I took a break to try something different for some swaps over at Scrapbooking FUN.biz.
For a Vintage/Grunge Valentines Swap. You can't see, but the tag (TH Christmas Tag Size) is a recycled piece - it is a neon color, but I couldn't toss them. The ribbons are from either a dollar spot and just my stash. The papers are from a pack of dollar spot (I think they were target) items. The cardstock is either AC or Bazzill. The Butterfly is a Martha Stewart cupcake topper, trimmed to fit. Buttons (two are actually vintage), a little Jolee's charm and piece of trim complete the embellishments. The stamp is one I made using some of my fancy scissors, a piece of dollar store paper, ink, and some little hearts left from some die cuts I had made. I use my little separator drawers to keep some of these little punched images on hand - hearts, butterflies, leaves, etc.. Each has their own drawer.
For a Pick a Holiday Library Card Swap - pretty straightforward and plain, but I am happy with the results. Everything came from my stash. AC Cardstock, some K & Company (or KI Memories, I can't remember) die cut pieces, the heart die cuts are from a laser cut sheet, the words on the front are from a DCWV paper pack. The foam heart/scallop are from somewhere LOL. The other two papers were from a dollar store - many years ago. Other than the adhesvie, I think the newest pieces were the cardstock and the Be My Valentine Sentiment. Keeping a drawer for Valetines papers and embellishments made creating this pretty fun. Just go through the drawer and see what you feel like using.
Hoping to get a bit more completed this weekend.