Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sign Me Up for SA (Swappers Anonymous)!

I can't stop! Each time I tell myself it's time for a little break, I find another one to join! I'm especially fond of the Petite Inspiration Box Swaps, hosted by Heather at Speckled Egg. The one we just finished is the Black & White. For those not familiar, Heather divides us in to groups of three. We visit each others blogs and get to know each other via email, then the gathering process begins. "The Hunt" is so much fun - searching for the perfect treasures to fill our partners boxes. Then we take the large matchboxes (2 for $1 at Dollar Tree) and decorate them according to theme.
These are the boxes I made for my partners, Kana and Myrna. (I was so excited when I found the black and white rooster toile fabric on ebay.)

Their tastes were pretty similar so the goodies I chose were pretty similar too.

This is the beauty I received from Myrna. Do you see the rhinestone and beaded pieces? Gorgeous! And look at the fabric flower adorning the box! You have to visit her blog, More Than Heirlooms and see the Poe-inspired vignette she created. Dark, intriguing and gorgeously gothic.

And this stunning array is from Kana. I love the sugared box with that big black velvet wrap and layered flower! And the cameo and velvet millinery leaves are perfection! Kana is showing some pretty vintage finds at her blog, Kana Creates. And it's worth a scroll down or two for the tour of Phillips General Store, loaded with vintage Halloween.

THIS is why I can't stop. It's like Christmas in my mailbox year round, not to mention the new friends I've made. A huge thank you to both these wonderful ladies!


Netty said...

Ooh all just fabulous, enjoy the weekend. x

Something Special said...

Oh, I have to get in on that swap. I tell myself the same thing. I will take a break, but this matchbox thing is just to wonderful. I will see if I can join up.

Wendy said...

I love seeing the beautiful ways you design with such joy and then how it's equally returned.

Sassy Marsha said...

Ohhhh, what absolutely wonderful boxes and goodies you created and sent, Joanne, and in returned received!!!


Jane said...

JoAnn, I tried to send you an email, but it wouldn't go through, my outlook express is messed up. I wanted to thank you for your comments on my blog, and for becoming a follower. I really appreciate it. Those boxes you made are gorgeous, and the ones you received, also. Swaps look like fun.
I love black and white, I am working on a black and white purse right now for a contest on "A Lemon Squeezy." Thanks again for your support.

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello JoAnn
This Looks Like so much Fun! What you have put together is Lovely!The Recipient Will be Thrilled!
Have a Wonderful Day!


I love swaps too..I'll join SA with you!
Very nice goodies and your boxes are awesome.
Deb :)

Piney Rose said...

What wonderful goodies! I miss swaps SOOOOOOO much. Gotta get in on the next one.

Jean said...

Such wonderful goodies. Enjoy.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

bon jour joanne. thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. i appreciate your kind words. i am visiting you too and am now a follower! Will check out your giveaway as well. Bonne chance!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Joanne,
Who can stop swapping when there is all these beautiful treasures to be had? The boxes you created were lovely as were the ones you received.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are all so awesome! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

cottonfieldfarm said...

Goodness, what a darling idea! I'm going to have to join!
Grabbed your beautiful button. Would love for you to come visit the farm and grab mine.

Lynn Stevens said...

oh my gosh, what a great swap, how on earth did you get so much into those boxes! lucky gals!

stampdiva said...

How wonderful is this?!!!!! Such an array of goodies. Gorgeous. Lynne M x (thank you so much for stopping by my Blog, Adorn and leaving a lovely comment on the fabulous items I received from Marie)