Sunday, February 19, 2012

Red, pink, hearts, love.... Valentine's Day Tag Swaps have arrived!

Here are the tags we swapped in Jackye's Valentine's Day Swap

It was exciting to receive all these wonderful swap tags!

Thanks Jackye for hosting our swap!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Hand-made Valentine's Day Cards

Received from Kimmy

Received from Laurie

Received from Lorraine

My Creation

My Creation 

My Creation 

My Creation 

My Creation 

My creation

My Creation

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Whether it is your Sweetheart, Family or Friend...

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

(Thank you Graphics Fairy for this lovely Heart image)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Tag Swap

These are the Valentine's Day tags I created for a recent swap 

Don't forget tomorrow is 
St. Valentine's Day! 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

2012 Valentine Day Ornament Swap

Laurie from Indulge Your Shelf recently hosted a Valentine's Day Ornament swap!
Thanks Laurie for a great swap!
Please click on her link to see all the incredible ornaments. 

Each swapper was to create four ornaments and one Valentine's Day greeting card - each swapper would also receive four different ornaments and one card.

I had a difficult time deciding on which ornament I wanted to create... this is what I finally created

Here's the greeting card I made.  
The white heart-lace trim was a bit stark, so I sewed on the red glass beads.  I think it united all the colors nicely. 

Participating in swaps is a lot of fun.  If you haven't participated in a swap, I encourage you to try one. 
Your first swap reward is taking an idea from within your soul and working it into a piece of art. 

The second part of the swap is when you anxiously await for a package... then one day there it is in your mailbox... you can hardly wait to open's opened and your heart is filled with joy from the awesome creativity by other swappers... kindred spirit reward!

Here are the incredible ornaments I received

is the awesome artist behind this ADORABLE bird sweetly nestled inside its heart-shaped home.  It is so cute, it just makes me smile!

Lorraine from Paper Vernissage is our next awesome artist.  I ADORE her embossed-foil bird, her self-turned wire heart & all the great details.  She also created the hand-stitched heart envelope shown behind to hold her ornament... I love attention to details!

I was fortunate to receive Lorraine's Valentine's Day greeting card too.  OMG, the details... I LOVE THEM!  This card is amazing, don't you think?

Our third awesome artist is Michaele from Twigs and Tulle - Ooh, you just gotta LOVE it with its shades of pink, highlights of silver, and glitter!   One cannot have enough glitter!

My four swap was by another awesome artist Karen from Karen's Monday Musings.
Karen created this DARLING cherub bottle cap ornament... that I can also wear as a pendant!  I have the perfect silver necklace it will slip on to.  Just behind her ornament is the sweet envelope it arrived in.      

Happy Valentine's Day!