Monday, May 13, 2013

Working on Birdsong Swaps

I've joined three swaps as part of Karla Nathan's Birdsong event next month. I'm happy to say that I've completed my items for the tag swap. For most, having done that a month out is probably no big deal, but for a confirmed procrastinator like me it's kind of amazing. If I had all three swaps completed, now that would be something to really celebrate, but I'm happy with this for now. I do have ideas for my other swaps - a rosette swap and a matchbox swap - and will be starting on those this week. A couple of gift items are complete but I have a few more to make. I also started on some little sponsor packets which I hope to get in the mail to Karla this week so she can add them to the goodie bags.

Here are a few sneak peaks at my tags. The tags include a bird (of course), vintage millinary, yummy trim and a bit of color and glitter. 

I'll try to have a few more sneak peaks before I go, and will have lots to show after the event.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Last of the Rolodex Art Cards

The last of the Rolodex art cards are complete and everything is in the mail to Cindy of Paper Cowgirl. The next time, I believe I'd come up with one great design and make them all the same but as I've said before, I did have fun making them. I've provided a bit of description under each photo.
The larger card is for Cindy, who uses 3x5 Rolodex cards. The floral and butterfly graphics are from GalleryCat on Etsy.  The vintage photos on the two lower cards came from a garage sale last year.
More GalleryCat butterflies and vintage photos, plus a cute floral/butterfly embellishment strip from Tabitha at Creative Wings Boutique, part of the goodies she sent for the Spring Has Sprung basket swap.
The face stamp on the middle left card is one of my favorites.
The woman with the big hat is from The Graphics Fairy. The circus themed graphic is from GalleryCat. The striped card is Washi tape with a tiny plastic frame. Click on any photo to see a larger view.

Now I'm excited to see all the great cards I'll be getting in the mail soon!

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