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