Back last month I was not looking forward to Valentine's Day. No sweetie to call my own and no celebrations in sight for the dreaded holiday. Then I had this idea for a Valentine Tag Book Swap among some of my friends at home and on the internet. My favorite comment was from my friend Marianne when I sent her my pitch for the swap by email. I apparently oversold the concept about how this swap would guarantee a fun Valentines Day because came her simple reply: "Will they be tall, dark and handsome, these valentine tags?" I sent back the message, "No, but they are the best I'm going to do this year! Are you in?" Came her reply: "I'm in!"
Some of the participants are veteran crafters/artists and some are relatively new and some were coached in by yours truly - most, maybe all of us, veteran and newbies alike, expressed the sentiment about whether or not our tags were "good" enough. I love them all - each and every one. They are all fabulous and I hope all who participated in the swap and all who may view them here will get as much enjoyment from them as I have gotten collecting them and making them into booklets to mail out and/or distribute. I am still waiting on one set of tags (and I apoligize to Dee that I don't have pics of hers here, but they are somewhere in the USPS hands), but I don't have a digital camera and my friends Pat and Nancy were kind enough to come over yesterday and help me take pics of the ones that have arrived safely. When I have all the tags, I will make a booklet so that each player will get a tag from each person. I just wanted to give you all a chance to see the pics before I mail them.
Tags (front and back) from Nancy, Sharon, and Sherry.
Tags (front and back) from Janet, Trish (me), and Pat.