Tuesday, June 30, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. six - what I made for my partner

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Are you doing something fun this year? We're having our usual stay-cation. I'm busy continuing my decluttering project and organizing my craft room and crafting. 

A Swap For All Seasons has reached it's midway point, six samplers completed and six more to create. Plug your ears if you don't want to hear me repeating myself on how much fun this swap is! SO MUCH FUN! LOL. Thank you again Linda for inviting me to join in and being such a great Hostess.

Dear May, of May's Happy Daze, has received her sampler I made for her. I decided on a sewing theme for May since she loves to sew. I loved hunting for graphics to use - the vintage button card image (and scissor label image too) was a perfect find on The Graphics Fairy, inspiring my color choices for the sampler. 
I had a wonderful time being your partner May, such a pleasure to meet you!

Hope this week finds everyone in their happy place, sewing, crafting, thrifting!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

i'm a grand-auntie!

WOOHOO! Jumping up and down with happiness over here. My niece had her baby nine days early and as of yesterday afternoon, I'm a GrandAuntie! Yippie yippie!

To add a tiny bit more excitement to the day, he was born on my mom's (my nieces grandma) birthday - she would have been 94 years old yesterday ... AND ... he was also born at exactly the same time as my mom was born 94 years ago!!!  Amazing! I know it sounds mondo silly but I sort of feel my brother and mom were participating in this crazy coincidence from up above ... so very sad that they aren't here to be part of welcoming their grandson and great grandson into the world.
Happy Wednesday and Happy Summer to you! 

Monday, June 22, 2015

my first pocket letter pal has received her letter woohoo!

Yay! My first very pocket letter for my pocket letter pal, Jill, finally arrived at its destination WOOHOO! I wasn't sure what to make but then I remembered that Jill loves vintage stuff and pocket letters are about getting Happy Mail in your mailbox, so I combined vintage images about letter writing with crafty supplies. Figuring out 18 pockets turned out to be a bit more of a creative challenge than I expected LOL but it was lots of fun to make! 

Wishing you lots of crafty fun!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

my first pocket letter received

Have you joined in on the Pocket Letter craze? So much fun! Pocket Letters were created by Janette Lane. You can see all the fun on her blog and her two Instagram accounts, here and here. They combine the love of paper crafting and letter writing, with the love of scrapbooking, stationery and planner supplies. I've loved paper, etc. since I was a child and also used to scrapbook for many years. I've been enjoying watching everyone's Pocket Letters on IG but couldn't figure out how to get started. I didn't want to swap with a stranger on the good old interwebs. So when I saw that my very first swapping buddy ever, Jill of A Little Bit of Everything was swapping them, I got all excited and told her I was interested if she'd like to do another one. WOOHOO!

Jill's arrived this past week --- mine alas, is vacationing most likely at the Customs Office or some other unknown spot between CA and CA --- California and Canada.

I'm betting you'll want to play along after you see how adorable Jill's is, so darling!

(ooooohhh, opening up my pocket letter)

(front of pocket letter - yippie, doggies for me!)

 (back of pocket letter - I love blue!)

Jill remembered I like dogs and books and used those for her theme. So cute! And inside each pocket are goodies for crafty play, so much fun. Thank you so much Jill for being my first Pocket Letter Pal!

Hope you're having a fun crafty weekend!

Monday, June 8, 2015

a swap for all seasons no. six - what I received from my partner

The fun continues unabated at A Swap For All Seasons! I received my sampler number six from my darling partner, Sherry, of Creatology on Saturday. WOOHOO! The absolute cutest!!!

Sherry is much nicer than I am LOL! She asked me what I like in terms of themes, colors, etc. (which I didn't do for my partners, sorry guys!).  I told her that I love houses, hearts, flowers and dogs and that I love blue greens. And as you can see, she nailed it. Unbeknownst to Sherry, she has ESP and she included a golden doggie for this Golden Retriever lover.

And ... Sherry and I both live in California and we've been bemoaning our drought and need for water and we've been doing rain dances and speaking to the heavens ... and Sherry even included a Rain Goddess too in my sampler! How fun is that?!!

Thank you so very much for my sampler Sherry, it made me smile and giggle with delight. Love it! It's been a pleasure and great fun being your partner.

And a huge thank you again to Linda, for gathering us together for this great swap and all the creative inspiration and good times!