Monday, June 25, 2012

Whoo Hoo!!!

The Shabby Drawers Tag Exchange is all packed up and ready to ship....finally!


This is only about 2/3's...the rest had already shipped!

Spent a good chunk of the weekend finishing up sorting and packing. They will be shipped out by Tuesday morning. I am pooped but so happy to have them on their way to you! Once again, I thank you for your patience!

For those of you who had more than one set of tags, they may/will arrive on different days. Each group you signed up for was shipped separately (that's why you paid for each group you signed up for).

Sorting was done randomly in groups of 9...assembly line style. I do not have a listing of who was in each group. That would have added a huge number of hours to an already long process.


We had a total of 334 groups of tags exchanged....that's a total of 2672 tags!! Yowzer! Hopefully I didn't goof up too many in terms of the catagories you were to go into! You all impressed me so much with the awesome quality of the tags. They were ALL beautiful!!

Thank you to the huge number of you who sent me tags and gifts. I was overwhelmed by it all! Thank you as well to those "angels" who sent extra tags....I needed and used them!

As much work as it was, it was still a ton of fun.....


Laura

42 comments:

  1. OMG! That looks incredibly funky :-)

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  2. Oh Laura!!!! That is soooo awesome!!! You are so generous and sweet!! I'm very sorry the project was overwhelming and you are amazing to get that done!! I do hope you had some kind of blessing through it all!! And I hope your family is doing good and are healthy and happy. You sure make a bunch of others happy every day by sharing your generosity and awesome talent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! Rest well, at least for a few hours. You need a spa day!!( I know you don't know what those are but you sure deserve one!!). Bless you and THANK YOU!!!

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  3. Omg.....that is some undertaking......thanks so much for the opportunity......and all your work to complete it......especially at this tough time for your family. Kudos to you and Sarah!

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  4. Thanks for all your hard work on the tag swap! I appreciate your generosity and how much you share with your fans. I am inspired by your talent and creativity. Thank You.

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  5. Laura,
    The picture says it all--or at least 2/3 of the story. I didn't even participate, but I am awed by the amount of work that has gone into your project. I hope your dedication continues to bring you much success and happiness. I definitely gain much joy from your work. Thank you. Astrid

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  6. Holy cow! I didn't participate either but just LOOK at all those boxes. Yikes!

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  7. WOW Laura! Thanks for all your hard work! The tags look wonderful. I'm so happy to have participated and I am looking forward to receiving my box.:)

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  8. I just wanted to let you know I loved doing the tag swap... I loved the challenge of making the tags. Even though I have not recieved the tags as of yet... I already had fun making and creating them and I know I will have a joygasm when they come. It will be worth the wait.

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  9. Hi Laura,
    Thank you for hosting this swap. You are an amazing woman. I don't know how you do it all.
    You have blessed us in so many ways.
    I pray that you got some enjoyment from looking at all the creative tags and that it brought smiles to your heart.
    Hugs,
    angelbug56
    cheryl

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  10. Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back and a great ATTAGIRL !!! tag swap done and boxed, ready to be mailed....CHECK..CHECK and CHECK !!! Yee haw! Can't wait to see who I got in exchange. I may have to make the drawers now...lol Thank you Laura for ALL the hard work.

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  11. Whew! I'm so glad that's out of your hair...lol. I want to thank you for the tag swap and for making it so easy to participate...you're wonderful! Looking forward to receiving the tags...it'll be like receiving gifts. So, when is the next swap HAHA! Blessings to you and your family.

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  12. OMG! What a job! I have to admit that I was getting impatient and now I feel guilty. I am so excited to receive them. Thank you for all the work.

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    1. I received mine yesterday evening and I can't believe how talented my group is. Laura, I know this grew to be more that you expected and I know how much work it was for you. It was great fun and I appreciate everything. Thanks!

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  13. eeeee, can't wait for Mr Mailman to arrive! Thanks so much for doing this, Laura! It was great fun and a learning thing for me and I really appreciate it! Enjoy having some of your home back! LOL!

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    1. OMgosh, Mr Mailman just arrived! The tags are all fabulous! I had the grungy ones! Love each of them..thanks Laura for taking the time to arrange this!!

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    2. Sunflowerlori, I just received one of your lovely tags. It is the "Chase your Dreams" and I just love it. Thank you for your piece of art. Grace

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  14. Laura, you are an amazing and extraordinary lady. You arrange a tag swap in the middle of so much chaos and family troubles, You went through the huge task of sorting and packing. And now they are ready to be received by the many people who entered the swap including me. I had never entered a swap of any kind before, But you made it easy to be brave and just go for it and along the way I not only learned to better my craft but you taught me patience and you taught us all that even though paper is fun, family is first. Even though this last delivery marks the end of the tag swap, as fun as it was I'm glad to see it's over and that you will be a bit less stressed. Thank you for thinking of us always. Lots of pats and hugs for having hosted an amazing Tag swap.

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  15. I'm excited! And seeing that little taste of "tag-talent" above, we will all receive beautiful pieces of art! I enjoyed participating and am so glad i did. I didn't think what I could do would match anyone's talent but I decided to take chance and I enjoyed the event. I think it made me try to stretch.

    Thank you so much for creating this event. I think it kind of brings the group closer together aside from our Ustream connections.

    SO...does the Post Office smile when they see you or run? LOL

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  16. Trudie (crazyladycrafts)June 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Woo Hoo!!! The mail lady delivered the tags!!! I'm nearly speechless--they are out-of-this -world gorgeous!! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. Worth every second (and many more) of whatever wait it took to receive these little pieces of creative energy. We LOVE you, Laura!!! I LOVE my tags and will treasure them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  17. I got my first set of tags today. Gorgeous. Thanks to everyone whose tags I received. What a gift.

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  18. Thanks Laura so much for having this tag exchange! This was my first and I enjoyed coming up with my design and what a treat to find in my mailbox today! Everyone really did such an awesome job! Love love love my tags!
    Thanks Laura and all!

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  19. Yikes! It's a wonder you have any hair left. I'd have pulled my out in frustration. That's one HUGE shipment going out. Tags look lovely!

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  20. I'm so excited to be getting the tags!! Thank you so much for doing this swap. I know it had to be just an added pressure on you to try to organize and get them all out. Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you for doing it, even though you have had so much on you in the last few months. I also wanted to thank you for inspiring me to branch out. I found out that I really like the shabby chic look. I had never really tried anything like that before.
    Thanks again and God bless.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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  21. Thanks so much for hosting the swap. I received my tags today...they are gorgeous! I love them! You're the best!

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  22. WHOO HOO indeed... you said there were a lot and that lot is a VERY lot indeed!!!! I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to share work with your followers and only sorry that it has proved to be a pain in some ways.... but, a bit like childbirth, it's great now it's over , eh???
    Love and light
    Frankie
    aka Dragonsitter

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  23. WOW! WOW!!! your hands were so full and still had time to make your followers HAPPY....AMAZING...didn't join in but would luv to see the awesome work that made so many people happy....your the best LAURA....are you thrill to see your living room floor...LOL

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  24. I really don't know how you do it, continue to create and deal with all the day to day family life. I hope soon you can find out what is wrong with Sarah, and hope FIL is doing much better. Thanks for taking on what ended up being a extremly large task with all these tags. We all can't thank you enough. God bless you and your loving family

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  25. Hi Laura,

    Received my tags today!! Thanks so much, they are ALL beautiful!

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  26. I received my tags to today...and they are beautiful...thanks for doing this....:)

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  27. I was not part of the swap. (So many times, I had wished I was) but it has to be said - I am happy that it is done as you so need some breathing room. I bet you are one happy woman.

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  28. Laura, you are amazing. What a feat that whole swap,was, I can't believe all the boxes I'm seeing in that pic, yeesh!

    Paula

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  29. Hi Laura,

    I received my tags today! Each one of them is so beautiful. Everyone put so much love and creativity in to each one of them.
    Thank you everyone for joining in on the fun.
    Thank you again Laura for hosting this wonderful swap.
    Hugs,
    angelbug56
    cheryl

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  30. i got my tags yesterday. The talent of all of the women is awesome. Thanks Laura for doing this. i know it was bad timming for you, but i'm so glad you did it. This was the first swap i've been a part of, and i hope to do more. Thanks again Laura. reta

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  31. Got my tags yesterday. They are great!! All were wonderful.

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  32. I just received my Grunge tags today and they are fantastic and are from: T.Petermann, Dori G.,Sunflower Lori, minders78, Kimmerlbg, kathy356, Drifty Dreamer,and a lovely dressmaker form with buttons, measuring tape and clothespin. Thank you all for such lovely grungy tags. If these tags are any indication, I can't wait to see my Shabby Chic and French Country. Grace

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  33. Just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for the swap. I can't wait to get them in the mail.

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  34. Hi Lura,

    I got my tags yesterday and they are so beautiful! Tank you for setting up this tag swap. I really enjoyed making them and opening the box was like opening a fun Christmas package. Thank you!

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  35. I received my French Country Tags yesterday. OMG they are all so beautiful, wonderful and precious to me. Thank you to Sally Ann Lemon, Helen (wonderful poem), Judy (aka SkaJude), Amanda Williams, Kathy (aka Girlygirl), Carol Blais, Adriana (aka Adri999), Jan (aka Janna11). A very special Thank you to Laura for organizing this. Laura, I know this was allot of trouble for you but you made so many of us so happy and enriched our lives by having us share our talents with each other like this. Blessings to all. Margaret aka Lillybug27

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  36. The tags are beautiful and everyone was so creative. Thanks to Laura for her perseverance! Thanks to everyone. Jan Kelley

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  37. Sorry this is late getting out, we have been traveling. . .oh my, the tags are just wonderful! I knew there were talented ladies and gentlemen out there, but you all surpassed my wildest expectations with the creativity I received!!!
    Laura, I cat even say thank you enough for hosting this swap. . .i bow down to you for all you have had to juggle and have been able to get done despite all the trails put in your path. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Blessings to everyone and may everyone enjoy their tags! Nancy

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  38. Thanks laura for this great swap! I totally loved all the tags i got!

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