Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Swap

The theme this month at A Swap for All Seasons was "Thinking of  You" and the color was blue. I knew right away that I wanted to use these pretty old greeting card images. I love these blue birds and they show up so often on these old cards.  I can't pass up old greeting cards when I see them in my favorite thrift stores...the colors and images just grab me. I hope Jan likes them too!

And here are my de-stash items...a few vintage blue goodies along with a yo-yo brooch. 

Sign-ups begin tomorrow for the February swap so if you'd like to play along stop by A Swap for All Seasons and see what the fun's all about!

Now, look at the lovely things I received from Lorraine. Her card and tag are so pretty and look at the fun de-stash treats she sent. De-lightful!

Monday, December 2, 2013

December Swap

For the December Swap at A Swap for All Seasons the theme was Happy Holidays and the color was green. For this round I got to treat Marie from Spun By Me. Be sure to stop over at Marie's blog and take a look at all the lovely things she's been crafting for the holidays!  I've always loved the artwork of Ellen Clapsaddle so I chose two of her images for my card and tag. I'm sure you might recognize her images as she was one of the most successful female illustrators of her day and her art was featured on greeting cards and postcards in the early 1900s.  Sadly, she had a very tragic end but her art lived on to be enjoyed worldwide to this day. I still find her postcards in antiques stores and thrift shops now and then. Here is my card and tag. I forgot to take a picture of the stash items I sent but I hope Marie enjoys them. Another love of mine is mail art so I couldn't help spiffing up the package!

Now, the next best thing to giving is receiving so I have to share with you what I received from my partner Joy. Here is her lovely card and tag.  The photo just doesn't do them justice though because there is such a pretty sparkle and shimmer on them that the camera (or my poor photographic skills) can't capture. I love them! And I'm going to have so much fun with the green stash items she sent me...they're perfect for some last minute Christmas craft projects I have planned. Thank you Joy!

If you'd like to join us Linda is accepting sign-ups for the next swap.  Just take a look at A Swap for all Seasons to see what the color and theme with be for January!