Saturday, November 30, 2013

My Name Is Virginia and I Am A Swap Addict...

Seriously, it seems like there isn't a swap theme I've refused lately...

I joined a  Project Life Card Swap on Facebook and I am hooked on making these cute little cards! On top of that, we also do swaps for my local Facebook group, the Scrappy Chicks.

I will admit that I was overwhelmed with my October swaps for the Project Life Card swap group last month, as I signed up for too many---NINE to be exact! And the month before I signed up for every theme in the ATC swap with the Scrappy Chicks. Whew! I have decided to limit myself to 4 or 5 themes for the time being, at least that is what I am telling myself, haha! The problem is that the ladies I swap with are ridiculously talented, and the swap themes are just too cute to pass up. So...I have to join all the swaps because if I don't, I'll be kicking myself for not participating once I see all their creations. 

Here are a few of my swap creations from the last few months.

These the ATCs I made for the Scrappy Chicks Swap; the themes were: Hearts, Chevrons, Travel, Inspirational Quote, Monogram,  & Butterflies. 

My first swaps for Project Life Card Swap FB Group! The themes were: Social Media, Tell Me About It, In the Kitchen & So Many Books.

^^^^I used my Silhouette Cameo A LOT for these swaps!  ^^^^

A few of my October PL Card Swaps, the themes were: Carry A Tune, Out to Eat, December Daily Envelopes & 2014 Calendar {I got August}.

                                                          ^^^I used a mix of stamping, printing and use of the Cameo again for these. ^^^
                                                                                    The top right card is my version of a Kelly Purkey die cut I saw on  her              blog; I immediately went to order it, but it was sold out. I just HAD TO use it for my swap, 
so I used my Cameo to make my own!

These were my November Swaps; I was good and only signed up for FOUR!!! The themes were: Shake, shake, shake!, Winter Wonderland Rolodex, I Mustache You A Question & Wood You Could You?

The awesome hostesses at Project Life Card Swap always package all the return swaps sooooo nicely. LOVED the extra tag they included.

Some of the swaps I got back...didn't I tell you these ladies were so talented??

More return swaps....

ATC swaps I received from one of the Scrappy Chicks, LOVED the Charlie Brown-ish one!

I hope you enjoyed seeing all  my swaps! If you are doing project life and are interested in the Project Life Card Swap group, be sure to check out their blog HERE  and if you are on Facebook, be sure to join the group there too {links to join are on the blog.} Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for pics of my Project Life Spreads as well as some December Daily goodness!


Friday, November 29, 2013

WHERE have I been?

As you can see, I have neglected my blog for over a year--AGAIN! What can I say? Life happens. Last I posted I blamed the Mono, but this time around I have no one to blame but myself. I HAVE been crafting; I just haven't been good about blogging about it. My first love is writing, then crafting. It's the reason I decided to start blogging about my crafts, so I could get the writing juices flowing for my other work. Such has not been the case, as I have neglected my writing as well. However, that is all about to change as I have challenged myself to update my blogs on a daily basis {yes, I have more than one..sigh.} I may not always share or post pics of something I made, but I will always try to share something crafty with you. I may not have any readers left, so I am off to get some. In the meantime, here's  a quick crafty share---an ATC I did for one of my Facebook groups last month. More details and updates tomorrow! Until then....

Happy Crafting,