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My Bounty from Arizona! | The BIG Reveal

March 5, 2013

Hey lovelies! Now that you’ve seen what I sent in my previous post – here’s what I received! Fab partnered Michelle (seaweedkisses) with me – and I absolutely love everything she sent! Funny thing is, I came across her instagram while she was gathering things for me and loved her photos so naturally I started following her. Unnbeknownst to me – I would be receiving her parcel in the next couple days! I’m not a picky person when it comes to gifts – I love everything I receive. But it’s extra special when a lot of thought was put into it, and it’s clear that that is just what she did! Before I get carried away – here are the photos! First, we’ll begin with the girl herself. I hope you enjoy seeing everything as much as I enjoyed opening it! ;) This was way too much fun – can’t wait for the next one!

Michelle has a lovely blog by the name of Seaweed Kisses – definitely make sure to check out her post, and follow her too. She resides in Arizona where the cactus’s are plentiful and the cowboys are rootin’ and tootin’!! Hmm well, maybe not – but she did send me both of those. I guess I’m going to have to go there myself to see what it’s like.  Road trip with Papa C?! I think so.

As soon as you get over the shock that I got a cactus in the mail, we’ll continue… Major snail-mail bragging rights right there!! I’ve been telling so many people I got it in the mail, haha. Definitely one of the most unique things ever sent to me. What else did I get? Well look below!



What we had to do for “The City Explorers Kit” was to take a day off and collect little things of our city for our partner. The prompts Fab included were; maps, flowers & leaves, postcards, tiny souvenirs, photos, interesting newspaper’s clippings & pamphlets, etc. Michelle sent 2 Arizona postcards, dried wild flowers, a clay coin, a magazine clipping and a beautifully handmade (DREAM-CATCHER!!) card – I love those things! I’ve had the one in my photo since I was a little girl. I think I might make one!


The next one she choose to do was: “Something Shiny!” When signing up for the swap Fab asked for our preferences – I mentioned I have a small coin collection and wouldn’t mind receiving some foreign coins. This one is from Korea!

For the third and forth part of the swap, she choose: “The Bad Day Survival Kit” (two lovely cups of tea and an inspiring card full of fortunes!) & “Something you can Wear” (the most darling and oh so crafty earrings!) Since I’m such a postal freak, I really enjoyed ‘The Postal Freak’s Kit” (shown below) Michelle filled mine up with various vintage ephemera, handmade goodies, washi tape, and a magazine clipping! Somehow she found out about my Audrey Hepburn obsession. ;)


Lastly she took her favourite restaurant’s menu and checked off all her favourite orders! Then she tied a couple tags together as a mini fact and “where to find her” booklet. She’s certainly one creative lady! It was her first swap (as well as mine!) How do you think we did? I’m quite proud of us. :) (Oh! I also enjoyed her letter shown below, can’t wait to start our penpal-ship!)


6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2013 9:40 PM

    Oh goodie, goodie gum drops! What an amazing package to get in the mail and a cactus?!? Wowie! How cool is that! I have a love-hate relationship with cacti because I love how cool they look, but I’m scared to get their needles stuck in me, lol. :p Anyways, looks like everyone had fun doing the “Secret Scavenger Project” and I enjoy seeing what people got and sent! :) Look forward to more mail posts…and posts in general ;)

    xoxo, Yasmeen

    • March 5, 2013 9:47 PM

      Hahah! Oh boy – that made me giggle a little! I absolutely loved getting this in the mail – it was my actual first “real” penpal swap, so that made it even more fun! Girl! ME TOO. I’m actually pretty afraid of it – but I don’t want it to sense it and then jump on me when I’m sleeping. ;) Haha. For real though, I can’t look at it without getting the shivers. I do love it though, and think it’s pretty! The needles just spook me.

      More posts will be following! I got my blogging & creativity mojo back thanks to smashbooking, instagram and Fab! xxo

  2. March 5, 2013 9:47 PM

    Putting all these together for you was such great fun! I’m so happy that you liked everything. I’m not going to lie, I was a little nervous about all of it, and kept changing and making up my mind a thousand times. I even thought about sending you a real dream-catcher…but none of them were as pretty as I had wanted them to be. Ha. So, I just drew you one. *wink*

    • March 5, 2013 9:51 PM

      I’m glad you had fun!! Don’t worry – I think we were all nervous, I know I sure was! I guess it’s because we just see photos of who our partner is and their interests (if we peek/search!) and then we get worried. It’s a girl thing too! Awwe – well I’m so glad you did, I think dream-catchers are so beautiful and have always loved them! It’s crazy how you ended up sending me one drawn on a card without knowing me!!

      (PS: If you read the comment above, I still like the cactus – it’s just scaring me a little still. lol!! I’m a wimp – needles are my “phobia”)

  3. June 17, 2014 1:07 PM

    COOOOL! IT would be a neat thing to do with my art journaling students!

  4. June 17, 2014 1:07 PM

    Love your blog, by the way! :)

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