Friday, October 29, 2010

The Reveal!

Fall Findings Cigar Box Swap

It's here! Today we get to see what everyone got! 
I had such fun doing this swap - 
I had two of the BEST partners! 
Just loved them!  

My first sweet partner was Pam from 
Here is what she sent me!
 Look at the little leaves . . .
 Inside on the lid. . . 
 And FULL of goodies!
She made me this sweet little book!
Sigh! Too flippin' cute!


 And fun TINY things for crafts 
and scrapbooking!
 Love these!
 These are BELLS!
And a wonderful piece of crochet . . . 
Yummy soap and an INTRICATE
engraved old spoon. 
Can you see the detail?

A fun Fall note pad and a new calendar!
These are both already at my new office!
And finally - a beautiful brass key.
I love it all Pam - thank you so much!
I had such fun with you!
(Were your ears burning as 
I shopped for you 
while on my Oregon trip? :} )

My second sweet partner was 
Miss Cortney from 
 She knitted me a scarf!
And wrapped it around the 
cigar box like a bow.
 She did a beautiful job on the box... 
 Then loaded it up -
 Love the old picture corners!
 These beads are very unusual.
 This isn't a stamp . . .a copperplate?
 It's not a pool ball - 
it's not quite big enough.
It has a tiny hole in the bottom.
(OK Cortney - what is it?)
Very fun things to use in crafts -
Great fall papers for crafts
 I know I'm dating myself when
I tell you my Mom had one of
these on her keyring when I 
was a little girl . . . :)
I think Cortney and I were both chuckling
as we opened each other's boxes.
I gave her an owl pin too!
 Orange hot chocolate!
I've never had this before.
I just love the picture of
the little witch!
 Love it ALL!
 Thank you Cortney! 
I had such fun "searching" for you!

I hope everyone else had as much fun as I did!

So all of you participants - link up to the party back up at the top on my right sidebar!
(I'm posting this a little early cause my computer is doing WEIRD things today!)



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38 comments:

Jo said...

Thanks so much for holding this! I had a blast making mine

Theresa said...

Beautiful gifts! I love them both and they were filled with goodies galore! Have a fun rest of the day! HUGS!

JoAnne said...

Wonderful gifts all the way around Karen! Thanks again for hosting this swap.
It was so much fun choosing just the perfect (hopefully) items for my new Bloggerette friend.
And it's always nice to receive mail gifts!
xoJoAnne

Sassy Marsha said...

WOW, what fabulous boxes you received!!

Blondie's Journal said...

What great treasure boxes you received, Karen!! Bloggers are so talented!

XO,
Jane

Kim said...

What a beautiful swap! I'm so sorry I missed this one! xoxo

Charlene said...

What great goodies you got! Each was so different yet adorable! Enjoy everything. Can't wait to see you. I was talking to Karen Valentine today about our upcomming trip to Round Top. And Sandy just left last night. I MISS HER ALREADY! We had so much fun. She's joining You, Joy, Karen & I for Round Top too. HUGS!
Charlene

debi said...

Oh, look at all those beautiful treasures!!! And such pretty boxes!

Thanks for hosting this beautiful swap Karen! I had a great time!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Karen!
Thanks for holding this party! Whew!! Got my post in on time! I am literally running out the door headed for Disneyland for Mickey's Halloween Party...going to meet my daughters and grandson there! Soooo I'm off! I'll take a look at everyone's boxes early tomorrow... I'm sure I'll be pooped when I roll in tonight!! Hugs! P.S. Loved all your goodies!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great stuff there! Love that spoon....what fun this was!

BEAR's Mom said...

Karen thanks for hosting this great swap...not only did I receive OODLES OF GOODNESS but I made a new friend as well...

p.s. you got some pretty good loot there girlfriend :D

~victoria~

Roberta said...

Wow...the reveal post was up a day early and I was panicking hoping that my partner got her box in time. Great fun and thanks for hosting Karen and I only hope that my partner is as pleased as I was. Fondly, Roberta
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
Well I found a computer in the hotel lobby so I will have to be quick!
Thanks for linking me up dear!
And like big super Wow's!
Those two gals are really talented!
What gorgeous boxes and such amazingly neat stuff!
I love it all!
I will have to check on everyone else when I get back tomorrow.
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Ginger said...

How cute are those cigar boxes and all the neat things in them are so special. Very talented gals.

ShirleyC said...

I really don't understand some of these swaps, but they look very interesting. You have received some beautiful things.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, you must be jumping up and down...such sweet treasures. This really was fun, even if I was completely freaked out the entire time! Thanks so much for hosting.

Dogmom Diva said...

Karen, I am working on my post but wanted to say what awesome boxes you got. wow I never knew how many talented gals were out there in blogland until I started participating in swaps..so much fun. My partner was great and I hope My partner liked her box and goodies!

Barb

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Karen-I had to come back after looking at all the swap gifts that are linked so far. You must be thrilled with all the wonderful things people made. They are all wonderful...and this is so fun seeing all the creative and fabulous ideas people had. I'm already thinking about things to do for the next one!

Oliva said...

Karen thank you so much for hosting such a great swap! It was so much fun getting to know my Sori Sister!
Your Sisters are wonderful! Love all of your goodies!

The Paint Splash said...

Beautiful boxes! Debbie

Cortney Lyon said...

Thank you so much for hosting Karen! I'm glad that you enjoyed the box I made for you. I told you we might chuckle about the owl pin! Thanks for all the nice things you said about me and the box-I ad a blast trying to find items for you too.

I'm looking forward to the next Sorority Project!

Leann said...

Oh Karen the swaps were beautiful, wish I would have joined in, but I'm in a zone with cleaning and getting things ready for the holidays.

Maybe next time!

Leann

Lululiz said...

Beautiful swap gifts in such gorgeous boxes!

Lululiz said...

Beautiful swap gifts in such gorgeous boxes!

Brenda said...

What a great swap idea. So many possibilities. Looks like it was a lot of fun!

debbie said...

THANK YOU KAREN FOR HOLDING THIS FALL SWAP.
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN. IT WAS THE FIRST SWAP FOR ME OTHER THAN ATC'S. WHAT TALENTED BLOGGERS/FRIENDS.
IT WAS LIKE RECEIVING A CHRISTMAS PRESENT AS A LITTLE GIRL. MAGICAL.
HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN
I JUST "LUVVV" BLOGGER AS MUCH AS YOU DO.....I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO POST FOR 2 WEEKS...IT LOCKS UP HALF WAY THROUGH...I REJOICED I WAS ABLE TO BLOG TODAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

The Chateau of Remnants said...

Wow.. what a fun fun fun swap! Thanks for hosting it! I love your cigar boxes wonderful things inside!

Happy Fall ♥
Toodles,
Renee

Debby said...

Thanks for holding and organizing this swap. It was so much fun. I posted my box to the linky but the post isn't showing up. I will keep checking and trying. Sorry.

Mic said...

Karen, Sorry I posted my reveal on Late to the Party so, well, late but it has been "one of those days" to top off what has been a rather busy, if not unnerving week. So forgive me. But it's up now and I can't thank you enough for letting me participate in this. It was great fun. Please let me know if and when you host another. PAM N.

Nancy said...

Karen, Thanks so much for putting this Swap together!! It was so much fun, and very well Organized!! Your Gifts are just Beautiful, we have a entire Sorority with such Crafty Good Taste!!
Huggs, Nancy
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Karen, thank you so much for hosting this fun swap, I hope it's a yearly thing..I loved what my partner Sherry did for me, and I had a blast putting together a box for my partner Diane.

Many blessings to you and yours..

hugs
Barb

Debby said...

Me again. I deleted the first link, reposted to my blog and went to hook onto the linky and it was closed. Sorry, you can go to my blog to see what my partner (Jill Cooper) sent me.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, both of your boxes are full of all kinds of fabulous treasures. You really made out. I can't wait until you get here in Jan. and we will definitely go to my goodwill. Hope you have a super day. Love ya. Hugs, Marty

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Something Special said...

I was wondering how I could have missed out, but i figured it out. I had your button that only to me to the last Sorority sister hook up last June. Everytime I clicked on it I got to the June post, calling for sisters to join in. I thought that was the last thing you had posted. I am sorry I missed the cigar box swap. It looks grand for sure. I will always be checking back now, so I don't miss out any more.

Suzanne said...

Well, I didn't do this swap...it is for ladies far more talented than me:) BUT...I'm having a blast peeking at everyone's goodies!
XOXOXO

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stefanie said...

what a fun swap...where have I been lately!!! I need to catch up on visiting!!!