It's no lie...I love swaps.
From my first one back in 2009, I loved the thrill of sending and receiving little surprise treats in the mail.
I love meeting new friends (yes, blogging friends who you may or may not ever meet count, too!)
I love learning from each partner I have...new techniques, recipes, resources..
For several years I swapped with a group that was the brain-child of Linda Smith...
A Swap For All Seasons.
There were many themed swaps and for each swap, we would be given a different partner with whom to exchange
Some of my swap partners have become dear friends to me.
Well, Linda decided to take a break from being a swap hostess in 2011...
certainly understandable given the enormity of the task and the fact that she needed a personal life, too
When Linda announced in the summer that she was going to start up some swapping in the Fall...I did a happy dance!!! There were new guidelines, making it easier for the swappers and Linda, too.
You can hop over to the swap blog HERE and read them as they will basically be the same for each month, only the theme and the color will change.
I Love This Group!
OK....The October theme was friendship and the color was pink. Pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month...have you had your mammogram yet???
My partner was Heidi Wallace and I was soooo lucky!
Heidi's blog is Queen For a Day and while her posts are sporadic, she is a great writer....funny, honest, talented! I hope she will write more and show more because I can tell you her art is fantastic!!
Here is the Card that Heidi made
Take note of the detail...the use of velum, stitching, backgrounds, coloring!
I love the doodling!
Here is the tag...
2 Friends holding each other close
We were to leave the card unsigned so that our partner could send it to someone...well, that's not going to happen...I think I may frame at least one of these beauties!
don't forget the stash!
A big thank you to my sweet friend Linda...first for restarting this swap and for "assigning" me to Heidi!
Heidi....thank you again for sharing your incredible talent with me!!!
Sign-ups for November are going on right now and today is the last day to sign up HERE if you are interested.
I will share what I made for Deb as soon as I know she has received her package!