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Garden Progress – April 2015

I’m taking a break from craft posting to talk about another creative endeavor.  Gardening and photographing pretty green stuff.

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Spring is my busy season

I’m skipping a few swaps this month to focus on gardening and my job.

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Meet Gert – the space/time traveling Trapeze artist

I created Gert for a dear swapping friend in Wisconsin.  I hope she likes it.   Gert was created for the Paper Persona swap on Swap-bot.  She has a short story tucked inside the tag base that tells of her attempts to travel in space time using her concentration, sounds and her trapeze.   You may think it’s crazy, but
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Vintage Circus ATC using Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers

It’s probably been a couple of years since I stumbled across a stash of Le Cirque papers by Graphics 45 at the Tuesday Morning store.  I bought way more than I needed.  And I love the chance to use anything that is vintage circus.  Thus my Vintage Circus ATC was made for a recent swap on Swap-Bot. Cutting out those
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Tim Holtz Tag – March 2015

It’s time for another Tim Holtz tag.   There was lots of embossing powder this month, I liked that.   But I didn’t have the butterfly stamp so I switched things up a bit in my own version.   It’s off in the mail for my swap-bot partner.  Goodbye tag!    

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Fairy parts in progress…

Another Character Construction swap is in progress.  These gals are getting mailed tomorrow.  More later when they’re all done.  Spring is a busy time with gardening and real estate, so squeezing in crafts is getting hectic   Update 4/16/15 – there will not be any final photos of these fairies because Adobe Lightroom ate my pictures of the finished tags.
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Ballyhoo Lotion Bars – secret formula revealed

I’m sharing my secret formula for Ballyhoo solid lotion bars.

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Tim Holtz tag for February 2015

I actually created 2 tags using the February tutorial at Tim Holtz February tag.  Oddly enough, they are kind of symmetrical. The pink one on the right was sent to my swap partner in the Tim Holtz group on swap-bot.  The purple one on the left stayed at home with me.   It’s good to have a few extra tags hanging
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Altered Mousetrap with Tim Holtz supplies

I have seen lots of altered stuff, but never a mousetrap.  So when the lovely PeggyO created this Altered Mousetrap swap in our Tim Holtz group o Swap-bot, I decided to try it out.   Off to the dollar store for traps – 4 for $1, ya know?  New traps only – no used ones allowed. 

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Character Construction Tag Swap – Tea for Two

  I stumbled upon a fun paper doll swap whilst shopping at My Hearts Fancy in Edmond, OK.  So I joined the swap hosted by Cathy Arnold and finally got my tags in the mail last week.  I already posted about the dolls in progress.  Here’s the finished tags.

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