Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bursting with Amour!

Hello friends! :) I've been excited about posting one of my latest creations because I was just in love with it! And I have seen posts on other blogs about their creations for Cathy's Amour Valentine's Swap, so this is mine :)

This is the box I created for the swap:



It has so many of my favorites!!! Pink. Vintage lace. (Oh, how I love that lace!!! And I had *Just* enough to make it all the way around the top of the box!!) Rhinestones. A fan. Fur!! A bird. Swirls. Distressing...

Here's a close up of the fan...



Actually, I made a mistake. I forgot the dimensions of the box we were to be using and had to call Matt when I was out shopping. Um, and I somehow got it in my head that we were supposed to use something 8" wide and 6" tall! Oops. I think this box was 7.5"x7.5".... But that's ok, I got to spoil Tammy!



Tammy and I exchanged emails and I also read her blog. Many posts in her blog mentioned her being a fabric fanatic, so I included lots of different fabrics!! I wasn't really sure what her tastes were, so some of them were just plain fun fabrics, and then, this swap was supposed to be about giving from the heart, so I also included fabrics I would love to work with (if I knew how to sew!!).

I also found lots of embellies for her to play with, including a valentine's day flocking set! The box was unique because it came with a cool little tray in the top with dividers, so I had fun putting everything in its place :) But I forgot to take a picture of that and pictures of the sweet vintage apron I found for her- it was sheer white with tiny red flocked hearts!!!- and some of the other things, but here's some of what was in the box.


I hope that Tammy liked my Valentine's Day box and all the things inside! I had such a wonderful time making it and shopping for treats to put inside- Swapping is so much fun!!

And so are Giveaways!!!! Would you like a chance to win one of these exquisite bracelets???

Then please click HERE to be taken to Whimsical Creations' blog where you'll be given not 1 but 7 chances to win the bracelet of your choice!!!


Thank you for stopping by to visit and have a wonderful Thursday!!! :)

12 comments:

Rita said...

Oh Tammy will be thrilled...this is so pretty. You always do such beautiful work...and such amazing pieces of Art. I love it.

Carol's Crafts said...

Julie, it is all so beautiful, dear. The box by itself is stunning, when you add all the goodies you put inside, it's wonderful. I would love to receive it in a swap.

Gloria said...

Wow!!!!!!!Awesome Julie.....I love love love it

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL box, Julie!!

Christina said...

Julie this is so pretty, a sure treasure... Your partner will LOVE it!

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

HI Julie Ann,
Thanks for coming by,lovely blog, I deceided I have to follow you now:)
Good luck on your giveaway!
xox, Ann-Denise
Whim & Fancy Designs

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh JULIE!!!! What a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS package!!!! She will treasure this indeed!!!!!

Scrapping Mom said...

Beautiful. I love love it.

Charlene said...

Hello Julie Ann! I wanted to come by to say that I am so glad you have signed up for Petticoats & Parasols Art Event. I have never been to something like this before & I AM OVER THE MOON EXCITED!!!!!! Can't wait to meet you. CUTE BLOG!

vivian said...

HI Julie! It was great to meet you yesterday! I hope we can get together again sometime!
did you have fun?
have a great week!
vivian

Sandy Michelle said...

Hu Julie Ann!! It was so nice meeting you at Nat's place! I am loving the Valentines box and your partner will be thrilled to receive it!Keep in touch :)

Sandy xoxo

Diann said...

Julie...what a lovely Valentine box you have created....it's filled with wonderful goodies and is a great swap! Diann