Deb also had twins in the past year but still manages to come up with new ideas for pieces and kits to make life easier for us! How does she do it? Amazing!
Here are some of the ornaments I received in the swap last year.
Hey Laurie-this is the star that you made. It started me thinking about the whole non-traditional Christmas color thing that I now love!This is the ornament that I made for the swap last year. The theme of the swap was "Sweet Ornament Swap" so I kind of ran with that. It says "Wishing you sweet "JOY" at Christmas. I love the word Joy....I try to keep joy in my heart all the time. (Sometimes that's easier said than done) Do you love the peppermint candy? It was made with a Quickutz die and glittered (of course!)This year's swap title was Winter Wonderland so I decided to do a snow themed ornament. I must have changed my mind 3 times about what to use but finally decided on this...
I bought plain white wooden snowflakes from Joann's last year after Christmas and I used that for my base. I cut a scalloped circle of scrapbook paper using a Nestabilities die. I can't remember where the little girl image was found. Isn't she sweet?
I cut her out (I always leave just a tiny white edge...don't know why, I just like the look of that) and used Stickles at her feet for snow and on the snowballs. While the stickles were wet, I sprinkled additional glitter. It's hard to see that in a picture, I know. Then, I just made a little "merry Christmas" label with a stamp and glittered that. Here are my ornaments, with a little chocolate treat, ready to be packed and mailed.Now for the best part!!!!!!!! Here are the ornaments I received this year.....
The first ornament that came was from Raechelle. Elegant and sparkly!
Laurie sent two ornaments, both of them beautiful! I tried to be artsy, taking pictures at night of the tree, you ought to refer to the larger group shot for a better look.Deb's wooden mitten ornament (wood-what a surprise!) is adorable with the sweet little snowman and the bejeweled wire hanger. The last ornament came from Michelle, a super talented artist from Washington. You can see that the snowman has a bingo marker button and mine is my age....35. (I wish!) Even the package was coolAren't all of these women talented and gifted? Go and visit their blogs..you will see some beautiful things. Thanks Group 1! I love them all!
Thanks Deb-the swap was great fun! Til next year....or you decide to do a Spring swap :)
If you have followed my blog from the beginning (OK, that would be my family and probably 3 other people) you have already seen these pictures but I thought I would post them again. These are 3 other shapes offered at Say It With Letters that I've made in the past year.
So, who could believe at the busiest week of the year, I would be posting on a regular basis? Do you know how much I have left to do? Am I crazy? OK-no answer needed on that one. Four posts in the past week...a new record for me!