Sunday, January 17, 2010

Are You Down For A Swap? ♥

I'm hosting a handmade VDay card swap
 The swap sign up is OVER! Thanks to everyone who joined in on the FUN :D Emails with your partners information will be sent out Monday...


Hey yall! Valentine's Day is going to be here faster than we know it and I'd love to help spread some love across the blogosphere :D I am going to host my 1st blog swap, woo hoo! I've never done this before so I'm excited and full of nervous energy too ;) Do yourself a favor and sign up! It's going to be so much fun :D


THE DETAILS:


 ♥ This is a HANDMADE card swap! No store bought cards allowed ;) No one cares if you aren't the best at making stuff! This isn't a contest, it's just a fun swap and a great way to connect with other people in the blogosphere! You can send more than a card if you like, but you must send at least ONE handmade card, k?


US RESIDENTS ONLY (Sorry to my international friends :( It just makes things a little easier on me this go round. Don't fret though, I have more swaps planned for the future and a giveaway coming soon that will be open to everyone! Don't be mad at me *batting eyelashes*)


THE LOW DOWN: This swap is going to be done secret-santa style! In other words, you won't be sending to the person who is sending you a valentine. You will be sending to Susie and Susie will be sending to Jane and Jane will be sending to Rita and Rita will be sending to Melly Kay and Melly Kay will be sending to you. Get it? Got it? Gravy.If we don't have the right amount of people for it to work out evenly, I will be sending to the rest! Everyone is getting a Valentine no matter what, YAY!!


SIGN UP ENDS Saturday January 23 @ 12:00 midnight cst - Don't miss out!!


TO SIGN UP:
 Leave ONE comment and tell me your favorite thing about Valentine's Day! AND Send me an EMAIL to writelamc @ gmail.com (without the spaces) with the following:
 
-your username (the name you left your comment under)
-your real name
-your mailing address


Please title your email in caps "VDAY SWAP" or something like that so it pops out, thanks!!


Once you do both of those things, you are signed up! You will receive your swap partners mailing info on Monday, January 25.  That will leave you with over a week to design, create, and send your card. ALL cards must be sent off no later than Friday, February 5th. (Just to ensure everyone gets theirs by the big day. I think if I get mine early, I'm going to wait and open it on the 14th...even MORE fun :D)Once you open your card, I hope you'll post pics in your blog and show everyone what you got!


BUT THAT'S NOT ALL...

♥ ♥ ♥ The first 7 people to blog about this swap (and post the link in a comment) will receive a FREE surprise gift from LAMC!! You will NOT want to miss out, so hurry!


I've also made a blog widget that you can post on your blog to let everyone know about the swap. I appreciate everyone who helps get the word out! Let's make this the biggest card swap ever :D The link is over there on the sidebar at the top...just copy and paste it into your blog to get the word out!


I really hope you'll sign up! If you've never done this kind of thing before, it's the perfect time to do it! It's a new year to try new things and swaps are SO much fun :D (If you are worried about security, you do not have to put your return address or real name on your envelope!! Your partner will only know it if you write it. The only one who will have your address is ME and your sender & we won't stalk you, promise :) I might just send you some cool stuff randomly though)


(Oh and by the way...we all know unexpected things happen! If for some reason you have to withdraw from the swap, that's fine! But please please please let me know so I can make a card for your partner. I don't want anyone left cardless and bummed out. If you do not let me know and I never hear from you, you will be banned from all future swaps AND giveaways!! Don't be that person, okay? :P )

♥MK

23 lovely readers said...:

mel said...

my favorite thing about valentines day is the colors. red, pinks, whites, and TIN FOIL in those colors! plus laces are everywhere and cute cartoons.
here ya go
http://happy-me-day.blogspot.com/2010/01/v-day-doesnt-have-to-suck.html?zx=99086eb3e46cbda5
chemicalgreeneyes@hotmail.com

Amy S. said...

Pink & Glitter! Oh and my hubby always gets me the BEST presents!

mammaliciousmamma at yahoo dot com

Amy S. said...

Blogged the swap!

http://www.mammaliciousmamma.com/2010/01/lets-swap.html

AdronsCatherine said...

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is the chocolate lol!

And, now that I'm not working in the delivery OR restaurant worlds, I can actually enjoy the day - at HOME - with my family ;o)

Jingle said...

I am so in! My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is that it is totally all about the fun. No pressure at all on this one!

Jingle said...

I forgot to add that I blogged about it, too!!!

Kim said...

My favorite thing about Valentines day is that I go back to the flower shop to help out for the week and I get to see old friends and work with flowers for the week.

Please sign my up Mel!!! So excited- I'll email you my info :)

Kim said...

blogged about it for you too- hope you get tons of sign ups!!!

The creative housewife said...

Heres my blog!
http://justacreativeplace.blogspot.com/
I love any occasion to give someone homemade goodies and a cute little card! But my favorite part of Valentines is the colors! there so bright and bring out love! :)

Happy swapping!
-Megan.
mbnelson44@yahoo.com

Oh I'm also going to blog about this :)

The creative housewife said...

Ohhh and I also blogged about it!

http://justacreativeplace.blogspot.com/

AdronsCatherine said...

Oooh, I blogged it, too ;o)

http://rockinlikeahermitcrab.blogspot.com/2010/01/card-swap-anyone.html

file under misc. said...

favorite thing about vday? the ability to use lots and lots of hearts and have it be time appropriate!

sarah said...

Hi, I'd love to be part of your swap! My favorite thing about Valentines Day is flowers. I love sending out cards as well.

sarah said...

and here's the link to my post about your swap. http://sarahsocrafty.blogspot.com/2010/01/lets-swap.html

I BLEED PINK said...

This sounds cool, I just emailed you to get signed up!!

Christine said...

My favorite thing about Valentines Day are the colors and the beautiful handmade gift my daughter makes at school.

Marilyn said...

Favorite things about Valentine's Day are pink, laces, and helping kids make pretties for their families to let them know they are loved. And I will go blog about this fun swap right away. Thanks for sharing...and I love your idea about making up for slackers. I had one of them at Christmas :( , but someone on your list made up for that--so I know you've got good people signing up!! One sweetie is my daughter!!

Jes said...

i've never been a fan of valentine's day but i'm determine this year to make it lovelyy this year :)

i hope this year to make it special for my family with a homemade dinner bc they need love too! it should be about the unconditonal love for the people who are always there no matter what. & i'm just grateful to have a boyfriend.

i love the sweet desserts, hearts, laughs, and bright colors <3

Jana said...

I love the hugs and everyone wearing red. I'll join in on the fun too.

beyondbaffled said...

I discovered your blog and found out about the v-day swap through Kim from Flowers and Art. I would love to participate in the card swap! And my favorite thing about valentines day is...candy! There used to be this shop close to where I worked that carried all of this specialty candy that you could only get in February. I would get a pound of each - red raspberry hearts, mini red white and pink sour hearts, and these chewy white with pink center ones that were called Tender Hearts. Yum!

Whitney said...

This sounds like so much fun!
My favorite part of Valentines Day are the flowers. Even if I don't get any they are usually everywhere!

Nerdy Girl said...

My favorite thing about valentives day?? The little target owl, the candy and excuse to watch a super sappy movie with your single girlfriend and make fun of them.

Typhoid Ashley said...

I love the colors. And the cute Valentines. And parties. And cute baked goods. And I'm one of those weirdos that likes conversation hearts.

Sign me up! Maybe my friend will get a special Valentine from my nephew too. He likes to create.