Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bookmark Swap

Hello all, and Happy Easter!  We are having a low-key holiday today.  The kids got their goodie baskets this morning, hubby is working, and I'm making a nice dinner, but nothing too extravigant.  I'm roasting a chicken, and we'll have mashed potatoes, veggies, salad and bread.  I'm making a super easy freeform apple tart for dessert- it is so dang easy, you wouldn't believe it!  Maybe I'll snap some photos later while I'm making it, and post it as a Kitchen Creation, which I haven't done in quite awhile now.

Anyway, not too much new craft-wise this week. I didn't have time to do anything new, but I did get a picture of one of the bookmarks I made for the spring theme bookmark swap at the PBS Swappers Yahoo group.  The theme is spring, and what is more springy than flowers?!  I knew I wanted to do something with pressed flowers, that much was for sure.  So on my last trip to Craft Warehouse, I found a really pretty paper that put me in mind of spring.  Its vibrant aqua-blue background reminds me of the clear blue sky, and the bright yellow is so sunny and cheerful, just like a bright spring day!  Here is what I did with it:

I sent off my swap bookmarks the other day, but made one extra, and I'm trying to decide if I want to list it in my Etsy shop or not.  I just might want to keep it for myself!  Like I don't have enough bookmarks as it is, lol!

Speaking of my Etsy shop, things have been pretty slow over there.  I've had items in several treasuries over the last couple of weeks, since I started listing my new designs, and that's nice.  I'm having a sale for Mother's Day- 20% off entire purchase- but so far no takers.  So, I'll tell you what: if you are a follower of my blog and want to place an order by April 30th, I will throw in an extra gift with your Mother's Day order, free!  Just send me a convo or email after you place your order and mention the free gift offer on my blog, and I will include a surprise with your order.  To get your 20% discount, use the coupon code MOTHERSDAY2011 at checkout.

That's all for now- I'll try to come back later and post pictures and a recipe for the incredibly easy apple tart.  Assuming, that is, I can get any pictures of it before my family gobbles it up!

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