Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall Banner Swap!!

My swap partner for the Fall Banner Swap, hosted by Deb who blogs at Garage Sale Gal, was Sandy, who blogs at 521 Lake Street. Sandy sent so many surprises in my package!!

Before I share what Sandy sent me a little history....

Sandy's blog was one of the first blogs I started reading on a regular basis. She hosted an Easter Tag Swap in the Spring of 2011 and was kind enough to let me join, even though I did not have a blog. Not a problem she said, if your partner has a blog, I'm sure she'll share what you've traded, and if not I will.

I had never made a tag before. I set up a table, not a card table mind you, but a 6 footer in the sitting area of the master bedroom and cut away.  I was determined however to have a blog created in time to do my own posting about the Easter Swap. 

I wasn't sure how I was going to get it all done, between work and creating tags to trade, so...when daughter number 5 came home from college on spring break she had a job....create a blog for mom.  She asked me all sorts of questions...what will you blog about, what about a name...so many things to decide! I came home from work one day and she was finished. Little did I know that before I moved my sewing room upstairs, she had taken pictures of my room and my favorite things.

That's the header that still welcomes you to Perfectly Printed!!

Any Whoooo....

The Fall Banner is just perfect!! I have it hanging on my corner cabinet in our dining area. It fits perfectly!!

Each letter is embellished with a fall decoration.  I love the colors, and the papers!!

She even decorated the back!!

In the package were several little packages wrapped in the cutest brown wax paper bags. I didn't take before pictures of the little packages....I was so excited to open them I forgot!


I did take after pictures
a pumpkin candle and leaf candle tray, some great recipe cards, and some fabric embellishments. All will be used this Fall season!!
3-D fall decorations, and some cool plastic leaves, in bright Fall colors!!

Sandy was a great partner!! Such a thoughtful person!! The Xavier Ct house is starting to look a little like Fall thanks to Sandy!!!



  1. What a beautiful fall banner, and such sweet goodies!! Hope you are having a great week!! xo Heather

  2. Such a delightful fall banner. I especially love the touch of bingo cards too.

  3. These are all so cute. I wish I had the time to do one. Smiles...Renee

  4. Oh, what a sweet story about the beginning of your blog :) Sandy sent some wonderful things to you! The banner is just precious!! She sure has some great talent!

  5. Chris,
    I had such a good time making this banner knowing it was for you! You are one of the sweet ladies I have been fortunate to meet since blogging....and I am glad you have this wonderful blog! :)

  6. What a great fall banner. I love how she did the back of your banner as well. What great gifts.