Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sharing and Caring

One of the gals I met through the 2014 Grow Your Blog party was Carole from Soulfelt Creations.  She makes admirable handmade cards and decided to share some of her 'gently used' stamps with a blogging friend. Anyone that's crafty knows that one can outgrow certain articles or accidentally buy two of the same.
I was excited to learn I won her package of shareables which would be a surprise until they arrived.
A delightful collection of stamps came in the mail, along with a card Carole made. I decided to send a thank-you card using one of the Sarah Kay stamps.  Unfortunately Carole is not well and recently decided to take a break from her blog.
 Thank you Carole for sharing and I hope you are feeling better soon.
Tea parties were always in order when our grandchildren visited and this is Alexandra, who goes by Lexy, quite a few years ago at our house.  I'm a familiar figure in one of my aprons while cooking and baking, and Lexy was a caring granddaughter to think of me when she saw an apron while in Italy this month on a school trip.
 Lexy posing in Capri, Italy. (ingeniously lifted from her FB page  ;-)
"Queen of the Kitchen?" - that's me!  Thanks Lexy for thinking of grandma when you saw this apron.

29 comments:

  1. How wonderful she thought of you and that she was in Italy!...:)JP

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  2. Lovely gifts . That was cute to do for grandma . Lovely photos . I hope Carole feels better soon . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  3. Wonderful gifts. Your beautiful granddaughter is thoughtful too.

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  4. What a gorgeous and sweet young lady. Such a thoughtful gift. Thanks for visiting me.

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  5. What a thoughtful granddaughter, I know you will enjoy the apron.

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  6. What a thoughtful granddaughter, I know you will enjoy the apron.

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  7. Oh my!How Precious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. Your little granddaughter has grown into a beautiful young woman who is very thoughtful to her grandma. I hope your blog friend, Carole, gets well soon. A lovely gift of the stamps from her. Pam

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  9. What sweet gifts and I love the card you made, Judith. Your granddaughter is one lovely young lady, and thoughtful as well. xo

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  10. Congratulations on your win! How fun, I am sure Carole will really love receiving your card. It is lovely and when you don't feel well, a note can always make one feel a bit better. I see you used the spellbinder's label die for your sentiment, it is one of my favorites as well! Your grands are so lovely, and thoughtful too!

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  11. Lexi has grown from an adorable little girl into such a beautiful young woman and a caring one too that she thought of you with that apron. So sweet.
    Your win is super. That card is precious. Great for you on both accounts!
    Ruthie

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  12. Can you please tell me what kind of glue you use to attach the paper on your cards? Thanks.

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  13. What a sweet girl. I love the way you have shown a picture of her with her tea party as a child and then all gown up visiting Italy .

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  14. What a thoughtful gift from your BEAUTIFUL granddaughter! They grow up too quickly, don't they? The thank you card you made is lovely. I love the one you sent to me. You're a lady of many talents.

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  15. What a lovely young lady and two wonderful photos of her. There is a special relationship between grandma and granddaughter. She is a sweet girl to remember you as she travels.

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  16. Lexi - a darling little girl then, and a beautiful young lady now! Love the apron. The stamps are really neat too.

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  17. What a beautiful card you made, Judith! And speaking of beautiful, Lexy is stunning, both as a child and as a teen! She's considerate and loving too. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  18. lucky you and lovely card - sure hope she feels better too! And, your granddaughter is just gorgeous!!

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  19. Ruthie Miller, unfortunately you have ' no-reply' enabled for your comments and no email contact on your blog.
    If you come back for the answer to your question, I use a large snail glue gun that can be found in Michael's. Smaller snail glue tools can also be found in Walmart and Dollar stores but they don't hold as well.

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  20. I think that stamp collection came to the right place! What a lovely 'thank you' card in return. Lexy is as pretty today as she was in the tea party photo. How nice to be travelling in Italy! We saw some aprons in Italy of Michelangelo's "David" ... well, let's just say it probably isn't something Lexy would want her grandma wearing ;)
    Wendy x

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  21. What a thoughtful win - and so so perfect a recipient! Judith you make the BEST cards - so much talent and love go into each one.

    (Sure hope Carol is better soon and up blogging and making pretty cards again soon.)
    Your granddaughter is lovely - she was a true cutie when little having tea and has turned into a gorgeous young lady now! How wonderful she was able to visit Italy (on my bucket list, keeps getting ignored.)

    Her thoughtfulness with that personalized apron is so sweet.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Such a cute little granddaughter sipping tea, and now a beautiful young lady. How wonderful she got to go to Italy, and she remembered grandma! I loved meeting people through the GYB party; hope Carole feels better soon.

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  23. Oh my goodness, cute little Lexy has grown into quite a beautiful young lady. (Must take after her grandmother.) And thoughtful too (ditto).
    What a sweet post.

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  24. What a sweet gift from your granddaughter!

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  25. Lovely winnings and what a beautiful granddaughter you have!

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  26. What a beauty! The little grand and the grown-up grand. So thoughtful of her. Hope that your friend is feeling better soon.

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  27. I hope your blogging friend will feel better soon, Judith.

    Your granddaughter is gorgeous; what beautiful hair! Even better, she's thoughtful.

    Karen

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  28. A fabulous photograph of an delightful afternoon tea. Obviously a treasured memory.
    Your granddaughter is so beautiful both inside and out.
    Although you do realise that there could be a method in her madness in buying that gorgeous apron...you'll want to bake at every opportunity now ;D
    xoxo

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  29. Lovely stamps and the card you made. lexy has great taste in travel. our fav spot in Italy is Capri where we stayed for 8 days....I could live there.

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