Wednesday, April 22, 2009


It seems to me that there are many times we forget to say thank you to the very people who make our lives a better place to be. So, I wanted to tell you about some wonderful blessings I have received by some special people in my life.

First, I signed up to do the Secret Sister both at the Scrapbook Shoppe and also at our church. And can I just say that I have the best secret sisters ever?! Not only have they given me some very thoughtful gifts which I appreciate so much, it's the knowing that they are thinking of me that means the most.

My sister from church has given me some wonderful gifts...lots of chocolate (who wouldn't love that, right??), a beautiful devotional book and even a gift card to Hobby Lobby! :o)

And then there's my secret sister from the Shoppe. One Saturday I went by the store and received this darling hand decorated container filled with lots of neat things!! Now, I loooove anything homemade, so her putting the time and effort into making me something meant so much to me. I just had to take a picture of it to share with all of you....

And some of the fun goodies to be found inside....

"S" is for "Shelley"...or maybe it's for Secret Sister...either way...cute!

Adorable polka dotted flowers and little brads to match...

Scissors, also in the same lime them!!

Some of the most gorgeous fibers that I have ever seen!
And some sweet glittery tags that will be perfect for my scrapbook pages.

Then there was my birthday. My sweet friends Cheryl and Elizabeth really went out of their way to make my birthday special and to put a smile on my face. They succeeded at both.

Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I have two major obsessions....gerber daisies and anything that is black and white. So, Cheryl gave me this adorable framed artwork for my craftroom:

LOVE the sentiment!! It's hard to see from the picture but the colors are so vibrant! And the paint has a shimmer to it...almost appearing as though there are dew drops on the flower.

Then, my dear friend Elizabeth gave me a beautiful journal covered with pearls and a stunning decorative metal box (that has the vintage look that I just adore). The box is magnetic and has such detail, complete with flourishes, beading and crystals inlaid. It's very hard to describe so let me share a picture of it so you can see for yourself just how pretty it is...

A huge thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness! You all mean so much to me and I feel very blessed to have you in my life.


BeckyJoie at Leaders in Learning said...

Wow, what a very interesting and beautiful blog. I found you by blog surfing. I've always wanted to see scrapbooking done but never took classess. I enjoyed reading your blog.