For those of you who haven't joined our groups yet, please do!!! We can't wait to see your pics.
Here's a sneak peak at one of the PRIZES for most creative container. We have several more things to add to the package (s)...how will we ever decide on the winner???
For my container, I took a nice sturdy picnic type basket and repainted a pale yellow.
I painted on my little flowery cartoony doodles and added some sweet Martha Stewart flower embellishments. (that were ahem...marked down....go figure, her stuff is too expensive at Michael's)
My other big project for the swap was this art journal. I took a nice photo album found at Waldenbooks and covered the front and back with scrapbook paper, added embelishments and ribbon to the front and then on the inside, I created page after page full of pictures, papers, paintings, drawings, and prompts to get my partners creative juices flowing.
This is a snapshot of a few of the pages I made for Breanna. Now mind you , I am by no means a scrapbooker. I've never made one in my life. But I do love paper, collaging, painting, and journalling, so I hope I did her justice with my first ever art journal. There's plenty of pages opposite of the one's I put together for her to add her own pictures and embelishments if she wants.
I will add my pics to the group in a few days when my partner gets her package so as to not spoil the surprise, but if you want a sneak peek--check out my photos here !
I can hardly wait to get started on our next Swap!
I had to include a picture to inspire me to get my rear in gear and get back in shape. Oh my, this is not how I want to be remembered so I am shaming myself into fitness. The front view was worse so a side view is all I was brave enough to post today. With all my escapades this summer with visitors and traveling, I just have gained too much wait--not to mention the stress of this whole year. The 21st was the one year anniversary of the fire in my house which is hard to believe---I lost weight initially after it because I was on full speed trying to recover from it, move, and just plain getting our lives back together, then there was the drama with my x-other half for the majority of the year that I turned to eating for comfort--but now, I just have to tighten my belt, stop using problems I've had as excuses and get back into the shape I was a couple of years ago and 30 lbs lighter. So anyway--I'm posting this pic as a before pic, like the before basket picture and hopefully by fall, I will post another picture slimmer and trimmer.
A older customer of mine asked me if I was pregnant ((((which I AM NOT), and I about choked out some tears as I said ummmm NO....., and then she said matter of factly, "Well you have gained alot of weight. Why did you do that?" Oh because I really enjoy seeing my gut hang over my pants and I'd be lonely without my 2 other chins. ??? What the h-e-double L kinda question is that?? LOL RUDE that's what. Anyway, truth hurts I guess. My counterpart told me, consider the source---she's a crazy old lady anyway! LOL
Not too crazy, I grudgingly have to admit.
They say the definition of insanity is doing things the same way over and over but expecting different results--so I guess to become more sane, I need to change my ways.
I'll keep you updated in the months to come to see how it's going.
That's all the swap and fat news for today, make it a great week!