Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Two Little Treats

Sigh. Ever had something unexpected just show up in your mailbox? 
That happened to me last week. It just made my day!
I think I've created a monster.
CeeKay from Thinkin' Of Home
has turned into an ALTERED ART MANIAC!!!
She is now entering swaps and creating beautiful things!
She is asking about classes and on-line classes too!
And to think, when I first got to know her, 
I thought she didn't know what crafting was . . .
I was trying to introduce her to it . . .
HA! Little did I know!
(Since then, we've gotten together a few times and
I've had the privilege of getting the "grand tour"
of her WONDERFUL home. You must go visit her blog!)
Anyway, she sent me this darling little box she made, 
full of wonderful little beads -
for no other reason than "because".
Life is good! I just adore you Miss CeeKay.
Thank you Babe!

And then - wonder of wonders - a few days later, 
this little guy arrived! 
I had won an "extra" giveaway from 
Is he not the cutest little thing?
He is flat! She made him out of paper!
Doesn't he look 3D?
I wish you could see the detail. 
He is just waaayyy too adorable.
Zandra has the most amazing talent for scrapbooking and crafts. 
Please go visit her blog. Her posts are just amazing 
and you'll just sit there and drool all over your keyboard. 
Guaranteed. I did! You'll be so happy you 
did! (not drool but visit her I mean . . . )
Thank you Zandra. He now has a special place 
on my Inspiration Board
I'm so glad he arrived safe and sound. :)

So these were my two little treats - my wonderful new treasures that make me smile that I just had to share with you!



Theresa said...

As a matter of fact, I know exactly how you feel to get a package in the mail FOR NO REASON:) Feels tremendous!

Love your sweet gifts, very thoughtful and fun!

Have a happy evening and Love you new background! HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing her work and your gifts with us. Nothing more fun than a surprise parcel in the mail. blessings

Shelley said...

Those are nice treats! That bear looked like a stuffed animal - hard to believe he was flat!

bj said...

O, there's nothing more delightful than having you mailman or the UPS truck stop in front of your house with a package. It just brings out the little girl in us!! :))

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Karen,
That so cool! That Ceekay, so sweet! And that bear does look 3-D, that is amazing!
Are you rested yet?
Big plans for the 4th?
Big Hugs,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Karen people love you girl...what a great feeling that must be for you...Your the best my Dear friend...I had a blast looking at all the blogs last week for Sister day WOW!! so much talent right here in blogland it blew me away...Hope you have a GREAT week my Dear friend...Love ya Sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Patty said...

Hi Karen, your two little treats are tooooooo much fun. I'm amazed at the little flat bear...yes, looks 3D to me.

I gotta say the 'just because' is a sweet treat meant for someone as sweet as you. I know!

Your new BLOG look is AWESOME!!! You go girl. Yes, I hope to visit Karen very soon.

Thank you for sharing!
BSOL (big smile out loud)

sissie said...

Hi Karen,
what wonderful gifts from your blogging buddies and mine too.
These two great bloggers are so talented.

And sweet as pie.


Suzanne said...

I want to learn this...can you create a monster in me? To think I came here to find out how to be in a sorority:) Never know what we learn on the blogs, huh?:)

Lisa said...

Such cute treats! The bear is precious! And I love your new look Miss Karen! Tres chic.:)

stefanie said...

how sweet was that...and LOVE your new look!!!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the new look girlfriend. And adore right back at ya! Have a RELAXING holiday!!

shannon i olson said...

woohoo!!! fun fun fun

BelleSouth said...

What a great delight!! I can imagine how wonderful you feel.

And.....are there any on-line classes? How does one find them? My husband and I were talking abut that today, because I'm not able to leave the house and take classes on a regular schedule, because of the illness I have at the moment. Any help would be appreciated!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

so cute....I just packaged up two boxes of goodies for new blog friends....What fun

Mimi said...

OH gosh, both of thsoe things took my breath away!!!!I know CEEKAY also, and she can NO other!!!!I have a darling bottle from her , so I know!!!!
And Zandra, yes, I follow her, makes my scrapbooks scream with envy!!!!
Those are just so amazing!!!!
You will make something spectacular with those beads!!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

How perfectly sweet!

Lululiz said...

Isn't it just the loveliest feeling when someone sends you something " just because"? A gift straight from the heart.

Home and Heart said...

I personally think "just because" gifts are the best of all! These are so cute!

Home and Heart said...

P.S. Am I wrong or did you change your look? It is really lovely!! (It wouldn't surprise me if you always had it this way, and I just now noticed. *Sigh*)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Happy you! I love just because gifts!

Wow, I would never had thought that the teddy was flat or made of paper! The talents the Lord gives people are just so amazing! ♥

Suzanne said...

i did it...I did it!!! I joined the Bloggerettes. Lucky me!!!
Karen, Thank you so much for all of your precious words and your encouragement. I think I have found my "home girls" with this group. (Oh my gosh, my girls would be appalled to see I used the term "homegirls". heehee)

zandra said...

Oh, Karen you are sooo sweet! Love your new look. You always say the sweetest things and I'm glad you love your bear. ;o) Enjoy the weekend, I am still doing the party this weekend, too.
Hugz, Z

Anitra Cameron said...

What delightful surprises! And yes, the little bear does look 3-D. Wondering now, "Hmmm...How did she DO that?"

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Karen, lovely, lovely!

Your new blog design is wonderful....very soft.

Wishing you the best July 4th ever!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Oh how wonderful your little presents are, I like it
Have a nice time

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, so sweet!!!
Have a wonderful 4th, Karen!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness - these are wonderful treasures :o) How fun to get something "just because" :o) & he little bear really does look 3-D.

Blessings & Aloha!
(ok...I am a wee bit new to the world of blogging...well it wasnt until our odler daughter showed us hers last spring that I even knew what a blog was...but after she won me a blog design, I jumped in (computer-challenged and all!) with my etsy shop at the same time! It was a long road to learning...and still am learning!) So...this long comment...comes with a question about the I have to be accepted first, before I can put the lovely Sorority button on my blog? And do I need to do a project piece for Rush, even though the deadline is past due? Or do I wait to do that until the next Rush date?
sorry for all my questions...I cannot connect with outlook express to email you through your "Contact Me" button.