Friday, April 24, 2015

Something OLD, Something NEW...

Today's Show & Tell... a couple of my latest creative endeavors!

One of the newest swap sensations at AFA is all about Pocket Letters... it is created using a 9 pocket clear plastic page protector, the ones used for trading card collections. The idea is to fill each pocket with creative and fun items that your selected swap partner would enjoy receiving... the possibilities are endless, a perfect showcase for your style and imagination to shine through! Since the page is made of clear plastic, a separate work of art can be created to be viewed from the back side of the individual pockets.

Below are photos of the one and only Pocket Letter that I have created. It was a challenging project to do and I'm glad that I joined in the fun but I'm not so sure it's something I want to do on a regular basis... well, for now anyway! (We all do have our favorites , don't we?!) 

Sorry that the photos aren't better... the plastic surface & the 
lighting just weren't working for me...Oh well, you get the idea !

Front - Handmade Goodies for My Partner

Back - Number "Janoodles" for each Pocket

I have been a bit limited on my "creative time" since my knee injury but I have discovered that I enjoy making Postcards the most... it takes me a few different sessions between "ice-packs" but I have found starting & stopping is easily accomplished and in this larger format I can actually do some of the finish work with my leg elevated... Where there's a will, there's a way! 

Below are a couple 4" X 6" Postcards that I have recently sent out!

Thanks for taking the time to check things out...
Until next time, Ciao!!

1 comment:

  1. Love that you did your own art in the pocket letter. :) It looks like it had taken forever! You even made your own pocket tag thingy's. I do one art side and one scrapbook paper side....