Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Last of the Swaps

Howdy y'all!

Well, I've mailed off the last of the swaps...whew! Swaps are really a lot of fun. You get to share your crafty work with others and get a sample of what others are doing. I decided to join in a pin swap on Life at the Scrap Beach. I'd received a bunch of cute ones and since they are growing in the trend of card making, I thought it would be cute to try some.

The color was red. I bought a bunch of pearl pins at Michaels and colored them with Copics (that's the top pin). One of the pins had to be "bling" so I sprinkled these with Martha Stewart's fine glitter or did I use Diamond Dust? (uh, oh - senior moment). Well, I sprinkled something on the top one to give it a glittery look. I thought they came out pretty cute. I can't wait to see what the others have made.

This was an ATC swap from Swap-bot. The theme was to create an ATC for the year you were born. I received a really cool one done in collage. I sent one with my year and two based on my partner's profile. She collected roosters and hens and loved cowboy and cowgirl stuff. I thought the jute as a lasso was a pretty nice touch.

At LOTSB, when I was told about this swap, I had to reply back that I knew nothing about the Twilight stuff. So the person suggested a particular video and I started researching. The next thing you know, I'm doing Team Jacob for Twilight. It turns out it's a series of movies about these youngsters; gorgeous young hunks that seem to make young and older women swoon at the sight of their scantily clad bodies. I have a son older than these little only thing I see exciting is the fact that one is a vampire and the other is a werewolf - get to fighting! I'm voting for the werewolf! :-) I did sprinkle the middle of the flower's button with diamond dust (that one, I remember!).

If you've ever wanted to join a swap, you could really have some fun. I've met a bunch of wonderful ladies. If you do join swaps, maybe you know of others out there and can share with the rest of us.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think.

Happy Crafting! :-)


Monica said...

Ooooh, those pearl pins are so pretty... soooo... pretty!

I have never taken part in an ATC though have been tempted many a time. It is just that I have cards which are cut to 4.5 inches by 6 inches. For ATCs they have to be a bit smaller, right?

Sorry, I could not answer your mail... but here I am!



Rose Petal said...

Hiya Terry. Wow, the pins are so lovely, such beautiful colours. You are very talented my friend, they would look fantastic on your cards. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Faye said...

Those pins are G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S! XXX

Joynana said...

How cool is that Terry? You are involved in some really interesting things. These are really great.

1CardCreator said...

Love your swaps, BTW, I am a Twilight fan te hee. My son and his girlfriend got me interested in it and I love it. I like vampire movies in general, I love the Blade series too. ~Diane

Audrey Frelx said...

What a great start to my visit!!!

Hi, I was just blog-hopping and found your blog through the link on Robin J's blog. Very glad to be visiting with you, I'm loving what you do!!!

Off to browse your place more!!!