Saturday, April 25, 2009

A sneak of Marie and basket swapping...

Only a small sneak peak for my Marie Antoinette partner...Rochelle.
She loves red, so this Marie collage is all out red!

Switching gears to the fun May Basket swap, hosted by Kari over at A Year
of Color.

My partner Debra loves robin's egg blue and I was very lucky to find a few
special items in her favorite color.

I took this plain brown bird and painted him in blue and then added
a little glitter for a nice sugared look!
A little tag or bookmark.

Here's the basket....I altered a plain white Target basket and then
added a little trim, flowers and bling.
Now for my turn! I received a pretty pink basket full of goodies.
Notice the pretty vintage purple hat with flowers...very lovely!

Debra made this precious mouse pincushion and I really love it!

Another close up to show all of the epherema, a cabinet card,
altered journal and a pretty floral corsage. Thanks Debra for
such a great swap! I will truly enjoy all of these wonderful gifts!


  1. What a wonderful collection of swap goodies! I especially love the blue boot book mark. Clever Lady Kana :)
    Irene x

  2. Thank you again Kana for being such a generous and gracious swap partner. I was truly lucky.

  3. You certainly have been busy! Lucky are the ladies who had you for a partner ...wink! wink! The peeks of your Marie collage are exciting and your "blue" swap was wonderful. I love all of the things you sent your partner but I especially love what you did with the bird...changing the color and using glitter. WOW! You always take such care to trim and embellish so everything looks perfect! The little mouse pincushion you received in return is just the cutest, too! I always manage to discover a swap right after the sign-ups close.

  4. Kana
    I love my sneak peek!! I am so excited that you were able to create it in red!! Mostly because all of the graphics I've seen of Marie have been in blue tones....I can't wait to open it up when it arrives!
    You should be getting yours soon because it was sent AIR mail...I knew you would probably want it sooner than later! :)
    Have a great day!

  5. Wow - what great items - I need to do a swap!!

  6. I love love love your mouse pin cushion. It is sooo cute!! I love all the pretty stuff you swapped. Nicely done!!

  7. Kana, I am having a 100th post giveaway, please stop by if you would like to enter ;)

  8. Hi Kana
    Just wanted to let you know that today I received my collage and I love it!! I am going to do a blog post about it once I figure out where in my house I want to showcase the redness!! Those trims are so cute!
    Yours should be arriving soon - let me know when you get it! :)



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