It's been quite some time since Helena offered to share some of her extensive washi tape collection and sent me this lovely package. It's always so much fun to discover new scrapping supplies mixed in with the bills and advertisements that typically fill our mailbox!
A few weeks later, this great trading card arrived from Elizabeth after she had enjoyed the Trading Card Treasures book that is being passed around.
And way back in the summer, I received a birthday gift from my friend Ellyn. This package was hand delivered since we are friends in real life, however the gifts came all the way from London, England! Ellyn and her sweet husband celebrated their 25th anniversary in London a few weeks before my birthday and happened upon a shop with scrapbooking supplies. I'm so glad she couldn't resist picking up a package of these banner embellishments for me.
Ellyn also noticed the abundance of banners everywhere they went in London, so she picked up a banner for her sewing room and (lucky me!) picked up an extra one for me. I finally got it hung in my craft room last week, and every time I walk in it feels like I'm having a party!
Did you notice the tripod set up in my room? Well, I've been practicing and am just about ready to create my 2nd video where I'll share one of my completed albums. (Watch for that to come in the next few weeks along with more information about my album re-organization!)
Ellyn has a sweet daughter who called me the day after she got her driver's license to say she had made me something and could "drive it right over." She had handmade a Thank You card in my favorite color! And, of course, there's no reason for a new driver to use the postal service to deliver it, right?
And one more fun item was picked up for me in New York and delivered by another sweet teenage friend of mine who went on a mission trip there back in July. She was here for my Spring Break Crop, and Robbie & I donated a little money to help her with expenses while she was in New York serving with the group from her church as they fed and ministered to the poor and hungry there.
I'm planning to scrap the story about her response soon, but for now here's a peak at the thank you note she wrote (she, of course, knows what is most important - when we can scrap again!) . . .
and a photo of me in the T-shirt she brought back for me.
I hope you've found something fun in your mailbox or had a special delivery lately!