Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Surprise and Excitement

I have to apologize for not taking a picture of these cards, but yesterday I took a slip in my bathtub while showering and I didn't hurt anything badly, but it has left me sore. At the time it scared me. Now I look back and can honestly laugh at how I must have looked. It was also a rude awakening at why I need to take losing weight seriously, although it may well have cushioned and prevented damage. Now I am laughing hilariously. Anyway...........

I never get over the surprise and excitement of finding something in my mail besides bills and advertisements. Wait 'til you see what came this time:


This card is from my TJ friend, Ret Cudmore at Cards 'n Crafts by Ret. She lives in Nova Scotia and I have noticed mail from Canada can sometimes take a while. Between me digging out and flopping around in a tub I am also late in posting this. It is a pocket card and has the most beautiful glitter I have ever seen. Not only does the medallion glitter, but the star at the top too! When you pull out the card It has an image of Bethlehem. She has sponged the edges and the whole card is just wonderful. Take a look by clicking on it and check out her blog too. Thank you so much Ret for this beautiful card.

For some reason I just couldn't get a good scan for this card. It is just so elegant, soft, and lovely too. The card is from fellow blogger Sue Czosek at Suzanne's Stamping Spot. As you can see she has used a beautiful embossing folder for her BG and the Moss Greens on the ribbon and the background of the bird and the word are a perfect match, even though it doesn't look like it here. The pearls are just a shade lighter than the other green and make it look so elegant. There was another surprise inside her envelope. A really pretty clear stamp set I can't wait to use. A lot of great stamps to fill in and accent with. Thank you so much Sue for such lovely gifts. You all should really check out her site. She does a lot of everything and has a keen eye for color and space.

Last, but definitely not least, is this beautiful card from Valérie at Welcome To The Blog Of Valérie. She lives in Switzerland. We converse through Google Translate:
As you can see, her card is just so wonderful and pretty! She has faux stitched around the various layers and her chimney sweep is adorable! Love the beautiful rustic colors too. A very beautiful card! Thank you Valérie for making my New Year more cheerful!

A Word About Google Translate -
I have it at the top of my left-hand sidebar. Anyone visiting can click on their language and the whole page translates to it. One day I was accessing the blogs I follow by going down My Favorite Blogs to visit people who 'follow me' so I could 'follow them' and I decided to click on Google Translate to see where it took me. I right clicked and asked it to open up in a new tab and there you go, the link I hyperlinked to in the previous paragraph appeared.

The translations are not always perfect and if you misspell a word, it shows up in the translation just like you typed it. It has opened up a whole new world for me about people in other countries and their ideas and art. If you have any questions about this type of Google Translate please reach me by clicking on EMAIL ME.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 


31 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

So glad you are ok Shirley, love all the cards. Hugs Cindy

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! That would scare me too!! :) So glad you're fine! What nice mail!! TFS!

Gvendalen said...

You have received what remarkable cards, Shirley! They are magnificent!

Danielle said...

Gosh, I hope you're ok Shirley! What beautiful cards you've received in the mail - lucky you!

Lisa said...

I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt! Take care!!
Your cards are so pretty!
:)Lisa

Lyn S said...

Lovely cards Shirley!

Take care in that bathtub!

Thanks for the tip about Google Translate too.

Hope said...

Very nice cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some sweet comments.
Hope you are feeling well after your fall it would scare me too.

hope

Suzanne C said...

Glad the little surprise made it there okay. Sorry you slipped! I forgot what it looked like after I sent it. :) Love that little chimney sweep what a cute image. Lovely cards all around.

craftimamma said...

Oh Shirley, I do hope you didn't feel even more sore this morning as often happens after a tumble but I bet your beautiful cards helped to make you smile after your misfortune. They really are wonderful.
Lesley Xx

Patti said...

Thanks for the visit. I took your advice and added the Follower.
This is a new experience and I love it! You have a great Blog, thanks.

Ladybugsinthegarden.blogspot.com

Jennifer Meyer said...

OMG Shirley, I hope you are ok! Sorry to hear you fell! DH slipped on the ice yesterday and landed right on his back and head, he too is a little sore! I will be thinking of you!

Hugs to you,
Jennifer :)

Elena said...

I am so glad you didn't hurt yourself! Be very careful Shirley!
Cards that you recieved are so beautiful!

Stamping Cafe said...

Fabulous cards as always! Thank you for the inspiration!

Theresa said...

Eek! So glad you are ok. That is scary! All these cards are just so beautiful!

The Country Rose said...

Golly Shirley! I am so glad to hear that you didn't hurt yourself. Slips in the shower can be so dangerous.

What pretty cards you received and I can see why they each made your day brighter.

Barb

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cool!!! Those are such pretty cards. I hope that you don't feel sore for too long! Thank goodness you didn't do any serious damage!

hugs for you!

Vicki

Sandra said...

Hi Shirley,lovely cards,like you say nice to receive such beautiful cards instead of the dreaded bills....sorry to hear you had a fall,pleased to hear no damage was done.
Thank you for visiting my Blog and for leaving such kind comments,it's very much appreciated,
Take care
Sandra x

Sharon said...

Hope you are OK. Lovely cards-very nice RAK's

LINDA said...

IM so glad your ok, and not hurt!! These cards you received are just Beautiful.. You be carefull and take care.

Jenny said...

I`m so Happy you are ok, I bet you had such a fright!
The cards are beautiful, I love geting mail like that :-)
The one with the bird is so prety!
{Hugs}
Jenny

Jamie Martin said...

Shirley, you recieved some really nice cards, you lucky duck! So glad to hear you didn't get injured in your fall :)

Norine said...

glad you didnt hurt anything What pretty cards you received love them
Hugs
Norine

Ann said...

Glad to know you are okay, Shirley. Sorry to hear you are sore, but look on the bright side--you *need* to rest and relax, aka do more stamping. ;)

6 wacky women said...

Ouch!! I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself too badly.

Gorgeous cards to brighten your day.
Take care!!
Karen x

mochamama said...

awesome RAKS Shirley! Glad your okay chickie, that could have been worse!
Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Shirley glad your fall wasn't too terribly bad. Take care. Wonderful cards that you received.

Stamp and Smile said...

O' Shirley I hope you are healing fine... NO FUN for sure! I would be scared too. The cards are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the info on the Google Traslate.. I have a couple blogs that are hard to read and they follow me. This gives more options.... LOVE IT!! :)

stampqueen said...

Very pretty cards you recieved. Hope you didn't get too many bruises from your fall!!! Feel better!!!

Valoudesbois said...

coucou,

Je vois que tu as reçu ma carte, je suis contente qu'elle te plaise, je n'ai toujours pas compris comment je pouvais traduire directement mon commentaire !!!!! mais ça va venir !!!!

Valoudesbois said...

coucou,

I see that you received my card, I'm glad you like it, I never understood how I could translate my comment directly !!!!! but it is coming!!

Gabigabs said...

Beautiful layering and colors.

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