Monday, November 28, 2011

Life just gets in the way!

Life just gets in the way! I swear that's what seems to happen every time I turn around lately!
I have been busy with work, and my family and getting ready for a vacation... the kind that involves all 3 kids, and going to see my Mom and her hubby. YICKS!!
I'm seriously thinking I need my head examined for letting my hubby convince me that 3 weeks before Christmas this is a grand idea and is going to be fun. But hell I've always been a sucker for a vacation of any type, and seriously he could convince me that a trip to the sun would be fun on the hottest day of the century. (But don't tell him that, LOL)

That said I'm trying to cram all my clients in days before I leave, as well as get every thing packed and ready to go. Along with the usual: listening to a million present requests from the kids, doing a ton of Christmas shopping and then there's the fact that we ended setting up our tree over 2 weeks early. (It would have never ended up done and decorated when we get back, I'm so over booked it's not funny!)

I have done some crafting over this last month, and I need to post the photos for them as well as allot of swap things so this posting is a big one, to get (myself). everyone caught up. (Can you ever get caught up on life?!? Is anyone ever done doing laundry?? Is there ever enough hours in a day!? OMG! All I want for Christmas is a personal assistant, OK?)

So first off I've been getting some great mail!

 My Darling girl, helping Mommy craft.. sorta.
So a while ago I got this awesome envelope full of stuff that we were supposed to take parts of the contents from and make something wonderful. The lady (I unfortunately can't remember who, and can't seem to find the rest of the envelope or other contents at the moment SORRY awesome mystery envelope lady!), SHE  sent me a whole lot of PINK stuff!
 And this was the result of that; an awesome paint swatch tea party tag!
I absolutely LOVE PINK!
And all the romantic pink bits were just what I needed that day.
This beauty only took 15 mins to make start to finish.

Now this one was through swap-bot and was an international tea swap.
What de-lish goodies!

I also joined a swap for some recipe cards thinking they would be great for random journaling.
 So cool!

Then also through swap-bot a great Ephemera themed ATC
 Thanks again Jenn for the extra goodies!

I also did this swap through Tee's site for 10 hat/ stick pins.
We had to not only make some fancy pins to send our partner, but some sort of display
or holder for them as well.
Here's the lovely set I received!
 Outside front

 Close up of the beautifully designed pins inside!

 Close up of the front flower pin
 Thanks again so much!
I absolutely love them all! 

Then I traded for a Thanksgiving themed ATC through:
Blissful ATC swaps

 This is the cool envelope I received!
It got me thinking I really need to spend some time on my envelopes to give the mail more of a wow factor!
 cool stamps
Cute little dudes along the bottom edge!

Here's what was inside:
Handmade card, and Thankful ATC

And a great assortment a goodies to boot!!
 Thanks for the awesome cards, and the extras Jane!!!

Now back to swap-bot, I got these cool stickers in an international trade.

And this cutie-pie digital ATC from Miseducated!

I also did a mystery envelope swap through Swap-bot and got these cool goodies:
Some ATC sized papers, and mini box, and envelope of tiny things.

 ATC, and awesome pansy stationary pieces
Teddy stationary pieces, and notepad papers

Stamped images

 and this cute zippy bag with tiny stickers!

I also did a birthday card exchange via swap-bot, as my birthdays coming up on DECEMBER 17TH!
It's so hard to think about being 35 at this moment, but I'm hoping it will rock!
Here's my first of 3 cards to come:

And what a cool scarf too!
Thanks so much!

Well hope this was all thrilling for you all, and sorry I'm not sure of who did what for somethings, but I promise within the next couple of days I will try to rectify that, and add in some links.

If you see something here that you sent, by all means help my scramble egg brain and send me an email:
or if you want to send me a birthday card, I would be super happy to get it!!
i LOVE mail!

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