Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sharp and POKEY!

Yup, that's how I'll describe the two swaps I joined!  Sharp and pokey...stick pins, that is!  :)  And even with that, I still thoroughly enjoyed the process. :)

So, how does stick pin come into play with scrapbooking you ask?  Well, we use them to decorate, silly!  :)  You can place a stick pin behind a flower, picture or anything that needs some ooomph!  :)  That extra little touch to make a project complete.  So, without further ado, let me show you 3 of my stick pins...oh, a little heads up, my pins are stuck on my bed drying when I took them pictures.  :)

Ok, that's it folks!  Til next project!  mmmmmwah!  :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My August Flower Swaps and Vintage Flower Tutorial

Last post, I told you about my swaps.  Here are some pics of the flowers I made:

 Can you tell what the color theme is for the month of August?

Here's another clue...

At another group, the theme is vintage flowers.  This is a smaller group and each swap member is requested to make 4 vintage flowers, one of the flowers has to be embossed.  Here's what I sent:

Here's a tutorial of the two bigger flowers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I've been swap crazy these past couple of months!  I've joined sooooo many swaps that my head is reeling!  lol!  But it got me back to actually least those those swaps that require me to create something.  hehehe  So, yeah, that's my excuse for not being able to update my blog.  :)

I joined two scrapbook groups online where these swaps are hosted.  I also started making vids in youtube on my various hauls/shopping and swapping adventures.  lol!  Here's my youtube channel:

One of the swaps I enjoy are the flower swaps.  I enjoy making different flowers and challenging myself to create flowers that I see in youtube.  I already joined 3 flower swaps.  The first flower swap was in June and we were to make yellow flowers as seen below.  For the July flower swap, we had to create red flowers and in August, orange flowers.  I am also in another flower swap in another group.  We're making vintage flowers in that group. 

Another swap that I joined is the charm swap.  OMG!  I am super intimidated by jewelry making and didn't even want to touch this hobby!  Then along came the charm swap.  :)  I am a self-taught charm-maker and much to my surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it!  I have allergies to nickel, which is in most metals and it was a bit of a challenge to create these beauts without handling the metal wires and tools.  So, I wear cotton gloves when I work on my charms.  I even extended to creating earrings for my daughter and my officemates. Imagine that!  lol! 

I also joined several products and mini album kit swaps.  I'm having so much fun lately with all the new friends I am making with swapping.  :)  Another thing that keeps me busy is learning to color and blend with my copics. 

Ok, enough of my ramblings.  Please go to my youtube channel,, to view all that I've been busy with.  :)