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the creative exchange link up!



This year is already flying by...I can't believe it's April already. But let me tell you, I am ready for the sun to come OUT and stay for a while. I have major plans for "when the sun is out again," most of which include some major creative projects that I've got up my sleeve. So what better way to celebrate the sun and its return...and my finally being able to release my inner creative bug....than with The Creative Exchange Link Up!  Kelly, Michaela, and I are so excited to have you all share what sort of crafty goodies you've come up with for your swap partner.  So be sure and link up below!

This round, I was paired up with a super crafty lady, and I've got to admit that trying to come up with a suitable "creation" for her was so tough for me. I spent some good long chunks of time oogling her Pinterest Boards, and scouring over her blog. I was stumped. But then...I remembered that we could totally gift some crafting supplies for this super fun swap. I immediately thought FELT!!

You see, my swap partner, Miss Joann of Creative Mess, has a whole entire Pinterest board dedicated to felt projects. If you like to craft, I HIGHLY recommend that you go and follow all of her Pinterest boards now. =)


I figured I'd give her a little stockpile of felt and necessaries to maybe finish off some off those sweet little projects.


I was loving all of the bright colors...the variegated thread...the magnetic needle case...

And I can never resist a little raffia.


I do hope that Joanne enjoys her new stash!!

So, now it's your turn Ladies!! Link up your posts and show us what you've been creating!

the creative exchange signups!


Hey Yall!!

I totally goofed and didn't post up the CE sign ups!! Things have been major busy here over the last several days. But here we are!! It's definitely NOT TOO LATE! Sign ups last for a week, so jump on the creative train and sign up to get your partner!! I can't wait to find out who mine is!


What is The Creative Exchange?

Its a chance to make a new friend and exchange hand-made goodies.  Talk to your swap partner through emails [or tweets or facebook] and find out what you think they would like to receive.

When are the sign ups?

Sign ups begin today and will run for one week. All participant entries must be received by 10pm CST on Friday, March 8th.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, send an email to Michaela at:

Be sure to put The Creative Exchange-Sign Up in the subject.
[Please include your first and last name, your blog name, and blog url in the email.]

When should I mail out my package?

All packages must be postmarked no later than March 29th.

When is the big link up?

We’ll be linking up our posts on Monday, April 1st. The linky will be available on all three hosts’ blogs. [The Grant lifeCovered in Mod Podge and Covered in Grace]

What are the rules?

* That this is an exchange made to build friendships. You should be getting to know your partner.
* US residents only
* Signs ups happen by emailing no later than 10pm CST on 3/8. The email must have “The Creative Exchange” in the subject line.
* Follow all three blogs
* Must be mailed by 3/29
* Link party on all three blogs on 4/1
* Handmade goods or crafting supplies
* Don’t need a blog to participate
Need some homemade inspiration?  Michaela created an amazing Pinterest board just for the Creative Exchange!
Just to recap dates:
3/1 Sign up
3/8 Deadline to sign up
3/29 Deadline to mail
4/1 Party to share what you made/received
Swaps are really fun and you make such great friends in the process!  I hope you’ll sign up and join the Creative Exchange!

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