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91  Re: True Blood Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: June 05, 2010 05:38:24 PM
There are no words to accurately describe how amazing my swap package was.

It's possible, I imagine, that there *could* be pictures, but I would need an amazing photographer to capture it.


So when I returned home from the movies today, I found a HUGE box waiting for me on my doorstep.  Which is remarkable unto itself since usually they leave the boxes in the office (which is closed on Saturdays and therefore packages pretty much can't be delivered by USPS on Saturdays).  But somehow they KNEW that I needed my package now!

The box was, naturally, sent from Bon Temps:

I knew I was in for an insane amount of spoilage when I saw this...

(in case you cant read that - my 'macro' setting has worked for crap today! - that says $31.70 for shipping!)

Everything was wrapped SO beautifully...

In fact, this is the box FULL of just the tissue paper and all accompanying packing goodness:

And there were notes with everything; messages from my swap partner as well as the Rattrays, Tara, Sookie, Claudine, and of course Eric

And then there were extras....

(matchbook notepads with my initial, a pretty notepad, an adorable little black coin purse which was filled with a comfort kit for my fibromyalgia - Burt's Bees chapstick, moist towlettes, altoids, initial pocket kleenex, and an adorable travel pill case (which will get SO much use!))

...and another extra - notecards with 3D 'J's' (for JoAnn, me!) with little purple ribbons (for fibromyalgia awareness!)

Also, a wisty surprise!  Interchangeable sterling silver pearl earrings with a matching necklace!!!  And a little set of purple beaded ones! 

NOW, after ALL THAT, we get to the True Blood part of the package! (I know, right?!  Shocked)

A present from Eric!  (It had a tag attached, so I know it wasn't taken from him forcefully, plus gift wrapped in this adorable box!)  There was also a black garter; it was with a different gift (from Tara's Togs, of course), but definitely was a gift for me, FOR Eric   Wink

There was another extra (the cell charm) along with my favorite new bookmark!!!

From the Rattrays, I received a sample of V along with papers for the drops and with instructions!

I got THE most amazing charm bracelet ever!  It weighs like 1400 pounds (but is surprisingly comfortable to wear, I'm pleased to report) because it is SO loaded!  Tons of red, black, and silver.  There are related charms (like a coffin) and it includes a bottle of V.  But clearly this bottle is specifically for me to recover from my fibro cause there are also word charms like 'strength,' 'courage,' and 'cure,' along with a ribbon charm!

If you've wondered what I was taking things pictures on, it is THIS:

Which contained (after I removed all the pretty wrapping):

A magical wishing wand all the way from Faery!!!  It had suggestions for questions and the inside (if you properly follow the directions which were so perfectly worded) would answer your question in the Globe of the Future!!

For my first question, I asked it the following question: When will I receive the most awesome swap package of my life?

And it's answer...

Okay, I know, that was super corny.  BUT clearly you can see I was also right.

It was unbelievable and I am totally going to have to send Arielthemermaid something else to say thanks!
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92  Re: Crafty Detective Round 6- the gallery! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: April 13, 2010 04:44:17 PM
Oh My Sweetness.

After the looooooongest day of my life at work, I came home to the most awesome box ever from Casey1201:

Okay, the outside was pretty normal-boxy.  But I knew the inside would hold such delights!  I could not WAIT to get into it!  In fact, my excitement sparked the interest of my kitten, John Rawls. 

Particularly when I fell in LOVE instantly with my new weekender!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Please understand, as Casey1201 did, I have been wanting one of these FOREVER!!!!)

John Rawls decided, however, that HE was in love with my new weekender:

The *only* shot of me you'll get is with one of the pairs of earrings she made me - look how well they go with my brand new nose ring!  (please excuse how my nose is all read around it - I mean, I got it pierced 2 nights ago, so Im cleaning it constantly, so then it gets all reddish)

Okay, so here is the loot (other than the weekender bag and the earrings you've already seen!):

A loaded charm bracelet (Ive always wanted one!) to go with the earrings you've already seen and another pair -

(you can see again how much my cat wanted to be involved!)

If you can believe it, Casey classified the bracelet and both pairs of earrings as a SMALL!  Silly Casey!  Much like how my weekender bag was a Large (whereas I am confident that the time she put in on it could have counted as the small, medium, AND large!)

Then we have our Medium.  I say Medium because Casey said so.  Casey needs to do some SERIOUS work on her comprehension of sizes for swaps.  I however have benefitted, so far be for me to complain!  Cheesy   Wink  A sewing kit:

But thats not all!  In addition to the supercute kit, it came FULLY loaded!!

Two patterns for purses (yay!!) and a Sewing for Dummies book (PERFECT FOR ME!!!)

Awesome, awesome fabric!

A whole host of sewing necessities - awesome scissors, Fray Check, rick rack, elastic, Heat and Bond, 3 zippers, and straight pins (which were in the pic above)  There were also safety pins and a measuring tape, but my husband was using those to distract the cat.

By the time I got around to opening the jar of buttons, I had his attention again...

Here are some of my faves -

That's right, that's a pineapple!  There were several cat ones she included - every SINGLE detail or every single thing Casey did for me was thought out!!!

So even though my small medium and large were more like a large, XXL, and 5X, Casey STILL included some extras! 

Cloth pads (I asked for them - if you havent tried them, you MUST - they are SO much better than anything Ive ever tried before!)

adorable barrettes!!

and an awesome bookmark with a sexy plus sized woman (much like myself!)

She also sent tea for my hubby and Reese's!!  Yay!!!  He has already started plowing into both (trust me, its a minor miracle I got a picture of the bookmark when I did, since he's stolen it already!)

I CANNOT explain that I DID just know she was my stalker, even though I sort of just picked her arbitrarily.  But I just KNEW.  and she knew that I knew!   Cheesy

Seriously, Casey was UNBELIEVABLE!!!!  this was AWESOME!!!  the fact that it came after the day i had was just that much better!!!

Im gonna throw a few more exclamation points out there just so you all really get how perfect her package was, how thoughtful she was, how totally she nailed me with colors and fabrics and everything, and overall that I am now in love with Casey1201!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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93  Re: I Have a Disease 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: October 16, 2009 06:56:45 AM
Okay, so this morning, on Day 3 of my complete exclusion from society due to H1N1, my husband tells me that he forgot to get the mail yesterday.  He brings it in and TADA!!!  its like Christmas morning!!

So I received from Twisted Truth and she definitely delivered!!  I was a little unsure what to expect because I know I didn't give much direction, but the woman clearly did her homework and I am so excited about it!!!

First, we have some bath and body stuff - Japanese Cherry Blossom Lotion (such an awesome scent), a Rose Lotion Bar (Im excited to try this out - Ive never used a lotion bar!), Chocolate Drop Soap (oh yes, I was made for chocolate soap), and a pedicure set

Now we have some fun stuff - a purple drawstring comfort bag, a corner paper bookmark, and a pack of 'Hunks' playing cards!!  (we are big card and game players in my family, so this is extra perfect!)

More goodness - a bookmark with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt about dreams and a 'Fuck This Shit' magnet.  I ADORE this magnet and let me tell you how perfect this bookmark is - first, the obvious - its a bookmark and i read all the freaking time.  LOVE to read.  Secondly, as Im sure TwistedTruth tracked down, I LOVE eleanor roosevelt, in fact, named my cat after her.  and lastly the quote itself is so appropriate - "Believe in the beauty of your dreams" which is perfect since it really speaks to the depression Ive been struggling with lately

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Lastly, the worlds most awesomest lip balm holder and balm.  Hot Fudge lip balm in my very own penis cozy!!!  Totally based on my wist, this is FREAKING AWESOME!!!

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Oh yes, you KNOW you're jealous

Thank you SO much TwistedTruth - this was seriously an awesome package and came at a time I totally needed it!  Thanks!!!
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94  Re: Jim Henson Swap round ??? Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: July 07, 2009 06:04:36 PM
Yes, they are INFINITELY wist-worthy!!!  I was BLOWN away by my package from donniesgirl, my very own personal angel!!!  I have a few additional pics....

I hate full pics of me, but I have included them here to give you all an idea of just how cumbersome making clothes for me (especially that amazing patchwork one!) cause I am a BIG girl.

Please ignore my face - I thought the husband was only shotting from the chest down, so I wasnt looking as happy as the clothes make me!

and a close-up

and the AMAZING patchwork skirt - check out the sheer SIZE of this thing!

(in addition to my size, let's overlook my hair in these pictures - i wore a headband all day and i promise, it looked cuter in!  Cheesy)

details (just a couple)...

In addition to just being altogether awesome, the skirt was done as reminiscent of the scene in The Muppet Movie where they paint Fozzie's car (my favorite scene!!)

Then there were some iron-on transfers...


There were also return address labels (which Im not showing cause I dont know know how to black out my address and thats just a little too public, even for me!) but they're adorable and have AWESOME pictures and include my favorite quotes along the bottoms!!!

SERIOUSLY this was just an unbelievable package and I wish every swapper without a package gets an angel like mine!!  Thanks SO much donniesgirl!!!!!
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95  Re: Sweat Shoppe Swap Round 19 (signups til June 22) (send by July 20) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by rockmygypsysoul on: June 12, 2009 06:12:06 PM
Alright!  I havent done this swap in over two years, but its just right for now and I still have and love and use my stuff I got then!  Im painting 14 shirts with animated characters for our family trip to Disney later this month and need some easy crafting I can do when I get tired of painting!!   Cheesy

So, that said, Im offering what I offered 2 years ago - button bouquets!  Like so...

Would anyone BE interested in these?  I really want to know, cause if not thats cool, Ill think of something else, but I really want to offer something people are interested in!  Thanks!!
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96  Re: Post Secret Round 8 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: May 11, 2009 06:21:39 PM

I waited for marriage
It was worth it!!!
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97  Re: Post Secret Round 8 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: May 11, 2009 06:19:04 PM

I believe these are nothing more than books of stories written to scare people and children into doing what historical leaders wanted them to do.  I don't understand how people can believe them, but can't believe in fairies.
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98  Re: Post Secret Round 8 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: May 11, 2009 06:17:05 PM

(All crossed out at the top) - Forever Friends     Always & Forever      Best Friends

My once best friend doesn't realise how much he hurt me by saying we were too close.  He wants to be 'Just friends'.  It feels like we barely know each other.
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99  Re: Post Secret Round 8 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: May 11, 2009 06:15:03 PM

I can take better care of him then you
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100  Re: Post Secret Round 8 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by rockmygypsysoul on: May 11, 2009 06:14:04 PM

I win a lot of prizes (stereo, tickets, shoes, clothes, etc) But I cannot win a heart   The only thing I really want.


Congratulations You Win
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