Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bookmark Swap

Hello out there!!!

So sorry that I've been MIA lately!!!

I promise things will be back to normal at the end of the month, and I'll tell you all about what is going on in my life then!!!

Several weeks ago, I hosted a Bookmark Swap. There were 10 of us: Chelsea Comer, Kim Sears, Shirley Hotop, Michelle Bartnett, Amanda Mertz, Caryl Pawlusiak, KellyRae Cooper, Maria Matter, Kristie Larsen, and me. These ladies are so talented! I am always amazed after receiving a swap - there are never two identical, or even close! Anyway, in my humble opinion, they are fabulous, but I will let you judge for yourselves!

By Kim Sears (magnetic - pretty cool, huh??? and SO beautiful!)

By Shirley Hotop (check it out!!! Love the 'leather' chair!)

By Michelle Bartnett (Gorgeous!!! I think she needs to come paint pretty things on my walls!)

By Maria Matter (Lovin' those gorgeous butterflies - her kiddo's helped with the glitter!)

By Kristie Larsen (Absolutely gorgeous, and each of the 10 were different!)

By KellyRae Cooper (OMG, talk about some fussy cutting and paper piecing! Wowzers!)

By Chelsea Comer (OMG! Look at the little googly eyes! CA-UTENESS!!!)

By Caryl Pawlusiak (Enlarge and look at the fabulous shadow stamping in the background...AND, the ribbon is stitched at the top!)

By Amanda Mertz (This gorgeous bookmark has handcrafted flowers, and is so elegant! It's even prettier in real life!)

Last is mine. Very simple, stamps from Stampland, Chicago, heat embossed with black EP, and she's colored with Copics.
Have a great week - thanks so much for stopping by!
Check back on Thursday for some blog candy!!! Woo hoo!!!

Hugs and blessings,

Patti J.


Chelsea said...

This was one of my favorite swaps ever (aside from the ones Shirley hosted)!!! Thanks for hosting!

Dawnll said...

Oh these are so fab!!!
I will have to bookmark this page...lol
Love them ladies

Rufus said...

Talented indeed!

Maryann Laursen said...

I can only agree, they´re all simply gorgeous and sooo different. You all did an amazing job on these girls, and it was a biiig pleasure to watch them here. Thanks sooo much for showing them Patti. And please let us see a lot more of such stunning projects in the future, that is really candy for the eyes.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So happy that your swap went so well! These are all so unique and gorgeous!

Glittered Paws said...

Loved them all and if I had to pick a fav - hmm.....well I just couldn't pick just one or two okay even 7 or 8 they were all awesome.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! How fun!! I just love them ALL!! TFS! HUGS

Bonnie Weiss said...

It's amazing how absolutely different each one is ... nice collection to have.

Iris said...

Oh they're all so pretty and they all have amazing talent!

Amanda Mertz said...

Thanks for the shout out & posting all the great bookmarks...I haven't had my act together yet to get them all up on my blog yet! I need to get more books from the library to use them!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great set of bookmarks. All are so different but beautiful!! Love yours with the vintage flair and your colors!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a fun swap, Patti...all of the bookmarks are beautiful!! Yours is fabulous especially with the vintage image and pretty colors!!!

Maria Matter said...

Everyone did such a gorgeous job! My daughter picked yours patti to use as she was reading one of Jane Austen's books at the time...too perfect! I so appreciate your friendship!
love & hugs!

Beate said...

Great bookmarks. Looks like a great swap.
Hugs and smiles

Barb said...

All of them look great, Patti! Fabulous job on yours as well... and happy early birthday!!! {in case I forget this week ;)}