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Friday, May 13, 2011

Spring Basket Reveal & a Giveaway!

Make sure and enter my giveaway if you haven't already.  One entry per person---ends May 29!

I recently participated in my first crafty swap, Miss Rhea's Spring Basket Swap, and last night I received a package from one of my partners! 
Becky from Rebecca Rose Designs was one of my trading partners.  I can't show you yet what I sent to her as she's waiting to open it...but wait 'til you see what she sent me!  I am so overwhelmed, seriously, with her creativity and generosity!!


The idea behind the Spring Basket Swap is that we were to take a yogurt cup and decorate it as a Spring basket.  Then we were to include 5 things in the package---they didn't necessarily have to fit into the basket.

Becky painted my basket pink and covered it with pink rose fabric.  She lined the inside with pink tulle and pink paper grass.  A little pink bird is clipped to the side, a beautiful pink rose and ribbons adorn the front, and it is accented with green and pink berries.  The handle is made of chenille wire and ribbon---sparkly white and pink.  The whole thing sits on a cute green and white polka dot base.  Adorable!

Sitting inside the basket was this sweet little box.  Look at the adorable little nest with eggs!

Inside the box, I found these little Scrabble-like tiles and a vintage rhinestone pin.  New...but not new...love it!

Becky included this sweet birdie tag with pink ribbon and the most precious covered journal.  I think the journal is my favorite thing in this whole collection.  I just LOVE it!!!

Then, I came across this adorable burlap bag with a sweet birdie on the front.  Inside was a pretty pen and three embellishments for my own future projects!

This little egg was hiding out amongst the treasures as well!  It's perched on a pink painted wooden spool with the same pretty rose fabric, this time used as a ribbon.

Sweet Becky also blessed me by putting together this assortment of jewels and vintage art clippings for use in my own creative projects...and finished it up with a cute embellished clothespin!
Like I said...overwhelmed!  I am so excited and blessed that she would take the time to put together such a great gift for me!  I will always remember my wonderful first craft-swapping experience!  Thanks so much Becky!!!  If you all have a minute, please visit her and tell her what a creative and sweet girl she is!


Please also visit other Pink Saturday participants! There are so many lovely things out there to see!

31 comments:

  1. Lucky you...that spring basket is cute as...and all the goodies inside are amazing. It must have felt like christmas opening such a wonderful gift.
    HPS
    Michelle

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  2. What lovely gifts, Sarah. That tag is just wonderful.

    Have a beautiful PINK weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    5 day GIVEAWAY, pop over

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  3. I love yogart, but would never have thought you could turn it into something this neat.

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  4. Oh wow! This is a beautiful swap! Love it all. Happy Pink Saturday.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday
    I so enjoyed seeing all the fabulous pieces of art you received in your first swap.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    (P.S. I am having a little Giveaway which you are welcome to join in with)

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  6. hi, wish I had more flowers to share. It seem I didn't plan well because everything blooms all at once.
    I'm your newest follower, I'll stop by often.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday, Sarah! Wow! What a wonderful gift basket you received! The kindness of bloggers is overwhelming, isn't it? Lots of sweetness in Blogland! Thank you for sharing your goodies and for your visit. Enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. What a lovely surprise!! I know yous sent off a beauty! Can't wait to see it!!
    HPS!
    xxDaniella

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  9. Hi Sarah~
    Wow! You were blessed with such a pretty giveaway!! Aren't those fun?!
    I hope you have a wonderful pink Saturday!
    Hugs!

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  10. WOW!!! You hit the swap jackpot!! What a darling creation Becky made with the cup....and then to add all of the other goodies, too!!! So much fun in one box!

    Happy Pink Saturday! dana

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  11. It's beautiful! I have always thought one of these swaps would be a lot of fun but have never done one.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  12. Everything is lovely. So much creativity it's amazing.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Charlotte

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  13. I love the little burlap bag~~~so cute:))

    Happy PS!!

    enjoy your weekend,
    Kay Ellen

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  14. Hi Sarah! I bet you'll have fun with all those goodies. The little box with the bird on it is adorable. Have a great weekend! Hugs, Terri

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  15. What a lovely swap! Yes, overwhelmingly gorgeous.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  16. What a lucky lady you are! great swap, and you deserve it.

    HPS

    LL

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  17. Sarah, your Spring basket is lovely! And the gifts that you were sent were so special and unique... I also participated in this same swap and enjoyed it so much! Can't wait til the next one... :)

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  18. I love yogurt, but never thought of reusing the container. A great idea and they look so pretty. have read your blog and thought I had left a comment. I must be losing it.

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  19. Wow! What a creative gal she is. Your gift basket was definetly done with a lot of love. You are one lucky gal to receive it.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  20. Hi Sarah,
    Oh my gosh, it's all so beautiful! You are truly blessed! Happy Pink Saturday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family.
    XO
    Cindy

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  21. What lovely gifts, Sarah! They are all so charming and so adorable...Christine

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  22. Hi Sarah, what a lovely post and a most beautiful swap. You did indeed receive so many wonderful and creative things. I know you must be over the top with joy at opening such a gift. I know your partner will be equally pleased. I would love to see what you sent. You have lots of talent. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  23. What a wonderful surprise from Becky and pefect for Pink Saturday. Wishing you a lovely week Sarah.

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  24. What a fabulous swap. And to think that was made from an empty yogurt cup. It's fabulous and so are all the extras she included. I haven't done a swap in a long time. It was so much fun. I think it's time to do another one. xo

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  25. Hi Sarah! Such a terrific swap!! Absolutely perfect for a Pink Saturday post. Love all the items you received! And Rhea is a dear friend of mine ~ small world isn't it?!

    So glad you are going to participate in the Wedding Blog Party on June 10th and I really appreciate your adding the Wedding Blog button to your sidebar to help spread the word! I'll go add you to my sidebar participant's list right now and you've already earned 2 entries in the giveaway!!

    Can't wait to see what you share. I'll email you with a reminder about the party a bit closer to time!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  26. Your received so many goodies too! Swaps are some of the most fun things in the blogging world. I know you're enjoying your lovely gifts. Thanks for the visit and have a wonderful Pink week!!

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  27. Beautiful basket, and looks fanciful indeed.

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  28. What a terrific Pink Saturday post! How much fun is all that? I love swaps that are filled with such surprise! Thanks for visiting me, too!

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  29. Wow, what a fun and beauiful gift! I bet it was exciting to open! Have a wonderful day!

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  30. Wow look at all the lovely goodies you received! So beautiful! Scarlett x

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