April 17, 2008

I AM SUCH A LUCKY GAL!!

Good morning all!! Let me say right up front that this is a longish post, so please bear with me!! As you can see, I have added to the blog candy everyday - you have the stamps, the rub-ons, the stickles, and today you have four cards with matching envelopes to decorate as you want!! Tomorrow I will add the final item and Saturday I will announce the winner - whoohoo! So, today I want to share with you why I feel I am so very lucky. I have received some wonderful mail over the last few days and want to share with you what I got. First, I got this wonderful Riley card from Tracy at Tracy's Happy Place - isn't it just so stinkin' cute???!!! AND she sent me these images and some of those cool dewdrops I have seeing but have never gotten to have! Thank Tracy - I love them!! Then, I received this beautiful monogrammed card from Angie at Chic n' Scratch, I totally love this!!! The picture does not do it justice, it is very classy-looking and I can't wait to use it!! Big hugs to you girl, thanks for thinking of me!! Then, I received this absolutely gorgeous card from my good friend Melissa at Simply Pink. Look at those beautiful browns, and the yummy ribbon, this card is sooo very rich and warm, it put a smile on my face the second I opened the envelope! Melissa is a sweetheart and she and I have become really good bloggin' buddies. I really hope to meet her in person sometime in the very near future....your card is beautiful, girl, I totally love it!!! Last, but by no means least are some die cuts my BFF Vicki made for me using her new toy - I think it's a Silhouette, but I won't swear to it, I only know it is not a Cricut! She is so very thoughtful and generous, she is always thinking of me!! She knew I was looking to do some pages for my oldest son and the new puppy and so she made some die cuts to help me along!! I love ya Vicki!! She doesn't have a blog (yet) but she needs to as she is phenomenally talented and she needs to share her talent with all of us!! So, don't you agree that I am a very lucky gal??!! All of these women are hugely talented, very sweet, and do awesome work so check them out!!! Smooches to all of you gals, you totally made my day!!

So, now I would like to share something else with you that totally made my day...I made this scrapbook page using the new Teresa Collins' line and I have fallen in love with her stuff!! Anyway, my husband just thought it was great and told me I should send it to her so I did - AND SHE POSTED IT ON HER WEBPAGE!!!!! She also sent me the sweetest email about how much she loved the tribute to my husband and that she loved that he was so supportive and "got it"! What do you all think?? I used a sketch courtesy of Lesli at Dragonfly Time(yep, I told Teresa too!) and made the page totally about my man!! Isn't he a hottie - *wink*? I did do some stamping down the sides of the page with my Baroque Motifs stamp set as well as used a flower (which I stamped on) and Rhinestone Brad from my Pretties Kit, but the rest is all from Teresa Collins. I got all of this wonderful product in the April Kit from Coconut Scrapshop so if you want one, get on over there and get one!! Jen has fabulous scrapooking kits, I totally love them!! Okay, now I am done with today's post and if you are still with me, then you are a good friend indeed - LOL! See ya tomorrow with a special addition to the blog candy and another page I did!! Smooches to all of you!!

39 comments:

Melissa said...

**Blushing in Washington!**

Many blessings my friend!
M.

Denise... said...

Wow, Alex that is all just fantastic! Beautiful stuff you got in the mail, incredible scrapbook page...all good things that you are so deserving up. You rock!

Manna said...

Lucky gal you! Great cards you got there. I love your scrap page and can't agree more about how nice that your hubby so supportive of you and "get it".

Ila said...

Wow!! Wonderful goodies and a Totally Fabulous layout of your hubby!! I'm inspired to create one for mine now....

Deb said...

Wow, fab mail, love your riley card and goodies, lucky girl! gorgeous RAKS and your layout is fabulous, well done on getting it on the web site!

Diane said...

Fun mail just lifts our spirits up doesn't it!!! Great stuff you got there!

mochamama said...

wow, you got some awesome stuff girl. Snail mail was goooooood to you, but you deserve it!

Denise~ said...

Gorgeous scrap page Alex! Your pages always rock! So awesome that you got your work published. You go girl! Fab hubby too for being so supportive. It's great when they get how important our art is to us.

Awesome mail week, love all those cards and treats. Have fun with the images! :)

corinnesomerville said...

What fantastic mail days you've been having lately !!! I love the scrapbook page you did for Tony...very masculine and eye catching !!!

Have a great day...it's sunny again here today !

Nikki Bond said...

Your page is wonderful! And the cards you received are great too! You are well loved my friend! {sMILES}

Erin... said...

Wow!! Lots of goodies for you this week. LOve that scrap page and that's great to have his support!! no wonder your stuff is fantastic!!

**can you email me your snail addy please??"

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Yeah! Love your happy mail, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the page you created about your husband! GREAT use of Lesli's sketch! And, WAY TO GO on getting it on Teresa's site! Well-deserved, because it's fantastic! I love it!

P.S. I've stopped commenting above, because I have won so much blog candy lately. I am a lucky gal too! Good luck with your blog candy draw!

Lauren said...

Great layout! That flower is so cool and spunky.

Jen Glover said...

How sweet that so many wonderful friends sent you such GORGEOUS cards! You rock girly! I'm sooo proud of you! I knew Teresa Collins would love your work! Hugs!!!!!!

tammy m said...

How fun, You are a lucky girl. Getting fun mail makes my day too. I hope to have some of your luck.

kathleenh said...

Wow! You have got some wonderful happy mail lately. Your scrapbook page is amazing! You really outdid yourself with this one Alex!

Tracy.H said...

I am so glad that it arrived safe and sound! Love that puppy card. What a lucky girl you are. Love the scrap page too!! :0)

Dottie K. said...

Wow you lucky lady to receive all those wonderful goodies. Congrats on the layout page being posted. Great page and you should be very proud. :)

Stampin Cats said...

Wow. with the sticky it was really hard to find todays post. maybe that why I missed yesterdays post. Oh well, I tried to post everyday. Guess I'm out of the running. Yor received some great stuff in the mail. How lucky are you.

Pamela said...

Congratulations on Teresa Collin's blog's post. :) Very happy for you. Those cards are all great too...it is always nice to receive a card. :) Have a great day!

malieta said...

Your RAKs and goodies are awesome Alex!! I love your LO....very nice indeed.
malieta:)

Flossie's Follies said...

What wonderful goodies you received, know what you mean about making some great friends. I love that scrapbook, congratulations.

Kim said...

Great Story! Don't ya just love that Riley!! He's my fav. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh my! What wonderful goodies you have there, Alex! You are loved for sure!

NattyK said...

Great goodies and a fabulous scrapbook page. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Alex, wow lovely stuff. You are so lucky. Lots of love, Denise in the UK
denisemorgans@aol.com

Bunny B said...

Great fun mail! :) That Riley sure is adorable! Love the cards!

Cindy said...

That's a great scrap page... no wonder she posted it.

I seriously love Riley, too! and Angie's tutorials are all great. You've got some great friends!

Anonymous said...

Love the scrapbook page.....he's a cutie. And supportive, you go girl!!

Kathy Brown

Vicki said...

You are right, that's some very talented ladies. Me, nah, the machine did all the work (and yes it's a silhouette). That page about Tony you did is fabulous. That line went perfectly with the picture. Don't the guys just love it when you do a page about them!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow! You got tons of fabulous goodies there!!!

Dawn Easton said...

hey alex....wanted to let you know i have emailed you a couple of times to the email you have up there on your blog....wondering if you are getting them? strange things have been going on with my emails and a few other bloggers....not sure what is up...but I'm getting frustrated....lol
let me know if you get it ;)

Dawn Easton said...

lol ok well I just got your email and replied....let me know if you get it...not sure what is going on...ready to pull my hair out!

christie said...

Good things come to good people! You're an awesome lady Alex and I am so glad to know you! Thanks for all your up-beat comments! You're such a talented woman! Thank you for your friendship!

Ila said...

I am here posting again..and looking at all your fabulous goodies...

Ana Baird said...

Love the cards and layout! Fabulous goodies!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW Alex I love the outcome of this LO! Awesome design!

Rose Ann said...

Awesome goodies you have there! I love your scrapbook page as well!! Wonderful, Alex!!

Maureen said...

wow - love the cards and the page...awesome!
((()))reen