Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Smashing FUN and a Surprise in the mail!!!

I have made so many wonderful blog friends

and I keep getting surprised with….

SURPRISES!

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Jill at A Little Bit of Everything sent me some goodies this week!

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She knows I love lace hankies so she sent me these two beautiful handkerchiefs (that are special treasures to her and now to me, too) a sweet note and even a postcard of Green Gables. I’m getting so spoiled with surprises in the mail! It sure makes me feel special! Thanks Jill!

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I will treasure them!

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And I finally sat down with my Smash Journal and completed two pages (and started 2 more).

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I love working in my journal and I need to finish the last few pages of this one and start a new one. My blog buddy, Diane from Lydia’s post told me about a sale on Smash books at Amazon so I ordered a new one to work on next!  You might check and see if they are still on sale! They have such cute pages that give you a head start on your journaling!

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I sure make a mess when I work!

Have you done some cute Halloween

or Fall crafts this year?

38 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

DO you display all your Smash journals? They are always so creative and fun.

Denise said...

Lovely hankies :) Blogging has become a special place to make true friends with kindred spirits.Some of these ladies are more like Me than My own sisters.I have never heard of those journals but You know I will now jump on over to find out about them. Your pages are darling and it is so much fun. Denise

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Pretty hankies, such a sweet gift!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Danni SiloHillFarm said...

I have never made a smash book...but I want to now having seen yours!

W. Latane Barton said...

I'm not familiar with smash books but they look like fun. If you saw my latest post you know that I love to scrapbook and this is similar I think. I have recently started following you and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Jill said...

Love your pages, Diane-Halloween ones are such fun to do!!

I'm happy to send hankies to someone who will appreciate them, enjoy!

Diane said...

Great pages! Love the crepe paper-- clever! I think you chose a perfect background too (I recognized it). Thanks for the mention!

Montanagirl said...

That was a really nice gift you received. The lace hankies are really pretty.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a wonderful surprise, Diane!

And your journal pages are fantastic. Makes me want to drag out an empty journal and get busy!

Patty Antle said...

I am so with you here, lovely lady. I am a handkerchief collector too and yours are so pretty. I especially love the lacy ones. I like to think about the olden days when people actually used them in their daily life. Also, I love SMASH books! Have you tried making your own? They are so much fun! You can put any kind of pages you like in them!! and envelopes too! You are such a great blog friend and your community loves you!! Me too!

Vee said...

Oh you have some beautiful treasures there. Are you keeping them as is or working them into a creation? Smash books! I love that concept.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Hankies!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely Hankies!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such sweet gifts and I so love your Smash Journal! I am trying to get my craft area organized so I can do some fun stuff this Fall!! I 'lost' my Smash Journal in my move and just found it yesterday...Yay!

hugs,
Linda

cucki said...

Aww sweet hankies...
Very pretty gifts...
Enjoy my dear..
Big hugs cucki x

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Love your smash journals, Diane and what a sweet surprise for such a sweet lady. xo Laura

TexWisGirl said...

the 'hankies' reminded me of my mom. :)

Christine said...

The hankies are so pretty and you are getting on well in your journal too!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I never heard of smash journaling, but it looks like something a tween or young teen would enjoy too! I'll have to check it out.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Your smash journal looks great, Diane. And what sweet little hankies from a sweet blogger. laurie

DogsMom said...

You know how you said you could spend all day at that lady's booth at the craft festival? I feel that way about your blog.
I have just been catching up and enjoying all you shared.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Not much journalling done here, lol...but I am always inspired by you and Diane's work.

That would be a fun thing to make.

Jen

Blackberry Lane said...

A lovely surprise to receive in the mail!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love receiving nice things in the post rather than just the boring bills! I love your journal too. I've seen more and more people do these and I am thinking of doing the same, but I am looking for a large amount of pages to a journal, may have to be an Ebay job! Have a great week. xx

Red Rose Alley said...

The hankies are so pretty, Diane. Our blog friends are surely good to us, that's for sure. That reminds me, I just received an art piece from a dear blog friend and have to send her an e-mail.

I didn't know you like journals. I also love them, but it's been awhile since I've written in mine.

Thank you for the comment on the pumpkin post today. I laughed when I saw "too much candy" too.

Love,
~Sheri

Susie said...

Halloween is just a week away. I miss being in town at this time. We never get little kids trick or treating. My girls use to love to do that. Some times my heart aches for those days. Love your new hankies. Blessings. xoxo,Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

A fun gift from Jill. I follow her too and she has some great vintage collections. I like old hankies and have a few as well.

Donna said...

How wonderful! Enjoy those goodies!

NanaDiana said...

I love your Smash journal but have never made one for myself. I love all the things I have learned from Blog land. How wonderful to get such special treasures through the mail- xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Isn't it so fun to get a surprise in the mail...love the hankies. I'm working on Christmas goodies for my show that is at the end of November.
hugs,
Cindy

Becca said...

Wow, lucky girl you! I love to get fun mail! Cute journal. I just posted about painting leaves and making prints with them, it's fun!

boopnut said...

Fun to get mail! How sweet! I have a smashbook, but don't know where to begin. Any suggestions?
Deb

Ann said...

Your journal looks wonderful
and the lace hankies so lovely.

Geraldine said...

I love goodies in the mail. The hankies are SO pretty! :<)

Ricki Treleaven said...

Oooo supre surprises, but I was surprised by your header, Diane....I love it! So cheerful.

Sue said...

What beautiful treasures you received, I love old lace hankies too, as a matter of fact, I love most anything that is old. ~smile~, Now I am intrigued I must investigate about what a Smash Journal is! I have always journaled.

Thank you so much for visiting me and for taking the time to leave me such a sweet note.
Sue

Helen Philipps said...

Always so nice to receive gifts in the mail! The lacy hankies are so pretty! I love your smash journal, it looks great fun :)
Happy weekend!
Helen x

GardenOfDaisies said...

What beautiful hankies! Looks like you are having lots of fun with your book!