900 posts, and more Valentine fun!

Wow -- yesterday's post was my 900th, and I recently surpassed 400 followers on this blog!  It's a good thing I'm already having a giveaway!  If you are here to visit from Grow Your Blog, you can find that post and enter the giveaway, HERE -- now through January 31!
Michele's hostessing a Vintage Candy Box swap, and I joined in the fun; I've sent my decorated box off to my partner and heard from her that she's received it but hasn't opened it yet!  In the meantime, I thought I'd show you another box I made: it's the hostess gift I sent to Michele!
Michele has two blogs: Something Special, which is mostly her vintage finds and creations, and Special Paper Projects, which is, not surprisingly, about her paper art!  She's one of the blogging friends I've known the longest, and I've enjoyed several of her swaps -and- been the recipient of one of her blog giveaways, too.  Lucky me!  She is so generous.
So, I wanted to take this opportunity to 'spoil' her a bit as a thank you ...
I decoupaged this cigar box with many different vintage papers, and then decorated it with a doily, some trims, and some fabric embellishments.
Then, I piled it full of some pretty, romantic-themed ephemera and doo dads to make her smile! (I'm not going to show you what was inside because it's similar to the box I sent my swap partner and I don't want to spoil the surprise -- but I will show you very soon!)


Sami said…
Congratulations Laurie, 900 posts is a lot! I'm only on 150.
I love the box in the last photo.
Congrats on 900 posts!!! Love the box you made and isn't it fun to swap!! I'm just getting into the crafting and I'm loving it. hugs, Linda
Janet Ghio said…
I love the box. It reminds me of the boxes we used to make when I was in elementary school to put our valentines in.
Unknown said…
That little bird pin with the red jewel is adorable! I'm finishing my box for Michele today! Congrats on the 400!
kathyinozarks said…
Congrats on your 900th that's awesome. Your work is so beautiful! love the red heart too Kathy
Kathy said…
Congratulations on two big milestones - yay!!
Congrats on 900 posts and 400+ followers! Your blog is certainly one of my favorites, as are you!

Dee in N.H. said…
Congrats laurie and here's a toast to the next 900! Love the box!
Linda said…
Good for you-hope you have many more posts and followers.
love the little red heart-everything i like, velvet, lace and rhinestones. the box is beautiful with the papers and embellishements, beautiful gift.
900 posts ~ mind boggling!! Congratulations, dear friend. I came across the lovely valentine you sent me from a swap last year and it always warms my heart when that happens! I know Michelle will treasure the gorgeous Valentine box you created and all the petite tresors within!
Tammy said…
Congratulations on 900 posts! Your Valentine box is beautiful!

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