"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, December 15, 2008

Girlfriend Goodies

We just finished a "Girlfriend Goodies Exchange" swap on one of my online groups. We were supposed to make a Christmas card for our "friend" and fill an 8" x 10" mailing envelope with stuff from our art room - odds and ends and we were not to buy anything. There was a Christmas theme, but not everything had to be Christmasy.

A few days ago, this is what I received from Jean in Florida! All I can say is WOW! It came in not one, but two packages. I can't even begin to tell you what all was included, but there were tons of fibers, all nicely separated in small ziploc baggies; a huge bag of brass charms; lots of cardstock and pretty patterned papers; a handmade nutcracker stocking, papercast nutcracker ornaments, a darling nutcracker paper border and a little wooden painted nutcracker (Jean collects nutcrackers!). She even sent some wedding stickers and miscellaneous as she knew my daughter will be getting married next fall.

There's even a handpainted and decorated Christmas tree paper mache box which was also full of more goodies!

And this was the card - simple, elegant and beautiful! Thanks Jean!

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