Sunday, April 11

Some talented girls!

 This is going to be a long one, I warn you. So get some coffee or wine, depending on what time your reading this!
I have a confession to make, when I joined Artist Class last month I was very nervous.
I didn't know if you guys would really like my project, do you sometimes doubt yourself?  But when 2 artists I adore, sent me their interpretation of it those fears slipped away! 

Sandy at Quill Cottage took my little collage to a whole new level! She posted a lot of pictures on her blog, check it out. I'm so in love with her  art, crazy talent!
Then my precious friend Dorthe, saw it this way.  You know how you can spot an artist you love's piece from a mile away? I can do that with Dorthe's work.  All of her creations have her special style. The little girl in the image is so sweet too.

(Like my post divider?? Karen did it for me!)
Now we get to the 'lucky me' part of this post. While I was shopping with Jodie in LA, I got 2 frantic text messages from Rose telling me that I had won 2 give-aways!! I guess I need to shop with Jodie more often!


I won this darling teacup pincushion from Donna at Brynwood Needlework's!  I knew it would be perfection, because her blog just blows me away. I mean who could make a wedding dress in 2 weeks with no pattern?? Vera Wang? NO - Donna!  Thank you so much Donna, now I can throw my ratty old one out.


Yup, don't hate me girls but I won the Sissie give-away bonanza! I love every bit of it. Everything will look so perfect in my make-over bedroom, if I can ever get it done! I need Karen or Shellagh to get on a plane & come help me! (I have frequent flyer miles, hint)
Here is my shrine to the pillow diva! (I bought the one in back last month) LOVE THEM!

Friday night art group, Cami, Pat, JoannaCarolyn & I had some good quality girl time!  Carolyn just got back from Round Top & she surprised me with the most awesome box of pretties!

First of all, check out the cool box.

So I open it up, & look inside....
She made me this tag!! Honestly, this is the COOLEST thing anyone has ever done for me. Look I'm wearing a crown! She embellished the tag with pictures of my art taken off my blog.  And the quote she chose is so meaningful to me.  This is her first tag. Carolyn is a fabulous seamstress, the girl can knit, stitch & crochet beautiful treasures.  You have to visit her blog, she is such a doll.
 
This box was loaded with so many goodies, lace, flowers, ribbon,
& a bunch of games pieces! And all of it wrapped up in pretty little bundles, just like WE love!
I feel so blessed to have so many friends in my life.
Thanks for sitting through this marathon of a post, hope you have a inspiring & creative week!

30 comments:

Diane said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL post, Lisa! Isn't it super to know that you have inspired so many people to create and then to share those creations with you!! It proves what goes around comes around! You spread joy, you get joy back!

Hugs and blessings,
Diane

Leanne said...

I'm hoping to get started today on your tattered collage. I won't be able to piece until tomorrow when I run to JoAnns to get some organza ... I have plans too for the additional photos you shared... I'll send a Flickr link your way when I'm done!

Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

So happy for your wins! You deserve them! Love your art! Keep going girl!

Dorthe said...

Lisa, dearest friend,thanks for blogging my collage, you are such a sweetie-love you-
and congratulations with your wonderfull gifts.Lucky you to have two of Sissie`s beautifull pillows, and the teacup pincussion so wonderfull.
And Lisa you are realy a queen, of wonderfull friendship,goodness, and ofcourse when creating your wonderfull art.
Happy sunday,dear.

Hugs,Dorthe

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Okay Spoiled One...
This is becoming a heck of a trend...is this "Treat Lisa Season???" And if it is...how long does it last because I don't know if I can keep all this jealousy inside...hahahahhahahahha
You are so spoiled!!! Ain't it wonderful? Love all your goodies from these beautifully talented women!!!!
But like Diane said above, You spread joy, you get joy back! I totally agree!!!!!
:)

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Great post Lisa as well as some wonderful treasures! Beautiful interpretations of your collage as well by Sandy and Dorthe. hugs,Kim

Claudia said...

Lisa, what fabulous treasures are in this post! Love your giveaway wins - my goodness, you won some beautiful things. The collages are wonderful and the treats from your friend are so sweet and thoughtful.

But then again, you deserve them all!

xo
Claudia

Lori said...

oh, my goodness Lisa...what a wonderful thing to see what the girls made using your tutorial...that is the fun part of sharing i think...you are SO lucky, those giveaways you won are totally gorgeous...LOVE the pillows from Sissie...and what a sweet box of goodies from your friend Carolyn...

Linda said...

Such wonderful, inspiring items~ thanks for sharing them with us!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Well, I hope you are staying dry, if you know what I mean! LOL
With all these wonderful presents, I know your heart is beating fast.
I don't want to hear anymore cryin about how you never win anything, you sweet girl.
That's why everyone loves you and sends you such pretties. You give and you get. That's how it is.

You are loved and adored by all your blogging fans!!!


hugs
Sissie

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor, everything you received was just beautiful! You deserving lil Frantic.....??? lol not, I was excited...I think I was more frantic that I passed your address to Donna wrong and someone else would get a lovely surprise in the mail lol Oy! Donna, really makes some beautiful treasures doesn't she! I love my beautiful lil pin cushion :) I wanted to take pictures of my goodies today too, but it is dark and very over cast, we are waiting on rain :( Your gifts from Sissy are gorgeous :) Her pillows are beautiful! Lisa amor, you were so right...Your friend Carolyn is very talented! I love that tags she made for you :) it is beautiful along with all the other beauties she gifted you with :) Hope you had a beautiful weekend! Besos, Rose

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

lucky you! I love what you won and your art work rocks! Have a wonderful week.
deb

Inspired-Simplicity said...

My Friend,
Your star is in alignment Ha-Ha Honestly buddy good things happen to nice people. You think you might want to go to Vegas with me?
Blessings,
Craolyn
PS Thanks for the kind words and the blog plug. The check is in the mail.

Debby said...

WOW!!! Look at the beautiful goodies your won and the awesome gift. Love the collages, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Debby

Counting Your Blessings said...

I just love everything about your blog. Tattered is perfect in my book. And WOW - the giveaway items. You must be over the top happy! Blessings... Polly

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Good things happen to good people and your one of the best. I'm so happy for you. All the gifts are wonderful. And the art that was made following your idea was GREAT!!!! You inspire so many people with your great ideas.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Pat

Beth said...

Love the tag that Carolyn made for you! You have a great blog. Thank you for sharing with us!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What sweet things! Such an inspirational post from such an inspirational artist and blogger!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~ What fun and cool things you won and were gifted ~
That is so awesome !
xoxo
Lori

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! What wonderful treasures. You have fabulous friends!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hey Lisa ~

I guess You ARE the Lucky One ~ First of All, Your Art Project for the Artist Class is Beautiful & I Love the 2 Renditions sent by some Very Talented Ladies.... Now for the Treasures.... Some for Decoration & the Others for Being Creative ~ Can't wait to see upcoming photos.....

funny what you said about Molly, only animals being named Molly - I had almost forgot that My Niece once named a Horse Molly, but that was several years after it was name of choice for a Baby....

Having a Give-Away soon, I will soon hit 100 on Followers & Post, so come back often.... (Since Your SO Lucky)
Have a Wonderful Week

Cozy Little House said...

You lucky girl! Donna is incredibly talented.
Brenda

June said...

Lisa I have missed so many of your great posts and a lot of fun. I think it's wonderful to know that you have been an inspiration to other artists in so many ways. I know that everytime I come over here, I am inspired by you.
It sounds like you and Jodie had a wonderful time together.
Landon is doing so much better now and it is such a relief. I was so worried. Thank you so much for the kindest things you said and left for me to read over at my place. I adore you, ya know.
hugs

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Lisa; I didn't think it was too long,,, congratulations on winning two awesome give a ways....I so agree with what Diane said..... have a great week...

Hugs;
Alaura

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Sweetie, Congratulations on winning Sissie's gorgeous giveaway! All the things will look wonderful in your bedroom and aren't they just a great motivation to get it done? Donna's pincushion had been a lovely prize as well and how sweet of Carolyn to surprise you with a box of goodies from Round Top! Have fun with all your new treasures, girl!
Big hugs,
Julia

Charlene said...

I LOVE all your goodies. Congrats for winning the give away from Donna. Did you see I won Sandy's? Weren't we lucky!!!!!! I hate it that I missed seeing you guys. Funny that you thought my late phone call was a surprise. But, not like the surprise you had at the McDonalds drive through. Hee Hee. HUGS! Charlene

Mimi Sue said...

WOW! You got some great stuff. That pincushion is adorable. Mimi

Burlap Luxe said...

Great post Lisa!!!
I am inspired by the passion behind all your art and designs.
I just love paper, working with it and mixing it with great found objects of desire.

Will be back to snoop around some more. :)

~Dore~

Me said...

Hi Lisa, had to write back.... when you said on your comment the "Rain Drops on Roses & Whiskers on Kittens"
it brought back Sweet Memories, that is the Song I use to sing to My Children when they were Tiny....

Rebecca said...

Hi Lisa
Sounds like you have been a busy one! You're wins are fabulous... no wonder I haven't won anything, you have it all girl! Not complaining here I am so glad for you!
Did you ever get my email on pricing? Just wondering how that is going?
It has been wild here trying to play catch up from RT and I am working with Karen on a blog store. I have the shop torn apart and it is not coming together like I want it to...trying not ot be stressed.
I think I need a road trip, always relaxes me ;)
Blessings to you today!
Rebecca