Look at what the mailman delivered today. My prize from winning the GPP street team Crusade for last month…. Now tell me this would not make you squeal with delight. Michelle is sooooooo generous. I feel like I won the lottery!! Can you spot the totally cool guitar picks, the anaglypta that she has just featured on her blog, and a beautifully made CD of HIM hits. Guess what is going on my ipod this evening so I can listen on my way to work tomorrow. My sons were more interested in the Pop rocks but I am in heaven. She included some beautifully packaged 4 leaf clover and a gorgeously decorated wooden box and some rubber!!!! I mean I could go on and on….. Look how everything was so nicely packaged. Michelle, you totally ROCK!!!!!!!
I am totally psyched that I got a chance to make something for this month’s crusade. Check out all the fabulous entries.
I love decorating envelopes and will try hard not to send out bare envelopes if I am not in a rush. I sometimes use them as palettes for other projects! Here are some long overdue envelopes for an exchange with a few friends. I have left room for an address because I really think they need an address to be authentic, although I do worry that I will mess these particular ones up! My dilemma for tonight. I am just glad I got some creating time….
I did a bit of research this week for the current theme on Wednesday Stamper. Here is what wikipedia has to say about the fleur de lis in case anyone is interested. I find it an intriguing symbol that I use occasionally. I have always associated it with France but I found this huge stamp recently and I was inspired to bring it center stage rather than using it in the background.
the fleur-de-lis (or fleur-de-lys; plural: fleurs-de-lis) is a stylised design of an iris flower which is used both decoratively and symbolically. It may be purely ornamental or it may be “at one and the same time political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic and symbolic”, especially in heraldry. While it has appeared on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, the fleur-de-lis is particularly associated with the French monarchy. It is an enduring symbol of France, but, being regarded most notably as the emblem of the monarchy, was not adopted officially by any of the French republics. In North America the fleur-de-lis is often associated with areas formerly settled by France, such as Louisiana and Quebec.
Love Turquoise~!!!!!!! This weeks theme. As you can see from my previous post, it features heavily in my artwork. This is not a new piece but one I love. The background is completely stamped with acrylics(love them too) and there is plenty of stamping randomly all over the piece. Hopefully I will get some play time and come up with a new piece within the week. Isn’t it funny how differently turquoise can be translated? Watch this week for all known and unknown versions of turquoise. That is what I love about the challenge.
This time exactly a year ago some life changing personal issues started taking shape and things were quite dark for a while. What a difference a year makes!!! Things are looking up and I just returned to full time work last week. It means life is busier than usual, but I am thankful for all my blessings. I am taking time to reflect and want to make sure I appreciate all my blessings and all the wonderful people in my life.
On a more humorous note, I could not help but journal about “My life in the post it zone!!!” I use them to keep track of bits and pieces, but they are taking over……LOL. I am curious to hear if there are other postitites out there!!!