I received 2 cards this last week and the cards would have been more exciting to me. I always say a person sends a part of themselves when they send someone a card they created. So here are the wonderful hugs I received:
I was expecting one of Shirl's beautiful cards and I had sent her one of mine. She not only sent me this cute and beautiful little girl, but also memories of my one and only trip to Hawaii. You see she lives on the big island in Hilo! The greenest part of the island! She sent goodies and some wonderful coasters and a bag to keep my meals cool in this desert heat in NC, no less . 100 here today. I had helped her with some questions about how to do her sidebars on her blog. You gave me so much more, Shirl. Your card is lovely. I don't know if you all can see it if you click on it. The DP paper sparkles and so does the bow on the beautiful little girl's package! She is beautiful. Thank you for your gifts and your lovely card! You will be hearing from meeeeeee! :-)
This next card is just so beautiful and unusual, kind of like it's artist! She is one of the people I met online through Technique Junkies. Junkie is right, right ladies and gents too? She lives in Apache Junction, AZ. I have wanted to move near there for the last 3 years, but the housing market has decided not yet. Ha! I told her I would move to the mountains of AZ. More like the temperatures in Reno. Anyway, we have become stamping and long distance buddies. When I least expect it, Jackie sends me a card and usually some surprises too! This was no different, but first about her card.
Jackie filmed the technique "Totally Texture", that she used to make this card too, for Technique Junkies February 2011 issue. I don't know if you can see enough of all of the texture if you click on it. It is just beautiful, front and the back, etc. You want to run your fingers over all of the finishes. The paper is another thing entirely. She also designs cards for Paper Temptress. There are at least 2 beautiful white pearl cardstocks used that I would bet are from there. She also sent me Technique Junkies Fancy Folds and Motion Paper Crafts CD. Wow! I love folds. Her daughter also sent me some goodies. I can't thank both of you enough. You better look out, Jackie! I will have to try to even the score!
I have another card almost ready to go. I want to thank you all for letting me share my special week and I am hoping yours was or is turning out swell too!