Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

One On One Swap With Lindsey

Okay girls, I've just been livin' to show you this! I don't know if I've ever had so much fun making anything else in my life! This is a Valentine banner I made for Lindsey for our one on one vintage card image swap.

I added "rags" in between the hearts and I love the way it turned out! I loved choosing the colors, ribbons, etc. Eeeek! This kitty in the high chair melts my heart!!!!

The little streamers were fun to design, too. Can you see the little hot Pink pom poms mixed in with the rags? Tina gave me those. As you can see, I'm just a little bit proud of this banner! ☺

I left it hanging here for several days so I could see it and tweak it -if need be. There are some things I would have tweaked but they were untweakable! Go ahead, look *that* one up in the dictionary! Hee-hee!

I also made this pink rag wreath for Lindsey. I love the way it turned out. I used solid Pink and Pink gingham rags, Pink glittery ric rac , Pink hearts ribbons, shimmery pink ribbon, Pink Polka dot ribbon and lace. It matches the banner. Choosing embellishments for my wreaths is the hardest part! Does anyone have any tips?

I added a glittered vintage poodle image because Lindsey likes poodles.

I kept putting the wreath in different spots to try and capture the glitter of the pink ric rac but I never quite caught it! I promise you, it's much cuter in person. Lindsey is a better photographer than I am so maybe she'll be able to capture it. I'll let you know when she posts about it.

And here is the whole swap not counting the banner. Well, not the whole swap! I'm always adding things at the last minute- like a Hello Kitty camera!! I altered the little jar shown here too but it actually was changed a bit before I sent it.

Well, girls... I know my Christmas banner up on the top of my blog is a bit outdated but I love the pastel colors! I'm going to leave it up for a bit until I can figure out how to make my own custom banner.
Also, I had to take away my cascading hearts because they quit working right! :<
I had wanted to go shopping this morning but since it's 11 degrees , I think I'll wait!
I hope it's a bit warmer where you are! I know it is for you California girls!
Be sure to enter my give away if you haven't already!
~ ♥ ♥ ~


Shabbywears said...

I love it all...but...I am obsessed with PINK! Have w wonderful Day!!!

*Noelle* said...

yes! we are still on for our lil swap, or... we could be partners for this one? i just really wanted to host my 1st official one too, cause they are so fun!! and i am dying for easter time!!

your heart banner came out sooooo pretty ; love the ribbons! i get more and more inspiration from ya everyday ♥

have a great day hun! glad your movie date went well:) i'm hoping to get brian to a movie soon!!!

noelle ♥

celestina marie said...

Hi Holly, Your heart banner is darling. I love the rags added. So perfect. Your partner will love it. The wreath is wonderful. I love that pink. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

Only 11 degrees? I will try and send you some warmer air. It is windy here, but 70 degrees.
Have a great day.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Holly said...

Thanks, Julie! ♥ I like Red and Pink but after all the Red of Christmas, I was ready for more Pink!

Holly said...

Hi, Noelle! Well, let's wait and see what your "rules" will be for your swap and go from there. ♥

*Noelle* said...

ok, lets do our mini swap still then. if you want to enter my easter swap, great! if not, thats ok too ♥

Holly said...

Hi, Celeste! Glad you think my banner is darling! ♥ It was so much fun to make!

Here in Virginia, we usually get a few breaks from Winter- plus Spring can come early but this Winter has given us some really COLD temps! It does help cut down on the gnat population, though!

Holly said...

Okay, Noelle. I want to be able to focus on just my swap swap with you. I must warn you that you'll get spoiled that way,though!! ☺

Priscila said...

very very very sweet. Love it u did a great job. I never go the email u said u sent

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Holly, I can say first hand that this banner is absolutely gorgeous. Nothing about it needed to be 'retweaked'. The wreath is just perfect too. Soooo pretty. I have to say it again, Holly, you are a very talented crafter! Lindsey loved her package so much and I'll tell her about this post when she gets home from work. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love pink myself so I love both the banner and the wreath.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, its always great to meet new bloggers, and find their great blogs.

Hope you visit again soon. Im a follower of yours now! ;)

Have a wonderful day!

gin said...

It is all so cute. Pink is great for anything!!

Karen said...

Holly everything is just lovely! You did such a great job on the banner and I love the wreath...you should really think about opening an Etsy shop!!!
Have a great day!

Holly said...

I sent the email again, Priscila! If you see this but *don't* get the email, please let me know and I'll try sending it via my juno account. ♥

Holly said...

Thanks, Twyla! ♥

Well, I shouldn't have put the 2 girls in a row... I got them in the wrong order but it was too late! I couldn't un-glue them without ripping the hearts. :< It Should have been: animal-girl-animal-girl-animal. It would have looked better that way, I think.

But... I am glad Lindsey liked her package. ♥ ☺

Holly said...

Hey, Ashley Nicole! I like finding new blogs,too! I especially like making new friends- so you're mine now, girl!! ☺

Holly said...

Hi, Gin! How ya doing? Find anything fun lately? ☺

Holly said...

Hi, Karen! I have thought about having a shop. But I love to make things for people so I don't know if I'd have time to make to sell also. Maybe someday... ♥

*Noelle* said...

ok, you twisted my arm so hard that i will let you spoil me!!! lol

guess what? i went to gw and guess what i found??? a little one of your plates!!!! i was so excited when i saw it!!

i thought, "finally, one for my holly!!!" it was only like $0.25 with 15% off so don't worry about paying me back for it, ok?? consider it an early goodie from our easter basket swap!!! ☺
i think its a "saucer" plate? the only one of that pattern there; i was even 5 minutes late for class because i looked through the whole shelf of plates, but i didn't mind being a tad late!!!!
so i'll mail it out to ya tomorrow girlfriend:)

♥ noelle

Queenie~ said...

Hey Holly!
That banner you made for Linsey is precious....I love the little designs on the hearts..and the pompoms are cute cute! All of your hand mades are precious...girl...I agree you should have an etsy shop! By the way...My pompoms were on clearance.... but not at Joann's Fabric. I got the pompoms at Our Wal-mart...they are going to stop selling fabric and trims and such within the year sometime...so things have slowly been marked down and I got my little white pompom trim for $1.17 a yard reg. $3.97 a yard. Yay! Their wasn't much left but I was happy with that deal and what I did get!
Girl, You cracked me up with your comment and the "Faint"! LOL! Yes, I am serious....I've never seen that movie. I think I'm probably the only one in blogland that hasn't yet seen Pride and Prejudice.
Well, better go before I write a book here! Hope you had a great movie day with your sweetie and a great weekend with your family!
big hug,

Katie said...

SUCCESS!!! Thanks a bunch Holly, I finally managed to change the comments to Friends Said, not that original but maybe I'll think of something cuter soon! Thank you so much for your help!

I LOVE the banner you made. The little dangily streamers are so cute and really add that something extra that takes it over the top!

And I can't believe that wreath could look any cuter than it already does! I may just have to make one for myself one of these days. I think one to match the kiddo's room would be too sweet and could stay up all year.

I already told you this, but I really like the banner and I think it's perfectly okay for it to stay up all winter. There is a snowman on the center cookie after all!

Priscila said...

still havent gotten the email...haha

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I loved my banner so much and never even noticed that they weren't in order! It's beautiful just the way it is! And that poodle is the sweetest! I will try to get the sparkle in my pictures!
Thank you so much for making this such a fun swap!
I hope you get your package soon! It was fairly heavy. So maybe that is why it's taking longer to get to you.

Holly said...

Oh my goodness, Noelle! I made you play hookie! ~ wink ~ Thanks for thinking of me, sweetie! ♥

Holly said...

Queenie, I heard Walmart's craft sections are shutting down. That is so sad because it's the only craft supplier near me!!! Well, hopefully mine will have some good clearance stuff, too. ♥

Holly said...

Good job ,Katie!

Glad you like my crafts and thanks for the encouragement to leave the Christmas banner up a little longer. ☺

Holly said...

Hi, Lindsey! So glad you liked everything and maybe my box will come tomorrow. Heavy, eh? Hmmmm.... ☺

*Noelle* said...

oh no, i didn't miss class. i went but was five minutes late!!

no biggie!! lol

TattingChic said...

This banner is absolutely adorable! Lucky lucky Lindsey!!!

Pearl said...

Just loved seeing all of the PINKness and sweet things you sent to Lindsey... You have a natural talent, Holly, and it's so fun to be able to see the things that you create! The ♥ banner is Precious!! Do keep warm and enjoy the weekend...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~