Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rosette Swap Reveal

WOW!  I was absolutely wowed when I received my rosette package from my secret partner, Lisa.  This was her first swap and let me tell you, anyone would be overjoyed to have her as a swap partner.  She went WAY above and beyond a simple rosette.  From the box with the beautiful rose to the tons of various rosettes, vintage trims, book pages, buttons and even chandelier crystals  she sent, they are all absolutely FabUlous!

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Thanks Lisa for such a beautiful gift.

This is the rosette I sent to my partner Jenny.  It turns out that we knew each other from a scrapbook kit club we both belonged to a few years ago – how cool is that! 

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The rosette pin is quite large; about 8 inches.  I started by making the trio of rosettes out of chiffon, added some coordinating beads for the centers and then finished it with a ruffle all the way around.  I though it would be good for a bag or if you’re like me (go BIG or go home), for a jacket lapel. 

Thanks Jill for hosting a FabUlous swap!

Bloggerettes meet at the Mall

When I joined the Bloggerette Sorority I had no idea the creator, Karen, from Some Days are Diamonds, was practically one of my neighbors!  We’ve been emailing for a while when we realized we were just a few minutes apart.   Then the brainstorming began and we made a date to meet for lunch at an outdoor mall, Victoria Gardens.

Today was the day and we talked for almost 3 hours!  We have so much in common and know so many of the same people.  What an amazing world we live in where we can talk to & meet people from all over the world only to find someone who lives only a few minutes away.  We almost forgot to get a picture when we were outside of California Pizza Kitchen (aka “CPK”) when we snagged a guy to snap the shot.  Remember this was a “guy” and he didn’t think about the shadow on my forehead.  It’s already the size of Texas, so what’s a few shade marks when you’re with a new found friend.  So FabUlous to meet you, Karen and we will definitely be doing lots of things together in the future!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Petite Bead Box Swap Reveal

Here they are in all their glory . . .

To Cassandra/From Cassandra

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To Thespa/From Thespa

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To JoAnne/From JoAnne

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Thanks so much ladies, I had a blast!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Sparkling Give Away

Karen from Some Days are Diamonds is having a give away on August 15!

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Click on the button to check out the details for your chance(s) to win.  Good luck!