Friday, March 6, 2009

Lucky day! Lucky week!

On Monday I won a RAK from the Flotsom and Jetsom blog as it was her 100th posting and I received the wonderful prize today (see photo). The vintage buttons are stunning, the flowers just call out to beused as an inspiration for a project, the valentine is so cute, and the book is beautiful. I feel so grateful to Stacey (owner of F&J) and this prize has really made my week!!
Yesterday I spent the day at my BFF's house and we made tote bags (see photo). Mine is finished (and the only thing I had to purchase was 1 fat quarter and a piece of interfacing) except for a little decoration on the flap. We had so much fun - her sister and niece were visiting from Pennsylvania and we ate lunch out on the lanai in the sun. Later we met our DHs at a barbeque restaurant and had baby back ribs. What a perfect day!

We are in the second week of Dina Wakley's Art Journal 102 class. I finished this altered self portrait last night and am ready to start on the "layers" for this week. I have been very busy doing ATCs - I made the mistake of signing up for several exchanges and I am now discovering how much time is necessary to produce the cards. At least I have 4 sets finished. I need to finish one more set this weekend.


3 comments:

Emine Pazan said...

yeah, you are really lucky. the prize lucks yummy.
And i love your layout

xoxo
Emine

Shirley said...

Chris: Thanks so much for your comment to my blog. I just read it tonight or would have replied sooner. I am hoping that with the stimulus package, our district will be able to hire some of these teachers back. However, we don't know if we will receive the money because Florida has not paid it's "Fair Share" to education over the past several years and that is the first requirement.

I love your blog. Am reading for the first time today.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your altered photo page turned out awesome! I love the colors you chose for painting on it! Your bag is beautiful too - and what a fabulous prize to win - that vintage book is just so cool!