Thank you all so much, for participating in our "What do you LOVE about your holiday home?" party!!
Wow, it was quite the tour of homes. I loved getting a peek into the creative and colorful as well as the traditional and charming decor that you all shared.
I am blown away by the beauty and the response for the get together!
I'll continue to link as many people who want to join until Christmas. So keep checking back, and take your time looking through a few particpant's homes here and there for a taste of holiday cheer throughout the season!
As Beth and I were hanging out and making things yesterday ( I made this banner), we decided to host a swap!
I LOVE blog swaps!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!
So, what would be more fitting than hosting one that is full of Valentine LOVE?
Yes, I know it is really early, to be thinking about, it isn't even Christmas yet! Am I as bad as Wal-Mart, having the next holiday out on display before this one is even over??
The swap involves you making photo copies of a decorated dessert recipe and Beth and I making covers for them and assembling the cook books.
These first two are mine. All will have a rose theme, but no two will be alike.
All will be made with lots of vintagey goodness to go along with your yummy recipes.
Here is one that Beth made.
How pretty is that???
We will ask that along with your copies (color on card stock) of your treats, you send in a rose themed decorated tag, (one original) that we will tie onto another swapper's cook book after we add the cover and assemble it.
And look at this one from Beth! I am looking forward to getting one of her covers, that is for sure.
I will be in DC setting up my part time apartment there after the holidays, so please RSVP to Beth at her blog, Gathering Dust.
She and I will be sharing hostessing duties, and you are lucky about that, because she is very organized and I am not. She'll make sure that the books all get the right amount of pages and get mailed to the right addresses. And are on time.
So, please contact the detail oriented one of our group to sign up.
And speaking of details, here is what she wrote up for us- the Swap Rules are:
Karla & Beth’s Roses and Sweet Treat
Cook Book Recipe Swap
Put your favorite sweet treat recipe on a 5 ½” x 8 ½” piece of paper turned vertically, and decorate the page. (5 ½” x 8 ½” is half a regular sheet of paper.)
Make as many copies as there are swap participants- we’ll let you know the number when the sign ups are complete.
Also make a tag (approx 2” x 4”) decorated in some way with roses.
Send to Karla and Beth. They will assemble the recipes into a “Sweet Treats” Cookbook. Each cookbook will have a unique cover, handmade by Karla or Beth, and a tag decorated by another swap player.
Recipe Card- 5 ¼” x 8” with the recipe vertical. The books will be bound on the top, so leave at least a 1” margin for binding. The copies should be well made, in color and on card stock.
Sign Up Date- Sign up by emailing Beth, using the email link on the upper left side of her blog. The deadline is Jan 2. We’ll limit the number of players to 40.
On Jan 3, we’ll send a confirmation email to all participants letting them know how many copies to make. (To save on copy costs, you can print 2 per page, and cut the paper in half before sending to us.)
Receive by Date – We’ll need to RECEIVE your copies by January 20th so we have time to make the covers and assemble them.
Cost- The cost for a padded envelope, mailing and materials is $5. Please include the $5 with your copies and tag.
What You’ll Get
A Sweet Treat Recipe Book with a one of a kind handmade rose themed cover created by Karla or Beth, decorated with a tag from another player. We’ll mail the books by Feb 7, so you’ll have them in time to make sweet treats for Valentine’s Day.
Can you imagine how cool the individual pages will be from all those great artistic crafters out there in blog land?????? I can't wait to see what you all send in for this!
Here is the button for the swap:
PS- thanks for your interest, we are full now! And we have GREAT players!! thanks to all of them, can't wait to see what they make!