Monday, May 9, 2011

Three Big Thank Yous!

Today's post is dedicated to some heartfelt "THANK YOUs" to three incredible artists who were generous enough to share their artwork with me In Real Life!  Yep, these amazing goodies are in my own little hands.  My picture above doesn't do them justice, so let's have a close-up little look-see, shall we?

Working chronologically ..... I received this incredible banner from Linda Albrecht.  She regularly does giveaways of her wonderful creations, and I was the lucky winner of this heart and sewing pattern paper flower garland.  Although she made it for Valentine's, it arrived at my door in time for Easter, and I think it looked marvelous on my mantel!  The colors are just perfect with my decor, and it will become a year-round decoration at my house.

A closer look:

Okay, next up is a gorgeous pendant made by the tremendously talented Marie of Lost Bird Studio. I am in constant awe of her work.  She was having an amazing giveaway a couple weeks ago, and this marvelous package arrived from Germany.  I had to show you everything, because I'm just nutty like that.... I can't resist beautiful packaging! (Yes, I'm keeping the whole thing... tag, wrapping, all of it).

  Here's a close-up of the beautiful pendant:
And last but certainly not least, I received these stunning tags from one of my very favorite papercrafters EVER!  Jacqueline is beautiful in every way, so of course she creates beautiful artwork.  You can see her work at Jacqueline's Craft Nest.  I am so blessed, Jacqueline sent these to me.... "just because."  Aren't they gorgeous?

 Ladies, you are all amazing!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart!


Cynthia Schelzig said...

What wonderful acts of kindness oyu received...just lovely!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I always say when I started Blogging I never anticipated the warmth of other Bloggers, how they willingly give away their artwork. All of your gifts are incredibly beautiful and I know you will treasure all of them.
Thanks for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

You have received some wonderful things, enjoy!

Netty said...

Some beautiful craftings Jean, can see why you love them.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Jean,
thanks for your kind words!! So glad you like the soldered charm.
Love the other two gifts you received.Beautiful!
Enjoy your treasures and have a lovely day.

Unknown said...

Aren't blog friends the best.. All your goodies look amazing..

Hugs, Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

You are blessed with so many talented and giving friends, aren't bloggers just the best!
hugs Lynn

Zue said...

Thanks for showing this wonderful work. Such talented artists....something for us to aspire to. (Me in particular, well, try anyway.) Yes, lucky you!
Sue xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love these pieces, you rare very lucky. I also love love your mantel. Tracy x

Daniele said...

Jean a big thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog....made my day
hugs from Daniele

Marlene (cards4u) said...

So many beautiful creations in one post - how blessed to have these in your home : ) Thanks for sharing them with us!

Marjie Kemper said...

You must get excited every time the mail truck comes... what beautiful gifts!