Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two Firsts for Me

Hi People!
Thanks so much for visiting my little blog. :)

First off, I want to tell you that if you don't participate in the Twisted Tuesday challenge this week.....well you are just missing out completely! Because.....................IT'S A FREE FOR ALL! You can submit anything you like. Anything Goes!!! So go over and check us out. We want to see what you're working on!!!!

I have been working on some different things lately.
One is a magnet bookmark. I found the tutorial on SCS. I also hosted a Secret Sister swap where part of the goodies you send your Sis had to include one of these darling things. Well, here is what mine looked like that I sent to my Sis:

 (above pic) Here's the front. I cut chipboard with my Spellbinders deckled rectangle die and then some DCWV cupcake paper and then distressed the edges. I added a cupcake image and some tiny chocolate rick rack trim.

 (above pic) this is the inside....shows the ribbon (attached with scor tape, folded under and adhered to itself then adhered to the shipboard) and magnets.
Here's the back. I just used my circle punch on the patterned paper.

I like how it turned out. Now, to make one for myself! LOL


Here's one other "first" for me. I participated in a jar swap on FB. We just had to find a quart jar of some kind. Decorate it and add goodies to the inside. Here's what I sent my Sis:

I attached the lace with tape on the back so my Sis could remove it and use it if she wanted. I also included some of that lace in the jar. I added some brown tulle also.
The inside was packed to the top! I sent her lots of ribbon, trim, brads, flowers, punch outs, die cuts, tags, lots and lots of charms, buttons, stamped images and more misc. embellishments.
This was the decoration for the lid. I cut some cream felt to cover the gold lid. Then I die cut some fabric and stiff sprayed it. A button and some fiber finished off the flower.

I really enjoyed both of these swaps I was in!

Have a great day

Until next time...



Carolina Little said...

Melina, I don't participate on swaps but they look so much fun!!! Love the magnets!!!

Heather B said...

I want to try that bookmark as well. I found some chipboard and magnets, just have to find the time to play with it. Soon!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Die fabric cuts, stiff spray, are on fire! What great projects. I love them.

Athina said...

You should step out a bit more often, these are georgeous!

MiamiKel said...

Woohoo! Two firsts but hopefully not your lasts! These are both fabby!! Blessings!

Dawn G Designs said...

Beautiful! I just joined your blog. I am a christian too and have 3 boys. My middle son has Down Syndrome and I wouldn't change him or trade him for anything. God has truly blessed me with 3 beautiful boys! I'm in your facebook group too. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Dawn Malson Gavlinski

Lela said...

Cute ideas Melina! You did great with both fun items, great swap gift

AnnMarie said...

What fun projects!! You did a super job with both! Your swap partners must have been thrilled! Going to have to make some of those cute, cute, cute book markers!! Love them! :)