What a way to make one happy! I come home from work & check the mail & my mailbox is PACKED with swap packages!!! YIPPEEE!! I LOVED everything & just HAVE to show it all off!!

My twitter buddy mutantpenguin and I were tweeting together one day & decided to do a private swap since we aren’t really in any of the same swap groups (other than that twitter swap is how we met!). SO, I said I’d make her a Dotee doll (see under my Dotee posting here for the photo of the Dotee I made her) because she always wanted one (per her profile) and she would crochet me a scarf.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf & after I took the photo I noticed the little design in it is hearts — I don’t know if that was intentional or the pattern, but that’s what I’m going with — it was her valentine’s present to me!! I will always cherish it & think of her every time I wear it! Thanks Linda!!

Private swap mutantpenguin Scarf

Private swap mutantpenguin Scarf

I hold a monthly color challenge in the Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry swap group on swap-bot. This was what I received for the January color challenge – colors were: blue & silver pendants. I fell in love with these two swaps I received. Once I finish up in all the valentines swaps I’m in, I think I’m gonna go back to focus on jewelry. I go in cycles of crafting. I finished my Dotee cycle, card cycle, so, its jewelry time again…

I got these two pottery heart pendants from lisa potterylady. I had seen her profile and hoped she would use her pottery in my swap! YAY! I am such a lucky swap recipient!!  I know my coworkers will be begging me for these pendants!!   Thanks Lisa!! 🙂

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

Home and Hearthomeandheart was my other partner for this color challenge swap. WOW! I opened the envie it all came in and I was mesmerized by the cards that were inside. They were SO AWESOME that it took me a bit of time to notice the swap was attached to the big card/tag. EVEN COOLER!!! Then just thought the blue & brown ‘dangles were on the next smaller card, but after really checking them out, noticed that they were earrings!! How AWESOME is that??? She read my profile that I love those colors to match my scrubs for work! Oh I will DEFINATELY be wearing them to work !! Oh, and the little tag had a rhinestone breast cancer ribbon (again she noticed it from my profile)! I am going to use the tags the jewelry was attached to as book marks so I can always see them! 🙂  I love when people take the time to go the extra mile to really make your swap package special! 🙂 Thank so much Jody!

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

January Jewelry Color Challenge BLUE & SILVER pendant

MorahLaura & I did a private swap of quality beads since we are both tired of getting junk beads in swaps. This was my third quality bead swap out of one swap. I may set up a reoccurring swap like this for others who want good beads, not just plastic or junk. I already starting creating with some of the beads Laura sent me. Thanks for a great swap Laura!!

Private swap morahlaura Feb2011

Private swap morahlaura Feb2011

I think I signed up for pretty much every Valentine card swap on swap-bot since Valentine’s is my FAVORITE holiday!! I believe it is a ‘chick’ holiday & that we share the love with each other!!! It is so fun to get a bunch of valentine cards like back in our school days.

I was in this handmade Valentine card swap & OMG… these cards from swap-bot newbie, spotteddogs, are INCREDIBLE!!! I’ve never seen Copic cards in person only in magazines and online. WOW! I just LOVE them! I surely *sorry to say* am NEVER sending them to anyone! I will DEFINATELY keep them for my collection of favorite cards from swap friends! Thank you Janet!

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs COPICS

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs COPICS

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs Copics

Handmade Valentine Card Swap from spotteddogs Copics

And lastly but not last in any manner… the Valentine Dotee swap that I received. WOW! I fell in love with her immediately! I am still kinda bland with my faces on my dotees & this one just made my heart melt. I loved how my awesome dotee partner, Haole1, even gave her rosy cheeks & eye shadow!  I just loved all the stuff she sewed all over Miss Bella (name she gave her). Such such SUCH a sweet dotee & I will definately keep her in my craft area so I can always see her! She even made me a crochet heart pot-holder (which of course will never be used for that -it will be a doily on my dresser!!) Thank you SO much Katie!

Valentine Dotee Doll Swap received from Haole1

Valentine Dotee Doll Swap received from Haole1

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