Thursday, August 7, 2008

A Burst of Purple

As a teacher, I have more free time in the summer, so I decided to branch out and explore more of what Splitcoast has to offer. One of the first areas I happened upon is the swaps forum.

Now, I'm not into swapping cards or recipes or altered items, but one swap that I LOVE is called Color Burst. In a color burst swap, you choose a color to send and a color to receive. Then you buy $15 worth of items in the color you chose to send and mail it off to someone. In turn, you will receive $15 worth of goodies in the color you chose to receive. These goodies can be any type of scrapbooking items--brads, ribbon, flowers, etc. It's really fun to shop for this swap, but even more fun to receive a package bursting with color!

This is my second time doing a color burst swap, and my color this time was purple. Well, today, my burst arrived. I just have to say a huge THANK YOU to Kimberly! You totally rocked my world today!

I kept oohing and aahing over all the pretty items she included in my package. The box included purple notecards, pop dots, two containers of glitter, glittered chipboard flowers, a jar of glittered Primas, two spools of ribbon, glittered foam shapes, beautiful flowers made of ribbon with pearls in the centers, a glitter pen, naked chipboard, and a pack of purple dp! Can you believe it?! JACKPOT!!!

This really brought a smile to my face today. I've been flaked out on in two recent swaps, so it was nice to get spoiled with this color burst. Kimberly, you are the BEST!

If you're interested in joining a color burst swap, look in the "everything else" section of the swaps forum on Splitcoast.


Catherine said...

never heard of a color burst swap but it sure is fun, not only fun to shop for someone but knowing that you'll get something and not expecting whats in there.. pretty cool!

Delicate Designs by Shelly said...

Hi there!

I visit your blog daily and I love some of the stuff you do! I know you are a ribbon-a-holic and I have some ribbon that I won't use that I would love to send to you in the coming weeks. Some of it is opened because I thought I could use it... but some of it is brand new. If you would like it, just send me your address. My email is

Have a fantastic day!

JoLynn said...

AWESOME. It sounds like great fun!

Karen Kelly said...

Coolio! Sorry the swaps didn't work out before...grrr... Looks like you really got spoiled this time though!

Anonymous said...

Look at all those fabulous goodies!! Enjoy them! You deserve to be spoiled!! :)

Cheryl Walker said...

this sounds like alot of fun, i would love to do a color swap.