Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday and Freebies!!

Whew! Well, I have a lot of catching up to do here!!

If you've visited me before, you know that I LOVE Swaps!!
My most recent was a Grandma's Attic Swap
hosted by JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly.
For this swap we were to embellish a matchbox
and fill it with vintage treasures such as one might find in Grandma's attic.

JoAnne was my partner in this swap, this is the matchbox I made for her:

I diecut the flowers from some soft, creamy felt from an estate sale
and used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die.
The middle of the flower is also vintage fabric.

And I filled it with these goodies:

Laurie sent to me this adorable matchbox which she cleverly constructed
to make it look like an actual trunk from Grandma's Attic!
How cute is that!

And inside were:

That was just a small sample of the goodies she sent,
she spoiled me with bunches of vintage lovelies!
Here's another view of her darling box:

Thanks so much, Laurie, I loved everything!!

OK, now see...while I was making this blog post and waiting on the computer,
I surfed around and found ANOTHER SWAP!!
See how I am?!! ;)
If you're interested, all the details are here:

I'm also behind on sharing pics from my monthly *aRt*PaRty!! club,
and I promise to post those in the next few days.
But right now I have some Friday Freebies to catch up on,
just some late summer images to play with:

I hope you have a lovely weekend,
and my thoughts go out to those of you in Irene's path.
My daughter and son-in-law live in New York City
and so far have not been ordered to evacuate.
We'll see what happens tomorrow. :/



Ann said...

both yours and the matchbox you received are gorgeous!! and what wonderful treasures inside both!
the images are beautiful..thanks so much!!i hope your daughter and son-in-law are safe..i willl keep them in my prayers! :)

Abramyan Avenue said...

LOVE the box and all the goodies inside! What a nice swap!!! Very beautiful indeed!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

khess136 said...

What a lovely creation you made and also received! Thank you so much for the images, Lorraine.

Pat said...

Adorable match box that you made. Anyone would be pleased to get such a gift.

mercedes scott said...

Hi, Lorraine... lots of pretty things to see in your post today! I had admired your boxes (made and rec'd) when I first saw them in our Flickr group - still have to smile at how much stuff you crammed in yours! How did you do it? I'm sure Laurie loved every bit of it! Thanks for the heads-up on the other swap; going over to check it out. :)

JoAnne said...

I LOVE that box and every single little treasure in it Lorraine! I'm signed up for Heather's curiosities swap already. Have to get to the Dollar Tree for more matchboxes. They probably think I'm a pyromaniac-lol!

Honey at 2805 said...

Adorable! It's amazing how much art can go into a matchbox. It's like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon.

nancy said...

Oh WOW!!! I am soo excited to be grouped up with you at the Speckled Egg swap! Absolutely stunning! and I have sooo thoroughly enjoyed perusing through your blog! and totally signed up to follow you! :)

Gerri Herbst said...

Both matchboxes are gorgeous...and then you put such special treasure inside too. I am part of this group, who knows maybe we will swap one day too. take care, gerri


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