Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here's My Sign
Remember Bill Engvall's Here's Your Sign comedy routine for people doing and saying really stupid things? Well, last week I handed myself the stupid sign. I participated in two, (yes, count them. TWO!), 4th of July swaps. I wasn't going to do it, but I love 4th of July decorations and they aren't the easiest things to find, so I caved into the pressure in my own mind and signed up for both of these swaps. One was hosted by Mommy Holly and the other by none other than the Sweet Goodness Girls. One of the requirements for the Very Vintage Red, White and Blue swap was to send your goodies in a decorated red, white and blue box. Now how fun is it to get a decorated box on your steps? The box in the picture above is the one that I sent to my partner Katie. I decorated that box, put my swap goodies inside and taped it up to within an inch of it's life. There's no getting into that box without ruining the paper on the top. I was sitting on the floor in my craft room while doing this and after securing the last piece of tape, I stood up. Mercy Me! What the heck is that "America" banner, the one that I made for Katie, still doing hanging on the wall above my bookcase???? Holy Crap (or a few other choice words) came flying out of my mouth. I wasn't about to re-do that box, so I popped the banner into a manila envelope and Katie received two packages from me. One decorated - One not. Here's my sign...
This is the package that I received yesterday from Amy of Flamingos and Flip-Flops. Great, fun stuff! She embellished those flip-flops with red, white and blue ribbons and buttons. I can't wait to slip my toes into them, but am saving them for the 4th so that I don't get them all dirty before then. I know myself to well! There's some patriotic stars, a little wooden sign, a flag magnet, cupcake papers and sprinkles, paper plates and napkins and the most wonderful tin red and blue spoons. I love those spoons! Thank you, Amy, for a great package!
Here are the 4th of July banners that I made for these two swaps. The infamous-missed-getting-in-the-package banner is the "America" banner that went to Katie, Amy received the "Freedom" banner and I kept the "Liberty" one for myself. It's hanging across my craft room window and I really like it there. Shilo wants a "Freedom" one, so I'd better get cracking and get that one out before next week.
Katie has a brand-new baby and things are a bit hectic at her house, so I haven't yet received my package from her. I'm amazed that she's even participating and I know that she's got it under way. Don't worry, Katie. Take care of that baby and I'll be happy to get your goodies whenever they arrive!
Hope you all are having a bit of patriotic creating going on at your houses these days! If you're sending a package to someone, please remember to put the fun stuff IN the package before taping it up. Works better that way...
Posted by Paula at 6:29 AM