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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Swap for All Seasons...February Treasures

Isn't this the most adorable kitten ever???  Look at those red posies behind her ear...so cute!  Well, she arrived in my mailbox this week...here's her full view...
She's on this wonderful tag from Lorraine of Over the Rainebeau. Lorraine sent such a gorgeous package of Valentine sweetness my way...thanks, Lorraine!
This is the beautiful card she created...I love the detail like the flag banner that is sewn across the top...I'll probably be stealing that idea! 
She also included this fun Valentine treat bag...filled with destash items that are over the top Valentiney goodness!
Won't this stuff be fun to play with?  Guess I should make some Valentines to send this year. 
Thanks again, Lorraine...and thanks to Linda for hosting another great A Swap for All Seasons!
My send-to partner was Joy of FiFi's Daughter.  Small world, but Joy lives just about a 45 minute drive south of me.  I don't have a car, so sent her package via the USPS...and she really enjoyed her goodies.  Here's what I sent her way...
The card & tag...all wrapped up & embellished with some of my hand dyed ribbon.
This is the tag I made...it's a bit tough to see, but there are layers of hot pink & red felt blanket stitched together to give dimension to the hearts. 
Her card features a tea bag for a nice warm cup of tea...perfect for these all too cold winter days here in OH.  The heart is a template from back when I was an Artist On Call for Stampington...that heart pocket is one I've used often since those days.  I can't find the template on their website...but if you want it, I can email you one...just contact me at ohkitten@cox.net
Here's the card without the tea bag in the pocket...
The other part of this swap is a destash item in the color of the month...which was obviously red.  Since I was on a roll making a decorated candy box for another swap...I figured Joy would get one, too. 
Here it is all wrapped up & ready to go.  These little heart shaped boxes are fun to decorate & fill with lots of goodies...and we ate all the candy inside...so a bonus for us!
Here it is without the bow...more felt...and buttons...lots of my favorite things to share.
Little candy cups with hearts on them hold an assortment of fun stuff to use.
And a little close up of the inside...I had so much fun finding red goodies in my stash to share with Joy...and she loved it.  It's an easy idea to use if you have a crafting friend to gift on just about any occasion.  You can use any box...but these heart boxes are just too much fun.
So there you have it...one Valentine swap reveal done...one more to come on Valentine's Day. 


  1. Yes, indeed, I loved every little thing you sent to me, Debbie. The card and tag are adorable and the decorated candy box filled with tiny treasures is such a treat! Thanks again!

  2. Oh my! I loved both what you rec'd and what you sent ... makes me really excited that you're my partner for March! Becky

  3. Love the cards you received. You went above and beyond with your "destash". Love that box full of goodies!

  4. I am amazed at how wonderful all the swap items have been ! You know I love your heart box of goodies..check out what I sent too :)

  5. WOW! The things you received from Lorraine are certainly pretty. I have to chuckle about the fact that everyone has sent you kitten things! I love what you made and sent. That Valentine box is filled with heavenly goodness!! Love your pocket card, too! Very talented swap group we have and I'm happy to be part of it!

  6. Hi Debbie--What a love-ly tag and that card is adorable with the pocket for the teabag! What lovely destash items you sent and how cute to put them in a heart candy box! Stay warm!
    xo Lorraine

  7. So much yumiliciousness coming and going! I love the tea card!

  8. Oh my, that kitten tag is just purrfect! lol! Love the card she made also. I see that Joy got some of the same wonderful treasures I received. Loving mine!

  9. Me again! Just wanted to let you know that I'm going to follow you through blog lovin - I love your style and can't wait to follow along.

    Can you please share where you got those darling mushrooms?




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