A bit of sharing here today...
kinda long with lots of photos,so grab a cuppa!
Recently I was on a blog hop for Rubber Dance Stamps and Eye Connect Crafts.
These are the cool gifts I won! Check out the great stamps Bibi has for sale-she really has a varied assortment!
Thank you so much Bibi and Erin from Eye Connect
I'll be sure to to post my projects when I use my new treasures!
Then.. in the mail I received this fabulous package of ephemera and art from a fabulous artist and friend
These came all the way from Mexico!!
(the country not Mexico,New York)
Moni even added some of her beautiful art! I am so happy!!Thank you sweet Moni! xx
These came all the way from Poland!! I adore her beautiful textile artwork,just gorgeous!!
This is a quote from Bozena on ACEO's,for those of you unfamiliar...
"ACEO is for Art Cards Editions and Originals. The ONLY rule is the size, which is 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.4 x 8.9 cms) just like sports cards but far more interesting :)"
ACEO can be sold,unlike ATC's
This one was a gift from Bozena!
thank you dear friend!
And last week I received this Stampington magazine along with these wonderful illustration Zines from my bestest Ohio and first ever on line friend Darlene K. Campbell of FreenieBelle Blogspot
I adore Darlene's illustrations- Zebra and The Kingly King! If you have never read any of her comics-do check them out-they really are hysterical.
Darlene writes and illustrates based on "characters" she meets everyday.
True life really is funny!!
This is a journal spread I made using a recipe for natural bug spray that Darlene sent to me-thought I would share what I did with it.
and finally we got together with a handful of our cousins on my Mom's side,for a traditional German Sauerbraten dinner,with mashed potatoes and fried egg noodles.
My Mom made the best Sauerbraten ever and it was always my pick for my birthday dinner-much to my siblings chagrin(apparently,they didn't love it as much as I do!)
My cousin Laurie in the yellow on the left was our cook and hostess,and it was her birthday as well,so I made this cake to celebrate her!
(a little artsy madness with the frosting! heehee)
and have you ever watched Scary Movie 2?
Well,cousin Debbie,pink striped shirt,shared with us,cousin Kristen's aversion,the one covering her face) to the creepy guy in the movie(above photo) so naturally, we all had to share in a photo our creepy strong hands! Ewwwwwwwwwe!!
One last photo...my sons are not ready for children yet "( so I thought I would show them just how good I looked as a gramma with Kristen's baby girl Emily- hoping they will get the hint!!
Thanks so much for your visit and indulgence of a long post with me today!
I am always so happy when you visit and leave blog love!