Thursday, January 22, 2009

Valentine Goodness

Emilie was going to host another mini swap, a Valentine one, but then said to pick a previous partner and swap with them if we wanted. Well Jen and I decided to partner up again. Then Emilie decided that she would do the swap after all. Jen and I had already been conversing about the swap and just kept each other. I have to say I am so glad I did!! My package arrived Tuesday as I was walking out the door to Ballet. I had all afternoon to look forward to opening my package.

Jen had everything wrapped so cute!! I spy a rag garland...

Look at all the loot she made for me!! Wow...that was all I could think as I was opening the goodness. I did let my kids help. They had fun!!

The heart with the wing cute. Jen also has one in her etsy shoppe. Love it!!

That tag is enormous!! Don't you just love it when people get you?? I was emailing back and forth with Jen and embroidery hoops came up. I sent her a link to where some people had put fabric in them and hung them on the wall for decoration. That February 14 sign is adorable, too!! I seriously don't know where people get all their ideas sometimes. I am a copier, mostly. Though I can come up with a few original ideas myself. :)

Jen found the cute LOVE card at Target and framed it!! A girl after my own heart!! And that R, covered with scrapbook paper is just perfect!! A little bling...The Valentine card is from her great grandmother's collection. Thank you for sharing a bit with me, Jen!!

I was so hoping I would get one of these envelopes with the hearts and key. If you want one for yourself, go to her etsy. Super great price!!

Indulging my love of squirrels with a silhouette of a squirrel with their beloved acorns.

Look at those amazing paperclips that Jen covered with paper. And the cards, so cute!! Somebody loves deer, too!!

Putting some of my goodness to use.

Close-up of my dough bowl with my goodies. The cherub I found at Michael's after Christmas. They were gold and I just painted it silver instead. Much better!! The kids and I made salt dough ornaments a few weeks ago. Some of them were made as bowl fillers, the others are on my Valentine tree. I just inserted wire into the dough before baking them. You can find the inspiration and recipe here.
Hope you weren't too bored listening to me rambling on. Imagine knowing me in real life!!
Thank you so much Jen, for a lovely swap!!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You seriously got some amazing things there Elise AND I saw that you won the book at Lori's giveaway...Congrats!

Anonymous said...

LOVE everything! Soooooo scrumptious!!!

Rambling Girl said...

OMGoodness Elise you got a lot of great neat to get all this! I love it all!

Carrie said...

wow you got some good stuff!

Rambling Girl said...

Ok back cause when I posted no writing was on the post so I thought now that was weird...guess you were in the middle or whatever...Yep would love to know you in real life...jen really did you well and I am sure you are doing the same...I am in that swap also...I have a few more goodies to get mine and then I will be sending it to...Thanks for sharing all the goodies you received and the recipe for the ornaments...Me and Lexi are going to do cupcakes this weekend so we might have to try this out to.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'm with Rambling Girl...
I came back because last time there was no writing...

Ummmm...are you kidding? Bored?
I'd LOVe to know you in real life...we'd fight over who's turn it was to talk. ;)

Joanna said...

Wow! Those are some great things. Love the framed card!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

I am glad you are pleased... I had so much fun shopping and crafting for you... I was a little sad to seal the box, knowing the swap was complete...

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

You know that I would have had to pair you up anyway... I think someone threatened me ;) Great stuff, you guys are a pair!

mysteryhistorymom said...

What lovely things you received, Sis! You are so loved! You know I think you are such a Cutie, too! Love ya! I want to be your neighbor so we could teach our kids together, go shopping together, craft together, etc... I can dream!:) Lori

Hadley Coble said...

WOW! That's some great stuff!

I wasn't nearly as creative until I starting blogging...I am a copier too! Who would have thought to decorate clothes pins?! I am going to make some for my aunt who uses them all the time.

How are the etsy preparations coming?

joyfullness said...

Oh My!!
She went all out on you!!
AND how rewarding for her to see how you have enjoyed the rest of us are drooling over our keyboards!!
I Love your valentine centerpiece...will you show your valentiney tree all decorated??
happy Day!!
Joyfully His!!

Sweet Child Kisses said...

You got such cute goodies!