Hello! So sorry to have been absent for so long! I have been busy and not crafting, so have had nothing to share. My free time, when I have it, tends to get spend reading, and crafting falls behind more often than I would like. I did get a chance to get to do some catch-up this weekend though, on some miscellaneous things.
First, I signed up for a tag swap through the PBS Swappers group. Tags? Never done them! I was nervous, until I read on the swap board that most of the other participants had not done tags before either- so we are all beginners together! The theme, inspired by Valentine's Day, is Love, but beyond that there are no requirements. I had a vision in my mind from the beginning that had a scrap of paper bearing a love poem, so that is what I built on for my tag. I went through a couple of revisions before settling on my design:
I have also begun to think about my Etsy shop, and adding some spring designs. I've been researching color trends, and have found some really interesting data on what colors will be hot this year! I'm not sure how much of it to pay attention to...so the result has been to look at what they say, and pick out what I like from the bunch, LOL. Here are a couple of new bookmark designs I put together recently:
I haven't done any other bookmarks since the last set I did for the Christmas season, and am anxious to develop some new designs for spring, and clear out some of the winter designs. I'm thinking of having a sale in my Etsy shop on those older designs, so watch for that! In the meantime, I'm on the lookout for new, fresh color schemes for my spring collection- so please leave a comment if you have any ideas for colors you'd like to see in bookmarks!
Last but not least, we are nearing Valentine's Day, and I have been helping my daughter Meredith prepare for her school's Valentine's Day party. I came up with a cool lollipop flower that is really fun- she is making these for all of her friends.
That's all for now! I hope to have more to show you soon. I recently got a heat embossing tool and am looking forward to experimenting with that! I have a few family birthdays coming up, so will be making some cards soon!