Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

A little inspiration and a birthday wish!

Hello! Happy Saturday! :) I have a couple of things to share with you today! The first one is a swap I participated in recently! It is a four month swap with three of my very dear friends. We each agreed to host for one month. When it os our turn to host we set all of the guidelines and then we each follow them and send one of our creations to each participating members. I was the January hostess and my challenge was:

1) Create something inspirational that can be framed!
2) It should fit into a 4x6 OR 5x7 frame
3) Use supplies that you already own...NO shopping!
4) Use a button somewhere on the project!
5) Do not send them framed! We can all choose our own frames that way!

This was my swap! I made one for each of us and plan to hang everyone's up together in my craft space!

A close up of the flower:

I chose a fairy as my focal point because to me they are full of inspiration! Always flittering about causing mischief and usually up to no good! LOL They are fun and sweet and cute and always happy! I stamped her in SU! Brilliant Blue and then added Stickles to make her trail sparkly! I used letters from my SU! die to cut out the message "Dream Big!" I added double layers of DSP and vellum punched butterflies and stamped and layered flowers with leaves underneath. I mounted it on SU! Pretty in Pink and then on Old Olive to match the colors of the fairies dress. The whole things sparkles in person! :) It just oozes with inspiration!

This next project is a card I made for a sweet and wonderful scrapping friend! She is a photographer and loves wildlife so I thought the little birds and flowers would make her happy! Hope she likes it!

Ok, I am off to attempt to scrap book! It has been a long time since I have scrapped! Hope I remember how! Wish me luck! LOL Have a great day!



Jennifer said...

Ann Marie - These are both sooo adorable! Great cards. Hugs!

Melina said...

OH my Ann Marie these are beautiful!

Lesley said...

Very cute, I love the flowers!

marsha said...

What a great swap idea! These are terrific and so creative, I esp. love the one with the birdie!
Hugs, Marsha

Colleen said...

ooh, i love that flower!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Moira said...

Both are very pretty!

Great job!!

Tracey said...

AnnMarie - Both of these projects and beautiful and inspiring.

April said...

I just LOVE the bird cute!