Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Love from a fellow Hoosier (At Heart)

Recently I posted some photos of some cards that I made.  Holly, over at Hoosier at Heart, and I have been friends for some time, now, but she didn't realize I enjoyed creating works of art.  She wrote me back that day and said "I'm going to send you some things..."
I arrived home from work one afternoon to find this box on my kitchen table...how fun!  How exciting!  How nice!

Holly, how did you know that I LOVE candles...(pumpkin cream pie)...I LOVE pumpkin...LOVE candy corn...I was so touched...and then I noticed something that brought a tear to my eye...Holly's handwriting looks exactly like my Grandma's handwriting...(Grandma passed away in December of '06.)...
She also sent sleeves...I can ALWAYS use sleeves...(to put finished cards into...when you do a show, your cards are handled a LOT)...
Holly sent these little treat bags...would be good for trick-or-treat or any gift style...can't wait to dress up these babies...
light weight  card stock forms...again...fun to paint, embellish...snazzle...(yes, snazzle is a word)...
This little jar with lots of brads...Holly, how did you know?  I was running low on brads...(hey, did you decorate this jar?)... NICE...red is my fav...
If you can't read what Holly wrote on this gallon size baggie...it says "misc. doohickeys, what nots & thing a ma bobs." Yup...Holly is a Hoosier...sounds like words I've heard from my mama's mouth my whole life long...(note to self to write a post on "Hoosierisms")...
LOOK, Look, look!  This is what was in that gallon size baggie...oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh...*squealing*...
This is where Milo wanted to investigate and get in on the action...(for those of you who are local peeps in my life and may see my cat on my table...please note:  Milo is *never* on the table)...*snorts*...*rolls eyes*...yeah, right.  (Sometimes I make terrible jokes that Milo is going to die on the kitchen table...he is thirteen years old)...
And...a treat...a copy of Cardmaker's Idea Book...wow.  What a treat!

And...a birthday card...
Oh, my.  Holly, thank you sooooooooooooooo much!
Holly's blog is called "Hoosier at Heart" because she was born and raised in Indiana, but life has transplanted her to Arizona.  She is forever asking me about the weather...we email back and forth.  She is a Hoosier girlfriend, for sure.  Her gift will go on and on as I enjoy and play and create.
And...that is why they call it Hoosier Hospitality, folks. 

10 comments:

Holly said...

Awww. What a sweet post. You are more than welcome and I'm so glad that you'll be able to put these to good use. I love you too, sweet friend!

ArtyMarti said...

Just came across your blog. My in-laws were midwesterners, and I needed a translator to figure out what they were saying a lot of the time. I too, am a paper artist. My favorite thing, at the moment, is to make memory books, a cross between a journal and a scrapbook--each tells a story. I will be looking for some results from all the goodies that you received. Come visit me anytime.

Kris said...

Oh that Holly is such a special person. I know!!! She is a real treasure! What a thoughtful thing for her to do!!
Enjoy your new goodies! And when is your birthday?????

Karen said...

Your blog looks great!!...

Brian Miller said...

wow you scored....the gift that just kept right on giving...smiles.

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a sweetheart. Isn't it a blessing when someone knows you so well and gets you stuff you really love? So happy for you.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, How sweet of Holly. Surprises are the best! Have fun creating with all those goodies! Blessings, Sandy:O)

TARYTERRE said...

What a delightful surprise. ENJOY! Looks like the things inside that box are going to keep you busy. Have fun putting them together. Take care.

tainted with a positive view said...

Okay, so I just read about Holly. Raised in Indiana, transplanted to Arizona. That's me, too. Happy Birthday - it is always fun to get a gift!

Reeceloui said...

As above give a nice pics which is made. I like all of them. This is really lovely creation.

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