Sunday, March 8, 2015

Secret Sister Swap - Catching up


Man can't believe how fast the weekend has come and gone!  I'm going to make the most of it by getting in more coloring and possibly more calendars made.  I inherited more calendars from my cousin, Sharmaine, but she also sent me an awesome RAK!  I'll share below, but first I wanted to catch up on the latest Secret Sister Swap.  We had a photo inspiration to tackle featuring some interesting color combos! hahaha!  I don't think I would ever think to intentionally use these colors together.  If I can find the picture I'll share it below.  My swap partner was Cyndi Kim.  She's so talented that I knew I wanted to make her something fun.

This is the card I created using all the colors in the photo inspiration.  Pretty wild combinations right?! lol!  I chose La-La Land Crafts Marci with Rose for my image.  She is so sweet!  I die cut the MFT thanks sentiment and left it in white and embossed with Swiss dots.  After completing the card I sent it off with some goodies.  Here is the wonderfully cute swap she sent me including some fun items I can use for Valentine's Day 2016.

Aren't they cute?!  They're magnets!  I knew she was in to cross-stitch, these are awesome!  She is a very talented crafter.  Here is the rest of the RAK she sent including the magnets.  I'm a lucky girl.

I found the photo inspiration!  It's not a great picture but you can see what we were working with. Very bright and fun. I think we both hit it on the head right?!

Before I end this post I wanted to send a big MAHALO shout out to my cousin Sharmaine!  She and I talk pretty often, if we're not on the phone we're texting or IG'ing.  She mentioned that she was sending me something in the mail.  This is what I got:

Several sheets of gorgeous washi paper, Dandelion Designs stamps,  Sister Stamps stamp, and the cutest shave ice earrings.  Oh and there are those calendars I inherited.  I can't believe all that and more were about to be THROWN AWAY!!  No not by my cousin, she would never be so wasteful. She was lucky enough to be messaged by the store manager who said they were about to throw a box full of papercrafting supplies in the trash and if she wanted them to come get them now.  This is only a portion of what was in that box.  Talk about wasteful, but with a silver lining.  Mucho Mahalo cousin for thinking of me and sharing your amazing haul!  It will take me quite some time to get through them. Hmmm... might be time for a give-a-way!

Well I think this is as good a time as any to stop and say how thankful I am to give and receive in these swaps.  Again if you're interested in joining the next Secret Sister Swap leave me a message in the comments with your email address and I'll forward it on to Kathy who is the organizer.  The next swap is Anything Goes for March/April and your swap must be mailed out by mid-April.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday cause Monday will come way too soon! 


Denice said...

OMG, I have to say those are the sweetest magnets EVER....lucky you! A sweet haul from your cousin must be smiling ear to ear with all the fun mail you've been receiving. Love the LaLa card you's just perfect for the photo inspiration and I bet your partner loved it.

eva said...

what?! they were gonna throw those crafty supplies away??? hello, they could donate them! think i'm over my initial shock now. great card for your swap partner and the crocheted magnets are super cute!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

What a great swap! You nailed your card with the colors from the photo inspiration. You sure received an awesome swap in return. Holy toledo, ....they were gonna throw all of that "valuable" papercraft supplies away?????? What were they thinking??? Glad your cuz got them. Have a great week Leanne.

Lynn said...

Boy, you scored two times! The stitched magnets are gorgeous. I can't believe the store was throwing all that stuff out...hope BFC doesn't do that. I'm glad it all went to a good home.