Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sisters of the travelling shoebox

I joined a new swap this month called sisiters of the travelling shoebox or stsb.
The hostess gives a different word or phrase each day for a total of 20 days
and each person has to either buy something from their partner's wish list to
go with that word or else make them something nice handmade to go with it.
It was pretty intense for me and I personally found it kinda hard to wait for
the words ( I usually order for partners within a day or two of joining a swap)
But in the end it was fun creating and ordering things for her. My partner is Happy Kimmie and here is what she received in the mail yesterday. She loves pink and is also into fishing so her first item was an altered pink tacklebox with handmade leopard print pink lollipop flowers, bling and trims. Also made cute little gone fishing tag. I'd say she got her "something pink", wouldn't you? LOL

Front view

Top of box

Next was a project called canvas art
I used beeswax to cover the main paper elements
and Mod Podge to attach it first to my graphic 45 paper.
I also used a TH frame and my graphic 45 once upon a springtime stamps for matching tag. I embellished with pearls and lace and handmade vintage lollipop flowers and a lace flower and some sage satin ribbon.
I loved the way this turned out!

I made this beeswax canvas artpiece for her after watching this tutorial from Katie's rose blog.

Another project was for the Americana theme. For this one I made her
a handmade purse with another handmade lollipop on outside and cute big pockets both inside and out. I also made a matching th dress form tag to go with it.

                                                      Front side

                                                      Back Side
Another day the theme was stick it to them ( or something like that)
so I made this cute little card with stick pins in it for her.

                       Another day our word was charming so she got this charm
                                         with cute "gone fishing tag"

                       I made this TH dress form tag for tattered angels day and  
                        she got it along with three bottles of tattered angels glim mist.

I will be posting more pics later but that's all for now.
Thanks for dropping by.


  1. oops forgot to post the charm! LOLO
    will do that below

  2. Fabulous job on everything Heaven. YOU nailed this swap..great items...

  3. OMGosh I LOVE the pink tacklebox, its DARLING!! Love how the swap went, that is different waiting for words, that would be hard, but sounds SUPER FUN!!! Love all your projects they are turned out beautiful :)


  4. Thanks Cheryl and Rhonda,
    I tried to keep my partner's wishes
    forefront in my mind as I created her
    package. I enjoyed making all of this
    for her as well as getting her some
    new store bought tools of the trade.
    Hugs to you!
    Now I get to sit back and see what she
    sends me. LOL