Thursday, December 31, 2009

Swap Crazy

Well, it seems to be that time of year again.
What time of year? you ask....
Swap time, of course!!
I just can't seem to help myself.
I just love doing swaps. Especially the one above.
Around this time last year is when I began blogging.
I signed up for lots of swaps!!
This one was by far, one of my favorites.
This one was super fun to do too.
Oh yeah, and One World One Heart (OWOH) is back for it's annual worldwide artist giveaway.
I've got to participate in that too.
Then I've got a soldered necklace swap through my Marie Antoinette group too.
Do you think I've got too many things going on? Nah!!
Just the right amount I'd say.
Hope you are getting involved and having lots of fun.
Happy New Year!!
I hope you achieve all of your goals, are granted all of your hearts desires, and are extremely healthy this coming decade.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas Sale

Hi everyone,
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and are still enjoying your weekend.
Just a quick note to let you know I've placed my Christmas items on sale in my goods shop.
Check it out when you get a chance.
Have a fabulous weekend.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fat Book Swap Pages

I was lucky enough to join Thriftymisspriss's "Winter White" themed fat book swap.
and, here is what I received.
This page is by Kelly from inmysepiastudo. The little tag pulls out. Just adorable.
This page is by Joyce from justifiedjourney.
I don't know if you can tell from the picture but the house is on top of a fabulous satiny fabric with the most beautiful trims.
This is one of my pages. I made 3 different page styles.
Originally there were twelve of us participating but someone dropped out.
Julie Ann just contacted me to let me know that she made this lovely page. Check out her lovely blog when you get a chance.
This page is probably my favorite, I just love the Japanese baroque pearls and millinery.
Unfortunately, this one isn't labeled on the front either.
This sweet little lady is from Carrie
I don't think Carrie has a blog but she should.
You can't see them in the picture but the cutest little charms are hanging down from the left of this page.
Here is another fabulous little girl from Lynnae
The flower detail on this is wonderful, and she used a real photo (not a copy of one).
I wish I could see what the other 11 look like.
This is a ridiculously cute page by Jill
on the back of her name tag she put the definition of whimsy:
1. capricious humor, fanciful
2. an odd or playful notion
How sweet. We should all add a little bit of whimsy to our days don't you think.
This adorable little lady with the cutest crepe paper ruffle along the bottom is also unlabeled on the front.
This charming page is by our lovely hostess herself, Robin
I love how the glittered star is already tarnishing, and the fabulous sewn fabric backing.
It was so wonderful of her to host such a fun swap, especially at this time of year.
And, last but not least is this wonderful page, the picture reminds me of the Russian Tsar Peter.
This page was made Leslie from junk girl studios
This is probably my longest post ever.
Well, yesterday we had our annual cookie day with my mom and my niece. Totally fun and productive. Then, we all went ice skating. Wow was it cold. (Well, for California) But, geez, I realized what a wimp I am about the temperature.
wrapping, wrapping, wrapping,
quiche crust making for our Christmas brunch
and then we will watch "It's a Wonderful Life"
Hope all of your Holiday lists are getting shorter and that you are having fun making them shorter.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Ornament Swap

I wanted to share what I received in another fabulous swap.
This was the 2009 Bloggers Ornament Exchange swap.

I have to think I actually swooned when I opened the package.

These are so absolutely fabulous and yummy. The pictures DO NOT do them justice.

My super duper talented partner (she sewed these!!! boy, I wish I could sew) was April from frilyyfrolic. I am so glad I was finally able to photograph them so that now I could put them on the tree. They look so beautiful.
Thank you April, sorry it took me so long to post about it.
Well, off to bake cookies and make a cookie tray for hubbies potluck at work. Then, taking the kiddos shopping so they can buy gifts for one another. When we get home, our annual Gingerbread House decorating will commence, then movies and popcorn. It's cloudy and cool here, which is about as much as we can hope for as far as Christmasy weather goes, so it's perfect.
I hope you all have a perfectly lovely Holiday type day. Try not to stress out, it's not worth it.
I'll post again before Christmas.
That'll be my Christmas miracle to all of you (3 times in less than 7 days) LOL!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sweet Little Swap

Whew!! The mad dash to finish all of the things on my list before school let out is done!!
Yeah. Now, I can breath a little, slow down, and really cherish this last week before Christmas with my kids.
I have missed posting soooooo much.
I have so many wonderful swap pictures to show you.
Here is the first one:
The wonderful Katie who has a sweet little etsy shop Smart Li'l Cookie,
contacted me and asked if I wanted to swap some of my crepe paper flowers for some of her lovely flower creations. How could I resist?!!!
Generous as she is, she included this absolutely adorable little card in with the flowers.
Check out her blog for loads of inspiration.
That's it for today, off to dine with wonderful friends and then Disneyland for a fabulous dose of Holiday Cheer then early tomorrow morning I hit the Long Beach Swap Meet (Yeah!!).
Have a wonderful Saturday! Back soon with more beautiful swap pictures.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holiday Frenzy!!

Hi all!
Gosh, it's been too long.I am so crazy busy.
I know everyone out there is too, I just don't know how you lovely ladies post so often.Maybe that will be my New Years Resolution, then I won't be beating myself up during Christmas. I recently participated in 2 fabulous swaps and intend on showing you the lovelies I received SOON.
This picture should be o.k, to copy. I found it while searching for "copyright" free photos.

May your days be filled with gratitude even if you are doing without as much as usual this year.(that's what I'm trying to focus on this year)


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pink Christmas

I'm feeling Pink!
Most of the time my family is really understanding about my crafting crazes.
Some of the time they actually "get" it.
Not so much with the whole "pink Christmas" thing.
I can't seem to help myself though. I just keep creating in pink.
I have a pink and white little Christmas tree right by where I sit in the family room but, that's about it.
So, I just keep making pink things.
These are sneak peeks at some pink honeycomb Christmas ornaments I made yesterday.
I love how they turned out. I just listed them in my shop.
Then there are these little cuties. Not pure pink, some of the red hasn't faded all the way yet. But, close enough I think.
I was actually lucky enough to come across a bag of these pinkish/red shiny bright glass beads in their original packaging yesterday. Yeah!!
Don't you just love a fabulous find?
I just wish they cost 18c like the package said.
I hope that every ones Holiday Season is going wonderfully, filled with love, joy, and family.