Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Mailbox: Christmas Edition

I am so lucky to have met some amaaaazing women through this little blog world of mine. As the holidays went on, I would consistently be surprised with a little happiness in my mailbox. It's great to see all this crafty talent in person, and to own a piece of it for myself!

Here are some lovely and thoughtful items I received over the month:

from Kari
Kari was the first person I ever traded cards with through this blog adventure. Her fun stamps were so thoughtful, and I just adore this card! It is so Kari's style, and it definitely put a big ol' smile on my face! {kari's blog}

from Amie
The lovely (and VERY pregnant!!!) Amie made me this holiday plate. It's decoupaged on the back and even has little gold glitter specs throughout. This was the only holiday decor I had in my entire kitchen, so it was definitely the star of the room. Plus it kept my little squirrel salt shaker company :) {amie's blog}

from Donna
How fantastic is this card from Donna?? It's so colorful and happy and cute, it was a pleasure to take it out of the envelope! Donna's cards always blow me away, and they always look a million times better in person. Plus I got an adorable picture of her puppies, so that wins :) {donna's blog}

from Linda
This gorgeous piece of paper art is from Linda over in the Hero Arts flickr group. We all participated in a holiday card swap, and this was the lovely card I was lucky to receive! She also sent me some paper pieced goodies and this gorgeous cling stamp... which I have been using a lot lately, I just love it! {linda's flickr}

from Isha
This card from Isha was a complete surprise to me. If you remember, Isha was the winner of my 25th birthday bash gift card give away. I hadn't heard back from her since September, so I was pretty thrilled to get a note from her in the mail! Her card is so traditional and beautiful, and I think I recognize the white flocking on Santa's hat (did she win that with simonsaysstamp?? lol). She even sent me this adorable mini stamp as a thank you, and I can't wait to play with it!{isha's blog}

from Beth... Bumblebee!
A while back I actually won a little give away she was hosting, and my prize was this amaaazing set of ribbons, which came all the way from England! Her clean and simple card is just gorgeous. I loved opening up this fun package of pretty ribbon, and not to mention the 'brochure' that came with it is fabulously chic and vintage feeling. {beth's blog}

Thank you everyone for your lovely mailbox surprises! They all put so many smiles on my face. And so yall know, every one of these cards was displayed on our table throughout the holiday. Thank you thank you, I have such amazing bloggy friends!

<3 Rachel w k
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  1. Lovely cards! Your card is actually still sitting on my work table atop a small pile of rejects. I swear they are on their way to you, but it looks like you've had a happy mailbox in the meantime! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous gifts from crafty friends! I love that you have a squirrel salt shaker. ;D

  3. AWWW - thanks for the crafty love Rachel!! You've most certainly been MY constant supporter for sure!! Its wonderful to have friends that share the same interest. It makes it all the more fun!! :)

  4. This is such an amazing post Rachel. Thanks for the love. Its wonderful feeling to find friends sharing the same hobby and you are B'day
    The puffy paint is from my daughters stash;)

  5. Wow you got some nice things!! You have lots of crafty friends!! Thanks for the shout out :)

  6. So happy to see your stash from friends! You are so sweet and I am not surprised that you are getting some needed attention and love :) HUGS!

  7. Glad you liked the ribbon, I have some too and its very versatile!Bx