I spent some time this afternoon taking pictures of cards I've received from swaps I've participated in. I'm not finished, there are more to take pictures of. This card was for a swap that is being hosted in Australia. Lauren participated in a swap I hosted so I wanted to do her swap. I made the crochet lace trim flower. It was so easy to do. I sewed a button in the middle to finish it off. The next 7 cards are from a Shoebox Card Swap last year.
Karen stamped and embossed the roses in white on vellum. She then added some glitter. It is a wedding card and gorgeous IRL!
The spider web on this card was embossed in black.
I made these hat pins for a Splitcoast Stampers swap. I had 5 spots, 6 were made and I got 5 back...so I got a total of 25 pins back. I just realized that I haven't taken pictures of the ones I got back. I'll have to do that. I went to Michael's and Joann's to get the beads. The pins I used are corsage pins from the wedding section. They are topped with glass pearls.
This was a fun swap and I've signed up to do a second round, 5 spots again.
I thought I should update my introduction to reflect what is important to me at this time in my life. For years I enjoyed making handmade cards...I have baskets full of cards I've made and kept. I still make our yearly Christmas cards. My passion these days is sewing and quilting. I grew up surrounded by beautiful fabrics. I have found it is something I thoroughly enjoy. Sharing my thoughts of what is going on in my life through this blog is also something I enjoy immensely.