Sunday, March 2, 2014
Yellow Spring Swap...
Many of you know how much I love blogging. I find such amazing and interesting pursuits. Recently I found A Swap For All Seasons and wanted to learn more about their monthly swaps. I contacted Linda and learned how I could sign up to participate. March was my very first time. The theme was Yellow and Spring. In Linda's swaps you send to one person and receive from a different person. Hmmm...
So, with the theme in mind I created my required card and tag as you see in the first photo.
Here is some of my yellow themed ephemera I included in my swap package. Yes, I painted the mailing envelope bright yellow.
I also included some yellow glitter foam and yellow scrapbook papers. I also like to add some postcards that represent my home ground. I sent this package to Linda of Lambsworld. I was very nervous hoping she would like my first attempt in this swap. I am happy to say she did.
Susie of South City Hues sent me her package of Yellow Spring Bliss. I was excited to open this envelope with the sweet Spring flower on the front. Inside were two envelopes of Yellow Spring happiness.
This is the card and tag Susie created and gifted me with. I love them both. She put a lot of time into each.
Here is the fabulous yellow ephemera she included. I am sorry about the photo but you can see how fun all the elements are. A tag book, teeny tiny little bird eggs, buttons, ribbon, lace, slides, paper bird and flower and the intricate folded flower. Thank you very much Susie. I adore everything!
Not surprising I have signed up for the April swap. Theme of Mother's Day and Peach. I better get busy.
I am happy to report that we are having rain. Lots of rain. It has been raining for days. We even had a couple of lightening and thunder storms. The lightening was the brightest, whitest that I have ever seen. Some of it was very very close and there was no delay in the thunder clapping. Fortunately no damage to big trees or structures here. A big sigh of relief for certain.
March has come in like a lion and is roaring loudly. Let it rain for we still need so much water.
Mr. C and I took a quick get-a-way to Sacramento. We stayed in an historic old hotel. Visited the traveling Viet Nam Memorial Wall at the Capital grounds. Of course we ate really well. I had French Macarons for the very first time at Estelle's Patisserie. We dined at The Grange and I highly recommend it as a very fine dining experience with amazing delicious food. It was a nice time even with the rain and winds. Always nice to return safely home.
We also delivered my sewing machine to the repair shop and it will be about three weeks. They did try to untangle the thread but it will require an entire dismantling and service to get it done. Maybe I will get some house chores done this week. Of course I will also spend time in the paper department creating. What will you be doing this week? Let's make beautiful things and be joyful...