OK, first I'll tell you about the swap part! But DON'T WORRY! I haven't gone nuts, and I'm not decorating for Valentine's Day! In fact, I'm going to toss this out there for you to consider for a moment. You can say yes if you'd like, and then you can literally forget about it for about 3 weeks!
I've always wanted to do a Valentine's Swap. So here it is! In the swap you'll make only ONE piece, and receive one piece. The project is quite easy and fast, so it should be fun for all! I'll also be scanning many of my vintage Valentine's for those of you who don't collect them, and need materials for this project!
When the Valentine's candy goes half off, I buy a few boxes for this project. I throw away all of the chocolate! Ha! Just seeing if you are paying attention. The little ones are very cute, but for this SWAP we will use a larger one. I used the pink "Hersey's Pot of Gold" box this time.
It's the 9 oz box.
I'm missing a picture! Ahhh! But basically we're going to decorate the top (and sides) of the box, and fill it with little surprises! The easiest thing to do is to flip the top upside down, and trace it onto one piece of cute scrapbook paper for your background. Use a glue stick to adhere it. Cut out copies of your valentine images, and glue them on as well. Gather your embellishments.
I used a hot glue gun to glue my crocheted edging and tinsel all around the sides of the heart box. Oh, the red tinsel was from last years 75% off x-mas stuff at Target! Maybe they'll have it again this year!
And here you have it! I chose cherries for my background paper. And in the middle I hot glued a little grouping of vintage roses and some little stems/leaves from the craft store. There are also puffy candy hearts, and Martha Stewart Valentine's stamps here and there.
For the swap we will fill our box will little treats! You all know the drill: candy, little vintage bits, valentines, buttons, lace. This is a good one to fill with crafting supplies!
So I'll just let anyone who wants to join up, respond to this post over the next couple of weeks. And then I'll give you all more specifics when I get back from...
THE RIVIERA MAYA!!
My Mom, My Aunt Judy, and I leave on Dec.28th!
I can't tell you how much I need this! My mom surprised me with this trip when I was about halfway through the 12 weeks in my leg cast. She wanted me to have something to focus on! My mom's the best there is. :)
OK, so I talked about the SWAP, and the TRIP, now about the FALL...
So Monday night I was walking out of the post office, and I fell! Not just a little slip on the ice, but a flat out on my stomach, everything was in slow motion, I knew it was going to be really bad, kind of fall!
I felt my teeth hit the pavement. My head hit, my hands, my knees. Ahhh!
And then I realized that my foot was throbbing. The foot that I just had the cast on!!!!
I went to the E.R., and besides having dirt in my mouth, a scraped up face, and a major headache, I hadn't chipped any teeth.
But I did break a toe!!!! So can you believe that I'm back to not being able to walk?? Stuck on the couch?
I don't know how I'm going to manage the airports and walking around Mexico. Well, I'm NOT going to walk around Mexico. I'm going to get myself to the beach, and stay there for a week!
2013 Better Be Amazing!!! :)
Hope you all are enjoying this time before Christmas!