Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Spoolie Swap!

 I signed up for the "Spoolie Swap" that Deb and Sandy were hosting this season. My partner was Joyce of "Scrap For Joy"! She sent me this adorable tag and...
such an amazing spoolie! Joyce and I both love Mary Engelbreit! Isn't the bat so cute?
 Joyce also sent me the most amazing chocolate bars from "Sarris Candies", a company that it local to her! I thought it was a great idea to send candy from a local shop, and I may have to start doing that as well when I swap.
 Joyce went above and beyond! Knowing my love of all things vintage, she included this recipe journal from 1957, a pretty satin pouch, and lovely vintage postcards!
But that wasn't it! Joyce was so sweet to include a couple x-mas items! I can't tell you how much I love this mug! And I feel lucky to have one of Joyce's paper creations. She is a master paper artist...and I am soooo not! lol  So I really appreciate this!
OK- Here is what I sent to Joyce. Though I fear I once again came up short in comparison!
 The Spoolie I made her is topped with an owl that I made from paper clay.
Yep...she totally out did me. Sorry Joyce! I sent her a package of Halloween washi tape, a book of Halloween scrap booking papers, coffee, cookies, chocolate, and then I also added a batch of vintage Santa scraps that I forgot to photograph.
Joyce said she has a difficult time finding little vintage embellishments for scrapping, so I believe I may have to send her a little package to help her out with that.
Thank you so much Joyce for a wonderful swap! It was great getting to know you!
And thanks to Deb and Sandy for another fun swap!
Erica :)


  1. How can anyone not like Mary Englebreit?! Your owl is awe.som.e!
    Chris =]

  2. I absolutely LOVE both of the spoolies <3 What a fun swap :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  3. I love both your spoolies. What fun to use Mary Engelbreit inspired graphics. I need to go dig out some of my former ME paper dolls now. Your owl turned out fantastic. I've enjoyed seeing everyone's interpretations of their spools. Halloween hugs!

  4. There is just no end to the cute spoolies that I've seen in this swap!!! So cute!!

  5. I wish I was creative enough to join awesome swaps like this! :)

  6. Erica both spoolies are just darling!!! Love the owl you made and Joy's ME Spoolie is great too!

  7. You always underestimate your craftiness! That owl is super cute and I'm sure totally loved. That mug is just about the sweetest thing I've seen in a while and I think I need one. Is it marked?


  8. Oh sorry I missed another one! Life has been too busy lately. Fun fun fun. Love to see all the pix.Am turning green with envy over the ME spoolie.

  9. Both Spoolies are Awesome! It was a very creative swap and I think all of the spoolies are awesome! Nice goodies/papers etc too! It was a great swap! Love the Joy cup!!!

  10. You both gave and received wonderful swaps! Love the owl you made :)

  11. Looks like you girls had a LOT of fun with this spoolie swap. I love all the creativity. One of these days, when I have more time to spare, I'll join another one. (I participated in the one back at Easter.)

  12. Erica, what wonderful swappies yours and hers! I LOVE both.. and your little owl is stinking perfect! dont sell yourself short!
    I'm off to do some halloween crafting today!
    have a great weekend

  13. Wowee, you both made out! Joyce is extremely talented with paper crafts, but don't knock yourself down girlfriend........your spoolie is adorable! Great job with the paperclay owl. Stop by if you get a chance, I'm having another giveaway.


  14. So cute and creative! The little owl is adorable!

  15. I think you BOTH did a faboolous job! You made the owl???? Such a fun swap. Love seeing what others made for each other.

  16. Both your spoolies are so cute and creative! And love that mug, too!! Have a great week! xo Heather

  17. Oh my! I have been so busy getting ready for a big craft show that I've been so lax in visiting my fav blogs! Erica, don't ever sell yourself short...your crafting is top shelf all the way!!! I love! my Spoolie! The pictures of the owl don't do it is so cute! I really went crazy over the vintage scrap and will use it lovingly.....and the washi tape, too! I will do a post about the treasures you sent me but don't look for the cookies or chocolate in those pictures...they went right away :D I am so glad you were my partner in this was fun and you made it special for me!!! Now off to make some yummy coffee!
    Big {{hugs}} to you sweet friend! Take care of yourself. I'm sure the change of seasons are tough for your RA.

  18. Swaps are so much fun!! It sure is great to see so many creative minds at work. I think everyone had a great swap.

  19. I think your owl is adorable! Either spoolie would be a treasure to have.


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