Good Saturday morning!!! Gosh! I have missed you guys sooo much! I am sorry for the lackage of posts lately, but I have been having computer issues! Now if you know me this ISN'T a surprise! LOL I have a computer brilliant husband and you would think that I would have some tiny, teeny, itty bit of knowledge from osmosis, but I've got nothing! In fact, I am probably the world's most computer challenged person ever! LOL Hubby whipped together a temporary fix for my laptop though so I could come and visit and share with you guys! I have loads to show and discuss, so grab a cup of joe and settle in...
I have been up to my eyeballs in projects and swaps lately! I have been working on lots of fun things, but haven't really been able to share because lots of it is Secret Sister stuff or gift-y things etc! I have made several LOTW's (letter of the word)though and can share the latest one! The word is HIKING and my letter was "I". I used the compass from Stampin Ups! Under the Stars set and pop dotted it off of my tiny canvas! I added Dazzling Diamonds to high light the compass face! I drew a line border around the edge to pull it all together! these little guys are so much fun to make! I cannot wait to get the whole word back! I promise to share a photo once I get them back! : )
Here are my tiny little hiking "i" s!! :
I also just finished up a really fun swap called the Altered Item Swap! This swap was unique! The hostess Susan (*Hiya Susan!!!) who happens to be the Queen Bee of all things Swap-py!! sent out 2 identical items to each participant! You had no idea what you were going to receive!! Once you received your two items you were supposed to alter them and keep one for yourself and send the other back to Susan! This was soooooo much fun! When I opened my box from Susan to find two sliding pencil boxes I knew right away what I wanted to do! I turned them into a flower garden! I covered the box with my favorite paper ever and added three rose buds to create a garden type scene. I added a green grass border and a hunter green ribbon. I covered the box bottom with a coordinating rose paper and added a happy day stamp! I filled the box with chocolate so that the little happy day note wouldn't be revealed until the chocolate was a thing of the past! I was really excited about the way this turned out! It just felt so pretty! :) Here are the before and afters! What do you think?!
I am going to end this post here and start a second one! If you read top to bottom these were backwards! LOL This was actually post 1 and the one you read first was post 2! This is just how my mind works! It is pretty exhausting actually! Giggles! Have a wonderful day! : )