Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Final Day....

Today is the final day of my two-week feature on Inspire Co.! That means today is the last day to buy the "Confections" over there!

I've so enjoyed the last two weeks and I feel so honored to be one of Amy Powers' InspiredFriends. I can't wait to see who is featured starting tomorrow....

If you want to see my goodies that are still available, go here!

Today I'm putting the finishing touches on my panels for Karla and Beth's Birds & Bonnets Swap. It's been challenging for me but I'm so pleased with the results. I've heard there were over 100 gals that signed up for this swap and each one made 4 two-sided panels. Karla and Beth will send each player 4 different panels from 4 different artists, made into a beautiful "screen" like this one:
Fun, right? I was a bit swapped out after the flurry of swaps I've been in the last few months but this one seemed really "doable." And it's been fun! Here's the panels I made...

"New Wild Scandal"...This one is my favorite. It includes a fun snippet from a 1922 love letter! Also included are vintage hymnal snippets, German scrap rose, new paper, vintage photo and the woman is from The Vintage Workshop.

This one doesn't have a "title" so I've dubbed it "Wierd Hair"....check out that girl's "do"! Includes girl from The Vintage Workshop, vintage hymnal snippets and a copy of vintage postcard.

The next one is called "Gather Ye Rosebuds" and is composed of the vintage "wallpaper" from the Vintage Workshop and a gorgeous vintage postcard image.

"It was sweet but oh!"'s a snippet from that 1922 love letter I've been saving for just the right purpose. This one includes lady with hat from The Vintage Workshop, hymnal snippets, copy of vintage postcard and copy of vintage sheet music.

This one is called, "Sometime, Somewhere," which is a title of a hymn that I liked. Vintage hymnal, of course! Included are new paper, copy of vintage photo of woman and hat from The Vintage Workshop.

"Our Memories"....this one is one of my favorites. I used new paper, copy of vintage photo from Alpha Stamps' collage sheet, snippet of The Vintage Workshop "wallpaper" and a snippet from a 1922 love letter.

"Love Never Faileth"...this one looks really great in person but really bad in this photo. I could NOT get one that didn't show a glare off the decopauge medium!!! Argh! But this one has new paper, copy of vintage Harrison Fischer print, snippet from vintage hymnal, German scrap rose, vintage green crocheted trim and bird on branch image from The Vintage Workshop.

On a different note, does anyone who uses blogger know what happens when you've used "100%" of your photo storage capacity? When I upload a photo into a post, it says, "You're using 93%." I'm kind of worried about what happens when I reach 100%!! Does that mean photos in my archives stop showing up? Gosh I hope not. I bet it means I can start paying for my space! Makes a girl start dreaming of the larger typepad photos my typepad bloggy buddies get. Harumph....

Going antique shopping on Saturday! I need a few elements to finish up a reallllllly special project. Can you believe it's supposed to reach 100 degrees this weekend here in the Central Valley. Ick!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.



twinkleshabbystar said...

Hello sweet C, I think your B&B panels have turned out beautiful & sooo feminine! I love the antique hymnal you used. Gorgeous touch!
EEEK! I hope you dont max out and lose your storage space. Do you have to upgrade then? Have fun shopping this weekend and stay cool this weekend!!!! :))) XOXO

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your swap panels turned out great!

Lori said...

yikes on the blogger photos!!! my percent is still really low...i was stingy with photos when i started thank goodness!!! i have no idea what happens when you are at 100%, start a new blog???
love your panels for Karla and Beth's swap, they are very pretty!!!

Lori said...

Beautiful job Cheryl! As always a wonderful post! Love,ya,Lori

She'sSewPretty said...

Cheryl, Your screens turned out beautiful!! said...

These are great! I can't wait to see them all in person!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh wow! Your panels are gorgeous!

Sorry I can't help on the blogger issue.
I have so many pictures on mine, I should be maxing out soon, too. haha.

Kimberly :)