Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I've been meaning....



to photograph this small but very HANDSOME gift I had received since February. My friend Paul had taken some classes from me while I was in the UK. Now this is dedication to the craft.... Paul made this for me in his hotel room in between days of my classes. Oh and I need to add, cleverly disguised under the beautiful exterior is a plastic hotel lotion bottle.

Tonight as I was photographing the Hero Arts Stamp Craft and my Technique Article, I took it down from the shelf (right above the screen of my laptop...which I look at it all the time)... to finally pay homage.

So this is a shout out to you my friend Paul Browning!!!!
Sorry it took me so long to share.....Thanks
:o)

and...as some of you may know.....I did have a birthday last Friday, and I picked up a gift for myself (I'm hard to shop for, it's just easier this way)....I got myself a new digi camera. It's a simple Canon Powershot with a 12x zoom, much better than my old (but reliable) Fuji. This is a step up, has a lot of extras that I need to read about (yeah, sure).

I received some cool birthday cards...like this one from my friend Kay (we've been online stamping friends for over ten years)...this is so cool...it's a cootie catcher card...Thanks Kay!!!!
:o) It's beautyfull!


So, if that's not enough....my good friend Jennifer sent me an email to check out her blog...and this is what I found....



It brought a tear to my eye...so sweet!. I'm so lucky to have such great friends. :o)
I hope everyone is enjoying their week!
smooches!!!
Shari

6 comments :

Babsarella said...

Hey Shari...Hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday!!! Love the video and the cool bottle and card you received!!! Looking forward to lots of great photos from your new camera!!

Linda Cain said...

Belated B-Day, Shari! Hope it was a good one. Your cards are too stinkin' cute! GREAT work here!
Linda Cain

See you in Chicago at CHA!!!!
Promise not to write on you car window this year.....maybe.

Wendy said...

OOOOOH...Happy belated BD!! I hope it was PERFECT!
Great card from that cutie...Jennifer.
wendy

Paul B said...

Hey Shari!!!!

Just returned from a holiday in France & trying to catch up on the blogs I read & what a lovely surprise to see little ol me mentioned :) So glad you like your little pressie. When I have time, I must read the rest of your blog entries. Glad you had a wonderful birthday

Take care

Pxxx

kramer_buffy said...

wow shari,
what a wonderful friend you have.

Therese said...

What a wonderful surprise that must have been. You're a lucky girl to have such an amazing friend. Loved the video.