Some of the new projects are for swaps with January due dates, so I know they'll get finished. I'm in two Ning groups now and they're both fabulous! I would suggest to anyone interested in creating and swapping to join in.
I joined a matchbox swap at My Scrap Room, which involves altering a matchbox, (no kidding) filling it with homemade goodness and sending it off to a partner. I don't think my partner reads my blog so I'll show you a picture of the box but not the goodies inside...I haven't made them yet! :-) I used Mariposa paper to wrap the box, a few Prima flowers, some Prima pearls and voila! I painted the inside of the box with gold dabber paint, pasted a cut-out butterfly in the bottom and added some lace around the top. It was so cute that I made some for Christmas as well!
Over at Your Paper Pantry I joined the Circle Journal Swap. (Travelogue Group) I can't wait to send my handmade journal off to travel the US, Canada and Australia! When it comes back, each member of the group will have added their own artwork, whether it's scrapping, drawing, painting, or coloring, and it will be all mine to keep! In the meantime, I'll be receiving someone else's journal each month and I'll add my work to their pages. It's so cool.
AND I'm doing another mini page swap, but I have nothing to show for that one. Better get busy!