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July theme is "Christmas In July"

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sign up for August

The theme for August is "Decorate"

There is no rules on this month theme. Just basely talk to your swap partner about what colors they like in parts of there home and you can go crazy with whatever you like to make or buy.

So whoever is in just leave a comment saying you is in.

Everyone have until the 6th to sign up.

On the 7th I will list who everyone is partner up with.

Take care.:)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

No July Swap

Sorry late posting this but, by now everyone should know that there isn't no July swap so hoping to start one in August.

So for those that did our June swap if you haven't already please post pictures of the things you got from your swap partner. Thanks.

Everyone take care.

Monday, June 30, 2008


I am a Swap Swap Gal and I received my June swap package!

It was so much fun to have a secret swap and I was thrilled to see that the package was from Katrina. She's a super talented seamstress...and she sent me the most AMAZING tote!!

My favorite colors are blue, green, pink, and brown and this purse had all those colors.

This bag is big enough to be a tote or a project bag. I love big purses...they're my weakness. A purse can never be too big. She also sent two skeins of Caron Simply Soft.

Thank you so so much Katrina! I absolutely love it!!

edited to add: I've been trying to upload the pics I took to blogger, but it keeps telling me it can't upload due to an internal error. You can see pics of the bag at Katrina's blog until I get my pictures loaded.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

July Sign Up Swap

For our July swap it will be called. "Christmas In July"

So how this works is that for those that like to sign up leave a comment saying you is in for this swap. But, you also have to email me at with your wish list.

Your wish list most only contain 10 items. That doesn't mean that your swap partner have to get all of your items but, it most only contain 10 items.

Also the rules to making this wish list is that it most be MADE items only sewn, crochet or knit. Mainly all the hobbies that our ladies in our swap can do.

But, the rule can be brokem a little it can be recycle, or things you don't want that can also be used as a swap. But, NOT BROUGHT by YOU.

So if you have some yarn or fabric that was given to you that you would like to give then that is likely can be used as a gift. You have a book or pattern that your swap partner has on her wish list that you didn't buy then that can be also used.

But, as you is doing your wish list think realistic to the time length that everyone is given to do these swaps.

So that is the rules.

Make your 10 item wish list and email it to me title your email Swap Swap Gals. So I know that it's not spam.

Everyone have until the 6th to sign up. On the 6th I will list everyones wish list and include who everyone will be assigned to for our Christmas in July swap.

Everyone that signed up for our Secret Swap for June all swaps must be mail off by Tuesday the 1st. Whenever get there swaps please take the time out and post on Swap Swap Gals pics of your swap gifts.

Thanks this will help me know who got there swap packages.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Welcome Sara

Wanted to say welcome to our newest Swap Swap Gal

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Sara, make yourself at home.:)


Everyone help Sara to feel welcomed:)

Friday, June 6, 2008

June "Favorite Color" Swap

Hey ladies. We didn't have much of a sign up this month. But, it is still on for this month. Thanks to those that signed up.

I sent those that signed up a email saying who there secret swap partner for this month. Keep it a secret ladies. Remember the theme for this month is "Favorite Color"

Also the one that won for the best send gift for this month. Is Caroline.



Everyone have a great weekend.:)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sign Up for June Secret Swap

Now it's June time for our new swap. Since we didn't have one for May we will take what won the votes for May theme and that was Favorite Colors

So that will be our June swap "Favorite Colors"

Remember this will be a secret swap this month. I will send everyone a email saying who is your secret swap partner and you have to keep it to yourself can't be telling no one or posting it in your blog never know they just may hop in your blog lol.

They wont know who there swap partner is until they get there package in the mail.

So everyone have until June 6th to sign up.

I will be the only one that will know who is to send to who so you can't email your swap partner and ask questions or get there address. Email me to get there address. Check out there blog to get a little background about them.

So that's it so who is in for our June Secret Swap "Favorite Colors"

Also time for our votes on the "Purse" theme swap for April.

Ashley sent to Katrina
Katrina sent to Bennance
Bennance sent to Caroline
Caroline sent to Christina
Christina sent to Lesa
Lesa sent to Laura
Laura sent to Ashley

Pick the one that you think sent the best swap package for April our "Purse" theme.

On the 6th the winner will be named.:)

Friday, May 16, 2008

Thanks Laura

Hi sorry I’m late. If Laura wouldn’t of sent so much I wouldn’t of had to take so many pictures. Thank you for the wonderful package. :-) I hope she took pictures because mine didn’t turn out so great. I would of taken them outside but didn’t feel like showing off my jammies to the neighbors. My kids are always dressed and ready but me, that is a whole other story. lol So she sent me some great bags in all my favorite colors. I have a great big bag, a clutch, two small zipper purses, a bag with tons of small pockets in it, a knitting book, some circular knitting needles, and some wool ease yarn. Whew that was a mouthful! I think I got it all. More pics on my blog.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I got my package from Lesa!

I got Lesa's swap package! This dragonfly purse is the absolute perfect size and I love the fabric. The handle is really nice, too.
I love the diamond shape on this purse with the glitter accent. I also like how the inside of the handles match the lining.
I love the feel of this jewel-toned clutch. So pretty!
Here's everything together:

You can see that I also got a matching pen and memo pad set. The memo pads are flower shaped and I love the print pattern on them. Also, I got a yummy smelling strawberry candle and a baby blue skein of yarn.
Thanks Lesa for all the stuff! I am so impressed with your sewing ability! I was so excited to read that you were my sender this time around. I've been enjoying your blog for a while and it's fun to not only own something made from you, but to have three purses made especially for me. I feel really lucky to have you as a swap sender!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Welcome Katoyia

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Welcome to Swap Swap Gals Katoyia

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thanks Ashley!!!!! I got my Purse Swap....

Okay, I got my swap Tuesday. I'm sure everyone knows how excited you feel when a 'Swap Swap Gals' package comes. Well, I was so excited..... I love everything....

Ashley made me this wonderful purse. See!!!!

It is really nice and very roomy inside. It's even lined and has a zipper.

She also got me a Woman's Day magazine, some fabric and ribbon. Both pink, which she thought my daughter would like. She will indeed because her favorite color is pink. Though as she told me a few weeks ago 'You can't wear pink all the time because it gets boring'!!!

Here are some treasure bags she made for each one of my kids. Each had a special treat inside. Mini M&M's!!!! The pouches are so cute. They are going to love putting little things in them after the candy is gone. They still haven't seen them so I'll update this post later when they do and possibly with a picture of them with it.

Also, thanks for the Twix and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups... No picture because I ate them already! They were right on time because I've been on this candybar fix for a while so this definitely helped!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well there wont be no secret swap this month we only had 2 people sign up this month Zarah and Aurora.

So if Zarah and Aurora is reading this if you two like to still do this months just respond letting me know them you two can be partner up if you like other words. We will try to do another swap next month.:)


I am a Swap Swap Gal and I received my purse from Caroline!
Its an awesome swap package! Me encanta!!!

She sent me a large fat bottom bag in one of my favorite colors - pink! Its a cool coincidence because my maiden name means "pink" in Spanish! The size rocks because as anyone who's ever seen me carry a purse knows the bigger the better!

She also sent a change purse (Pi keeps eyeing it) and the cutest little bird.
Check out the camoflouge! With pockets! I can't sew a lick, so the pockets really impressed me!

Here's the flower with a brooch in the middle. I love purse bling.

Speaking of purse bling, Caroline also attached a cute heart keychain (Pi is also eyeing that).

Thank you so much Caroline! The package is wonderful!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

2 words: LOVE IT! My Swap Swap Purse:

I am a Swap Swap Gal

Look at the darling purse sent to me by my Swap buddy....Bennance aka Nancy. I quickly stuffed it today with wallet, sunglasses, lipstick, compact, and what nots and carried it to school. It feels great and is even more comfy to carry. Thank you!!!

Here is the rest of my very thoughtful swap package. A LA book on pattrns, chocolates for the kids and me. (I hid the dark chocolate kisses, they're all mine!!!LOL) Stickers for my boys, who were amazed too that I received a package from someone I didn't know. Best of all 4 skeins of yarn. I've already started something with it.

Thanks for such athoughtful package and making my weeekend Bennance.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Awesome Purse! Thanks, Katrina

I got my package today! It was so much fun. Katrina made me this awesome purse with a beautiful coffee print. I happen to be wearing brown pants and a white shirt, and it matches my outfit, so I'm really excited to wear it today! I also love the notebook holder, with slots for tons of pens. Thank you, Katrina. What a great first swap.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thanks Christina

Here go my lovely gifts from Christina.

Ooooooooo look at all the goodies. I got 2 purses, soome candy love me some Twix, thanks for the little dolls and stickers for Nesa and Nellie they love them. I got some purse handles, and a crochet purse pattern they I know I will try to make and some lovely soft yarn.

Lookie lookie purse 1

Lookie purse 2

Lookie all my other goodies

Thanks again Christina

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May Sign Up/Deadline for April

Today is our purse theme deadline last day that everyone can send off there gifts to there swap partner.

Also time to sign up for our May swap. Remember this swap will be secert swap so you can contact the person you is sending your gift to the ask questions. Read there blog and try to get as much from there. Contact me for there address when time is needed. Also try your best to not give it away in your blogs. Your swap partner wont know who there partner is until they get there package.

The most voted theme for May is "Favorite Color" so that is the theme we will go by. Everyone can start signing up now. The deadline is on the 6th. On the 7th I will email everyone that signed up giving you, your swap partner name.

So there you all have so who is in for or May swap.:)

Oh also for those that got there swap packages for April please when you have time to take pictures and put it on our blog so our voting can start.:)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Vote For May Theme Swap

Time to start voting for May swaps.

1) Favorite color
2) My living room needs help
3) Hobbies is my life
4) Anything goes this time around

So what is everyone's vote

Also a heads up doing our May swaps as a secret swap that means you wont know who is sending to you until you receive your gifts. That means I wont list who everyone is sending to I will email to you who you will be sending your swap package to. I will be the only one to know the list. So on the first everyone gets to start signing up and then on the 6th everyone will get a email saying who your swap partner is. Remember keep it a secret don't let that person know.:)

So who is in on our May secret swap but, first we need a theme. Vote Vote Vote:)

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Welcome Angela (Riohnna)

Welcome our newest memeber Angela. Glad we can have you aboard jump right in and have fun with us wonderful gals.:)

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April "Purse" Swap Chain

Well now the sign up is now closed time to set up our chain for our "Purse" theme for April.

Ashley send to Katrina

Katrina send to Bennance

Bennance send to Caroline

Caroline send to Christina

Christina send to Lesa

Lesa send to Laurah

Laurah send to Ashley

There you have it everyone is now signed up and have someone to send all your wonderful gifts to. Remember this theme is MADE only theme. Everyone have until
May 1, 2008 to send off your swap packages so please try to get all packages sent off.

If you need addresses to your swap partner please contact me at anytime to get the addresses.

Also remember to take pictures of your swap package when you get it and post on our Swap Swap Gals blog thanking your swap partner for the package and showing us what you receive.

If you want anymore help with getting to know what your swap partner likes check out there wish list or ask them questions.:)

Everyone please leave a comment saying you read this. Thanks:) everyone have fun with your April swap. I know I will. "Purses" My thing. OMG Laura you is going to be totally spoiled by me lol.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Welcome Bennance

Welcome to our newest Swap Swap Gal

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Welcome we all can't wait to get to know you jump in with us and have fun. Have any questions please do ask away.

So ladies make Bennance feel welcomed with us.:)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Is Now Here

April is here want to post the winner for the March swap well winners.

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Congrats you two.

Ok now it's on with our April swap the swap theme is "Purses"

So if you like to join in Swap Swap Gals just leave a comment saying I am in.

So for those that like to sign up come on ahead the deadline ends on the 6th and I will then list our swap chain so be ready for that. :)

Everyone have a great day take care.:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Vote For April Theme/Pick the Winner For Feb Swaps

Ok if most people read my blog the entry that is called OMG :( you will then understand why I am late posting this so here goes.

Time to start picking our theme for April so here goes a couple that everyone can pick from remember the one with the most tally will be the theme for April also remember you can pick a theme that doesn't mean you have to do the swap just because you picked a theme but, here goes.

1) Hobbies - All about your swap partner's hobbies. Made or brought
2) Favorite Colors - Well favorite colors. Made or brought
3) Purse swap - Purses of all sizes shapes. Would like this one to be hobby made not brought
4) Woman To Woman swap - Us ladies should know what this means send things you know woman like yourself will enjoy. Either made or brought

That's it only 4 to pick from this time. So pick pick pick.

Also we have a quick voting going on will list the winner on April 1st when I list the theme for the April.

This is from our March "All About Hearts Swap"
So everyone pick the best gift sent.

Christina sent this to Zarah

Zarah sent this to Laurah

Laurah sent this to Katrina

Katrina sent this to Lesa

Lesa sent this to Christina

Just click on the first name links it will take you to the pictures of the swap. You pick which you liked better and I will tally it up. Everyone is welcomed to vote. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Email/Ecard Chain

Well here got the chain of our March email/ecard chain.

Christina send to Aurora, Aurora send to Lesa and Lesa send to Christina

There you have it I will send a email to you Christina and Aurora giving you both the email address you will need.

Thanks you 2 for signing up.:)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Something For March

Since there wont be a March swap thought that I would see who want to do this.

A email or ecard to a swap partner once or twice a week to cheer them up.

So who would like to be in if you is in leave a comment saying you is in and on Tuesday March 11, 2008 I will then post who everyone will send a email or ecard to for the whole month of March.

This will work as a chain again so who ever is sending you a email or ecard wont be the same person you is sending back to but, make sure you respond with a thanks or something. I will email everyone that signs up giving you your swap partners email address on Tuesday.

So everyone have fun.

Thought this would be nice to keep us all involved even if we not swapping. :)

So who is in. Everyone have until Tuesday to sign up.:)


Don't look like there will be any March Swaps this month. Not many sign up for us to do the March theme so look out for update on voting for our April theme swaps.

I will put up our Feb "All About Heart" swap vote. Where everyone vote on the best sent gift I will put that up sometime next week so everyone look for that.

Other words thanks to all that did our Jan and Feb swaps. I so loved our swaps and hoping to do many many more in the upcoming months. :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

I got my swap from Lesa!!

I am a Swap Swap Gal and my package arrived!

For the swap Lesa sent me, a wall pillow, a really cool letter C, a bear with a heart, 2 heart soaps, 2 heart cookie cutters, a heart tin with lotion (it smells great!), a heart bucket with chocolate heart candy (Yum!), pretty ribbon and tulle, and a really nice card.

Thanks so much Lesa! It really perked up my day!

Lesa also sent my Pay It Forward gift! I'm probably not required to post it here since its not the swap, but its so pretty, I needed to show you guys.

Check it out, she made me one of her purses! Its gorgeous and super roomy! I love it! I'm going to use it tomorrow! Thanks so much Lesa...I really feel very spoiled!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

YAY Got My Swap From Katrina

Sorry late posting this got my swap gift a couple of days ago.

Thanks Katrina love my swap gifts. Thanks


Love the purse oh so cute

Love the crochet hook case and the picture frame thanks so much.

Ooooo lookie lookie .


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My Swap Package from Zarah

Here's what I got in my Swap Swap Gals package from Zarah:
Four bags of gummies: worms, peach, apple and soda flavor. They were really yummy!
Four beautiful red matching coasters. Perfect for valentines decorating!
And this penguin amigurumi. Isn't he just adorable?
You can read more about the swap package here. Thanks again, Zarah, for the wonderful swap package!

Monday, March 3, 2008

I got my Swap from Laurah

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Laurah....... Such a pleasant surprise when my doorbell rang and I received your package. So much stuff!!! I was pulling everything out and ooohing and ahhhing and pulling out more stuff. Then I went back and picked everything up again and found other goodies...... ribbon inside of the purse, crochet heart (I'm guessing it can be used for a bookmark) inside the coin purse.

Everything was so thoughtful. I know the hat was for my baby due but my 15 month old was sitting next to me so I tried it on him really quick. He was grinning ear to ear... I think because I was smiling and saying cute over and over. I really love it!! The magazine has organizing tips and recipes... right up my alley!!! Cute, cute ribbon and elephant. A book I'll read to the kids... I was just thinking the other day that I was going to start reading longer books to them where we could pick up each day and continue to read a little at a time. My daughter loves guessing what happens next and waiting to hear the next day.
And I really appreciate the beads for my daugther. She loves arts and crafts just as much as I do. (Even though she used to say arts and craps!!!! LOL) She wasn't home when I opened it but she found it immediately when she got home and was trying to claim everything! I gave her the beads and she was delighted. I tried to explain to her where it came from and she said, 'She's so nice because she gave us stuff.' I don't have a picture of it because she already has them in her room!

March Sign Up (Colors)

March Theme is Favorite Colors

That means you either make or buy something for your swap partner in her favorite colors.

If you is in on this swap please leave a comment saying you is in and also give 2 to 4 of your favorite colors.

I seen that not to many people going to be doing our March swap so if there isn't at least 2 people sign up this month then our March swap will be closed.

So who's in.:)

Also everyone that did the Feb swap "All About Hearts" Your packages should be mailed off by now.

Also for those that go there package please leave a new post saying you got your package leaving a picture of what you got.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

Got my swap!!!

I am a Swap Swap Gal
And I got my package!! Christina you are so kind! Here's pics of what I got, sorry they're so awful (cell phone camera).

The first pic is a gorgeous shawl with hearts in it, and a scarf of hearts. Also in the package was the CYOOTEST ami fairy, a pose-able heart-covered guy I've named Gus, a little beating heart (has a string to pull and vibrates), a cookie, a heart shaped box that I'm going to decorate soon, a cute bucket tin, and some candles.

I also sent out my package today so hopefully it will arrive at its new home soon!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


The winner for our January "Kitchen" swap for the best sent gift. Is drum roll please. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Congrats Ashley

Ok time to vote for our March theme. I will give a couple of themes and you all will love on which you would like the one with the most votes will be our March theme. Voting will last until March 1st when I list the category for those that like to do that swap.

1) Living Room (All made or brought for the living room)
2) My Hobby (All about your swap partners hobbies)
3) Favorite Colors (Swap partner favorite colors)
4) Tasty Goodies (Tasty treats made or brought, is ok also)
5) Smell Good Goodies (All those smell good, like perfume, candies, body spray and so on)

So everyone case your vote on which one you like. :) everyone is welcomed to vote.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Vote For Best Sent Swap Package January "Kitchen"

I am a Swap Swap Gal

Ok time to vote for best sent package that means you vote of the package you think was the best. The person that sent the package will be the contestant for the best sent package. You only can vote once. Everyone is welcome to vote.

Here goes.

Caroline sent this to Aurora CLICK HERE

Aurora sent this to Caroline CLICK HERE

Christina sent this to Sabrina CLICK HERE

Sabrina sent this to Christina CLICK HERE

Ashley sent this to Lesa CLICK HERE (NOTE) Roll Down To The Last 2 Pictures of the Post

Lesa sent this to Ashley CLICK HERE

There you have it vote for the one you like the best. I will name the winner on Wednesday also on Wednesday the voting theme for March will be up and running so everyone vote even if you not going to be in the swap for March you still is welcomed to vote.:)

Questions Ladies

I am a Swap Swap Gal, How is my Swap Swap Gals?

Just a quick post wanted to see how all you ladies is doing? How was everyone V-Day anything exciting happened? You get some yummy gifts?

For those that signed up for the "All About Heart" swap how is you all packages coming along.

Ladies have any questions please do ask way. Remember post a new topic saying to the person you is sending a gift for that you sent there gift. Need address you can talk to your partner or you can email me. Thanks a bunch ladies.:)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February Swap Partner Up "All About Hearts"

"All About Hearts" Sign up has closed and here is the swap partner circle. Same rules as our first swap.

So if you need your swap partner information you can contact her or you can contact me by email with the subject title that says Swap Swap Gals.

Ok here goes:

Laurah send to Katrina, Katrina send to Lesa, Lesa send to Christina, Christina send to Zarah, Zarah send to Laurah.

There you have it all set for our Feb theme.:) everyone enjoy your All About Hearts swap theme so getting swapping:)

Our voting for March theme will be up on Feb 20th.

Friday, February 1, 2008

I got my swap!

I am a Swap Swap Gal. I received my swap today! *happy dance!*

Sabrina sent me a really cute angel dishcloth and an awesome plastic bag holder! That is seriously the neatest kitchen thing ever! I love them!

Thanks Sabrina! This totally made my day!

February Swap "All About Hearts"

We are now at another month so it's time to start our February swap.

So there was a vote for this swap and drum roll please...................

The swap theme for this month is "All About Hearts"

That means everything hearts. Either made, brought or both your choice.

So if you know you can do this swap then sign up for it. If you know can't do the swap this month please don't sign up.

I will give everyone until the 5th to sign up.

On the 6th everyone will be chain up for who to send and receive swaps for this month. Remember this swap is different for our last swap. You wont receive a gift from the person you is sending a gift to.

So there we go time to sign up so who is all in. :) remember the rules to Swap Swap Gals please follow the rules.

If you is in please leave a comment saying you is in for our February swap.

Everyone have a great weekend.

All January swaps should be mailed off or received by now.:) if you haven't yet to mail off your January swap please do so now contact your swap partner letting her know what is going on. All swaps for January should have been shipped. When I know all packages have been received voting will then take place for best package sent so please everyone take pictures of your swap gifts. Thanks ladies.

Enjoy swapping.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I Got My Package Too Today

Thanks Ashley I so love everything you is a doll. Thanks a bunch.:)



More pics on my blog. :) I so loved this swap can't wait for the next one.:)

I am a Swap Swap Gal

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My package arrived!

Thank you Aurora! She made my first swap everything it was supposed to be! Everything is meticulously made with TLC! Check out my blog for lots of pictures and what I am going to do with all this loot.

I'm proud to be a Swap Swap Gal!