So, everyone knows that when you attend an event, the one thing you don't want to miss out on is the swaps. As a rookie event attender, I missed out because 1. I didn't know what to expect and 2. I didn't feel like my creations would be good enough when compared to the others. Let me tell you this - if you miss out once, you will *not* let that happen to you again!
So, last year when I attended Birdsong, I signed up for the Frilly Paper Bird swap. Click on the link if you want to check it out. At first, I had creative block but once I made a decision on how I wanted my birds to look, I was thrilled with how they came out. However, in the interest of time, I didn't participate in Beth's Journal Page swap nor the Matchbox swap and when I saw those amazing creations going around, I almost couldn't believe my eyes. I vowed that this year, I wasn't about to miss those swaps!
For the matchbox swap, I created a sweet lace covered box with a little, handmade bluebird on the top. We drew numbers to determine which box we would go home with. Each and every matchbox was absolutely beautiful but I was lucky to receive this adorable box from Rhonda - another Oklahoman - who attended Birdsong last year too!
Beth's journal. I created a page for Karla's journal last year but I didn't participate in the overall swap. Since I didn't have a journal from last year, Beth was sweet enough to create a cover for me. Cute, isn't it!?!
Indulge Your Shelf hosted a "SING" banner. Do you recognize my "i"? The
"S" was made by Barbara from Iowa. She also hosted the Matchbox swap. The "N" was created by Nora - recognize her style? The "G" was created by Rhonda from Oklahoma! It's funny how these things work out. I can't wait to get my banner strung and hung (hahaha!)
Next post I'll share all the wonderful gifts from the Birdsong peeps as well as the sponsors. Were we ever spoiled!