Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pink Saturday

The First one of 2010

I thought I would post some of my favorite pink and other colored Hearts from around the house to get you in the mood for our "Amour" Valentine Swap.

If you would like to join in, just read the post below. We'd love to have you.

Remember to visit our gracious host, Beverly at
Howsweetthesound and to visit all the lovely participants today.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Amour Valentine Swap"

I'm thrilled to be hosting my very first swap and what better time to share the love than for Valentine's Day. Please join in the fun, make a new friend and create a beautiful "Amour" gift box for your partner.

Here's how the swap will work. Easy, Peezy, Fun

1. Grab the "Amour Valentine Swap" image and place it on your blog sidebar linking it back to my blog (

2. Post on your blog about the swap and encourage friends to join in.

3. If you would like to participate, email me at this email address: ~
Subject line: Valentine Swap
~ with the following information.

a. Your name and home address
b. Your Email address (where I can contact you with your swap partner)

c. Your blog URL

d. Your choice of what color you would like your "Amour" swap box.
e. Choose one of the following:

*Shades of Pink

*Shades of Red


*Shades of White
*Any color is fine

4. Would you mind shipping outside of U.S. if necessary?


1. You will need to purchase a LARGE (appx. 8"wx6"h±), heart-shaped, cardboard box from your local craft store (Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby.)

2. Be sure your box has plenty of room to fill up with "Love Treasures".

3. Email and introduce yourself to your blog partner.

4. Create your "Amour box" with your imagination and your own particular style. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Valentine theme, but it has to be pretty and it has to be made with the color choice of your partner.

GENEROUSLY fill your "Amour Box" with lots of treasures from your heart. Most of you have participated in many swaps over the years so you already know what to put in the box. If this is your first time, email me for suggestions on filling up your "Amour Box". If you have something that doesn't fit in the box, wrap it pretty and send it along with your package.

6. Beautifully wrap your creation before packing so your Partner will be able to take lots of pretty photos once she opens the outside box.

7. Take lots and lots of photos for our reveal day, Sunday, February 14th.

8. You have three weeks to create and mail your "Amour" box. Make sure your package arrives to your swap partner NO LATER THAN, February 5th so she can enjoy it for awhile before Valentine's Day arrives.

On Sunday, February 14th, Valentine's Day, post all your photos and the name of your swap partner.

I will have a list here of all the participating blogs.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Gift Tags


There is no doubt in my mind that these stunning gift tags would have been tucked in Marie Antoinette's stationary box. Beautiful, unique, glittered, and just plain gorgeous. They are all now available in the 'Papier et Sachets' boutique at
"Elegance and Whimsy".

"Let Them Eat Cake"

"Pour Vous"

"Marie Antoinette"

"Marie with Roses"

"To and From"


"Queen's Crown"

"Prince of Putti"