Sunday, April 28, 2013

Crafting Box Exchange!

Blogger friends, new and old, are just amazing. In January, I decided to reach out a bit and join some new groups and meet some new bloggers that would inspire and help me with my creativity. I joined the fun Easter Exchange and met sweet Erica of Golden Egg Vinatage. It's been fun to continue that friendship. So I decided to try again when Elizabeth of Creative Breathing set up a crafting box exchange. You were to decorate a box and fill it with goodied after you learned about your exchange partner. I was matched up with Jennifer at Adventures in Mixed Media. Jennifer is an amazing artist who lives in Canada and I had so much fun getting to know her. She was so sweet to send my my box weeks ago and I do believe I tested her patience a bit. I just didn't want to open my package from her until she received mine. I was a bit late sending it off to her due to my quilt retreat.
She learned that my studio is going to be decorated in bright ME colors and fabrics, so she decorated my box to match, complete with my name! It will be cute to use in my studio and I will remember Jennifer when I look at it!

The box was packed full of goodies. She packed things so well~everything arrived in perfect condition!

The excitement was building as I looked into the box and started to unwrap treasures.

For those blogger friends of mine who make cards, you'll enjoy this treat...complete with buttons and such a sweet note! I love the corners.

LOOK what was buried under the stuffed box of name spelled out with vintage blocks!
Won't that be cute in my studio?

Adorable dolly in a tiny show, metal dishes and little ceramic kitties for my doll house.

I hope you can read the KINDESS sign as it is my favorite item in the box! It's going to hand in my tearoom as a reminder. It made me cry. Look at the dolly in her ribbon blanket! The little metal butterfly's wing move.

Vintage buttons, tea caddy, spoon, ornaments....I know she must have heard me squealing all the way to Canada! Jennifer has such lovely taste and was so very generous with her gift. Thank you so much dear blogger friend!

This little miss is just adorable. She's very heavy and a souvenir doll. Love the wooden shoe mold and the stack of vintage paper picture frames.

She also included an entire little sack of vintage paper ephemera of all types. So fun to look at and so inspiring!

And yes, vintage photos to enjoy, tuck here and there and use to create.

Jennifer, thank you so much and thank you for the opportunity to get to know you. I so enjoyed this exchange too. I hope you liked the goodies I sent to sure spoiled me! I'm sure I didn't highlight everything you much to just look at and enjoy over and over! I look forward to our continuing friendship.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What an amazing box of goodies! I love your name in vintage wood block! Crafting will be so much fun with all this inspiration!

Jill said...

I can just imagine how much fun it was to open that box!! Really nice!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Thank you Linda for your kind words. I too just loved the thoughtful generosity you tucked into the boxes you sent me. This was a fun swap indeed. Looking forward to continuing to get to know you.

Suzanne said...

Everything in there is just so you!!!

Susan said...

Oh Linda, what a DELIGHTFUL box of goodies. Oh wow oh wow oh wow. Sooooo cute. You deserved them! Susan

Stephanie said...

Oh how fun! And what lovely goodies :)

Love and hugs,