Well, good Monday to ALLLLLL my crafty friends! I have been sick at heart that I have not been able to get on my blog and post ANYTHING for about a week and a half! My life has been a whirlwind to say the least. Many of you know that my sisters and I have been attending to my mother and have been sending up prayers for us. I can't THANK YOU enough for all the well wishes and prayers! I am a firm believer in the power of prayers and we have had nothing but favor! What a blessing! :) Our journey is not finished but we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel! :) My job has also been extremely crazy for about a month, first of the year projects, etc.... So as things get ticked off the list, I will be able to get back into the art groove! LOL
All that being said I have had some things that needed to be posted that I have been behind on and will probably be playing catch up by bits and pieces for a week or so! I have to put out there my apologies to the lovely ladies who sent me all this wonderful artwork! I have not had the opportunity to post any of your craftiness that was sent my way!! As a part of a tag swap over on Google+, I received my gorgeous January Tag from the sweet Gerda Franks from the Netherlands!!!! January's theme was Magical and she did me up RIGHT!!! Gerda, I absolutely LOVE this tag!!
The loveliness started with the envelope and it just had wonderful, brilliant color to it and was also fastened with a cute little heart (that I had to keep from my daughter....heee heee). Then when I opened the envelope there a yummy surprise was inside!!! This was a magical tag indeed!!!
I love blue, so that was a given for me, but I don't know how Gerda got the awesome effect on the background of the tag!! It is like when it's really, really, cold outside and you have frost on the windows! I LOVE IT!! She also had some wonderful glittery embellishments that I loved on it! The girl was JUST FABULOUS!! My daughter flipped about her dress Gerda!!! And her wings, just WOW!!! She fastened the top with some lovely ribbon and cord and I loved the flower and the cross!!! Right up my alley! Gerda, you just stinking outdid yourself and I LOVE IT!! Truly magical!! :)
The next package I got in the mail was from my awesome friend Becky Wentworth! Becky is just a creative and talented lady! I ALWAYS love what she comes up with and it's always something new and fandangled to me!!! Always something I have to put on my list to try because the effects are so gorgeous! This first tag is no exception...I LOVE IT!!! Becky said she did the background of this tag, which I flipped over, with glass bead gel and iridescent paints. The outcome was awesome! I NEVER present my tag swap partners projects as wonderful as they are because of my poor technology skills, but this tag is yummy!! She used all kinds of craftiness on this tag too that added to it! I really love the sun and moon charms!!!
Becky sent me another tag that was totally winter blue magical to me! It had an owl on it, which is so cool because I love owls!!! The background to this tag
had wonderful effects to it as well! Becky spoils me and I am just like a kid in a candy store!!! The wrapping that Becky sent these tags in was also FABULOUS! She ALWAYS makes sure to pay attention to every little detail and I must confess, I covet the paper she wraps in as much as the tags because they are ALWAYS so wonderful! This time was yummy hues of purple, bronze and gold....love it Becky!! She topped everything off with just a lovely note on the back of a print of one of her earlier pieces she did on her blog that is one of my favorite, "Fiece!"
I don't know what I did for God to bless me with such wonderful friends in our art community! You guys are such a wonderful group of ladies that I have enjoyed getting to know and whose creativity continues to encourage and inspire me! I love seeing someone's heart brought forth through art, there is nothing like it! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!
I am still in the thick of things this week, running with deadlines and trying to make sure my dearest mother is being taken care of! I have nothing but praise to give to our Father in Heaven as He has gone before me every step of the way and extended favor! I also again want to thank you ladies who have asked about my mom and sent up prayers..thank you, thank you! Keep us lifted up!
I will try to post later today or tomorrow journal pages that I have done for my Take Me Deeper Challenger over on His Kingdom Come, but am behind on posting! Blessings to you ALL my crafty friends! Have to play catch up on all of your fabulous blogs as well and see what you all have been up too! :)
Make it a GREAT Monday! :)