Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day! Card Swap & OHOW Winner!

After many, many interruptions today I can finally sit down and share with you all that I have to share and I have a lot! First of all--Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! Enjoy the day and eat a bunch of chocolate and in case Cupid didn't bring you any chocolates there's nothing that says you can't go buy your own, so celebrate the day and enjoy!

I would also like to give a great big Thank You to Lisa Oceandreamer for hosting the One Heart One World Giveaway. Also a great big Thank You To all of you who participated and signed up for my giveaway. I've been so amazed at all of the entries I had here and also all the bloggers who participated and one of the best parts has been finding new blogs to read and enjoy. I can't wait til next year to participate again!

And the winner of the wool felt sewing set, vintage jar of buttons and heart & hand card is..........................................

Kathi of Feathering My Nest

Congratulations Kathi! I'll be emailing you very shortly to get your mailing addy, so I can get your prize sent to you.


Now to share with you my Valentine's Day Card Swap.

If you remember I had posted a one on one Valentine Card Swap a couple of weeks ago and I said I would open them today and share them with everyone, so here we go.....

This is what I have received--everything from beautiful envelopes to a big box!

And this is what is in those envelopes....................

This one is from Donna Martin of Cottage Days & Journeys

It looks like an old fashioned post card with a new twist. I love it! The old stamp and postmark are so cool! Thank you Donna!

This one is from Kathi Robinaugh of Out On A Whim Her little Cupid is just adorable and lots of fun details! Thank You Kathi! I love your card!

(Kathi is a wonderful Altered Art Artist, so I hope you'll check out her blog and many sites).

I just love this little darling by Angela Prince-Bex of The Country Cellar She is so adorable and so very vintage. I've always wanted one of these. Thank you Angela I just love her!

This beautiful card is from Trudy Honyecutt of Crows in the Attic Primitives The picture just does not show how beautiful it truly is and all of it fun little details. When it arrived the little key in the corner was hanging outside the envelope, so I knew something wonderful was inside--and I was right. I love it Trudy Thank You!

This is what came in a good sized box, a beautiful and super fun card by Karoline Simmons of Cherished Vintage Karoline spoiled me with chocolates! and a cool glittered Be Mine sign on top of her card. I love it all! Thank You Karoline!

Here is a close up of Karoline's card so you can see some of it's fun details. Just below the cool paper fringe are beautiful clear beads. I love it's vintage style!

And this is the card that I made and sent to everyone. While cardmaking is not what I do, I truly enjoy making them and I'm learning more and more each time I make one--and I still have a lot to learn!! I will be emailing each of my dear card swappers later tonight for a more personal thank you and I hope everyone has enjoyed seeing their wonderful talents. I know I have truly enjoyed each and every lovely card.
Thank You!

A big, big thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes. I truly appreciated it and it made my day a very wonderful day!
One final picture of my birthday cake and roses from yesterday. I still have the roses, but the cake is pretty much gone and yes it tasted as good as it looks!


Mica said...

You should be recieving my card to you... I am so sorry looks like it didn't get there yesterday !! Maybe tomorrow !!!
I didn't get yours either !! Have a happy day !!


Mrs. Staggs said...

A very happy belated birthday to you, and a very happy Valentine's Day too!

Your cards are very well made,and charming. I'm sure your friends will be delighted.

Feathering My Nest said...

Thank you so much Cathy, for hosting this give away. This is such fun and such an honor for me. It is such a lovely gift. I look forward to participating next year in the give away.

I will send you my address in an email.

Thank you again. ~~Hugs and choclolates, Kathi

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Cathy! I love my Valentine you sent! I displayed it on my girls pink valentine tree, and it's just perfect. I don't do paper crafts much either, so I'm happy you liked what I came up with. I'd love to swap with you again in the future, this was so much fun! Thanks again for hosting.

Stephanie said...

I could eat that cake!!
I think I might have to join the Valentine swap next year, looks like a lot of fun !

jennifer said...

Gorgeous pics! The cake is SSOOOO pretty - I don't know if I have ever seen frostong roses that big! Jennifer

jennifer said...

OH, and congratulations Kathi, my buddy! Glad you won - Jen