Tuesday, September 28, 2010

First TWS Swap Goodies

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Earlier last week, my mailman brought me a package. Yaaayyy..:D It's swap goodies from Valerie.
Valerie was my September Mini Kit Swap partner over at the beach.

Wondering about the beach? It's actually an online community for scrappers. The real name for this community is  The Scrap Beach. This beach is popular. It has more than 1600+ members, and I'm so glad I'm part of it. Lots of talented artists hang out here. I joined this community about a month ago, and already met so many wonderful scrappers.

Ok, lets go back to the swap goodies.
At the beginning of the month, Valerie and I contacted each other. She asked me what kind of kit I want. I told her that I'd like to start a mini album about my family, however, I left everything else for her to pick out. And look what she got me.

Valerie is so thoughtful. She got me so many wonderful items with lots of details.She chose the color Purple, Green, Blue and Brown for this kit. I LOVE every things especially those handmade lollipop flowers (aren't they just so gorgeous?). Thank you so much Valerie!!!
I can't wait to start on this mini....

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you soon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

For the Love of Books

Friday, September 24, 2010
When I'm not scrapping...I'm probably cooking or watching and playing with the kids or reading books. I always LOVE books and recently I've became a book reviewer. So, there are times when I read 2 or 3 books in a month. With this being said...I always in need of bookmarks.

I like going to Barnes and Nobles or Christian Bookstore and pick really cute bookmarks. However, I always have a problem with those bookmarks.

You know that ribbons/threads that dangle on top...yeah that's the problem. My two curious toddlers love playing with it. They pull the bookmark out of my book page...and then bbaaammm I loose my current reading page. I hate when that happen. So, I have to figure out something crafty to replace the bookmark issue.

I found a video tutorial by Splicoaststampers on making a corner bookmark. It's easy...and super fun.
Oh yeah....problem's solved.

I gave it a try and look....
Here's my corner bookmark,

I used mostly Close To My Heart products on this project. The pattern paper and card stock are from Unforgettable Paper Pack collection. The flower and the word 'dream' are from Aspiration Stamp Set. I embossed the word. Also, since I don't own lots of border punches...I used a scallop punch and added pearls to make it look prettier. 

Anyway, this how it looks on my book page,

LOVE it!!!! So, what do you think??

I'm thinking about hosting a swap on this corner bookmark. Can't have enough bookmark in one household....:D

Check back my blog again soon....and I hope you all join the swap fun.
Have a great weekend!!

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