Friday, April 11, 2014
Pink, Black, Bling...
Another month has zoomed and gone by and with that I have received my wonderful surprise package from the lovely Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff blog. The ATC swap theme was Pink, Black and Bling. This may have been my very favorite so far. (What? I say that all the time?) This is the bonus wrapping Kimberly included and I love the tag with my S on it. Thank you dear for always being the best and most organized hostess.
These are the three extraordinary ATCs I received. Top left is from Wendy of Frog Princess blog. Thank you very much. Left bottom is from Manuela of Vintagesavonette blog. Thank you so much. On the right is from Amy who currently does not have her blog working. Amy really went over-the-moon with her packaging and the back of her ATC. Thank you bunches. I am so thankful to be part of this swap.
These were my little ATCs. I made each one different just to be fun. I really enjoyed this Pink, Black, Bling!
I packaged them in a little Pink tulle bag I sewed and tied them with black thread with a butterfly stamped from the same striped paper.
For my readers who wanted to see the California Poppies! I took a walk and brought my camera. The sun was so bright I couldn't begin to see what was on the camera screen however this photo pretty much shows the gorgeous bright orange Poppy blossoms. And to think these grow wild all over California...where there is land free from concrete and asphalt. I had lots growing in my yard after planting some wildflower seeds many years ago...however they are no more. Must have been pulled out as weeds when not in bloom. I keep thinking I should buy some more and plant them. They are truly beautiful and one of the few ways I enjoy the color orange.
This morning I got up extra early and saw the most beautiful sunrise. The sky was layered in stripes of pinks and blues. It looked at though an artist ran a giant paintbrush across the sky. Of course I didn't get the camera. Some sights are for our inner peace and I truly treasured that sunrise this morning. It gave me time to reflect on how life gets too busy and overwhelming and it is up to us to reign it in and find the calm and peace in each day. I hope you are finding your inner joy each day. Creative Bliss Abounds...