Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Received Swaps

Wow! I am really behind with sharing the wonderful swaps I have received lately!! I really do try my best to make things that will make my partners happy. I don't just slap something together, I put time and effort into each and every swap. So, it irritates me when others don't do the same. I recently received an ATC that had 3 poor quality printer prints stuck to some card stock with copper looking foil around them. It was really bad and quite frankly I threw the ATC in the trash as soon as I opened it. I will not name names or give hints about what swap it was for as humiliating people is not my style. However, I will not be sharing pictures of items that I receive as a swap where it is clear that no thought, time, or effort was put into it's making.

Having said that, there are a great many of people whom do put in the time, effort and heart and it's those swaps that I'd like to share with you now.... These are in no certain order but here goes....

Keri Gortz sent me this darling little "Itty Bitty Dotee Doll"... she also included a wee bag of ribbon pieces to aide in the creation of future Itty Bitty Dotee Dolls that I should make. Thanks Keri! I love her!

Wendy McKee sent me this adorable "Easy Care Miniature Terrarium" for the Teeny Weeny Lemon Squeezy Swap and I LOve LOve love it!!!!! It's just perfect!! I have proudly displayed it on my computer desk! She also threw in a handful of peach Jolly Ranchers which are my fav, so huge kuddos for those too! Thanks Wendy!

Gina Callender sent me this charming little gnome ATC for the "Gnome ATC" swap. She drew the gnome and I adore him. She also threw in some fun little gnome facts and some Hello Kitty Stickers which I passed on to my daughters. Thank you Gina!!

Brenda Schuett sent me this wonderful pincushion and LOTS of extra goodies for the "Pincushions with Pizzazz" swap! She really went overboard, but I'm not complaining! ;) Thank you so much for everything, Brenda!

Chelsae Youkers sent these absolutely wonderful ATCs for the ALice in Wonderland Character swap!! Alice and the Queen of Hearts. I LOVE them!!!! Thank you so much Chelsae!

Last but surely not least....

Mary Atchley sent these wonderful frog ATCs for the "Frog ATC" swap! So whimsical and adorable. I love them! She also threw in a little envie of ATC blanks. Thank you so much Mary!

I have to admit, Swapbot has distracted me quite a bit! I seem to spend a lot more time working on swap items than I do on items to put up for sale. I just can't seem to stop myself. I love receiving cute handmade works in the mail from complete strangers! There is just something wonderful about it. I really do need to find a balance though.. I'll work on it.... later :)

1 comment:

Chel said...

ack! I love those frogs! Too cute. That mini terrarium is adorable too! Gotta love 'easy care" :) Great swaps! Thanks for posting mine. I had a great time making them for you!