Monday, April 2, 2012

Covert Robin Guest Post from Lena

So sorry I am late in getting this up today - just been one of those days.

I hope you all enjoy this guest post from Lena, my awesome Covert Robin Swap partner.  She is an amazing photographer and I am just in awe of her thread photos.  I definitely loved my surprise package and look forward to using my awesome new notecards!  Although, I may be a little stingy and keep a few for myself to decorate my sewing room...

Hi friends of Mon Petit Lyons!
My name is Lena and I blog over at Mom2MemphisAndRuby!
I am so happy to be here today to share what I made for Courtney for the Covert Robin Mystery Gift Exchange!

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I was a bit nervous about signing up as a co-host since all the ladies are so wonderfully crafty & talented... and I'm, well... not.
But Rachael is a doll, and I was up for the challenge.

I was excited when I got word that I would be making something for Courtney.
But WHAT on earth would I make!?

I dabble in photography and just bought myself a new Canon... So I knew I'd like to do something with my photography.  I didn't just want to print off a few photos and mail them to her... I wanted to send her something she could use.

So, I made cards.
Aha! Something cute, useful & easy enough for even ME to do!!

I live in a small town, and don't have access to any big crafty stores.
I picked up some white 8x10 card stock one day, and spent a morning break cutting them into the size I would need to fit a 4x6 print...


I used prints with a white board and mounted them with white photo corners.
I thought the white on white was classic!
I chose 10 of my newest favorite prints that could work for any number of engagements!
I kept a few for myself, and have already used them as thank you cards!  They've been a big hit!



Worse case scenario, Courtney hated the cards, but loved a print or two...
she could definitely frame those as well!

I hope to see you over at Mom2MemphisAndRuby when my partner guest post with her gift!!



And, here's some information from Rachel about linking up:

 i can't wait to see what everyone has made (and received!)... the link-up will stay open all month, with prizes to be randomly awarded and announced on may 4. what were those prizes, again?

covert robin prizes, part 1
covert robin prizes, part 2
covert robin prizes, part 3

want more info? you can find covert robin overview and FAQs here, and learn a little bit more about how guest posting works here.

co-host guest posts will be going live on the following dates:

4.1 the idea girl
4.2 mon petit lyons
4.3 from blank pages
4.4 buzzmills
4.5 sew well maide
4.6 casa crafty
4.7 mom2memphisandruby
4.8 imagine gnats

time to link!!!

7 comments:

  1. awesome! i love the cards :) and Lena... you're craftier than you think. and now we have proof!

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  2. Hi Lena, Karen from Sew Well Maide here. Now Mum says "enough of that silly talk dear, you are extremely crafty - just look at the beautiful items you have produced!". And I say, mums always have great advice, you listen closely and take notice!!! Anyway, i love your cards. The one with the cotton reels is right up my alley and looks wonderful. Any spare for sale? Cheers, Karen.

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  3. Wow! Those are fantastic!! Beautiful prints! :) I think what I really love about this swap is the variety in all the projects! It's not just quilts or sewing like in the flickr swaps that I'm used to. SO much fun! :)

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  4. Very cool cards!! Great photos! I love that they can be used as art or to send. It's always nice to have some cool cards in your stash...b/c you never know when you want to send someone a little note ;)

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  5. Oh! Yes, these are great! And give me great ideas for my handmade Christmas adventures this year. :D

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