Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cathy's "AMOUR" Valentine Swap

This has been the most wonderful experience. Since this was my first time hosting a swap, it gave me great respect for all the ladies who host unique and fun swaps throughout the year. Trust me, it takes alot of time and a great deal of organizational skills to pull it off. I had to test my middle-aged brain to see if I still had it in me. All of you believed in me and for that I "thank you".

I hope you take a moment to visit all the stunning "Amour" Valentine boxes created by the most talented women on the web. Meeting so many new friends and sharing another awesome swap with friends I've known for years, has been an honor and a pleasure.

Grab a beverage, sit a spell and join us on our "Valentine Stroll" through their beautiful blogs and enjoy the stunning creations of the 66 ladies who participated in my
"Amour" swap.

Look at the unbelievably, gorgeous, scrumptious, beautiful, heartful, amazing, over-the-top, generous, stunning, pink, glittery, fun-filled, huge lot of Valentine treasures I received from one the sweetest and talented lady (artist) on the planet



Elena said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous.

Elena :)

Anonymous said...

Wishing You a Wonderful Valentine's Day!

suzeeez said...

Wow, beautful swap package you recieved Cathy. I love mine too!
Thank you so much for hosting this swap. Happy Valentine's day!

Cassandra said...

Cathy, thanks so much for hosting this wonderful swap! You did such a great job! I look forward to seeing what you host in the future. I can't wait until April.


rosechicfriends said...

Over the TOP! Miss Rhea did spoil you and deservedly so! That box is just too darling!

Thanks again for hostessing this fun and wonderful event!


Elyse said...

happy valentine's day, cathy!

congratulations on hosting your first swap. it was so much fun!

i was recently in another swap and had miss rhea as a partner. her creations and packaging are amazing! i know you will enjoy all of your treats.

off to make a pot o' coffee and do some visiting!


Crystal said...

Oh Cathy, what beautiful treasures. That box looks like a cake, it made my mouthwater,or was it a cake :)LOL.
Thanks for hosting this wonderful event and all of your hard work. It has been a struggle for me just to post about it??? I lost pics, slideshow and commentary. I am not happy, may need to get a new computer ??? Izzy was very helpful in the end though. It did get posted, not the original, but something. I hope it is okay.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Bryanna Lenan said...

Thanks for hosting this swap... absolutely a good time and a wonderful outcome!

Jacalyn @ said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful!

Happy Valentine's Day!


maryboys said...

cathy - the 'love shack' is especially precious:) thank you again for the wonderful has been so much fun!


Shirl said...

Hello Cathy, Happy Valentines Day! Thank you so much for hosting this fun event. You did a wonderful job. It was so nice to meet and get to know my partner Crystal. Your gifts from Miss Rhea are just beautiful! Blessings to you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

stephanie said...

This swap was a great experience, Cathy. I consider my sweet swap partner one of my blogging friends now. Thank you so much for all the time you put into making the Amour Swap possible!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dearest Lovely Cathy~

Thank you so much for hosting this swap. I am so glad everything went off beautifully.

I love anything that Rhea does..she is just uber talented!

I am loving seeing what everyone received.

This was a wonderful swap. Lots of Amour to be shared!

Happy Heart Day my Darling Friend!

p.s. your little surcie was mailed yesterday...the Post Office is now open again but more snow coming tomorrow....ugh!!!!

Deborah said...

Happy Valentine's day to you too Cathy. What a wonderful lot of goodies you received. Just amazing!

Debby said...

WOW!!! Everything is amazing, I am so jealous I didn't know about this swap. Happy Valentine's Day.

Piney Rose said...

Oh, I just love this - what wonderful things!

Piney Rose said...

Oh, I just love this - what wonderful things!

Vera said...


Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful swap. It was my first and I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it was. First, meeting and getting to know my new friend "Sandy" and also getting to know all of the wonderfully creative ladies who participated, through their blogs.

And your package! Just beautiful, and filled with fabulous treasures!

Happy Valentine's Day and thanks again!

Olivia Paige

sandy said...

Wow, what amazing sweet gifts you received! I was also the recipient of wonderful goodies! So thank you for hosting this swap. You did a wonderful job! It was my first one as I haven't been blogging long but it won't be my last! The amazing creativity of so many wonderful women has been an inspiration to me. I'm trying to get through the whole Amour Valentine Swap list now and see all the beautiful things with a cup of tea in hand.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Hob Nobbers

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Everything was so beautiful! I love the cupcakes and the little pink house! gorgeous!!


It's like you received a WHOLE Valentine Store!!! WOW !!!
SO many wonderful and pretty treasures! WOW!!
Deb :)

gail said...

Hi Cathy, I have really enjoyed visiting all of the blogs and seeing the wonderful Valentine treasures and creativity! The box you received was stunning! I was soooo busy with going in the new store, I thought I better not commit and didnt join in...BOY now I am sorry :) YOu did a fantastic job and I would say your first swap was a huge success! Have a pretty week, Hugs, gail

Mermaid Treasures said...

Beautiful Valentines! Thanks for hosting!

Lori said...

Rhea's yummies she sent were over the top in sweetness! That little cone was precious! And her box, oh lucky you!!! Thanks again and again for the wonderful chance to participate! Lori

Scrap for Joy said...

I was totally exhausted after all of the blog hopping yesterday and completely forgot to stop here and say thank you for the great job you did as the hostess with the mostest! It is a lot of work but it came out great! Now relax and rest.

Jacqueline said...

Happy Valentines Day belated. Over at Once Upon a Fairyland we had a Kitchen Ka-Poodle day you just might like. I do believe we have been kissed by twin poodle sisters! Keeping life colorful and your blog!

Shabby Shan said...

All I can say is Wow! I love all of the pretty goodies you received! Thank you so much for hosting such a wonderful swap. I have enjoyed it so much! Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Cathy! Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful swap. It was my first ever and a pleasure from start to finish. You were such a fabulous hostess. I think we all received such wonderful boxes of goodies! Have a great day!

My Desert Cottage