Etsy Swap 2014: The Reveal

Thursday, April 03, 2014



AMY and MEGAN got together to host a little swap that turned out to be a lot of fun!

I've known about etsy for quite a while and I've encouraged my crafty friend Heidi to start a shop of her own on there. Until this swap I had never really looked around or bought anything from the shops.

Well, now I know what the etsy madness is all about! There are so many great shops with CUTE, QUALITY items that would make great gifts.

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My package was PERFECT. Seriously, I couldn't have picked out a better gift! As I was browsing, I came across this shop that had these zippered pouches but then I found out that the person I was matched up with OWNED the shop! Let's just say that ELIZABETH really outdid herself!


Elizabeth sent me:

A Starbucks card which I am really looking forward to using! 

A set of notecards from in the mailbox - I love the map theme! 

The exact zippered pouch from ElahTree  I was planning to get my partner!

On top of all that, when I opened the package I got so excited! I saw gold and purple and gray and string...I knew it was going to be good! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Elizabeth! I absolutely love everything you sent my way! 


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When it came to sending some gifts to my partner, I went back and forth on getting the items shipped to me so that I could pack a box and then send it on to her...but then I decided that it would be more fun for her if I shipped each thing straight to her so that she would get a series of packages. That's fun, right?
 
Samantha (who happens to run ElahTree) was my partner and I really enjoyed "stalking" her in order to figure out what I should get for her! As I was shopping I realized that she reminds me a lot of my friend Anna. In other words, I kind of feel like I "know" her...
 
 
 I sent Samantha:

A thank you stamp from paper sushi.

A set of note cards from wit & whistle.

A couple of nail polishes that I thought would look great on her and a little note introducing myself.


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Thanks for hosting this Spring FUN, Amy and Megan!!! All of the shopping and goodies were great, but what I enjoy most about these things is a chance to meet new people!

13 comments:

  1. seriously - LOVE what you sent and received.
    the map notecards = so lovely! and the clutch - samantha is so talented! and i can't believe you got her!! WOW!!! i love the "thank you" stamp!

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  2. i love everything you got & what you received!!!
    i think it's so fun that you got something from Elah Tree and then sent something to Samantha!! :)

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  3. I am so glad you loved it! I really tired to grab a hold of some of the words you said to bless you!

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  4. This is so fun! Like crazy fun! I totally love everything you sent! For real! And how crazy is it then you received something from my shop!

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  5. Ahh! I got the same zippered pouch from Elah Tree, too! I love it!

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  6. How fun that you were going to get Samantha a pouch until you found out she made them! Love it! (And Elizabeth really is great, isn't she!)

    ~Katy

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  7. I love Samantha and Beth and love that you were paired with both of them (or whatever you call it). :) I also love all the goodies you gave and received! I looove the two Etsy shops you bought from (Wit and Whistle and Paper Sushi are two of my fave Etsy shops!) and the cute notecards and packaging from Beth are great, too!

    p.s. I completely agree with you on shopping from Etsy. I've eyed things from various shops for a long time but it wasn't until this swap that I actually purchased something from there. And it's definitely not the last, that's for sure!

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  8. I love that stamp you sent! And I got a zipper pouch from Elah Tree too! Love it!

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  9. Great swap! Those cards are awesome!

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  10. Wasn't this fun?! I love the note cards and the zipper pouch! This swap has introduced me to so many fun shops! Blessings! susan

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  11. You sent & received some great things! I love the bag from Elah Tree, I definitely need to get one! I love the note cards that Elizabeth sent you, too!

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  12. you have great gift-giving abilities! :-) that stamp is really cute. i have browsed that shop before looking for some business card stamps. everything in that shop is cute!! i love what you received, too. how much fun was this?

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  13. beth is a great gift giver isn't she?? you got some great things + sent some of the cutest!! so glad you joined us for this swap!

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