Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pins for a Swap

Hi everyone,

I am so excited to be taking part in my first swap. It's being hosted on The Stamping Boutique's Crafter's Cafe. The spec's are to use pink or red beads and hearts if you have them. So yesterday I went shopping and not a single red heart to be found. I had a specific design in mind so needless to say I was disappointed. I did find some purple ones so I bought them and brought them home and made them anyway. They turned out so pretty!

Now I had to figure out what to do for the swap. My husband was going out for a hair cut today so I asked him to stop at a store and look for some red hearts for me. He's so sweet about doing things like this. He's not artistic at all and so out of his element but, he always does it for me and with a smile. Success! He found some and so I repeated the pins in red and in 15 minutes (not including dry time) they were ready to be sent out to the swap. I loved that it was a quick project and that they turned out exactly as I saw it in my mind's eye.

So for the swap:

















and for the first batch:
















What do you think? Would you like one of these to come to you if you were in a swap?

I'm also going to enter them in Tuesday Alchemy challenge "My Hearts All a Flutter" wish me luck!

Another Challenge I'm entering these into is CDAC "Anything Goes Challenge"

Love ya,
~Deb~

19 comments:

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  2. OK, I'm going to try this using MY name and not my daughter's. Ack! She was just here using my computer. OK, from ME...OMG, these are FABULOUS! Both hearts AND "wings," no less! I'm so glad you participated, and yes, the challenge is open to all projects, not just cards. The recipients of these pins are going to LOVE them! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

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    1. LOL Shea, I understand, I've so done that same thing! Thanks for the compliments, I am happy with the results. I think they are the prettiest pins I've made yet.

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  3. These are fantastic, did you just use a feather as the pin? Thanks for showing! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  4. Elenor I used a head pin, "strung" the beads on and then inserted the feather into the last bead. A dab of glue to hold securely and it was done. A VERY simple project.

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  5. Wow these are so pretty. I love doing swaps. I think I may start another one on cdac. I miss doing them. Thanks for sharing. What a pleasure to visit your blog .Thank you so much for playing the cdac challenges. Can't wait to see what you will come up with for the other challenges going on. Remember you can enter as many times as you like till March 31st. Happy crafting.
    Priscilla

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    1. Thanks Priscilla, I know it doesn't have a digi image like most things on CDAC but I thought for anything goes they would be fun. I really love how they turned out. Thanks for the compliments and for visiting!

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  6. I'm sure anyone would enjoy receiving these in a swap - Such lovely creations. Oh, so wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy - Thank you!

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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    1. Corrine, thanks for visiting me here! It is my first time on Tuesday Alchemy's blog and I so enjoyed all the projects that it motivated me to join in. I'll be back again!

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  7. Wowwwwww Deb,your creations are stunning^_^Love them^_^
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  8. Nice one deb. Love the feather touch.

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  9. These are gorgeous! I really love them!

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  10. I love your pins. They are gorgeous! I love the feathers with them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  11. These are so beautiful. It would be awesome to receive something like this in a swap. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES
    Loretta

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