Sunday, July 13, 2008

Christmas in July?!

Hello friends, I hope you had a great weekend! We just returned from a weekend camping trip and I just could not believe all the awesome things that were awaiting me in my mailbox! It's like Christmas! Take a peek...

This most adoreable hippy hoppy gift set is from my great friend, ANGIE, for the Gina K. Secret Swap game we both took part in! I just love everything she sent me: a wonderful notebook perfect for jotting down my daily lists, a pack of mini-it notes that double as a fridge magnet (awesome!), a super cute bookmark, which I've been needing for a while now and a wonderful little card with a sweet personal note just for me! Thank you, Angie! I am thrilled to get these fabulous goodies from you--it's so cool that you were my secret swapper!

Angie's giftset really made my day, but alas, there was even more good stuff in my
mailbox...bithday presents and greetings from some very special friends!!!

This beautiuful gift is from a wonderful and talented friend of mine (and probably yours), CAROLINA! Does she rock or does she rock!!! This card is so amazing, a true gift in itself--and look at this hand decorated glass jar she designed just for me (see my name!) and filled with a wonderful array of felt and paper flowers, a pkg. of rain dots, a big jar of beads and (my favorite of all) a pair of beautiful earrings, which I can only assume are also handmade since Carolina is a multi-skilled artist with many special talents. Thank you, my sweet Carolina! You are wonderful!

And as if that were not enough...


This absolutely gorgeous creation is from another great pal, JESSIE! Every time I get a card from Jessie, it weighs like, a pound, I swear! She designs the most stunning cards and this one she spared no expense on--it is fabulous in every way! And don't think I'm wierd, but her cards always have a lovely aroma to them as well--it's a light and lovely scent that makes her work even that much more special. Thank you, my dear Jessie! You are the best, girlfriend!


And last, but most certainly NOT least--this super stunning creation and gift from my friend and a tremendously talented artist, BARB! Oh, how I wish you could each see this card for yourselves irl--it is a true and perfect beauty! She even left it blank with a seperate note for me in case I wanted to use this card for someone else...AS IF!!! This little treasure is never leaving my home and yes, that is selfish and no, I don't care. hehe! And just look at this wonderfully enormous floral embellishment! I will have to come up with something really good for a flower this grand--we'll see if I do it justice. Thank you so much, Barb! You are wonderful!
I feel so very lucky. I never dreamed that in less than 1 year of blogging and being on SCS, I would meet and grow to love so many absolutely amazing people! Gifts and cards are always very special and cherished, but it's the friendships I have made and the joy I feel inside that is even more profound. I know that I am blessed. Bless You too! xoxoxoxo

14 comments:

Donna said...

WOWZA! These are precious gifts - the cards fabulous & 'gifts' thoughtful & special. You deserve nothing less because of the friendship YOU GIVE. We are blessed too, don't forget it.

Joan said...

Wowwweee....Wonderful surprises in the mail. Joan

Jennifer Meyer said...

Darling cards and projects Linsey. Hope you had a wonderful Birthday, Jennifer :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

WOWZA, WOWZA indeed!!!! Amazing and wonderful gifts.....for an amazing and wonderful friend!!! You absolutely give so much Linsey and inspire such giving in return!!!! Hugs!!!!!

Carolina said...

Oh so glad you liked your gifts and it was a pleasure to put it all together. Just wanted to send a little love your way and let you know how blessed I am to have your friendship!

Angie said...

You sure did have a little Christmas in July, and you got such great stuff. I'm really glad you liked the gift. I had fun making it for you!

Neva said...

WOWZERS Linsey, looks like you racked up for your special day. Hope it was a great birthday for you.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! What wonderful goodies. And a belated happy birthday to you! Also, I tagged you. No pressure to play along, I took a month to do mine -lol! You can check it out here:

http://stopandstamptheroses.blogspot.com/

dpkennedy said...

Wow, you really hit the jackpot! What beautiful and generous gifts you received! I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Do they really?? That is so cool!! You totally deserve everything you get girl, you are the sweetest!!

Lisa B. said...

WOW!! Some beautiful little pressies you got there!! You must be pretty amazing to have such amazing friends! ;)

Julia Aston said...

Yikes! your mail box must have been groaning with the weight! what super fun mail!!! It's all beautiful!

thanks so much for linking Artful Inkables as a place to shop!

Joani said...

My goodness - it truely is Christmas in July!
Congrats on all your goodies! It's fun to get goodies in the mail instead of bills...
I hope your day was a great one!
Hugs,
Joani

Angie said...

Hey Linsey! I was wondering if I could steal the photo you took of the gift I sent you. I realized that I never posted it on my blog, and I've downloaded it off my computer. So could I?