Monday, June 8, 2009

Gifts Come In Many Disguises!

Some GIFTS come in the form of information or learning...

If you are new to blogging or if some of this technical stuff with blogs makes you eyes roll back in your head & your brain fog... Susan at has done a FABULOUS post on sizing your photos, blog backgrounds, music, & many other interesting things that may be bothering you. TONS OF GREAT INFORMATION! Check it out & let me know what you think Thanks again for sharing your wonder Susan!
NEXT! Some gifts come in the mail like the beautiful Tag created by the very sweet & talented Blanca She sent one to EVERYONE that entered her first give away. Can you imagine all the TAGS she made & mailed? That is truly as giving soul.
This sweet little face just smiles such a knowing smile. And how could Blanca know I have an obsession with old keys? This little key charm was right up my alley. And I loved the colorful ribbons that tied the top. Please go over & visit her. She said she plans to have a give away at least once a month. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH BLANCA! What a spirit of generosity you have.
As promised, here is a photo of Vicki,JoAnn, & I at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington TX. I told you last week that I was so excited that we got to see Vicki again. Vicki flew in from her home in Nebraska to work in the Crafty Secret Booth with Sandy & Scott. Please excuse the less than wonderful photo because it was taken LATE in the day & that place gave a new meaning to the word HOT! We all went to dinner at Pappadeaux's & we sooooooooooooooooo enjoyed the cocktails & wonderful food. Check out Vicki's blog for photos of the YUMMMMMY because she took photos

I borrowed this photo of the cute little shadowbox Vicki did for the Crafty Secret Booth, it is one of my favorite things I saw there. It is on their website. I MEANT to photograph it when I saw it at the show but, I was so hot I couldn't even think! Check out the website & see all the awesome products.

I am blessed by many gifts today & one of them is YOU! Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment & let me know you were here. Also, visit the other girls & tell them Charlene sent you.


Lisa said...

What great gifts! I consider my blog friends gifts also!

Blondie's Journal said...


You had SO many goodies to post about today. How big hearted of Blanca to give everyone a little tag. She has a HUGE heart!! Can you imagine how kind she must be to friends and family?!

It sounds like you had big fun at the scrapbooking event. Wow!! I would imagine there were a lot of ideas there. The shadow box is very cool. I used to make cards, which evolved out of scrapbooking. Now there must be a million art forms!!!

Enjoy your week!!


Vicki C said...

Ohhhhh... it was SO FUN!! THANKS SO MUCH!!

Magic Moonlight said...

Thank-you for posting about my Tag, It was a Pleasure to send them to all of you, I love this way of making friends from all over the world, Thanks for sharing more blogs, I'm off to check them .... have a wonderful day, Blanca.

Decorating With Art said...

Charlene thanks for the blogging tips.Now I'll give you a tip on the mermaids.I use victorian photos they seem to work best.Cut the bottom half of their body off and replace it with decorative paper in the shape of a fin.If your feeling adventures paint the fin and hair.I hope that helps, let me know.Good Luck!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Charlene I bet the scrapbooking convention was amazing ! I used to do Scrapbooking days with Creative Memories and it was so much fun ~ that seems like it has been forever ago ~

Collected Treasures said...

LOL....Lisa bought the mannequin from me....I would have sold it to you if you had asked me :) I think she is only going to use it for looks great ......hope to see you this week......xo j

SharDon Exclusives said...

Wow! Blanca sure out did herself. What a genereous lady with her talents as well as her gifts. Don't we have the nicest people in blogland? I am just now beginning to cherish each and every one of them. The comments are what keeps us going. Yes, the biggest gift of all is our blog friends...tks for telling us about these lovely blogs.

Cottage Panache Antqs Blog said...

Charlene, I just found your blog after visiting Jana's blog at Collected Treasures. Wish I had time to create such wonderful things! Oh well, maybe someday!
Thanks for letting me visit.
Adieu, Maureen

sylvia said...

thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog!! I love your pictures but my fabourites are the ones of the sea, and the comments under it....

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Thanks for sharing!!!! I have a "thing" for tags. Loved the shadow box!!!! And the info about blogs; great. I've always wanted to put music on our blog, but wasn't sure how. I'll have to check our that sight! Have a great day!!!! Gerri

Coastal Sisters said...

Oooooooo, you had a lot to post about! I will have to go and visit all these gals :)

I'm up to my elbows in making pale blue tea cakes this morning inbetween my power going on and off. We have having BAD storms! I better hurry and post this before it goes out again!


Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Blanca is so sweet. She sent me a tag, as well! I love it. :)
Getting together with friends is so uplifting, isn't it? ;)

Alisa said...

Love that shadow box! And I'm glad you enjoyed the Scrap Convention... I have yet to go!

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