Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Basket Swap Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Peeps!

Haven't been on here in quite a while... I took the plunge and joined yet, another swap (My 2nd one.... so far L.O.L.) Today you'll see the goodies we've all received... If you're just visiting me.... Thank you very kindly but if you want to hop along then you'll want to start at:
SBS http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/

Welcome to the Spring Basket Swap; not too many rules after you've been paired up and seeing what their "crafty style" or "likes" were just fill up your parcel box or envelope with as much goodies you can to reach $25 (or more if you WANT to.) Betty Roberts drew up a cute little gal riding her bicycle and shared it with those that joined the swap so we can make a card for our swap buddy. Okay my Swap Buddy is Corinne Jones :) If you follow us on Simply B Stamps' Fan Group you'll know she's an interesting gal... (heehee) We all like to "mess" with Corinne every now and then. Corinne is a very special gal to us at SBS she seems kind of feisty like that mad cat you see pictures posted of everywhere... but she's really very nice, very caring, very helpful, always on point and very talented. You can say she's like a ice cream crunch bar; all hard and nutty on the outside but soft and mushy inside... heehee O:) She claims my name is what was left at the bottom of the list and she had to get stuck with someone... but I know she "loves me" LOL at least a little bit... she picked the names... she could of easily "swapped" a buddy right?... so yea... HA!

Look at ALL of my goodies!!! YIPPEE!!!
Thank you so very much Corinne!!!
I put away all of my Hershey Kisses with Almonds because well... I didn't want to share with my kids or my hubby. LOL

Here is the the other side of the bucket she colored and altered the box. 

OMG!!! She hooked me up with 5 COPIC markers. Woohoo!!!
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This is what I got for Corinne... I'm such a slow worker and with 4 kids... I let her know that
I'm sending her my personalized items on a separate box but went ahead and sent her
her crafty goodies so she can play with them.
Hopefully she likes what I chose for her. 

I asked and Betty gave me permission to swap heads for this particular card.
The original image is the one with black hair (which is supposed to be ME in this card and the red haired is supposed to be Corinne LOL.) 
 My hubby "surprised" me with a Silhouette Cameo for my 30th birthday (on April 15th) yay!
That flourish cut is one of my first cuts... I hand colored it to make it more fun.
I hand drew and hand colored the stone path and grass since I couldn't find 
a background scene to fit my gals on their bikes. 

Here is another surprise for Corinne's Hubby Ronnie, since he shares his birthday with me...
(Happy belated birthday)
I hope it wasn't too bad... and it was my first painting in many many years... 
so please forgive that I'm quite rusty... 
I used my Liquitex BASICS Acrylic paint set to paint this portrait of Corinne. 

Here is the blog line up; Have fun:


SBS http://simplybettystamps.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Raffenaud
Barb Ettinger
Nicki Ringleman
Corinne Jones http://wishuponascrap.blogspot.com/
Trish Sakulich http://www.scrappintillthecowscomehome.blogspot.ca/
Robin Bogle http://www.rcz28.blogspot.com
Maria Williams http://pinxinx.blogspot.com
Trudie Howard http://trudiescakesandcards.blogspot.co.uk/
Wendy Billings http://www.jazzydoodledesigns.com


Stacey Stratis http://anastasiasarts.blogspot.com/
Lucy Gregg http://loopylass2010.blogspot.co.uk/
Louise Mann http://louisescraftycards.blogspot.co.uk/
Jo Walker http://joscardsandstuff.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisa Nelson http://www.distinctiveLMNts.blogspot.com
Michelle Klaebe http://www.inkandsew.blogspot.com.au/
Elizabeth Melih (Emily Shroom here) http://emilyshroom.blogspot.com.au/
Jackie Rakoski http://stampingsister.blogspot.com
Kathy Smyth http://kathyjsmyth.blogspot.co.uk
Carrie Robinson http://carriescreativecards.blogspot.co.uk/

Marie Franklin http://marie97-lotlot.blogspot.com/
Erin Fairclough http://elfiessparkleanddust.blogspot.co.uk/
Melissa Varga http://cheesestampersinparadise.blogspot.com/
Katya Bess http://www.kattyxotica.blogspot.com/
Tanja Charles http://craft-teeinthecity.blogspot.com
Jennifer Anderson http://Creativearmywife.blogspot.com

Darcy Schroeder http://craftingwithdarcy.blogspot.com

Veronica Chasteen Rosenshein http://www.artbyveronica.blogspot.com

 Tanya Johnson http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com 
Dianna Cinko Sowerbrower http://diannas-craftyplace.blogspot.com




Next up is lovely Miss Tanja Charles @ http://craft-teeinthecity.blogspot.com


Thanks for stopping by

Katya Bess







11 comments:

  1. OMG Katya...I LOVED everything you sent me and I got your card in yesterday's mail and it is FANTASTIC and this painting you have up above here is UNBELIEVABLE!! I thought your only talent was tormenting me... see I was VERY WRONG! LOL I have so loved getting to know you and had a blast being your swap partner..
    Hugs my friend..

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  2. OMG!! Corinne did a great job with all of those goodies. What a talented lady you are Katya!!!

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  3. wow wow wow...you have been officially spoiled enjoy your goodies you are deserving and I love the card and painting you did they are amazing!

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  4. Wow! Awesome stuff in those baskets I must say. Great job on the card and the portrait, but not to be critical, but I think the "pouf" needs more hairspray LOLOLOL (you know I am kidding right.) You have amazing talent Miss Katya! Hugs, Wendy

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  5. Awesome goodies! Your painting is fantastic

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  6. so love the portrait so alike :-) omg you got copics well jell lol have lots of fun playing with your goodies xx

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  7. Katya...you are simply amazing! Corinne's bucket was so beautiful too!

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  8. So much crafty goodness in here for you to enjoy and gorgeous card too! Katya, you did an amazing job with your card and that painting!

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  9. Katya, love all your goodies! Such fun things! Love the card you got too! You have a wonderful blog here, too!

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