I just participated in my third swap EVER . It was hosted by Sandy of 521 LAKE STREET!
I had the good fortune to be paired with Melissa of CHARMED LIFE.
While I am not a paper artist like so many of the ladies who were in the swap, I have to say I do enjoy creating this way. I have discovered that while trying to come up with the small end product, I can make the biggest of messes dragging out all of the stuff I "experiment" with before I am happy with a certain combination of papers and embellishments.
First, I'll show you what I sent to Melissa.
Here THE STONE RABBIT poses with my tag. He told me I had "super sized" it because it did come out pretty large!
My friend Bonnie and I found the rabbit card at a recent flea market outing. I copied it and placed it on top of an old Christmas light reflector, then trimmed the rabbit picture in vintage tinsel.
The background paper is from Hobby Lobby (I think).
I made a ruffle of ecru crepe paper and added it to the lower part of the tag, then topped it with lavender ribbon and a little saying that was copied from a vintage Easter postcard.
The hanger was made from the same lavender ribbon.
From my boxes of vintage buttons, I pulled three of my favorite and added them, with a touch of tinsel, to the hanger.
I had so much fun putting together the other items I included in Melissa's package. Before the swap, I had attended a couple of flea markets and a few antique shops. . . I was on my mission to find little vintage items to share with her!
Here you see an old post card, some wooden tree decorations and a SPRING sign from "Scrabble letters". They are atop a tulip hankie.
I found this "do it yourself" tag kit in a booth in Greenwood, MO. I selected the "M" theme just for Melissa!
The little box was found at a flea market. . . the vendor swore it was old! I dunno for sure, but I sure thought it was cute. I put a few small items in it for Melissa.....including this little chick cookie cutter.
No Easter swap would be complete without a couple of special "bunny" picks! :)
I was so thrilled to get Melissa's package yesterday!!!
Here is the delightful tag she created for me! She knew I was a big time rabbit fan, didn't she?
I just giggled out loud when I saw that SHE had also put a crepe paper ruffle at the bottom of her sweet tag!! She topped hers with PINK velvet trim and a wonderful glittery buckle!
THE STONE RABBIT and I love your tag, Melissa!
She also included a great picture of one of THE STONE RABBIT'S relatives. . . .painting the Mona Leaper!
Where do you think di Vinci got his inspiration? :)
Twiggy loved the little standing bunny Melissa sent!
This is a wonderful bunny plaque--with the perfect amounts of glittery touches!! I'm in bunny heaven, Melissa!!
If you read my blog, you know I'm a Peep-a-holic!!! Especially yummy PINK ones!!!
This little fellow is going to be busy over the next few days. . . making his little Jelly Bean Rounds!!!
Ooops, I left the little motor cycle riding bunny out of this photo, but I wanted you to see how happy THE STONE RABBIT is. . . .surrounded by Melissa's wonderful creation and gifts!!
Thank you again, Melissa!
And thank you to Sandy for organizing such a fun Easter Tag Swap!!
To visit other participants in the Easter Tag Swap, please visit Sandy at 521 LAKE STREET!
Beverly is hosting an Easter/Spring Pink Saturday this week!!! Please visit her blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND for a long list of bloggers with great shares for you to enjoy!!
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter!!! And I hope E. Bunny brings you some yummy chocolate items and some delicious Jelly Beans!!!