH and I made this single scrapbooking layout too! ;)

This is my first ever page I made about myself.
I used this lovely raspberry colored paper, and embellishments from the Scrap'n with Flair June kit.

I used a different technique on the photo, I mirrored it then color faded with pink!
I added a paint chip behind it and matted it all over a piece of  red & pink paper/ heart print from the Sweet Things collection (left over from my Feb/ 2012 kit)
I also added the large heart rhinestone from my personal stash.

I embellished the left corner with a crocheted Prima doily from my personal stash, some I am Roses from the kit, a ticket embellished with rhinestone heart from my personal stash, and some of the rhinestone trim also included in the kit.

 close up of my ticket

 close up of the trim

I made the paint chip into a pocket to hold a journaling tag, also included in this lovely kit.

 I inked the edges, added some fibers and a pearl from my personal stash.
I also used a stamp from my personal collection, and did some free hand journaling.

Creativity often leads me down the road to self discovery.
I hope this will be a first of many pages to come.

I also would like to announce my next swap:
This month we will be doing a BLING swap.

I think I will do 2 different categories for this one to keep it fair to all people swapping.
1. $10 worth of new packaged bling.
2. $20 worth of newly packaged bling.

Basically you go and buy or send new in package items you already have with the $ amount totaling either $10 or $20. Depending on the # of people that join will depend on partnering.

If you wish to receive $20 worth of bling you may be mailing out to 2 different partners,
so PLEASE TRY TO BUY $10 worth of bling per time.
 If you wish to send more that is up to you, but totally NOT necessary.
It would also be great to include a card or tag made by yourself .

I will be trying to match you with partners from your own country if possible,
as I do currently have US and Canadian swappers, to keep shipping costs down for this swap.

Here are some of the items you could send:

Glittery paper (6x6 size is probably better)
ribbons with glitter or rhinestones, 

Stamps with bling,

Stickers in rhinestone shapes

or words,

rhinestones or pearls,

charms with rhinestones/ pearls,

or flowers with rhinestones/ glitter or pearls

or even stick pins
or even brads, the list goes on and on....

Basically you can send anything that sparkles, and adds glamour to a project!
If you are not sure about the items or swap details, just email me.

To sign up email:
I need your name, blog address, and mailing address
Partners assigned via email on June 27th, 20012
Mail due out by:  June 29th, 2012

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