Friday, March 18, 2011

What's in the Box ???

The mailman brought a big box to our house - and it wasn't for the Geek neither for Kaefer, but for ME !!!

About a week ago I had won a giveaway on Marianne's blog Life@RuffHaven, a big box filled with goodies. I knew what some of the goodies were, but Marianne was clever and told me that in addition there were many more things I would certainly love for making any kind of mixed media art.

How right she was!

I unpacked the box - and felt like a kid in a candy store.

There was sticky-back canvas, nature papers, stickers and fabric...

... canvas and ribbon...

...beautiful border punches (hello Martha!), more ribbon and brushes...

as well as dimensional stickers, die-cuts and beads.

But this is not all of it. There were two items wrapped in tissue paper:

One was pretty easy to guess - six Mars bars. I had seen one Mars bar on her desk in one of Marianne's photos for WOYWW and had commented how much I like them and that it's difficult to get them here (except at Powell's Sweet Shoppe, and we don't have one in our town). This was BEFORE I had won the box and I had never thought that she would remember that - isn't she a sweetie?


But what came out of the red tissue paper was the sweetest, most thoughtful little gift: 

One of Kelly Rae Roberts' adorable girls.

Marianne and I both took Kelly's Flying Lessons, and Marianne actually was one of the first people to leave a comment on my fresh new blog and she welcomed me in the blogosphere. Since then we have kept in touch and sometimes exchanged e-mails in addition to visiting each other's blog. She is a wonderful warm woman who has a very special love for dogs, and it's a delight to visit her blogs. If you want to "meet" her just hop over and look around at her place.

Marianne - when I unpacked this box I was almost speechless (which doesn't happen very often, believe me). This is such a delight, and I can't wait to play with all of my new toys. The Girl will get a special place in my studio where I can see her every day and remember these wonderful connections I've made in blogland. You are a wonderful blogger buddy and your warmth and generosity has brought so much light in my life.

Thank you so much my friend!

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15 comments:

Rossylalah said...

WOW Carola! What a gift!! Congratulations and enjoy!

Christine E-E said...

wowwie! kind of like a birthday gift! or Christmas! your family won't be able to tear you away from your work space. can't wait to see what comes from this gift.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow!!!! That is a lot of goodness in one package! Swoon...

Lynn said...

Talk about hitting the jack pot! Wow! I am happy for you and can't wait to see what you create with all these wonderful goodies! Have fun! And yes, what a sweet friend you have in Marianne.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

what a wonderful gift, my goodness so many great treats that you are going to have such fun with.

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

now I'm the one who is speechless.
Thank you for the sweet words.
Enjoy your new toys!
xo

Diana said...

Wow, I've never seen such a generous giveaway. It looks tailor made for you, too. Marianne's just so sweet!

Kathy said...

Wow...you hit the jack pot with that prize! It couldn't have gone to a nicer person. I can't wait to see what you make out of all your goodies. How very thoughtful for her to remember you like Mars bars...that's really special.

Congratulations!

Bright blessings,
Kathy

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Nice haul!!!

Kelly said...

wow, lucky you! Don't you love getting surprises in the mail??? Oh, Happy Day! Have fun creating loveliness with all of those goodies!
~Kelly

Marcie said...

What a wonderful gift! I can just imagine what fun it must have been to open it up and find all the treasures inside.

Ginnie said...

I think you just had an extra day of Christmas, Carola! What a sweet pleasure,

see you there! said...

What a super surprise box. All that art stuff and candy too? You can't beat that.

Darla

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Talk about getting lucky...whew,,,what a box of loot!!
My mouth is watering,,,,and not over those Mars bars either:)

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, Carola, you really hit the big time with that parcel!! Cool stuff to play with and fabby stuff to treat yourself to whilst playing in the studio and wow... that little girl figure is stunning!! What a lovely and generous friend you have found.