Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Swap Week Part I...Viv's Valentine Swap

I've been making a huge mess of my craft room for the past week while
 finishing up some projects for 2 swaps I participated in. The first swap was
Viv's Valentine Swap
It doesn't happen very often but my partner was a dear friend...
Sandy and I became blogging friends through Elizabeth
of Creative Breathing.
Two years ago, while visiting my step-mom in Arizona, Sandy
and I (and my sister) were able to meet and spend some time together shopping, eating and talking
which was a lot of fun.
(l-r my sister Barb, Sandy, Me)

When Viv sent Sandy's name as my partner for the swap,
I did a little happy dance.
Sandy is fun to create for because she loves a lot
of the same things I like.....
red, polka dots, Mary Engelbreit...
I thought about a banner but Sandy already has a few of my banners and journals
and I wanted something different.
I've always wanted to make a pieced art board so this was my chance..




An 8x8-inch canvas board, 9, 2-inch scalloped squares of red,
each square a little art piece. Fun!
There was also a Mary E Valentine...

and some other little treats I thought she'd like...

(Thanks for letting me lift this photo from your blog Sandy)

And what did I receive from Sandy...a box of total cuteness!

A banner, (her first and I might say an excellent job!!)
some cupcake papers, jewels, vintage Valentines, striped straws, an emery board,
a ceramic "Dream" stone and wonderful red buttons and
the neatest twine!!!! I love it all Sandy!
How cute is this banner in my guest room!


 A yellow heart banner for my yellow room!
This was a fun swap for sure..
Thanks Viv, for making a good match!

I'll be back in a few days with Swap II

xoxo
Joyce



9 comments:

marie said...

Oh Joyce, the pieced art board is beautiful! Sandy is a lucky gal! The rose in the upper left corner is so pretty...and I love the music square with the pink rose. Your work is always so wonderful.

The LOVE banner you received looks perfect on that guest room shelf. I'd say it was a pretty perfect swap match-up!

vivian said...

I'm so glad it worked out that you and sandy were partners. most of the girls that signed up "know" each other. I love the things you sent each other. your collage is adorable!! and her banner is also adorable!
ok.. my feets are freez'n.. gotta go find some booties!
have a great day!
xoxo
vivian

woodandfabric said...

Beautiful Work Joyce! Your Art Board is so cute!
And you and your sister have the same smile on the photo!
Have a great week!
Michelle *Ü*

My Vintage Mending said...

Love how they turned out. These swap things...what a deal? That canvas is beautiful. Your talent amazes me. Smiles...Renee

Jo said...

Wow, so many great things going to both of you. Love the banner, how lucky it was the perfect size for your guest room. And I adore the pieced art board you made. That is a great idea and I might just have to steal it. :-) Can't wait to see swap #2.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Great gifts that you each made for each other!
Warmly,
deb

Sandy Michelle said...

How cool that you guys got to meet! What fun goodies too!


Sandy xox

ImagiMeri said...

Hi Joyce,

Looks like you had an awfully good time swapping with Sandy. You both made some wonderfully sweet goodies, and I know Sandy loves anything you make.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Meri

Willnnabel said...

Beautiful piece and the sweet banner too!

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