LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Swap, and Finishing Up Valentine's

Shirl, don't read this !!! Wait till your swap arrives first !!
This card was made by a sweet Etsy-an. Her name is Kristie, check out her sweet cards HERE.
I had another one of those weeks where it seems I worked and worked and have nothing to really show for it. I painted a few ceramic hearts for ebay
Finished up a swap for my friend Shirl. I must admit, there was some leftover chocolate that found its way into my mouth. lol. We were to keep it at one item ( Ya Right !! ) My inspiration was twofold. Firstly, Shirl has embroidered pieces all throughout her home and is an avid stitcher herself. This sweet little box had to have some embroidery. So, I rummaged through my stash, and the sweetness of these little sweet peas touched me. So nothing fancy, I was aiming for sweetness, friendship and innocence of first love. I wanted all of the items to be fresh and girly. Second, I included an assortment of Carol Wilson stationary. I just love this stuff !! Beautifully embossed, soft watercolor roses, this to me just screams Valentine's Day. I know, not your traditional red and pink hearts, but romance is timeless, as are roses and lace




I have another friend, who is under the weather, That I finally got to mail her Christmas gift. ( She has been traveling ) So, I sent her this hand beaded heart, and a few other goodies. :)

This was my first attempt for the swap. But it really just wasn't her, so I sold it on Etsy. I had planned this year to make lots of pretty candy boxes for Valentines, but time got away from me Again !! lol.

I am working on Easter right now, as it will be here early this year. Hope to have a few things finished by Sunday. Hope your week was great !! BTW, Thanks for all of the sweet comments for my Hubby. He is one of those men who doesn't know how cute he is, and he couldn't believe people thought he was hunky. lol. The most awesome thing though, is who he is on the inside. A man after God's own heart. Lucky Me !! :)

p.s. this is my 50th post !! Next post is another giveaway !! :)

17 comments:

Lori said...

oh my goodness you ARE ready for easter!!! i love your sweet banner:) your valentine goodies look just delicious!!!

Joyce said...

I have looked at your site before but don't think I've ever left a comment, but thought I would today. I loved your VERY CUTE Valentine's stuff. How BLESSED is the person that is going to be getting these boxes in the mail! Fun stuff.
My husband is a wonderful "M.O.G.")Man of God) too.....it's a good thing!
Aren't we fortunate?
Joyce

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Rhea, Shrirl is going to LOVE everything!!!! Oh, I just adore it all! And I love the second heart box! The hearts with the beaded hangers are gorgeous too! Everything you touch becomes beautiful! You are a true artist Rhea, your work just takes my breath away!

love you lots,
Amy

Esther Sunday said...

Rhea, I love your new banner, and of course, all the lovely things you have made. Hubbers is hot, GF!!! He has a real "come hither look" going! Love, Esther

Alison Gibbs said...

What lovely gifts for the swap.
Alison

linnea-maria said...

So much beautiful things you show us. Yes Ive also been thinking about easter. Ive alreade rinsed out eggs to paint and picked branches not to grow leaves on becaus the are crooked and mossy. I am one lucky wife myself, hes a good father of our sons and he do half of the household dutys + handsome. Have an nice weekend./linnea-maria

Bertie said...

Everything is so lovely, Rhea. You have such unique ideas for all of your creations. Very pretty, my friend.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Trish said...

Your work is absolutely lovely! What talent!

Lori said...

Rhea, Everything is so beautiful. I adore the heart box, am hoping to find some after Valentine to redo. Yours is a fine example, mine need improvement! LOL. I could just make them all year for the frill and all! Please take care dear, read Ed's blog, wish you both the best. What a remarkable couple you are! Love, Lori

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh rhea, you've done it again! Your creations are just gorgeous! And the ladies are right...your hubby is a hunk!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

THe heart box is gorgeous!!!! Time goes too fast doesn't it? Everyone will love their goodies.

vickie said...

Rhea the items for your Valentine sway are just beautiful, as is everything you make! I love the sweet white heart with rhinestones around the edge, They are all just so pretty.

Lib said...

Hi,
You do Beautiful work.I love it!
Your friend will be thrilled:o)
Have a great weekend.
Blessins',Lib

The Rose Room said...

Lucky Shirl, she will love what you have done for her. Love your hearts:) Rachael

Stevie K said...

Your work is amazing!

Sharon said...

Love your new banner. You already know how much I love your swaps. Wonder who's been traveling????

Stephanie said...

More pretties! And that pink heart box is just beautiful!

You & Ed are both just adorable. Don't let him know how cute he is, or he'll get the big head!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents