Saturday, September 4, 2010

My ME Giveaway, Swap til I drop

This is my ME give-a-way for reaching 75 followers.  Laurie Anna's Vintage Home was the winner.  I don't know if she knows yet as I think she is on a holiday break.  I can give her something else if she doesn't want ME.

This was a "Snail Mail Swap".  My partner was Karen.  Sweet Karen from California.  She is a teacher and has a special needs we have some common grounds.  We were told (Kim at Kimberly's corner) to send something by mail for 6 weeks.  That time went so fast.  We were to send a letter introducing ourselves, a special recipe, a funy card, a little gift, a post card from where we live, and the last week anything we wanted to do.  This was so much fun.  Thanks Karen for all your goodies.  I hope we will stay in touch.   ((((HUGS))))
This was a "Cigar Box Shop".  Right up my alley as I alter cigar boxes.  Thought about selling them on Etsy but I end up giving them for gifts.  So much fun to fill with things.    My partner was Olenka.  Isn't that the cutest name.  She is a young mama to some wee littles and lives in Florda.  Look at all the goodies she had stuffed in her box.  The box is at the top.  Pretty green , brown inked around the edges with a nice little flower on the top.  I got this package on the way to work and couldn't wait to open it until I got home.  I had so much fun showing it to my co-workers.  Explaining those bingo cards to a 19 year old boy was fun.  I didn't have any of these so that was great.  Funny about the ME products she sent.  I think she shops where I do.  Speaking of shopping, she is a coupon queen.  I am going to take some lessons from her.  She is a scrapbooker like me.  SO many cool things that I can really use.  Thanks Olenka.  ((((HUGS))))

I am in a couple more swaps that I am so excited about receiving. 
A fall Kitchie Swap (I forgot to take a picture of what I sent) .  My partner was Denise. 
Also a ME Fall
Banner.  CIndy of RIck Rack and Gingham sponsered these swaps.

Oh, and I signed up for a another cigar box swap.  SO, see I wasn't kidding about swapping til I drop.

************************************************************************************************ So..................I have decided to have a Christmas Box Swap.  Of course, I will be using a cigar box.  It can be any box decorated for the holidays, those in December, and filled with goodies. 
If you are interested please let me know.  This will be fun.  I will come up with the details this month but boxes won't have to be mailed til

Thanks my blogging friends.  This is such great fun.

 since you were 75th, I will send you a little something as well.


Sherri B. said...

The Christmas Box Swap sounds fun, I'd love to join in..looking forward to seeing the details.

Julie Harward said...

Hi there. I am not a fancy scrap booker Debby...I mostly get the pictures in there and get them labeled! But I am going to have my blog printed into a book...much nicer than I could do! :D

BLiSsAngELs said...

Oh lots of goodies I'm waiting for mine to arrive, I'll post when it gets here... hugs Wendy

Home and Heart said...

What a wonderful group of goodies!!

Cindy said...

I know for a fact Laurie Ann Is extrememly busy this weekend. She opened her new store and this is First Monday In Canton Tx (my hometown) she has two stores and several hugs booths on the gounds of First Monday..busy..busy..Busy!!

I need to send an email out for the Kitchie swap..

Hugs Cindy from Rick Rack and Gingham

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Laurie will be thrilled...congrats to you!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hey honey how are you?
Sounds like a lot of fun I have actually never did a swap.
Hope your having a great weekend

Celestial Charms said...

What a wonderful swap box full of goodies you received. Your Christmas swap sounds wonderful. Looking forward to hearing more of the details to see if I could tackle it. ;)
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
Maureen said...

It must have been like Christmas when you opened it!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for participating in the snail mail swap! I am glad you posted about it. I was eager to see how it all worked out!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

A swap sounds fun!! Not sure if I could decorate a cigar box but I'd give it a try! ;)

Denise Marie said...

Dang...I missed your give-away. Love all your swaps. Laurie deserves a treat.

I want to be in on the Christmas cigar box swap. Please let me know details. I went to a local cigar shop and asked for boxes 1 time and got 2...still have 1 of them. Debby, would love for you to be a follower of my Christmas bloggie.

Will take pic of the goodies you sent. lol

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I think I'd like to do the Christmas swap - don't know where to get a cigar box but I'll start looking!!

CHERI said...

Just found your blog through my friend Cindy at Rick-Rack & Gingham. I'd love to participate in the Christmas box swap. It sounds fun. I haven't been blogging that long but hope you'll visit me at I have participated in two of Cindy's swaps and they were fun!