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Monday, November 4, 2013

Celebrate with Brown!

The November Swap from A Swap for All Seasons was so much fun...as usual.  I mean...what fun is it to get this adorable package in the mail?  It arrived from my swap partner, Marie.  I simply had to take pix along the way to see just what was inside.  Our theme this month was Birthdays & the color was Brown.
First...the card to me from Marie...
Owls always remind me of my dear friend Kimber...and this one will go in the art journal we were working in together. 
Marie made me this adorable Birthday Queen card...gotta love that photo.  As a child of the 1950s I was dressed up in those frou-frou dresses all the time.  I never had a crown...but I was a little princess.
I absolutely LOVE this special tag that Marie created.  The tea dyed vintage lace medallion is the perfect frame for that little baby face...and the corrugated cardboard tag is perfect with that lace & tulle.  The tulle has little bits of gold throughout for sparkle...just perfect!
Marie also sent me this great package of destash...buttons & Scrabble tiles...two of my favorite things.  Thanks so much, Marie!
Then I mailed to my partner, Pam, who lives in AZ but is in KY for now...so she won't get her package until she returns home.  She promised not to look at my blog until after she opened her package...so here's what I sent her.
I used kraft waxed paper bags to wrap her goodies...sealed with washi tape, of course.  Tied up with some of my hand dyed ribbon & a few posies.
Here's the birthday card I made for Pam.  She loves fabrics, and the lace print in the background is actually cut from some cotton calico.  The little girl is one of my all time favorite birthday images...from Red Lead Paperworks.
A simple greeting inside...with room to write a message.
My tag for Pam...see any similarities to the image on the card?
That's me as the Birthday Girl...for either my 4th or 5th birthday.  What a hoot that the stamp image is so much like my pic, huh?
And some destash for Pam...hand dyed ribbon & Baker's Twine with some walnut dyed tags.  I hope she likes everything & that she didn't peek!
Our next swap theme for December is Happy Holidays & the color is Green.  Our swap partners have been assigned, so it's time to get busy creating. 


  1. I'm so glad that you liked your card, tag, and destash! I loved putting it all together for you! Browns & creams are such pretty colors to create with!
    Love the photo of you!!

  2. Love it all! I thought that picture was you! Adorable!

  3. Love the card and tags you made for Pam. You used great images...what is it about a child blowing out candles that always makes us smile? Cute!!!
    Marie always creates special treasures. Her offerings for you are lovely!

  4. Gorgeous creations...Hugs May x x x

  5. Thank you so much for all the lovely browns. The card and tag are so cute. I will certainly use them soon. Also thanks for the other goodies. All will be put to good use. I'll be emailing you a thank you also.

    I did wait as promised. We just arrived home in AZ this afternoon. The package was waiting for me. A nice surprise to open!


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