Sunday, August 16, 2009

i thought of sheila

For Stephenie's I Thought of You Swap, we were to send our partners vintage treasures that made us think of them. Sheila thought of me by sending me this package. :)

And I thought of Sheila by sending her this package. Sheila mentioned she decorated in the colors barn red, mustard yellow, and soldier blue, so I went with that color scheme.

Sheila blogged about what I sent her, too.
I had some fabric leftover from that paper bag album I made (and shared here); I used it for this project. I made Sheila a pocket organizer. See other pocket organizers I've made here.
I made Sheila a paper bag album scrapbook portfolio. I've made a few of these before.

See more of my paper bag albums here. If you're interested in making your own paper bag album, I have tutorials here and here.

I also made a book using coin rolls.  I personalized the book by adding Sheila's blog name "Blessed and Distressed" as inspiration. I got the idea from my friend Jen.
I made a gift tag set, too. All the tags I used were bought from my friend Blanca.
I sent Sheila some vintage lace trim on a bingo card:
and ephemera: I also sent Sheila a whimsy jar with buttons and other embellishments.

See more coin roll tag books here.
See more artistic kits here.


  1. Jessica-Sheila racked up! I love all the things you created and the thought you put into it--especially the whimsy jar!Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love everything you did here. The tags and the paper album are wonderful. I love the jar too. I'm in Kansas - the Sunflower State - so anything with sunflowers catchs my eye. YOur swap partner was one lucky lady.

  3. Hi, Jessica That is an awesome swap package!! That is my style too so you know I loved it all!! What do you do with your packages you receive? How do decorate? and are you lucky enough to have your own craft room? Take care, XO Fran.

  4. Man -- I would like to be scrap partners with you! What a lovely and thoughtful gift!

  5. I just loved all of it and have them proudly displayed in my studio. Thanks again!

  6. Wow! I'm in awe of everything you made! I also loved the ephemera! Sheila is a lucky girl! I look forward to seeing you this Saturday for the Wizard of Oz Gala! Twyla

  7. wow jessica...i'm just crawling out of my hole and realized i've missed the last three posts! it's catch up time!!!! i'm on my laptop so please excuse the small writing...
    your swaps are beautiful!!! you and shiela make quite a pair!!!! I love everything, it must have been so much fun. I wish I could have joined stephenie's swap but it is just not a good time for me. hopefully i will catch the next one
    love the hair swap too! cute idea! you are so lucky to have girls!
    have a great week girlie...i'll try not to stay away so long next time!!!!!!
    everything vintage

  8. you did a wonderful job with this "not shabby chic" theme, jessica:) i love what you put together!


  9. I saw this over at Sheilas blog and came here so I could see it again , what fantastic stuff !

  10. Love all of it! Great package!

  11. OMG!!! Jessica, you really did send Sheila some amazing goodies.. I bet she was really happy getting that package in the mail.. Thanks again for joining the swap..

  12. Beautiful swap Jessica and Sheila.
    You must be thrilled with your wonderful gifts.

    Enjoy your week

  13. Howdy Jessica
    Oh my gosh what an amazing swap !
    I loved seeing all the great photos.
    You are so talented .
    I just love the whimsy jar with the sunflower .
    I am gonna have to try this .
    Of course I am a little bit crazy about ephemera so I was thrilled to see your entire post .
    Blessings to you and yours.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Happy Trails