Sunday, December 21, 2008

Beautiful RAKs And A Unique Site

Is the above scene just too grand!! Well, if you like it, click on it and go to a site that has wonderful glitter images for every occasion. Most are free too! I fell in love with it and spent a lot of time just looking. Wow! Be sure to get one small enough for your sidebar, if that is where you want to put it! I wanted the one above and it was too big, so as you can see, I did find a smaller one. Have fun! This special site also has a lot of food for the soul and things to think about!

The RAK below was sent to me by my friend Barbara Riefner and what a treat~ Santa himself wishes me holiday greetings. Thanks so much Barb for the beautiful and sparkly card~!

The next one is from Connie Thorson and her friend Judy Kleinrock, local friends. Connie used an American Art Stamp and I love them. How pretty and slim. I need to pay attention to that! Thanks so much, Connie and Judy for the beautiful card.

What a great week for cards, as you all know. This next card is from a friend I made at the last stamp convention I attended. Thank you Darlene Green for this beautiful Poinsettia card. I am so sorry it doesn't scan well. It is the most beautiful color of red with a green leaf and it doesn't show well at all.

I loved my mail box this last week. This next card is from a Technique Junkie friend, Jackie Kalchert. It is done with the Pleated Paper technique and had the most gorgeous die and ribbon on it! Thanks so much Jackie for your thoughtfulness and great card!

This next card is special and precious too! It is Spirelli and definitely a work of art. It is from another local friend, Joyce Powel. She is special and has been under the weather lately. If you would please say a special prayer for her. Thank you so much Joyce for thinking of me when you have enough to do. Special thoughts and well wishes your way.

The last and definitely not the least is from Vaudene Tanaka. She is another Technique Junkie friend and has been very busy recovering from some surgery, and here she is sending me a card! Thank you so much Vaudene. I have been thinking of you too!

I want to thank all of you again for making the Christmas season all that much more special to me and for sharing a part of you with me. They are all so elegant and so wonderful. Hugs to you all.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share. I know I will post again before Christmas, but then again........ As the time draws near I wish all of you a very Happy, Merry, Healthy Christmas and New Year!!





Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley the cards you received are all so lovely, Happy Holidays to you.

Teresa said...

WOW- what beautiful cards!!!!!

Norine said...

really nice cards
Happy Holidays to you & your family
you seem to be my biggest fan LOL
I added your site to my blog

Crafting Queen said...

You got some beautiful cards, Shirley!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog, I really appreciate it!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Suzanne C said...

Thanks for sharing all the great cards. It is a wonderful way to see different techniques. Happy Holidays!

Beryl said...

Hi Shirley,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving some lovely comments. I'm so glad you did because now I have another wonderful blog to visit. I think your cards are great (especially the Santa one) and also love the detail you give about the making of the cards. I'll be back soon for more inspitation.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Beryl xx

Tammi said...

A bunch of wonderful cards you got there!

Unknown said...

Я просмотрела эту чудесную галерею и мое сердце наполнилось волшебным праздничным чувством. Ширли, большое спасибо!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Shirley,thank you for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments. I really appreciate it.
The cards you received are very beautiful.

Ann said...

Thanks for that site. I'll have to check it out.

Love all your RAKs. You are truly blessed to have so many card-making friends.

Thanks for commenting on my blog this year. Have a wonderfully merry Christmas and a blessed new year! :D

Theresa Momber said...

More gorgeous RAKs! Have a very happy Christmas!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful cards, Shirley.

Be back after the holidays....have a Very Merry christmas and a Wonderful new Year.

Karen x

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW Shirley... such great stampin' friends that really love you with lots of Christmas wishes. (AWESOME cards!) Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a Blessed New Year!!!! Smiles... :)

Cheryl said...

Shirley your RAKs are wonderful. You know so many talented artists. I hope to visit that site because I really like that beautiful snow scene and sleigh.
Merry Christmas!

Elena said...

I love this Christmas picture also!
The cards you recieved are amazing! Glad you have so many stamping and blogging friends, Shirley!

Unknown said...

Wow what wonderful cards.
Merry christmas & a happy new year

Anne said...

Another attractive set of cards. In case we don't "speak" again have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year. Oh, I hope Santa brings you some crafting goodies ;)

Julia Aston said...

Isn't it so nice to see others work 'in person'! they look wonderful on blogs but look even more lovely IRL!! What wonderful techniques on these pretty cards!

Maria said...

What lovely Christmas cards you've received. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Hugs, Maria

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous cards you lucky girl!! ;) Happy Holidays to you friend!!

retiredheather said...

Lovely cards for a lovely person. The cards are so beautiful. I have enjoyed your wonderful blog and I wish you the most wonderful of seasons and I look forward to all the new year will bring.
Happy Holidays

Peet said...

You received beautiful cards, Shirly!!

a wonderful Christmas to you and yours!

Carol said...

Hi Shirley,
Just wanted to wish you & yours a Happy Christmas
And to say thank you for being such a good 'bloggy' friend :)

Carol x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

beautiful RAK indeed Shirley!
all the cards are wonderful!
Merry Xmas And A Happy New Year!

Rina said...

Merry Christmas Shirley and warm wishes to you, during this beautiful holiday season!

God Bless!

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