"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Swap goodies!

I promised y'all lots of swap photos & I got 'em.... lots & lots of wonderful swap goodies! I came home from Paper Cowgirl w/ quite a haul....and loads of inspiration!

The rodeo queen sash was made for me by Ann-Denise herself! Isn't it beautiful? And it was huge! The hip adornment reached all the way to my ankles!

Ann-Denise is definitely an inspiration! She taught the Traditional Sole class @ Paper Cowgirl. If you haven't been by her blog, head on over...she's the crepe paper queen & offers wonderful tuts.

There's lots of crepe paper details!


As well as a Southern belle! I bought a couple of them from Ann-Denise's booth.



Love this blossom!



And all these too! Thank you so much Ann-Denise...I just love it! Ann-Denise was the swap hostess for both the sash & the hat swaps so I actually owe her a triple thank you...thank you, thank you, thank you Ann Denise! Oh! And another thank you for a wonderful class!



This is she & I at the meet 'n greet. I don't really need to use my hand to hold my gut in...it just appears that way. *rols eyes* I'm just trying keep from blocking the sash w/y arm & hand. I stole this picture from Cindy May & she stole it from somebody else....so I can't give credit....sorry!


This is Carie (no blog), the sweet girl who received the sash I made. At the last minute, I had the idea to include a tiara...wish I had thought of it sooner though so that I could dress it up some for the occasion.



Joanna was the recipient of the hat I altered.



And on to the ATC's! I forgot to include the chip rack I bought in my cattle barns flea post. It was only $6 & as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be great for tags. I saw someone using one for tags in the Where Bloggers Create party & was lucky to find one so quickly. I have no idea where I'll put it yet though.



There were so many wonderful tags in this swap...all presented so nice that it would make Jan AKA Martha proud.
























This last one was done by our swap hostess herself, Jan. Thanks for hosting a wonderful swap, Jan. Sign me up for next year!



This was my gorgeous hat from the "Not Your Mama's Vintage Hat" swap...isn't it sweet? And all in my colors!



The floral details are beautiful & I just love the netting!



The creator of this fabulous hat was Suzie Buttons...this is she & I, at the meet 'n greet. Thank you Suzie...I love my hat!



I know you're getting tired but I told you I came home w/ lots & lots of goodies & there's one more swap to go. Mendy hosted the blossom swap & look at all the fabulous blooms! So many diverse methods, materials & colors...what a fun, fun swap!























Thsi last huge, gorgeous bloom was made by teh swap hostess Mendy...LOVE it! Thanks for hosting Mendy.... I had lots of fun w/ this swap.



I only have one more Paper Cowgirl post left...the one where I actually finish all the class projects ;o)...stay tuned!

15 comments:

Nina's said...

Oh my, how cute! compliments for everything!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Hi Cami. Love your post. You really created and exchanged some beautiful treasures in the swaps! Funny, I'm working on my swap post right now. Hope your weekend is grand! ~ Angela

cindy said...

How fun to see all these great pics, as I think I missed all of the swaps. You gals are amazing, that is for sure, I saw bits of swaps floating around (like a hat here, a sash there) but never all the ATC's. Y'all did a wonderful job!

-c

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I LOVE all of the brooches! They are really beautiful! Looks like you have fun with your art, too! ♥

Jenny said...

Wow, what treasures. I totally loved this post (although I will admit to a tiny bit of envy)

Such gorgeous...(Oh, OK! I'll be truthful...too a gigantic amount of envy!)

Really great treasures.

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Cami,
Boy girl, no wonder you were stressing a bit preparing for the event. You had a lot to do! I never really got a chance to check out those swaps but they were amazing! The gifts you made were beautiful, I love your creations! The cuff I got from Marie still blows my mind. I did the ATC swap too, but I was so ashamed to turn them in. I had to do them in a rush as I was still trying to make kits for my class. Thanks for sharing all of this. Lisa

PS Your cattle barn haul is awesome! I need to go there.

Dorthe said...

Cami, this is not as good as being there, but kind of :)-love all the photoes, of you,and your friends, and all the wonderfull ATC`s and flowers, your hat and.....
You have had a fantastic week-end ,
Thanks so much for showing.
Hugs,Dorthe

Charlene said...

You made a haul girlfriend!!!! I did a CowGirl post today too. Of the classes... gosh I'm so behind! Trying to get ready to be a Mermaid! I NEED IT! Have you been keeping the GRANDS a lot or getting to play some? HUGS!
Charlene

Leann said...

Hi Cami

Wow, that sure looks like a rootin' good time! You got so many beautiful new treasures - love all the tags, flowers and the hat is WOW. Where did you get the tiara? I've been looking and can't seem to find any.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Leann

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love reading the Paper Cowgirl news. Even though I am from Minnesota, it all makes me wish I was from texas! What incredible talent...hats and blooms and sashes...just wonderful. I am anxious to check out the blogger helps on the side, too.

We are relatively new to blogging. My daughter created the blog for me as a gift. It is truly not all about our jewelry! Stop by, if you wish.

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot,com

Suz

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love reading the Paper Cowgirl news. Even though I am from Minnesota, it all makes me wish I was from texas! What incredible talent...hats and blooms and sashes...just wonderful. I am anxious to check out the blogger helps on the side, too.

We are relatively new to blogging. My daughter created the blog for me as a gift. It is truly not all about our jewelry! Stop by, if you wish.

http://katsuijewelry.blogspot,com

Suz

Joanna said...

wow! You got some great stuff. Love looking at the ATC's. I dont think anyone has ever posted them all before.

I love my hat. Thank you. :) But I dont think you needed to post the pic of me wearing it. LOL :)

hugs, Joanna

Joanna said...

wow! You got some great stuff. Love looking at the ATC's. I dont think anyone has ever posted them all before.

I love my hat. Thank you. :) But I dont think you needed to post the pic of me wearing it. LOL :)

hugs, Joanna

Christine Edwards said...

Cami, great swaps! You certainly were a busy girl getting ready with everything. But look at all of the lovely things you have now to remind you of your fabulous retreat! Good luck with finishing up your projects.

Jan Vermillion-Thomason said...

hey, you.
thanks for the shout out.

also, the second blossom, the one under the cameo one??
i made that one for you:)

cuz i luv u:)