New cards that I have recently made. I put some of them in cellophane, and did not take them out for the picture, so that is why some look so shiny from the flash of the camera. I have been in a blog posting slump lately and it has been a long while since my last post.
Well, Valentine's Day is one month from today. I thought I better announce "The Sweet Vintage CandyBox Swap" for Valentine's Day. It will be also posted on the Flickr group site of the Honey Pot's Vintage swap. Here are the rules . . . . . . . . In the interest of time this swap will be open until Sunday January 20th. At that time I will assign partners.
Anyone who joins this swap must realize that you have to have your swap to your partner no later that Thursday February 8th, 2013, so they can enjoy it for Valentine's Day! That is in about 3 and a half weeks from right now, so that means you will have to post accordingly.
1. Take a candy box like the one below (or similar)
It DOES NOT have to be a Whitman's Sampler box, just a candy box of some sort, or a box similar in size. Or it can even be a heart shaped candy box. Decorate it up for Valentines. Think vintage and make it something you would love to receive in the mail. Fill it up with scrapbook supplies, embellishments, vintage goodies, and probably chocolate (lol) and keep it light weight so it won't be such an expense to ship.
2. Make or handcraft at least one item to put in the box. Here is the one I have decorated. I have already been planning on what I will put in it.
3. Absolutely do not join in on this swap if you cannot deliver on time! PLEASE DON'T DO THAT TO YOUR PARTNER. It is very rude and not good swapping practice. Some people burn their bridges and become known as a bad partner. I am sorry to be so harsh, but I have had some bad experiences with some people who have joined in on my swaps. If you have a problem after you have joined and won't be able to follow through please be courteous and let me know. I don't want anyone to not get their package. Please be prompt, do your best work and give something you would be tickled beyond measure to get!
4. Please email me at email@example.com with all of your info. Name and physical address, blog address and your likes and dislikes. You have one week to decide. but again Please don't join this swap unless you are sure that you can follow through!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!