Monday, March 23, 2009

Viva La Frida!!!

This is the card I sent my partner...maybe more glitter was in order...

This lovely card was sent to me all the way from Olvera Street in California!

A Frida Notecard swap brings more fun in the mail all the way from Olvera Street in Los Angeles!

My partner created this beautiful card for me with Frida fabric, some glitter and embellishments, just lovely! So lovely I'm framing it!

For those of you who aren't familiar with Olvera street, it is one of the oldest parts of Los Angeles, the area is known for it's Mexican Culture, they host festivals on several Latin holidays ...check it out
definitely on my list of must do/places to visit!

The card I sent to my partner is the first one of the two pictures presented above...I kept it simple...not sure what inspired me to do so...but I did....and actually like it...though I would like to retry a go in the opposite direction with a little more "Jooj"

If I do...I'll definitely post it.
Alas the witching hour...this insomniac must go to bed!!!
Make today wonderful.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St Paddy's Day Button Fairy

A friend of mine has been a little down in the dumps due to some major losses and life changes. A consumate gift giver as a rule and inspired even more by weekly swap surprises in the mail I decided one Sunday to spread a little cheer. I delivered this little button fairy along with half a dozen cupcakes and a green carnation pen, though my little gifts weren't earth shaking, they certainly did what they were intended to...turning frowns upside down! I think this little fairy was one of my favorites,,,as was the catch up time prompted by this special delivery!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Artist Trading Cards...more swapping fun!

The world of swapping has opened up so many little doors and entry ways into learning and playing creatively! A recent swap introduced me to the world of ATC's (Artist Trading Cards). For those of you not familiar...ATCs are little cards
(2.5 x 3.5 in.) decorated by artists and then traded with each other, some artists use them as calling cards, I believe the movement started in Switzerland. Exploring such a small "canvas" has been a fun challenge...since this
swap I have created ATC' dolls, which I will post at a later date so a not to ruin the surprise for my swap buddies and I look forward to creating more little images.

Check out my first ATC created for two swap partners, titled "I fall to pieces", inspired by a trip to Winchester WV the home of the late Patsy Cline!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Homage to St. Paddy's Day

My tiny homage to St. Patricks Day! I created a tiny homage to St. Paddy's favorite pint! Though not much of a beer drinker denying my love of a creamy pint of Guinness....Ireland's favorite pint. This little item is posted on etsy...though I have not sold anything on etsy yet in my one week...I have sold 4 little pints...3 pins and one necklace outside of etsy...something! A little anti=etsy. (not really...just local sales... a new awareness created)..but selling my mini art none the less. If you are all means check out my etsy site...seller name: sugarmoontreasures

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Recipe postcard swap surprise!

Front Cover of postcard

Inside of 5 page postcard

Actual Mailing info.

I recently participated in a recipe postcard recipe never occurred how incredibly creative you could get with a simple postcard...until I received this! It's mini recipe book the size of a postcard!! She sent this in a clear envelope! I think hands down the best post card I have ever received!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Swap surprises in the mail!

More fun in the mailbox! New goodies from my swap partners! It never ceases to amaze me the endless pool of creativity in the world! One of my swap partners sent me this super creative Crow ATC Doll! Unfold the little corset and voila! Crow doll ATC by Tengu2!

For this swap we were required to design two ATC dolls for two swap partners. I am still in the process of creating mine, I will not post pictures until after the swap so I don't spoil the surprise for my partners...each doll has been created according to each swap partners profile...I am looking forward to sending them off...enjoyed this swap so much...I made one for myself! Will post pics next week!