My name had been given to Heidi, and she made me an AWESOME gift. I haven't photographed it yet, but when I do it will get it's very own blog entry.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The Gotham City Stampers Monthly Team Meeting...
...was last night. We had our usual swap, and a belated holiday gift exchange. For my swap I did an ATC. I'm usually doing them as part of a Paper Imagery Design project, but since this was for my Stampin' Up group, I confined myself to SU stamps and products for the most part. Our theme, thanks to the very talented and gadget-crazy Pat, was tools. Which meant that for our swap we had to use a minimum of 3 tools. I used punches, a heat gun, my Big Kick, a Cuttlebug folder, a mask, and an alcohol ink blending tool. I am pleased with the way it came out:For the gift exchange, everyone who signed up was given a person to create a gift for. I got Diana, who is fairly new to our team. I don't know her very well yet, but I have observed a few things about her style, and know that she is a Frida Kahlo fan. I made a pendant that featured a Kahlo self portrait as part of the collage design, and I also altered and embellished a plain white box to put it in. The frame for the pendant is actually from the SU Hodgepodge Hardware set!The photos aren't as clear as I'd like (sorry!), but I love the necklace and box, and more importantly, Diana did too: