Monday, April 12, 2010

Things to Make You Smile Part 1

Last week was a busy crazy week but there were lots of things to make me smile!
I received the tags from Elizabeth's Retro Kitchen Tag Swap. I had seen pictures of all of the tags on Elizabeth's blog but was not prepared with the amazing art until I opened the package!
 I have grouped the tags by color....

Tags by (clockwise starting on the left) Elizabeth, Lisa, Julie and Viv

Meri, Betty, Jessica and Stevie

(the tag in the upper right and the title tag were made by Elizabeth.)

Paula and I had the BIG refrigerator and Paula's oven
(She included a hilarious story on the back)
Also included in our package was this cute guy made by Elizabeth...

Each tage was exquistely made and included a recipe on the reverse side.
The recipes are ones that I will try for sure!
The women in Elizabeth's swaps have become a happy, fun-loving extended family.
There will be a new swap for the summer...stay tuned!

Also in last week's mail was a gift from someone I didn't know beforehand. Debbie Metti is a member of the Swap for All Seasons group and had read my blog post about my (strange) carrot collection.
 She sent me this RAK (Random Act of Kindness).

tiny little carrots! Aren't they so cute!
 Debbie is quite an accomplished artist and has been published
in Somerset Memories. Visit her blog for more to see!

I just love the women you meet through blogging.
 It made me so happy to receive this little gift from Debbie
 that I hope to pass that feeling on to someone else.
Thank you Debbie!
Did you notice that this post is titled Things to Make You Smile Part 1?
There will be a Part 2...I thought we should stretch out the smiling as long as possible.


Kitten said...

Joyce, you are so very welcome for the little was serendipity at play there. I love sending's always so much fun to get an unexpected surprise in the mail. Thanks for the kudos, too!
aka Kitten

Sandra said...

Wonderful tags and extra bonus with a recipe!

marie said...

Those recipe tags are simply awesome! They're so bright & cheerful & creative!! I LOVE the Pyrex bowl tag ~ I'm a sucker for primary colors. Thanks for sharing all the links!

I'm looking forward to a second helping of smiles too!!

PS. I loved the shops in Leesburg!!

vivian said...

Arent the tags wonderful? I just love them!
have a great week Joyce. I'm wishing it was friday already!


WOW...those tags are wonderful!!! You gals are Sooo talented :)
How very fun to get those little carrots in the mail.
Deb :)

My name is PJ. said...

I enjoying being part of the audience that ooohs and ahhhs at the artistry you all create.

Great, great stuff, Joyce. I would never part with things that pretty!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Elizabeth's swap was so much fun! I love your fridge tag!!

Lisa said...

Cute goodies! I cannot wait for more smiles!!
Happy Week!!
Hugs, Lisa

Mimi Sue said...

Such adorable tags. Elizabeth always comes up with the best ideas. Mimi


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