Sunday, July 22, 2012



 New envelopes and cost... New swap details (click under my main header under "tag swap") 

Sign-ups will begin on August 1st or 2nd. 
Always refer to the "details" of the swap before signing up.....there could be something new for that given month.
Any questions or concerns: please email me

~Hugs to my Crafting Family~

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hi Everyone! Just wanted to show you a small sneaky peek of what's coming your way. California~ you should get your package in 1-2 days, Out of State Swappers~ 3 days. Everyone's tags are beautiful, I hope you enjoy all of the tags our awesome swapping family created!
Remember, most of you got 2 of your own tags back. Refer to the email I had sent out.

Be on the look out for new "swap details", under "tag swap". The new details will be posted there by August 1st. which is also the date I will start taking sign-ups for the September 2012 swap.



A wonderful gift from Jenny...and all my swappy friends. This is beautiful tote bag/purse that Jenny sewed together with handmade flowers. The front of this mini is the one Jenny created. It has this awesome clay heart on the front. She shows it in one of her videos. If you love Steam Punk like I do, your mouth will drop open when you watch her video on'll be able to see all the detail. I left a comment, but little did I know this clay heart was for me. You can't see the details, but on he bottom right corner is a real clock face. I told her it was kinda cool because the person who owned it had dropped it and the face was cracked. That's when Jenny told me she used crackle accents. You would have never known she added the crackle to it. 
My family of swappers created a 6x6 page which turned into 3 minis that I will treasure forever. They named this awesome project "STEAM PUNK FAMILY". To view each and every page, you can go on to Jenny's You-Tube and search: JennyAshley1971.

 A big thank you to all of you that participated in this surprise for me. It touched my heart, put smiles on my face with a lot of tears. When I opened one of the minis, I saw photos of my beautiful Mama and my children. Thank you Weezie!

I was on the carpet looking at my 3 mini books  (for the hundredth time) when my daughter took this photo of're seeing the back of them. I will post individual photos soon. 

 When the box arrived and I saw who it was from, I said to myself "wow what did she create for the tag swap and how am I ever going to get these into the envelopes to send the tags out". I wish you all could have been here when I opened each and every wrapped package. For the minis~ Jenny literally wrapped each page so carefully. Besides the minis, there were goodies from my swappers. They also did awesome creations on the front of roladex cards and added their info to the back. Now I will have their info at my finger tips. I'm telling you~ it was like Christmas in July! 

Sorry, the lighting is awful on this mini, but in person, the colors are so vibrant and awesome. 

Thank you Jenny for Hosting my surprise...all the hard work, your time and effort.  For being so kind, loving and caring to do this for me. And thank you to my Family of swappers/friends (you too Jenny)...for your time and effort as well. You've all made me very happy and so special. I feel very blessed....I am blessed to have you all in my life.  I love each and every page! And did I tell you I love you guys??? You're the best ever!

Hugs to you, Velma