Friday, January 10, 2014

A Swap For All Seasons...January...Thinking of You

We are in Month 4 of our year long swap at 
A Swap For All Seasons.
Our assignment each month is to send our designated person (and this changes every month)
a card, a tag and some stash from our collection (nothing newly purchased) in a specific color.
You can jump in any month and participate...sign-ups are always the first day of the month.
You can read about the swap with the guidelines here. It's too late to sign up for the February swap but if you come back on February 1st, you can sign up for the March swap.

Our theme for January was Thinking of You and the color for the month was blue.
 Bev had my name for sending. Bev and I are the 2 Pittsburghers in the swap. We met some years ago when we both worked at a local scrapbook store, which has sadly gone the way of many independent scrapbook stores.
Bev is a great card maker and has been on a design team or two.
The package she sent was all wrapped in sewing pattern tissue, plus a box sealed with Washi tape and a dear little matchbox. .

A cute card with a sweet little girl on the front....she does look like she's thinking of you.
The tag coordinated nicely. 
Inside the matchbox was an assortment of buttons, tiny blue flowers and some felt do-dads.

The stash that Bev sent for me was some old Bingo cards, dyed seam binding in a beautiful shade of blue and some rick rack!

If that wasn't enough, Bev also sent me this gorgeous necklace that she made from an old key of some type and some repurposed gems from another piece of jewelry! I love this!!

Thanks for being such a generous "donor", Bev. You made this month very special!

Wendy was the person whom I created for this month. I think it was her fist time swapping with our group and I hope it was a good experience for her.

This is the card and tag I made for Wendy...

Blue is one of my favorite colors so this month was fun for me. I love that little girl image...

and I managed to work in  a paper doll stamp on the tag.

The stash was an assortment of vintage images, button card and a package of blue card blanks.

I hope you will consider joining in on this swap. We do have a lot of fun and I've met some wonderful crafters from all over!



Kitten said...

What fun to have Bev as your partner, Joyce. I love what she sent you! I also love what you sent out to Wendy this month...that saying on your card is great & so is the image. I also love how you coordinated the tag & card using the same paper...great idea!

May said...

WOW...Gorgeous goodies given & received... enjoy... Love this swap....Hugs May x x x

Createology said...

Since blues are my heartthrob I love what you received and sent. This looks like a really fun swap. I am tempted to participate...but then I remember I have already in just this short 10 days over-extended myself and my time. I do it every year. Creative Bliss Dear...
I am tempted to join your swap.

Createology said...

Update: Joyce I sent my email to Linda for swap sign up. I might make it for March. Thank you for your encouragement. Creative Bliss...

Mimi Sue said...

My polka dot glasses are from the Dollar Tree! And yes, it's a good thing we don't all live in the same neighborhood! Mimi

deb said...

What a neat idea! I love the little girl and stamp on changing your color. :) The key necklace is so unique and pretty. What fun! Happy New Year to you, Joyce. xo

joy said...

Love what you sent and what you received, Joyce! Such sweet blue cards, tags and "stash"! I am thoroughly enjoying this swap.

Lisa said...

What an awesome swap idea!! The items you received from Bev are fabulous!! And the card and tag you made are gorgeous!! The Prima doll stamp looks amazing!! I wish I had time to participate in sounds like so much fun!! Have a great evening :)

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Swaps are always fun, Joyce! Love the items you've received and sent. I just signed up for one myself thinking it would help ease me into the new year of getting creative. I can't wait to get started!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Hi Joyce, I have you for the February Valentine swap but the email addy did not work...I got a failure notice.
I tried to send using your e-mail in your profile but that wouldn't work for me either !
Would you please email me with your address?
thank you ! Francie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Joyce! I am having trouble with emails. Would you please email me? Thanks! Your swap items are so pretty! Have a nice day! Twyla

Linda said...

Great stuff! Love every little thing! Such a lovely post too!


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