Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tag Swap & Gifts Received...

Why did I agree to participate in a tag swap during this busy hectic season of the year?  Because I love to create and I love to receive.  I am so glad I did!  Here are the tags I made.  The swap was 16 sent and 16 received.  These ladies had done this before but I wanted to join when asked and I am thrilled with the results.  Thank you Jane of Aralia for hostessing this big undertaking.  I am thrilled.

My simple packaging of each tag.

Here are the tags I received.  If you click on the photos they will be easier to view.  Each one so clever, unique, beautiful and special.  Thank you ladies very much.

This is the special gift Jane created and included in each of the participants packages.  A cute sewn coffee filter case which held the silver snowflake and the very sweet tiny Sweden tart dish with the snowman and fun glitter.  Thank you Jane for these gifts and for being a wonderful and organized tag swap hostess!

This handmade card is so me.  I love the blues, music theme and the ever so girly-girl wanting to throw that snowball.  Thank you Marilyn of Art Rocks.  I adore her and you!

I received this lovely tag from Lynn of Trash to Treasure Art.  The greens and sepia colors are gorgeous in person.  The image is a favorite as I Do Believe and Santa is very much a part of this magical season for me. Thank you Lynn!

I picked this little box up at the post office.  It just made me smile.  Who wouldn't love to get big pink polka dots in their mail?!  My pen pal Dogwood sent me something...again!  I just love everything she sends me.

A little wooden block with Christmas papers all over each of the six sides.  With a sweet matching card.  Thank you very much my very fun pen pal!  I adore this and have it displayed in my Christmas goodies.  Hmmm...wouldn't one of the uber popular bleached bottle trees be cute sitting on this block?  Now I think I will need to acquire one of those which I have been avoiding just because...too much stuff?!!
Thank you everyone for your kindness and generosity of your creative selves.
On a sad note...yesterday I was beyond understanding the tragic events of senseless killings.  Innocent people and little children. My heart is heavy and I am praying for healing for all those affected.  P.L.E.A.S.E.
As we continue through our busy days may we help anyone and everyone that we can.  Even a smile given to another is helping.  enough said


  1. You gave done a memorable job on your tags and the givers have responded in kind. Smile away!

  2. Such nice collection of gifts.
    Here we don't know tags that way. I think we only use a tag (with our name on it)for a suitcase.
    Do you actually use a tag?
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. You did such a beautiful job on your tags and you really received some wonderful exchanges.

  4. Dear Sherry,
    your lovely tags, will make all recipients smile,- they are wonderful. And all the ones you recieved, also the sweet gifts are lovely, too.
    My heart breaks for the poor families involved in the tragedy- how can such happen- and what brings a young man to such horribly doings!!
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  5. Your tags are beautiful and looks like you put "all of you" into them!!! Love the tags you rec'd back too! What a nice and different exchange! Happy holidays, my blog friend!

  6. All lovely tags. I did a 5 tag Christmas swap and in my hurry to get them posted off in time forgot to take photos of them. Der. They have all gone to unknown recipients so unless they get in touch I won't know ho they are. Ah we'll less
    haste more sped as they say. Hugs Mrs a.

  7. Beautiful tags Sherry. I am sure the receivers will love them. Your tags in return are gorgeous as well. The box sent by your pen pal is so cute for a tinsel mini tree.

    Our hearts are with the parents and family members of the victims of yesterdays killing. Very sad news.

    TFS> ana

  8. some lovely tags here, so worth the effort you put into making them.
    My prayers are there following this terrible tragedy both for those lost and for those who witnessed the terrible scenes and the coming to terms with it all.if that is ever possible.

  9. Your tags are beautiful and I love the charming way you packaged them up too, very clever. Your swap resulted in some really pretty tags too, I can see why you wanted to join in. ~Diane

  10. I love tags and your group has some fantastic ones. A great swap. The cards are pretty and that Christmas block is quite inspirationsl!

  11. Dear Sherry, your swap tag gifts are just lovely and perfect for you in everyway. What creative and talented girls in the swap. Love the hostess gift as well. I love how your package your tags.

    Thank you for stopping by. We all are so sad over the tragedy at Sandy Hook. I pray that God gives the families comfort in the days ahead. This surpasses all our understanding.

    Wishing you a special week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  12. I'm going to take a little break. Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.


  13. Oh those tags are SUPER!!!! Creating beauty (like or darling Violet) and nurturing the good in us is what we should be busy about doing, isn't it?

    Thank you dear lady for coming to visit me. Many blessings to you for this holiday and beyond. Anita

  14. The tags you've received Sherry are just fabulous - what a variety!

  15. Hi Sherry~

    Such fun to see the lovely tags! What a nice project.
    Thanks for posting the box I made for you. It has lots of love in it just for you.
    Prayers for all those precious children, adults, families and friends who have been affected by the terrible event in CN. It is beyond understanding.
    Love and hugs to you my wonderful pen pal...Cory/Dogwood

  16. So many lovely tags! And your hostess certainly created a very unique pocket for gifts. Always nice to be on the receiving end of such wonderful creations. Blessings to all, Tammy

  17. OMG this is a plethora of amazing things, all shiny and beautiful!

  18. So many tags - and precious gifts! I love your tags, Sherry, and all the others too! It was such a lovely swap. So glad you were able to participate! Wouldn't have been the same without you :)

    Thank you so much for sending your lovely O Holy Night ATC and the sweet surprise gift! You're an Angel! Can't wait to show it to a friend who makes jewelry when I see her tomorrow!

    Did you get one of my O Holy Night ATCs? I have one for you, if not.

    Hard to enjoy this festive season now with the thoughts of the grieving Sandy Hook families, but I do like your suggestion of helping others when and where we can.
    xo Jane

  19. Wishing happy holidays! Love the tags!
    Big hugs,

  20. Must be such fun checking your mail each day.
    Enjoy this most wonderful time of the year Sherry.
    Hugs Lynn


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