Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Swap For All Seasons II-My gifts for Marie~

Don't forget to enter my 100+ Follower giveaway...
if you follow my blog, sign up on this post to win.
 A winner will be chosen on June 11.

One of my favorite parts of any swap is getting to know my partner. That's what it's all about, right? What their favorite colors are, favorite crafting supplies, favorite chocolate type ( I wrong?), styles they like, you know what I mean. In finding out these details, you may discover that you have a shared interest in birds, buttons and even squirrels or that you're both Grandmothers or's all interesting information. Marie and I have become close friends through our blogs and so choosing things to include in this swap were relatively easy. It was a wonderful coincidence that we were paired up together and I had so much fun with this one. Marie did help me out by hinting suggesting in a lovable way that she would like a banner/garland for her new laundryroom. That was a big help to me so that I didn't have to agonize about what to make for her. These were my offerings.....
All wrapped up and ready to send...


(Baby flatware, Jell-o molds, Wedding photo, Pin, Lace collar)


(Hand decorated journal, scrapbook paper, stamped and paper pieced tags)


(Boy and girl crocheted potholders from my friend Mimi, who is taking a blogging break right now but will return soon)


(Collage with an appropriate Bible verse, altered salt shaker, bluebird)
 (OK-I know the box isn't blue but red is Marie's favorite color)


(The aforementioned laundryroom banner/garland)
I have additional pictures on my Flickr page if you're

Now I must hurry off and finish my tags for Elizabeth's, Wish You Were Here postcard Swap

and then move right into Jenny's, Vintage Vacation Swap

Do you all know Jenny Heid? She and her man Aaron are amazing artists and have been creating for a long time. Run right over to her blog, Every Day is a Holiday, and see what they're up to. They sell their art pieces on Artfire. Some of Jenny's work can even be found at Michael's on notecards, notepads, small journals and chipboard embellishments....if they haven't sold out. Our Michael's had a rush on her things!
I'm trying to get to know my partner for this swap which is a little bit of a challenge because she doesn't have a blog, however, she is on Flickr. This should be an interesting swap, too!
Back to work...have a glorious day!


Sandra said...

Congratulations on 100 followers...such cute items and I love the laundry garland. Come say hi.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

What wonderful goodies.
Im now following a Swap For All Seasons because of your blog. I considering in joining in on all the fun. Maybe soon.
Glad to have your blog.
Have a great day!

Elyse said...

wow! everything is sooooooo cool! i love the altered salt shaker (say that 3x fast)! that is awesome.

and yes, of course chocolate is important! ;)


Angela said...

What a great swap partner you are!!

marie said...

Yes indeedy!! You are a GREAT swap partner. I'm going to "borrow" some of your photos to show off the goodies on my blog!

I'm working hard to get my house in shape so I can take photos of my new treasures on soon as I have a camera that is.

I love everything you sent...I can't even pick a favorite. Thanks so much for blessing me in such a special way!


Hi Joyce,
Of course there is chocolate and the rest of your wonderful treasures. You are a wonderful swap partner!!!!!! So generous and thoughtful! I love the birdie items that you made.
Deb :)

Karens Hopes said...

I have been too shy to join in a swap but I'm envious every time I see other bloggers having a fun time what a fool I am.
KAren xxx

My name is PJ. said...

Have you ever showed us photos of your craft space and how you organize your gazillion supplies?

Where do you find space to put all your gifted goodies?

Katie said...

Love the banner and I know my mom will love it too! It'll go great in her laundry room.

Thanks so much for the nice comments on my blog. I added a link (at the very bottom) so people can follow my blog on their feeds more easily. Hopefully that helps!

Sandy said...

Hey You! I wish we could go to that sale together too! :) :) Yes, the CD is ready, the Holiday one will be ready in July. So, If you just send me a check for the 12.00 I will send one asap to you! Love ya! Sandy

GardenofDaisies said...

All the gifts you found for your swap partner are amazing! I love the little crocheted clothing potholders. I have several of the little dresses, in various colors. I will have to post about those one of these days soon.


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