Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fall Finding Cigar Box Swap- Reveal Party

The Bloggerette Sorority Sisters, hosted by Karen at Some Days are Diamonds,  got to participate in their first swap with each other this month. The mission was to find an old cigar box, decorate it, and fill it with fall findings, all based on your swap partners interests. I was lucky enough to have gotten to participate with to lovely Sorority Sisters for the swap which meant I made 2 boxes and received 2 boxes. So for me it was double the fun!

My first swap partner was the amazing hostess 
Look at all the goodies she found me! Here is a closer look a some of my favorites. 
Beautiful buttons! I'm knitting new scarves and I told her I  was looking  for buttons to embellish them with. These are perfect! I love the purple one. 
This Halloween ornament makes me want to start putting  up a Halloween Tree. 
I had a good chuckle when I opened the box and saw this cute owl pin because I sent her an owl pin too!
Some of my favorite items included these vintage photo's and the Halloween cards. They will be perfect for future projects!

Thank you so much Karen! Not only did you hit the nail on the head with all the goodies, but you incorporated my favorite colors, purple and green.  You are so creative and I love the box and how you decorated it, I have to find the perfect place for it now! 

My second partner is the lovely 
Diana added  a lot of handmade touches to the goodies which made it super special and personal. 
Here are some of my favorite items.  

Cute little witch pin! 
I love this little apple! I use to have a rubber stamp that had this phrase on it, but I lost it in the move.
Personalized candy wrappers, how cute is that?
Diana made me 2 fabric covered book marks  which I desperately needed. I tend to just fold the pages when I'm reading which I shouldn't do, so these will work perfect for me!
I love vintage pin-up girl art and she found me these lovely ones! My favorite is the black and white one with the cat shadow!

But my FAVORITE item that she got me was this beautiful necklace!
It's bowling! It's made on the back of an old scrabble tile and has a silver chain. I LOVE IT! I'm going to wear it to my bowling league next week and see if it brings me luck!

Thank you so much Diana, you really put a lot of time and effort into finding items that are "me". 

If you'd like  to see what I sent to my swap partners go check them out at  

A big Thank You again to Karen for hosting this Fall Findings Cigar Box  Swap. 
You can check out all the Sisters by visiting Karen's blog too!


  1. Wonderful stuff! Looks like fun.

  2. Very fun Miss Cortney! I loved creating and shopping for you. And I love everything you sent me. Looks like you had a really fun time with Denise too! YAY!
    Have a great weekend. Boy was I glad to hear the rain this morning!
    :) Karen

  3. Great swaps for sure and I think the bowling necklace is my favorite piece of all ;) Great pin-ups and vintage finds from Karen as well. Have a great day ;)

  4. This is so much fun seeing what everyone has created and swapped! Adorable :)

    Happy Fall ♥

  5. Some great ideas It has given me some ideas for the next one!

  6. You were busy with 2 partners! you really got some cute items there...I love the bowling necklace also!

  7. It looks like all of you did such a beautiful job interpreting your partners interests. I'm sure these are things you will use and treasure. Lovely swaps.

  8. You are one lucky chica! I really love that bowling necklace, too! How cool!

  9. Hi Cortney!
    So glad you liked your box full of goodies!! I enjoyed gathering it all for you!! You were a lucky one having two swap partners!!! So much fun! Oh... and by the way... my name is Diana...aka... Ldy Dy!! Hugs!

  10. How cool...and the bowling necklace is a definate hit! Love it, love it, love it! LOL. The vintage pinups are spot on also! hmmm Hope that doesn't mean your left side will have a mate..LOL
    Happy Swapping - and Happy Halloween Dear - Love you!

  11. Ya'll all (it's a Southern thing :)) made beautiful boxes and received some great things too. How did you get two partners? Double the fun !!!

  12. Hi Cortney,
    Wasn't this an awesome swap? I love all your goodies. The scarf you made Karen is gorgeous and I want that jester pin you gave Diana!!!!

  13. Oh what wonderful boxes and beautiful gifts!
    That Karen is so darn creative!
    And the other gal looks like she is really crafty and creative as well!

  14. Hi Cortney, thank you for stopping by, I love your boxes..oh my..I also love vintage pin up girls..
    I also live in southern CA..seems to me we should have a southern CA blogger meet up..say anyone from San Luis Obispo/Fresno south..maybe after the new year..wouldn't that be FUN??


  15. Wow! You did two partners...double the fun! Love the sweet goodies you got!


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