Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sweet Valentines Swap!

Special Delivery...Valentines Swap!
 
I just love holiday swaps...it's so much fun to create something special for a new blogging friend.  Let's face it...if I didn't do swaps I would probably flunk out of Holiday Crafting University.  Swaps stimulate our creativity...without them I would be standing around in my craft room with a stupid expression on my face, unable to focus.  I need an assignment...and a deadline!  I joined a Valentine swap hosted by Viv of Viv Out on a Whim.   She matched up swap partners and I was so fortunate to get Cindy of  Prairie's Edge Farm.  She makes the most beautiful Shabby/Elegant things.  The soft colors are like the sweetest of treats...the icing on a wedding cake or a rose patterned plate of petit fours.
 
 
I don't think I've ever seen a more beautifully decorated tin.
 
 
These are the colors my romantic side craves.

Tiny embellished box was filled with lovely trimmings.

Anyone who knows me, knows I adore small boxes.
 
A tag this beautiful deserves heirloom status.

 
A bookmark worthy of resting between the pages of a Jane Austen novel.
 
A few of the lovely embellishments she included. 
The tin was filled with fun items for crafting.

More vintage Valentines.

Two wonderful cards. 
 I am still learning the art of card making.
 
1939 Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Valentines.
 
The set of cards I used for my Valentine Party Tin.
I just printed the whole set at once and cut them out.
Enlarge or decrease as needed for your project.
 
I posted many of things that I sent Cindy a couple of weeks ago.  She received the whole Snow White treatment.  So I will let her post about her package if she so desires.  Thank you so much, Cindy for the beautiful treasures you made for me.  And thank you, Viv, for hosting this fun swap!
 

 
Is your Sweetheart a "long little doggy?"
I found a few Doxie Valentines in my file...enjoy!
 








 



10 comments:

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I just love your swap items, those cards look professionally made, beautiful!!
And thanks for the doxie valentines, there are some I've never seen before!

Lynn said...

Thank you for posting those doxie valentines! I have never seen those so I will be printing those out to use. Your swap gifts are amazing. Have a great week. Hugs Lynn

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Swaps have enriched my crafting too! Very nice Valentine swap package loaded with fun goodies. I hope she post the swap goodies you made for her.
warmly,
deb

vivian said...

Wow! Beautiful stuff! Cindy rocks! That tin is so pretty. I'm glad you guys joined the swap.
Xoxo

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

This really was a fun swap! Cindy made you some gorgeous goodies, wow, very creative. Hope she posts soon, we love to see all the creative packages.

Patti said...

So beautiful!l The soft colors are so romantic. Very, very pretty!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

You are so right, swaps really teach you how to craft better and get inspired! My talents surely haven't got as good as many of my wonderful blogging friends, but I am trying and learning! This was a very fun swap and you and your partner have made beautiful things! Happy Valentine's!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Beautiful Valentine treasures. You both were perfect for each other. It's been so much fun to see everyone's swap packages. I'm going to post mine later today. Valentine hugs!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So many wonderful and beautiful goodies!! I just love the pretty tin! Cute doxie Valentine's too!! :) :) Have a lovely day!! xo Holly

Jann Olson said...

I missed not joining any Valentine swaps this year. Love what you got! And I know that you made fabulous things as well!
hugs,
Jann