Monday, February 26, 2018

Sharing the love

This is long over due,but today I am sharing some special gifts I have received in the past few months

 I won these fabulous stencils from GioGioCraft
Gio has her own line of stencils and I was lucky enough to win her giveaway and choose my prize!

this is one of the pages I started using Gio's stencils
 My package from Gio,all the way from Italy!(top on my bucket/dream list) contained not only these stencils,but this handmade accessory bag with her own beautiful artwork on!swoon...
     and she also gifted me this gorgeous Midori journal!
 If you are a regular at Gio's blog or YouTube ,you will know she is famously talented for creating and designing Midori travel journals,which I am now the proud owner of one,as well as designing her own stencils,creating mini books,sharing tutorials and her Fantastic play with color!!Her fun way with colors is what drew me to her and kept me coming back!
Grazie Bella Gio!

 Then just before Christmas another package arrived,okay three different ones arrived.
 Over at Just Add Water Silly Jenn had a giveaway,a plentiful giveaway!

Part of the giveaway was Jenn's recently reviewed, fabulously cool work book ~ Tangle Starts by Alice Hendon of the Creator's Leaf
Alice generously sent me this book as part of Jenn's giveaway! Thank you Alice!

just look at this glorious color!!! my only issue with this book of journal pages is they are so pretty I hate to add to them! heeheehee 
Jenn graciously added the set of four pens shown in the photos to this giveaway.
Jenn had also recently shared how she used a Hahnemuehle postcard tin as a DIY palette.
So,also included in the giveaway were these Tangle Tile Tins from Hahnemuehle.

here is a little something I have started working on with my tiles.
Hahnemuehle was so generous and sent me four tins of tiles to play with.These are great for traveling with and tangling Zen time!
Thank you so much Hahnemuehle for your generosity~I am having so much fun with these!

Next up is my beautiful assemblage of beads,vintage and newer sent from my dear friend and Tribe Sister,Linda Edkins Wyatt
I have already started to use these lovelies on some of my recent projects~here

bags and bags and even tins and bins-oh my! teehee
It was difficult to photograph through the bags,so here are some of the beads sorted and rehoused.
 Thank you so much Linda!
I just love these beauties!!

 are you feeling the love yet?
 This beautiful tag was sent from my Tribe Sister Jill McDowell.
all my ooohhing and aaahhing over her recently made tag collection must have got to her...and she sent me off this gorgeous tag she created! I LOVE it Jill!
Seriously,I did drool a bit on my laptop.
 Jill's creativity just amazes me,thank you friend!
 And finally for today,I share with you this gorgeous wrapping of homemade yarn by another Tribe Sister,Lynda Shoup.
Lynda and I share the same love of hoarding recycling materials. But Lynda is so much more resourceful than I!
 Do you see those bits of aqua/teal in there? Those are scraps of Gwen's handmade Papers that Lynda just could not part with. So,(don't ask me how)but she was able to weave all of this goodness together into some of the most scrumptious yarn I have ever seen! 
 I just don't know if I can part with this beauty! It's softness is just divine!! 
Thank you so much Lynda~
such a special gift!

 So much love and sharing in one post!
I am happy to call these generous and talented artists,
my friends as well.
 The art community is really so giving~beyond sharing common interests we also our time,ideas,materials,inspiration,well everything! I am blessed and proud to be part of this wonderful art world,as you see,it is about the world,as in Gio's generous giveaway,all the way from Italy! Where else could you meet and connect with so many like minded creatives but here on the artists interweb!

Thank you my internet friends who are part of this community~I am blessed to have you in my life!
 A bit more love coming in another post this week- stay tuned!
Peace & Love
Jackie ")


Nancy said...

Wow! That's a lot of super fun goodies! I LOVE those gorgeous stencils best of all! Looks like you're having lots of fun! :o)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what oodles of gorgeous goodies. Enjoy and have fun! Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

Dear Jackie, oh my goodness, these are all such special gifts to you, how lucky to be winning those amazing things from over the world, and my friend, you so deserves it. With your always lovely and kind mood, your sweetness, and care for others, too- only you could win and be gifted all these goodies -
I know you will have hours of fun and enjoyment with it all.
Big hugs from Dorthe xxxxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The universe knows that you are the loveliest arty blogger and so it sent you all this AMAZING art from your fantastic talented friend!
Well deserved dear Jackie - we just all LOVE YOU!!!

I am thrilled about all those special and delightful art from all over the world!
Enjoy my friend!

oxo Susi

Edzellinni aka Linda Edkins Wyatt said...

What great goodies! And I’m glad to contribute to your stash...those beads told me “Jackie will know what do do with us” because they had been sitting on my shelves, unused, for waaaaay too long

Gio said...

I am more then happy to be in such a good company. And Jackie, I am blessed to have met a person like you on the web. A big hug from (inthebucketlist) Italy :-)

Felicia Aaron said...

Well, dear, sweet friend, you know what all this is called?????? PAYBACK!!!!!!! Yup, that's right, for ALL the love you pass around on our blog, art, craft world, you are getting YOURS and.....YOU DESERVE IT!! See, what I also know, is that those who gift you, KNOW that you are going to make something GORGEOUS out of it to share with us all, so they are like.....HECK YEA, let me send that sweet Jackie some good loving! :) You just enjoy that Jackie and know that we all just love you from your crafty head right on down to your toes!! Happy crafting with all that amazing art goodness!! :) Blessing my friend!

Mellowood Gallery said...

Such wonderful things to play and create with! I am sure you will have many long hours of fun , Jackie - happy creating!

Redanne said...

Oh yes Jackie, definitely feeling the love! Such wonderful gifts from wonderful friends, you are going to have such fun playing!! xx

Annette said...

Beautiful and such treasures to add to your collection. You are just so blessed with all of this. . Thanks for sharing your yreasures for the eyes with us xoxoxoxo

Ann Barnes said...

Wow, that is certainly A LOT of love and I love it a lot!

Jennifer McLean said...

wow, such terrific stuff. So glad it all arrived and you love it. Now all you have to do is create!

Joseph Cuccurullo said...

A lot of love they all are great, love the stencils, texture, and colors.

Suman Pandit said...

love the love Jackie <3 best part is whenever you take out any of the stuff sent by love triggers such great feelings of kinship and can almost reach out and feel those loving hands that selected and packed the little treasures ....big hugs !! Suman

Roz Willoughby said...

Wow is all I can say 💞💞💞

Janet Ghio said...

Those tiles are very cool

Aimeslee W. said...

Beautiful and thoughtful gifts! Enjoy! xoxo

Win Dinn said...

Oh my goodness, Jackie, you are one very lucky maker...I can just imagine what you'll do with all of this beautiful bounty. I am anticipatory to the max, my friend. xo

Jill McDowell said...

Jackie, I’m so glad that you liked the tag! Enjoyed seeing all of your goodies. You have a talent for bringing out the best in everyone and it’s fun to see it ooze on pages.

Kate said...

Beautiful creations with your new stencils! Love all the goodies that you have received. They are beautiful and unique. Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Lynda Shoup said...

What a wonderful stash of goodies! You were very kind in your description of my yarn. Use it! I say use it. You only live once, but there is plenty of yarn to be made.

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie such gorgeous gifts, how lucky are you and I bet you are going to have so much fun. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

Wen Sylvestre said...

Oh wow Jackie, you've been spoiled to the max. Such wonderful and generous gifts you received! The stencils are stunning. It's one of the things on my ever growing wanna-do list, making my own stencils :) And how wonderful also the recycled yarn, such a clever idea! Looking forward to seeing what you will create with these beauties!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
big hugs xx

Angela Radford said...

Just popped over to wish you both a great crafty time.
Big hugs my crafty friend and sloppy kisses from Maisie and Stan xXx

denthe said...

wow Jackie, where to start!?? These are amazing gifts, and you will be doing amazing things with them, I'm sure. I'm drooling over the accessory bag, and I just love what you're doing with those tangle tiles! I also participated in Jenn's giveaway, because that tangle workbook looked so amazing. I agree with you, I would have a hard time putting anything on top of those gorgeous colors too! You have been spoiled, but I can't think of a nicer person to receive all this. Enjoy! And have a wonderful week! Hugs xxx

ArtyDiva said...

Wow! How amazing, and such happy mail! I know you are going to do some awesome creations with this! How nice.....