I have met some of the nicest people through our online creative community, especially fellow December Daily lovers. I was recently contacted by Char who is an amazing mixed media artist, asking if she could send me one of her handmade journals. I hesitated for about five seconds before I said yes! I felt a little guilty accepting such a generous gift, but how could I say no? The package just came in the mail and I thought we could open it together. So here we go, my first Christmas gift of the year. Such cute packaging and do you think she knew my favorite colors are red and aqua?
I mean, I don't even know what to say, where to look first?
I'll get to the handmade journal in a minute, but Char completely surprised me by adding in journal goodies, with everything packaged so beautifully.
a clothespin with a plaid deer on it? Everything is so cute!
I could not even dream up a package this nice. It is just one fantastic thing after another.
Vintage Christmas papers, what more is there to say? These will definitely show up in my album this year (if I can bare to part with them). I couldn't even pick a favorite.
I can't even...
And we haven't even opened the handmade journal yet... just look at that cover!
And the inside pages...
Char is so talented! The care and style she has put into this journal is just wonderful. Vintage papers, book pages, envelopes... it just goes on and on.
My pictures can't even do it justice, but you can see the love she put into these pages.
Thank you for looking through all of this wonderfulness with me today. I just had to share with people who would understand. I am just feeling so incredibly blessed today. I am so grateful to Char for her amazing gift, words cannot even express it. And while I am at it I am grateful to everyone in our creative community for sharing their memories, words, and support. It is so nice to see familiar names stop by here year after year, as well as new people joining in. I am thankful to everyone who has ever visited, every comment ever left, and everyone makes our hobby so special.