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Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Special Trade!!!

This Trade is NOW CLOSED

Good Morning Everyone, Happy Thursday...Its time for another fun Trade it Thursday!!!! I was REALLY excited on how much response I have received last week..Thanks guys SOOO much.... my followers ROCK!!!! Do I say that a lot??? LOL!!!!

Before I move on to the winner of last weeks trade...I wanted to just update a little info for you. I received a few emails last week to what I would like for my trades, and also could I make a want list. With a lot of thinking I decided to not make a want list for a couple of reasons. The first reason is I want everyone to have a fair shot at the trade, some people might have what I want on the list and others may not its important to me to keep this fun!! The other reason is there is a ton of products out there that I am sure that I don't even know exists that I would probably love to swap for....I just ask that the trades be around the price value..Many products vary on used/new and of course where you purchase it. I hope this all makes sense..

One more thing....I was only going to do a trade bi-weekly but I decided with this being BRAND NEW and all the response I have received and so grateful for at least for the next few months I will do a WEEKLY TRADE!!!


I have thought long and hard and came up with a trading winner this week!!! It was very hard to chose and every one's trades were GREAT!!!! Thank You Everyone!!! But I decided to trade with DEBBIE!! WOOT WOOT email me at so we can swap products!!! Thanks girl so much hope we can put these unused products to use!!!!

Are you guys ready for the next trade????......I titled this trade as SPECIAL because I have a little story.....I was out shopping and just had to stop in Archivers to see what they had new for that week....Well this never happens to me, but I am a HUGE Basic Grey Fan..When I usually go there to get the new paper line it is already sold out or they only have one of the packs I wanted.

But....... when I stopped in last weekend, the lady was just hanging up the NEW BASIC GREY paper.....she said it just came in today and will probably be gone today!!! So I took of each of the new lines and walked around the store and thought to myself maybe I should buy two more to offer as a trade to my followers...I am sure this paper might be tough to get at first. So I picked up two extra pads for you guys!!!! The whole point of this Trade it Thursday is to get some things out of my room that I don't use but I just couldn't resist LOL....I know how sometimes its hard to get something NEW and I was lucky that day and wanted to share with all of you!!! FYI I may do this once in the while if I get lucky again or find something cool!!! :)

So MY TRADE for this week is valued around $12.00 it is the New Basic Grey 6X6 paper packs Olivia and Oliver...Oh my the colors in these are GREAT!!!!

Anyone up for trading???? Please just leave a comment in the comment section on what you would like to trade. I will then post NEXT Thursday who I decided to trade with.....This trade will end Wednesday June 30th at Noon Eastern Time....

*******Don't forget for my safety only the only requirement I have is I must receive your product first. If you are in the US I will mail your trade out the very day I receive mine and will be priority shipped. If you are outside of the US I can't guarantee priority shipping but your product will ALSO be mailed the very day I receive mine.*******

See you next Thursday for another fun trade!!!! Have a great week everyone!


Unknown said...

This is awesome, Crystal! So glad this is going so well! Congrats to Debbie!

hehe...I just got this last Friday when I went to the scrapbook shop. Cna't wait for what you have next week!

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Crystal, these papers look beautiful, I so need more basic grey, so shall be back later, take careX:) Congrats Debbie!

Mel said...

Hee this is just fab, you should do a "challenge" type blog where everyone can do swaps hee!!
I would love a wee swap as I just love Basic grey papers!!
By offer ... the Sugar Nellie Stamp Curtsy!
Thanks for the chance
Hugs Melly xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh So fun Crystal!! Glad you are getting such an awesome response to your magnificent idea!! I don't have these papers yet!! Haven't even seen them!! I just may have to get in on the trade. I will trade you some yummolicious silk ribbon from May Arts (2 yards each of 3 colors). I have 13 colors so you can choose if you are interested.

Debbie said...

Hi Crystal, Thank you for choosing me for last times swap, I have emailed you.
Would like to sway for the Basic Grey papers too, so let me look to see what I can find for you this time. Love Debbiexx

Anita Kejriwal said...

hi crystal I would like to trade with some embossed indian handmade papers. Ypu get such beautiful sheets in India only.

Annika said...

I'm offering 8 yards of lace (8 different makes, yard of each), some Wild Orchid roses and a Bildmalarna stamp (


Create With Joy said...

What a great idea Crystal! I already follow but I've added your link to my blog as well so I'll remember to visit you each week to see what's available to trade!


Stef H said...

o i just love basic grey and i have NOTHING of theirs - boo hoo.

i have spellbinders book plates & frames die. i will send you an email with the pix.

congrats to debbie!

Alex said...

How fun!! I need to know the rules because I want IN!!!! This is such a fun way of seeing new products!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

jan farnworth said...

i would like to offer up a a whiff of joy christmas angel stamp brand new in package.

Cheryl Walker said...

Hello Crystal, how fun this is, love to see something different once in awhile!LOL

I would love to trade, I just got a shipment in of vintage laces I could trade you 40 yards I have about 13 different ones, and will mix and match them for ya! I can take some pics and email them to ya!

Hope you are doing well!

Jodi said...

How great that this is going well for you Crystal!! These are such pretty papers too!!
Hope you are having a great day!
Jodi =)

Kristen said...

Oh my word, what a fanatstic Idea Crystal. You should set up some kind of swap group. I love this Idea. Let me see, I DON"T have either of these yet (can u believe it), I will be back with my list to offer...

Grace said...

I think this is the most fun idea Crystal! I hope you find some super fun things and I know everything you have is going to be fun too! Congrats to Debbie!!! Have fun!

Piali said...

Hi Crystal,
Love these new BG papers...I would love to trade them with you.. I can trade 6-8x8 sheets of PTI beautiful blooms papers+ 12- 8X8 sheets of PTI Bitty dot baics papers+ Doodlebug Boutique Brads
Cherries Jubilee.
Have a great weekend!!

Tammy said...

Oh what yummy BG paper!! I'll take a look at my stash...see if I can get in on the trade!

Katelyn Clary said...

How awesome?!?! Thank you so much for such a wonderful prize up for grabs. I would trade with a martha stewart border punch. Its a snowflake one with the corner punch included. Not in original packaging. Still in original plastic carrying case. Thanks again!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a fabulous idea to have a swap! I was just getting ready to order these papers, but will hold off and see if we can swap! LOL!

I can offer you the ippity set Moonbeam & Heartstrings. You can see it

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

here is the link to a photo of the set:

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, Crystal! What a wonderful idea!

I'd love to have those new BG pads and I can trade one of the following, at your choice:

reindear clear stamp here.

Gothic crosses clear stamp set here.

10 crochet layered flowers, colors by your choice.

Thanks for the chance!