Yay! The great REVEAL!
I am participating in an ornament exchange with Arkansas Women Bloggers.
Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to sign up, we were then assigned a person to send a homemade ornament to, and now we are to blog about receiving our gift.
This has been so fun for me! First of all, I LOVE ornaments with special meaning. We have, what I call, a DECORATIVE tree in our great room and a FAMILY tree in our family room. Most of the ornaments on the family tree have a SPECIAL meaning.
My personal favorites....made by my little lattes.
An award from a race...
A hand-carved spoon to my little from my Dad...
A keepsake from an adventure...
They are ALL special.
And now, I will get to add one from a fellow AWB! (yes, I'm goofy and giddy and everything in between. Just ask the Hubs.)
I had a little anxiety about sending my NOT-SO-CRAFTY homemade ornament to a crafter, but once that was complete -- I was able to move on to the excitement of looking forward to receiving my new ornament (ok....that totally sounds like I like receiving BETTER than giving. So not-true, Mom.....really -- you taught me better!) :)
My package arrived a couple of days ago. All taped up nice and neat.
FRAGILE was written on the outside.
I ripped into the box in an excitedly cautious way.
On the inside, I found the coolest GLASS ball with a paper flower inside!
See what I mean? Love it!!
Much craftier than I!
Thanks so much, Connie from Scrapbook wife running in Arkansas! I enjoyed getting to know a little about her through her blog. In just a few short minutes I discovered we had several things in common. A love of running and Top Gun! So fun!
**if any of you blogging experts out there have any tips on uploading photos easier, placing a post to a page on title bar, or basically ANYTHING to make blogging life better -- PLEASE fill me in!! I just looked back on a couple of posts done on my phone... and some of the pics have disappeared! This was disheartening since I THOUGHT that the phone app was a new discovery to quick uploading. The search continues...
That is a cute ornament and one that you will get to enjoy every year. I loved the ones you shared from your "lattes." Happy Holidays:)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Debbie! Such a wonderful time of year!Delete
I love altered book art. This is really sweet.ReplyDelete
Such a neat idea!ReplyDelete
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I am so glad you liked the ornament. I decided on the altered book rose because our blogging and AWB are a little like a rose.
AWB helps each of us bloom as bloggers. Like roses some of our blogs are thornless and some have thorns.. but each are perfect in their own way.
I hope you enjoy your ornament for many years to come.
Yes! Thanks SO much! I hate to even admit it, but before NOW I was completely unaware about altered book art! Very cool!Delete
I'm excited to be a part of AWB and look forward to getting to know many others through this great group!
Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Very pretty ornament!ReplyDelete
So cute! I keep thinking I'm going to cut up some old books, but I'm chicken. :)ReplyDelete