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!