Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Embellishment Swap

I was so lucky to be able to take part in the fabulous embellishment swap over at Studio Calico. Oh, and not just any embellishments, but homemade ones. I decided to swap with 2 people. I must be crazy right? But it was all in creative fun. As luck would have it, I was paired up up with not one, but two of my BASB sisters. I was so psyched! I was paired up with the very lovely Judi and the very beautiful Denise . Ready to see what we made?

I created this first set for Judi. I used used pinks and greens and actual dictionary pages with a bit of bling thrown in for good measure. I wanted these to be very girly, but not overly (she has 2 daughters) and to also have a vintage feel to them:

I created this set for Denise. Though they are similar, I wanted to change them up a bit. It is amazing what color can do. I created Denise's with bright orange and aqua, but also added the dictionary pages. I thought this would be a more modern/vintage look. Plus, she can use them on girl or boy pages:

These beauties, I recieved from Judi. Felt, stitching, buttons and in colors I really LOVE! Thanks for these Judi! They are BEAUTIFUL!!

And speaking of beautiful, these arrived from Denise, just today. Wow!! Right??!! I already put a couple aside for a current LO:

This was a lot of fun. Plus, who doesn't like happy mail? LOL! I can't wait to use all my unique goodies and to see what the gals create with theirs!


moonlightgrrl said...

all those handmade embellies are gorgeous!!! makes me wish i had joined in the swap. i love what you made (think that you matched judi's and denise's styles very, very well), and what you got... yum!

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lauren said...

Omy! What a cute bunch of goodies! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Denise said...

Yippee! You received them. I hope you liked them up close. :o) I am loving using the ones you made for me. I will post my project soon, so you can have a peek! :o)

Elisa said...

wow, beautiful, both the ones you sent and the ones you received.

Pam said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the ones with the pages from the dictionary!