Monday, September 19, 2011

Still swappin'!

Good morning everyone! It is very early in the morning (about 3:45 a.m.) as I type this but I can't sleep so I thought I would get up and get moving. First I want to give you an update to a swap that I showed you a few days ago. The first swap I signed up for was for jounaling tags over on A Lil Scrap of Heaven. I thought it sounded simple and pretty quick to complete. Well, for whatever reason, I had a lot of problems finishing this one up. I just couldn't figure out what I wanted to do and I am still not sure mine was all that great. Anyway, even after I was done and I posted pics I wasn't completely happy with the tags and pocket I made. So I changed it up just a little.
I added a flower and attached the largest tag to the back of the pocket instead of the front. (The other two tags are inside the pocket.)

I think it looks better that way. Since I have a tendency to want to over-embellish, I mailed them off so I wouldn't add anything else to the pocket. (Believe me I was tempted!)

I also finished my gothic tags for a swap over on Mini Album Scraps. It really is more of a gothic glamour tag then anything else. I just couldn't seem to channel my inner Goth.
And here is the back.

I think it turned out pretty good. I just realized that I have not been listing the products I use for my projects. Since it is so early and I am losing that initial burst of energy I had - I am not going to start now. (Sorry.) I will add them to future posts. (Cross my heart etc.) If you have questions about any of the products I used on this or past projects please let me know.

One last thing - my wonderful husband, after listening to me ramble on about how I need a new camera to do videos and better posts, ordered a new camera for me. (He's definitely a keeper!) Something which will hopefully be very, very simple. So I am hoping to have videos and better pictures soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Charms, charms and more charms

Hi there! I have been busy trying to get some swaps done so I haven't done much posting but since I finished my latest charms I thought I would show them off a little! These are for a swap over on Life on the Scrapbeach.
Here it is on the simple tag I made.
The theme was the colors of royalty - dark purple, blue and burgundy. It's hard to tell with my photos but I did mine all in purple. I just couldn't seem to make the three colors work together. Then our very nice host suggested we make charms for all of us who have birthdays in September. Since I have a birthday this month and love to make charms I made them for all the birthday girls in the group.
And here they are on the tag.

I think they turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Journaling Tag Swap

Hello there! Just finished my journaling tags and pocket for a swap over on A Lil Scrap of Heaven. I have never really made anything like this so I wasn't exactly sure of what I was doing. The only thing we really had to do was to make three tags and use fall colors. I made the pocket as a little something extra because my tags seem pretty simple. Here are the tags...

Here is a copy of the pocket I made...again pretty simple...

And here they are put together...
For whatever reason, I had a really hard time with this one. I think I was making it way more complicated then it needed to be. Anyway, hope you like it and have a great night!


Saturday, September 3, 2011

State Fair Fun

Hi there! So yesterday my hubby, daughter and I went to the state fair. It was a little overcast but we had a blast! Between the three of us we ate...corn fritters with honey butter (my fave!), corndogs, cheeseburgers, fries and ice cream! And then we brought home...three kinds of flavored popcorn (huckleberry, jalapeno cheese and caramel almond), kettle corn (a must and another fave), two kinds of beef jerkey, new cute gloves for me and my daughter, honey candy, canned garlic cloves with jalapenos (my hubby' kisses for him for a while), a new hoodie for my daughter, a t-shirt to send to her older sister and best of all...BEADS, BEADS and more BEADS!

I was a pretty good girl...there were several bead shops there and they had GORGEOUS beads...but I tried to only buy ones that I either need for an upcoming swap or ones that were not like anything I already had. Pretty though right?

Stay tuned to see what I make with them!  And once again - thanks for stopping by!

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